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 Post subject: Re: Items you don't see everyday or that sold for a high price
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:28 pm 
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yes, I did put in a dispute. And Thank you Migo for helping. I have no hard feelings am glad it was resolved, and even left (semi) positive feedback for his (your) promptness in doing so. :lol:

I've never had that happen to me before and was is shock. I've had people not send the goods before, but never had someone so honest come on and say it was just a picture!

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WHO in their right mind would give out their paypal password?!?

Unless they're both the same person.....


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WHO in their right mind would give out their paypal password?!?

If this helps you to "get well very soon", I will gladly give out password of my paypal buyer account to you. :) You will see how people may irresponsibly waste money on puzzles. This is not news here. :)

Seriously though, as a programmer I have access to thousands of credit card numbers and have root passwords on many machines. Does having a password of a paypal account with zero balance linked to a Cash Card means anything at all? The owner of which does not know English enough, got two unexpected (for him) disputes and is lost in the web interface and emails. (And I don't want to defend him at all.)

The question is interesting though. Would you give your passwords to other people to allow them a temporary access to your area? How about exposing full or partial info about yourself on public social networks? On public forums? :) Did you know for example that ebay profiles (possibly with your picture, name, location and full feedbacks aka purchase history) is publicly available on myworld.ebay.com without any password? Material for thinking.


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 Post subject: Re: Items you don't see everyday or that sold for a high price
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Well, unless it's someone you know personally, and I mean VERY well and trustworthy, I would never recommend handing over the password to a paypal account. Even if there is no balance now, let's say the guy starts selling lots of puzzles, grew a nice big sum of money in his account and you were not trustworthy (just as an example), you could then log into his account, change the password, then transfer the money to an account you add yourself. Or, you could simply do really nasty things on ebay like use his paypal account to buy something really expensive, then when there's no money in the account to pay for the item, paypal will go after the name and address the account belongs to. And this can be done, because I once bought something and then realized I didn't have the money in my account to cover it. About 4 or 5 days later (plenty of time for the item to have been shipped), I received a notice from Paypal, and then I transferred the money to the account linked to paypal.

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Six color original Dino with box ($365) and an extremely cute four-wing roundy ($110).
(from Nick Baxter's auctions - now awaiting payment instructions)


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Hungarian Supernova - French
(As Meffert's dodecahedron but with smaller edge pieces which gives a starlike pattern on each of the twelve faces. Made in Hungary. Distributed in France by Céji Interlude as Le Diamant)

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Hungarian Supernova - French
(As Meffert's dodecahedron but with smaller edge pieces which gives a starlike pattern on each of the twelve faces. Made in Hungary. Distributed in France by Céji Interlude as Le Diamant)

for $22

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Did you know, that the factory, witch was produced the Supernova is working again?
In my collection, I have one old version of this puzzle, from the 80's and one from last year.

Unfortunately it looks like they cannot sell this puzzle in foreign countries. I don't know why.
And I also think it is not a success business for them like this.

I will take some photos, and show it to you!

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Olivér, I have some new production Supernovae for some time now.
See my post from last year here viewtopic.php?f=1&t=11380&p=179552&hilit=supernova#p132540

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Six color original Dino with box ($365)
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Ahhh, you're the won who outbid me and won it. I'm just glad it's someone I know who got it for so cheap. Congrats!!! I totally forgot to look it up before the auction ended to see if I won. Although I'm sure if I rebid, your highest bid was still probably higher than mine.

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Ahhh, you're the won who outbid me and won it. I'm just glad it's someone I know who got it for so cheap. Congrats!!! I totally forgot to look it up before the auction ended to see if I won. Although I'm sure if I rebid, your highest bid was still probably higher than mine.

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Did you get the other Dino? It went a lot cheaper! And did you bid on other puzzles too?
(I did not bid on the 4-color Dino because I already have one from three years ago, thanks to David!)

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It took every ounce of backbone I had to keep from bidding on those auctions!

But I've tapped all my money into other puzzle related projects, so I had to be strong. :D

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It took every ounce of backbone I had to keep from bidding on those auctions!

But I've tapped all my money into other puzzle related projects, so I had to be strong. :D


Jason stopped from bidding on rare puzzles! Wow, that must be some project! I can't wait to see it! :wink:

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Olivér Nagy wrote:
Unfortunately it looks like they cannot sell this puzzle in foreign countries. I don't know why.


...How is this possible? They are constantly available through eBay, and I have one.


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It took every ounce of backbone I had to keep from bidding on those auctions!

But I've tapped all my money into other puzzle related projects, so I had to be strong. :D


Jason stopped from bidding on rare puzzles! Wow, that must be some project! I can't wait to see it! :wink:



Exactly my thoughts too! And Adam, I am sure you know more than me about Jason's new puzzle baby!

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kastellorizo wrote:
Did you get the other Dino? It went a lot cheaper! And did you bid on other puzzles too?
(I did not bid on the 4-color Dino because I already have one from three years ago, thanks to David!)

:)

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No, I was outbid on that one too. I guess second place in both gets me nothing but the satasfaction of knowing I caused someone to have to pay more :)

Had I known you were going to bid higher than me, I suppose I could have just not bid.

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 Post subject: Re: Items you don't see everyday or that sold for a high price
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Last week I got this for 32 Euros:

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Original price: 12 GDR Marks

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Could someone tell what is the real value of this? I have a friend who has one.
download/file.php?id=13424&mode=view .

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something u dont see everyday

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something u dont see everyday

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300 bucks for a babyface 1x1 minx? No way...

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mmh, the rules say not to post active auctions!

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300 bucks for a babyface 1x1 minx? No way...

Its a truncated octahedron


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Guys:

If someone makes the mistake of posting a link to an active auction, don't make the same mistake of quoting it, or quoting a quote of it. Please, as Georges did, edit your quote to remove the link. Mistakes happen and I can fix the original, but I shouldn't have to edit three posts for the same problem, particlarly posts after Gerorges pointed it out.

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Beware of phonies, people!!!

Here's an old classic - still active so I can't link to it - notice the picture :lol:
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DON'T BE FOOLED BY CHEAP FAKES! BUY THE ORIGINAL!
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That's a really cheap roundy! :shock:

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That's a really cheap roundy! :shock:

HOw much did it go for? Ebay is acting weird for my computer here recently.

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That's a really cheap roundy! :shock:

HOw much did it go for? Ebay is acting weird for my computer here recently.


€1!!!! :shock:

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Ben wrote:
That's a really cheap roundy! :shock:

HOw much did it go for? Ebay is acting weird for my computer here recently.


€1!!!! :shock:

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My goodness, that is cheap.
Lucky individual indeed.

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My goodness, that is cheap.
Lucky individual indeed.

Not really. Shipping was limited to Germany only. I've seen several German listings that went for ridiculously low prices, just because the seller limited himself/herself to just Germany. It's incomprehensible to me why you'd limit your potential buyers like that (unless you're underage and are not allowed to take the risk by your parents), but to each his/her own.

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funmonkey54 wrote:
My goodness, that is cheap.
Lucky individual indeed.

Not really. Shipping was limited to Germany only. I've seen several German listings that went for ridiculously low prices, just because the seller limited himself/herself to just Germany. It's incomprehensible to me why you'd limit your potential buyers like that (unless you're underage and are not allowed to take the risk by your parents), but to each his/her own.

Regardless, I consider anyone who gets a decent roundy for €1 lucky.

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Regardless, I consider anyone who gets a decent roundy for €1 lucky.
Yargh!
And I consider anybody in the right country who misses it (like me :cry: ) as unlucky.


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Finally, I got the sealed Simpsons...for quite a low price I guess :)

Magic: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWNX:IT 11.20$
Homer: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWNX:IT 9.33$
Bart: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWNX:IT 12.39$

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funmonkey54 wrote:
Regardless, I consider anyone who gets a decent roundy for €1 lucky.
And a four wing roundy at that! I've been looking for one for a long time (and finally won one recently from Nick Baxter's Auction for *quite* a bit more than €1...).

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The Astrolabacus sold on eBay for $280.05 USD.

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If anybody finds a roundy or a other rare puzzle with shipping only to germany can you send me a pm please? I'm from Germany

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A red Columbus Egg sold for $112.50 USD. Below is a pic from the listing.
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A red Columbus Egg sold for $112.50 USD.



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pablobaluba wrote:

You make me jealous!!! I've had the Homer head and Simpsons Magic for a long, long time (bought it direct from the Rubik's website way back in 2007 shortly after my twistypuzzle craze first started), but I've always wanted a Bart's head. Heck, I'd gladly take a used one at that price! I only want it so I can twist it and make redicoulous shapes with it like I did with Homer. One of my favs was when I put his head into a "Hotdog" shape :lol:

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Don't know how rare these are. I bought these a few days ago for NZD$26. Changed to USD thats about $15.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Toys-models/Educational-toys/Other/auction-259012659.htm
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Toys-models/Educational-toys/Other/auction-259464100.htm

The seller was nice enough to combine the postage, so I saved NZD$3.50 :D

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Here are two things that I picked up:

2002 Hungarian 500 Forint coin, depicting the Rubik's Cube, of course! It was $45.00 which seemed a bit much, but I decided it was OK, since they don't show up all too often.

Today, I won an Original Hungarian Supernova, from the '80s for $35.55. I missed it the first time for $19.99 and it went without a bid, and missing it cost me $15... Either way, I'm pleased to be able to own the original for a few dollars more than the remake/reproduction!

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Merry Christmas to me!!

A lot of puzzles containing the VERY elusive flexible hexagon puzzle Betcha Can't, with the package, along with some other puzzles, for $116!

I've been looking for a flexible hexagon for years, and this is the first one I've seen on ebay in that time. I'm not going to think about my max bid.... But let's say I got lucky! :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... K:MEWNX:IT

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I'm not going to think about my max bid.... But let's say I got lucky! :)

Well, you definitely did. My was the second highest bid. Be warned, however. It's not the full package, but rather the top lid torn off the original package. Otherwise I would have bid much higher. Still, it's a very good win of a very rare puzzle. Congratulations!

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Thanks!! Well, I guess there's part of me that's happy I won't have to keep the box nice, and definitely happy you didn't bid higher! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Items you don't see everyday or that sold for a high price
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:23 am 
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Tomy Megaminx, Cuboctahedron and polyhedrons article by Mr Rubik sold for $38.

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 Post subject: Re: Items you don't see everyday or that sold for a high price
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:35 am 
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I'm not going to think about my max bid.... But let's say I got lucky! :)

Well, you definitely did. My was the second highest bid. Be warned, however. It's not the full package, but rather the top lid torn off the original package. Otherwise I would have bid much higher. Still, it's a very good win of a very rare puzzle. Congratulations!


keeteo( 908Feedback score is 500 to 999) US $0.99
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Starting Price US $0.99
Dec-11-09 22:44:28 PST

Well, I was the first bidder, just so if someone were to try and "buy-it-now" the seller might have to think twice because they have to cancel my bid :D Of course, it might mean nothing to some people that they already have a bid :lol:

Either way, nice job on a rare piece!

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 Post subject: Re: Items you don't see everyday or that sold for a high price
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That article looks interesting. Any idea where this was published? Is it available on-line anywhere? I'd love to read it.

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 Post subject: Re: Items you don't see everyday or that sold for a high price
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Door wrote:


That article looks interesting. Any idea where this was published? Is it available on-line anywhere? I'd love to read it.

Thanks,
Carl


It was published in issue 1/'83 of the magazine "RUBIK'S Logic & fantasy dimensions", pp. 4-15.
The title is "Magic Polyhedrons"
It says at the end of the article "Copyright 1982 by E. Rubik
all rights reserved
No part of this article may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing from the copyright holder"

so I hesitate to publish a scan here.

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 Post subject: Re: Items you don't see everyday or that sold for a high price
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io wrote:
A lot of puzzles containing the VERY elusive flexible hexagon puzzle Betcha Can't, with the package, along with some other puzzles, for $116!

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It was your lucky day, USA bidders. :) Because this seller disabled the international bidders and regretted when it was late (bids on items). I think it is a fair use to give a small snippet from his answer:

"I have learned that I could have and should have opened the bidding internationally. There have been people from France, Spain, Russia, Canada, Mexico and now Israel asking about bidding!"

Congratulation to the winners. Be sure the price on these items (including the two mentioned ones, Smart Alex and items with books) would be higher if not this seller's omission. :)

But I am not the one to complain. I got some lucky auctions too in the past, some were already mentioned by others here a few pages ago, some are more recent. Like: $5.50 for what I believe is a shiny version of Shinsei Mystery by Naoki Yoshimoto, complete with instructions.


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 Post subject: Re: Items you don't see everyday or that sold for a high price
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A lot of puzzles containing the VERY elusive flexible hexagon puzzle Betcha Can't, with the package,


Wow! Well done Jason!!!

I have personally only seen this puzzle been auctioned twice.
(the first time it was when I got it for $100, and had a $400+ max bid LOL)

It is a brilliant puzzle, and if haven't tried it before, you will see! At IPP29, I stringed one
for another member from scratch... even stringing this thing is enjoyable, but playing with it
is so addictive. Enjoy!

8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Items you don't see everyday or that sold for a high price
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io wrote:
A lot of puzzles containing the VERY elusive flexible hexagon puzzle Betcha Can't, with the package, along with some other puzzles, for $116!

WOW! I've seen the pillow cube alone go for that. But the Betcha Can't is almost unheard of! Good thing I don't check eBay very often or we'd have hurt each other on this one...

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 Post subject: Re: Items you don't see everyday or that sold for a high price
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I wonder if a TP member won this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280441400252

Rubik's Cube, new and sealed in box for $32.00. Not your ordinary yellow box, but it's white?

Could someone more knowledgeable on this please tell me why this is white as opposed to yellow, and if there is anything special to it? I would appreciate learning about it!

I was the underbidder at $31.00 and had initially planned to fight harder for it, but I remembered how much I've spent on puzzles this year and decided I wouldn't bid as much :S

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