The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23990   Message #3557985
Posted By: GUEST,Little tip!
10-Sep-13 - 09:18 PM
Thread Name: Busking - What are you paid?
Subject: RE: Busking - What are you paid?
After reading about the guy who had a $20 taken from his case. We all know that if we have paper money in our collection it encourages others to give the same.

Bear in mind I'm from UK but should work anywhere!

First of all 'seed' the hat by putting a £5.00 in but put some coins on top to stop it blowing away.

BUT

Dont put a real £5 into the hat. Colour photocopy one side of a £5.00 (not both sides so you are not accused of forgery), crease it up a little and put the photocopy into the hat. If someone does steal it then they've made off with a worthless piece of paper but visually it still works as a great seed.

Tried it many times and it works as you are planting a norm into peoples minds for their donation.


Brian James. UK