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 Post subject: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:52 am 
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I have just added Helicopter Cubes to my puzzle shop-

http://tonyfisherpuzzles.net/puzzleshop.html

They are on the third row down.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:27 pm 
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not available to Ireland :cry: - i presume that means all of Europe is out too although i may be wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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Zzupler wrote:
not available to Ireland :cry: - i presume that means all of Europe is out too although i may be wrong.


That's strange because I believe shipping to England is possible. Go here for Ireland and change currency into Euros.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:51 pm 
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yes, sorry i'd just realised it wasn't really amazon that was selling the puzzle (it wouldn't ship worldwide through amazon) and had checked out the original site - they do indeed post worldwide - thanks! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:46 pm 
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I really want one! I just wish I had money! I can't get my bank account hooked up with paypal... hopefully this will still be for sale!

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:11 pm 
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Do you ship to Australia? If so, how much?

Also, I may be blind but when I go to the page I can't see the helicopter cube on there at all. All I can see on the 3rd line down is "This puzzle has recently become very rare." But no picture or clickable link or price. Can you advise please?

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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rline wrote:

Also, I may be blind but when I go to the page I can't see the helicopter cube on there at all. All I can see on the 3rd line down is "This puzzle has recently become very rare." But no picture or clickable link or price. Can you advise please?


I have the same problem (using Firefox 3.6.16)

EDIT 1: Example of what I see:

Attachment:
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Shot0001.jpg [ 79.23 KiB | Viewed 3630 times ]


EDIT 2: solved:
In my browser third-party frames and pictures are blocked, especially but not only all those from amazon. Amazon does collect information using cookies. Although I can opt-out of this, collected data are not deleted after opting out. I don't support this policy. http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm/privacy-policy.html?o=1
Third-party items blocked on "Tony's Puzzle Shop":
||rcm*.amazon.$third-party
||shareasale.com^$third-party

So Tony, your page is working and it is my decision not to see it as you built it.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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Using chrome it works for me.

The Amazon listing states, "only 8 left" so if you want one you better get on it!

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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Adman234 wrote:
Using chrome it works for me.

The Amazon listing states, "only 8 left" so if you want one you better get on it!


There were 9 last I checked. They must be moving out fairly quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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I'm using firefox v3.6.16 and I have no problems on the page.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:51 pm 
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Tried a different browser, worked fine.

From the amazon site:
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This item cannot be shipped to the address you selected.
:( :( :(

If there is some kind soul who is able to buy one of these for me and then ship it to Australia, I would be most grateful. Perhaps PM me if this is you...

I will of course pay you for it!

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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I have now added a text link for anyone having problems viewing the page properly. If they are not available to your country try here.

Currently my puzzle shop page just links to (carefully selected) outside sources. I choose Amazon where possible since they supply nice little visual displays. I know some of you hate adverts or anything that threatens privacy but blocking them means you may miss out on the very things you are seeking to buy.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:27 am 
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....If there is some kind soul who is able to buy one of these for me and then ship it to Australia, I would be most grateful. Perhaps PM me if this is you...

I will of course pay you for it!
I had offered via PM to buy it for you, but the amazon site tells me as well that they cannot ship to my address (Germany)
Probably, you should try this http://www.puzzlemaster.ca/browse/cubep ... black-body
(from Tony's post)

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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Probably, you should try this http://www.puzzlemaster.ca/browse/cubep ... black-body
(from Tony's post)

OK. Thankyou.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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I have to say what you are doing is rather clever.
If I'm correct, you are simply linking others to webpages containing the product that you are advertising, and through that link you become their reference.

As a result you're making money, with minimal overhead costs, just the website, and claiming that you have a shop.
You said that what heiowge was doing with the offers, was selling your life (please correct if I'm wrong), but you are doing the equivalent but through people clicking on your picture, and essential signing up through your link. Also by putting such a desirable puzzle like the helicopter cube up will just get people clicking on your easy link that much more.

Please correct me if I'm wrong Mr Fisher.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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I don't mean to thread "crap" but I just looked on eBay and someone has quite a few for $37 each.

MODERATOR EDIT-don't link to live auctions that are not yours.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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@ Robert

It's called affiliate marketing. Nice way to supplement your income if your site gets a lot of traffic. Finding a niche and getting a high conversion rate can be pretty difficult though. It's hardly money-grubbing.


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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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AndrewGK wrote:
I don't mean to thread "crap" but I just looked on eBay and someone has quite a few for $37 each.

MODERATOR EDIT-don't link to live auctions that are not yours.


I can't be 100% positive about the actual identity of this seller, but through correspondence after purchasing from this seller, he always signs zane smith. If I am not wrong I believe this is the person who runs ztwist which is currently undergoing maintenance from a hack. I received my helicopter cube and believe this is no KO as I also have an original sold from Meffert's.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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I can't be 100% positive about the actual identity of this seller, but through correspondence after purchasing from this seller, he always signs zane smith. If I am not wrong I believe this is the person who runs ztwist which is currently undergoing maintenance from a hack.


Zane is Jason Smith's son if I'm not mistaken. So yeah, it's not KO.


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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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Zhewei wrote:
Deadmau5 wrote:
I can't be 100% positive about the actual identity of this seller, but through correspondence after purchasing from this seller, he always signs zane smith. If I am not wrong I believe this is the person who runs ztwist which is currently undergoing maintenance from a hack.


Zane is Jason Smith's son if I'm not mistaken. So yeah, it's not KO.
Correct (I've met him :)).

Although people are concerned about the legitimacy of Helicopter cubes, I have yet to hear any credible account of a Helicopter KO. To my knowledge, and I hope this to continue, all production Helicopter cubes are Adam Cowan's design and Jason Smith's production.

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Robert111 wrote:
You said that what heiowge was doing with the offers, was selling your life (please correct if I'm wrong),


Before I reply properly please provide a link to what you are talking about. I honestly don't recall the thread.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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My deepest apologies, I was wrong:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20481&hilit=click+pay

It was Tomz not you who talked about the payed to click things.
I take back all I said, I still believe that the idea is very clever.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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Robert111 wrote:
My deepest apologies, I was wrong:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20481&hilit=click+pay

It was Tomz not you who talked about the payed to click things.
I take back all I said, I still believe that the idea is very clever.

Robert


Ok.
Even though it wasn't my post you obviously feel there is a similarity-

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"GPT stands for "get paid to" (usually to surf or click). It's a kind of site where you disclose personal information, sell your soul to shady advertising companies and sign up for loads of spam in exchange for a tiny amount of money."

I can't speak for GPT but let me assure you there is nothing shady about Amazon.com or the other affiliate marketing companies that I use. Most sites on the internet only exist because of direct ads or affiliate links. It's nothing new, unusual or clever. It's just internet business.
In my case it's a part of my overall puzzle business which pays a tiny sum because of the low traffic a static puzzle site gets. However it still requires many hours work trawling through thousands of puzzles, selecting and adding those that in my opinion are the best and hopefully not KO.
Is it technically "my shop"? perhaps not but you can buy some of my puzzles by going there and what other name should I use? "List of affiliated links to where you can buy puzzles" doesn't sound so catchy.
BTW all prices are the same as you would pay if you searched directly on Amazon or where ever. If they weren't then I think there would be a slight moral question. As it is the page can only be described as useful and harmless.
I know from experience some people hate searching. Those people have over 160 puzzles immediately in front of them ready to buy.
And last but not least it was only through adding to the page that I found the Helicopter Cubes. I had no reason to look otherwise so by now they might have sold out before anyone here even knew.

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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Tony Fisher wrote:
And last but not least it was only through adding to the page that I found the Helicopter Cubes. I had no reason to look otherwise so by now they might have sold out before anyone here even knew.

I absolutely agree. I would have not known about the helicopter cubes becoming available again if it was not for Tony's post. OK, he could have linked directly to the Amazon (or Puzzlemaster) websites, but I have no problems with clicking through from his website as long as the links point to reputable sites (as they always do).

Robert, I think this is a case of put brain in gear before engaging mouth :?

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 Post subject: Re: Helicopter Cubes for sale again!!
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My apologies everyone, I was being a d***.
I shouldn't have started this and my apologies to all those offended/ annoyed.

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