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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 8:01 am 
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I was quite amused by this thread (especially katsomom's remark) But it is definitely going to reach a super high and this is because it DESERVES it, and of course, it has nothing to do with comments.


I won't tell you how long it took me to work that out :oops: (my first number had an E showing on the calculator.)

I think it's an amazing puzzle, and if I didn't have my tuition payment due at the end of the month, I would have bid much higher than I did. I am so jealous of the winner and the auction isn't even over yet. This is one of those puzzles that some of us dream about being near. To say nothing about owning.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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I was outbid immediately as well. But I knew I would be. I just wanted to be able to say I bid on this. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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I checked the auction this morning, and was VERY surprised by the current bid.
(I actually said something out loud that I will not be posting here... :oops: )

Great luck with the auction!

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p.s. If you think of it on a price per part basis, it is actually very inexpensive...

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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oh boy! free shipping, now i can afford it ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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Free shipping? He oughta be renting an armored car for that thing!


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (starts 9-3-08 12am EST)
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I don't think that someone would want to pay 5k for something of 20cm.


You sure about that? 2k in one day is a pretty good pace toward 5k. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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Drew you must be ecstatic right now. Good luck this next week!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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Another of my daft questions. You said it was 11 cm, How heavy is it? It "looks" heavy in the video. my heaviest puzzle is for obvious reasons, the ISIS. What's next, a 7x7? How does it compare weight wise?

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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it feels like its V*1.75 or maybe V*2

either way its not that heavy, but it is heavier

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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I kinda wish I was in Drewsephs position.


*Looks at auction price with 9 days left*
Goodbye student bills! Goodbye rent!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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I just realized something Drew, we live about 10 miles away from each other... haha freaky.


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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So what is the highest amount paid for a puzzle so far? I don't think a gigaminx went for this much...?


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WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE
The most expensive Rubik's Cube was the Masterpiece Cube, produced by Diamond Cutters International in 1995. The actual-size, fully functional cube features 22.5 karats of amethyst, 34 karats of rubies, and 34 karats of emeralds, all set in 18-karat gold. It has been valued at about US-$ 1.5 mio.


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I'm betting this auction doesn't go quite that high :wink:

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http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4500&highlight=
Masterpiece cube thread. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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Ok, I kinda meant something without jewels. As in something custom made like this teraminx. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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flambore wrote:
So what is the highest amount paid for a puzzle so far?


I'm sorry, I just couldn't resist when I saw that question. Although, yours is equally interesting. Too bad the data base wasn't up to date :wink:

I know, it's being worked on.

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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flambore wrote:
Ok, I kinda meant something without jewels. As in something custom made like this teraminx. :)
Good save. :wink:

In terms of "highest price paid" as you said, I recall a Toru puzzle sold for $1532 on eBay. A few other puzzle auctions independently sold for $1525. (The coincidental prices are doubtless because $25 is the minimum bid increment in this price range.)

But to puzzle purists these aren't astronomical prices. Non-twisty puzzles regularly sell for thousands. For example GarE Maxton's puzzles sell in the $300-$7500 range. And they do sell.

My point is that the Teraminx is likely to be appreciated by many elite class puzzle collectors who don't ordinarily buy custom twisty puzzles. They happily spend this much to obtain a puzzle they feel embodies a very special creativity, artistry, or meaningful achievement. Don't sweat the price itself, the bids in this range represent votes of deep respect and admiration.


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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Very well said.

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WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE
The most expensive Rubik's Cube was the Masterpiece Cube, produced by Diamond Cutters International in 1995. The actual-size, fully functional cube features 22.5 karats of amethyst, 34 karats of rubies, and 34 karats of emeralds, all set in 18-karat gold. It has been valued at about US-$ 1.5 mio.


http://www.diamondcuttersintl.com/about ... folio.html

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends midnight 9-13-08)
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random observation but the number of views of this topic is currently the price....... interesting

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends TONIGHT Midnight EST)
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Just a last reminder that there is more 23.5 hours remaining in the auction. It will end at midnight EST

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT EST)
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This is the exciting part. I love to see the price soar at the last minute. I noticed it hasn't moved in a few days, but be prepared to see some major sniping. :)

Good luck Drew!


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Only 5 hours left and It is very safe to say that yet again the record was beaten, but only this time the record was completly shattered. The highest selling auction record was a tie between Tyler Fox's Gigaminx and the. drizzle's Contoured Mastermorphix at $1525. This record was beaten by the.drizzle with his Toru Buy-It-Now, which got the record by $7 more at a price of $1532. Then along comes Drewseph with the Teraminx which is currently at $2275. Almost a $1000 dollar differnce. Wow!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT EST)
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The last few minutes are going to be EPIC. 43 minutes to go!


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT EST)
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This is the first of what I'm sure will be many many congratulations on an amazing puzzle and an equally awesome price tag. Congratulations Drew!

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT EST)
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$2275.00

who won?

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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT EST)
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Well that was anticlimatic. 2,275 is still pretty awesome for a puzzle though.


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 Post subject: Re: Drewseph's TERAMINX Auction (Ends TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT EST)
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I forgot to wonder as well, is the teraminx's happy new owner one of the forum members?

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