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 Post subject: eBay
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2000 4:36 am 
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Is it just me or has the quantity of "rare" cubes gone down since the whole domino sale?

I haven't seen really anything of interest in what seems like forever.

What is your opinion?


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 Post subject: Yes
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2000 11:45 am 
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Call this a gripe if you like but if people didn't judge others on ebay who sold custom puzzles, and scare them off, there would be more.

I think we all know what I'm talking about. It's a real shame.


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 Post subject: home made puzzles
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2000 11:45 am 
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: Call this a gripe if you like but if people didn't judge others on ebay who sold custom puzzles, and scare them off, there would be more.

: I think we all know what I'm talking about. It's a real shame.

Plus there's the fact that prices for home made puzzles really blow chunks right now. I have it on good authority that the average time to build a Rubik's Master Magic, once the design phase is done, takes about 7 hours on average. To work out the design for a custom puzzle averages to about a week. Compare that to the prices they've been fetching lately. The first BGC puzzle I sold went for $203.50US. The last one went for $33. At 7 hours to build it, we're talking less than minimum wage. I'm sure a lot of puzzle makers out there are asking themselves, given all the time and energy involved to make a puzzle, plus some people screaming about how since they can build as many as they want, something that IS homemade and therefore numbers maybe 20 puzzles "isn't rare" while a commercial release such as the 1982 Rubik's Revenge which numbers 10,000 or more is (try and work out that logic), is it really worth it? Sadly, the answer appears to be a resounding "no". :-/ L8r.


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