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 Post subject: ALEH'S BRILIC AUCTION
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 12:16 am 
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On Wednesday 22th November a 10 day auction starts for my Brilic (Magic Crystal).
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http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid ... demo&hl=en


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I want it so bad, but the odds are people with big money will dominate the auction.

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now would be the right time to win a lottery of some sort :D


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as much as i would like to own it, i dont think i have enough money to buy it. on top of that i have played with it and unless you can create your own algorithms you may not be able to solve it if you scramble it. i played with it for about 10 minutes and didnt solve a single side. i think Aleh even said to me that he cant solve it.


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Adam Zamora wrote:
unless you can create your own algorithms you may not be able to solve it if you scramble it


I know I heard on this form somewhere but I just forget who said it and how they said it. The ALEH'S BRILIC should be easier to solve because the edges aren't stuck there when you move the top layer like in the Megaminx.

IMHO: I think it should be easier to solve then the Megaminx but I never actually touch one.


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i've tried on the Puzzler-app, and it sure is harder than the megaminx :S not even close to solving one


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Where is the auction???

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Adam Zamora wrote:
as much as i would like to own it, i dont think i have enough money to buy it. on top of that i have played with it and unless you can create your own algorithms you may not be able to solve it if you scramble it. i played with it for about 10 minutes and didnt solve a single side. i think Aleh even said to me that he cant solve it.


I can solve it :D. Adam, you played with 6 colors version, for me it little bit harder then 12 colors version.
The information about auction will be within several hours.


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Aleh, is there any chance you'll sell the two individual pieces so that those of us who don't feel like selling our house can get one of these? lol

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Scott Bedard wrote:
Aleh, is there any chance you'll sell the two individual pieces so that those of us who don't feel like selling our house can get one of these? lol
I doubt that.


Where's the applet?

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Found the applet, how do I register?

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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... &rd=1&rd=1


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xcool wrote:
Found the applet, how do I register?


Please tell us where you found a online applet for this puzzle because I'm dying to know. Of course who isn't.


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Darren Grewe wrote:
xcool wrote:
Found the applet, how do I register?


Please tell us where you found a online applet for this puzzle because I'm dying to know. Of course who isn't.
http://www.mud.ca/puzzler/puzzler.html


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For the record, note that these are not the JPUZZLERS linked on Meffert's site. Those are Java, this is downloadable.

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Aleh, the new solution booklet looks really nice!!!


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hmm where can i find such a solution without buying the puzzle? :D just curious


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pHeTe wrote:
hmm where can i find such a solution without buying the puzzle? :D just curious

I can send you a copy if you ask me :D (send me an email with your address)

http://www.helm.lu/cube/books/meier04.jpg


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OMG :shock: :shock: :shock: TONY Fisher is bidding on it!!!

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Rick Mazzante wrote:
OMG :shock: :shock: :shock: TONY Fisher is bidding on it!!!


:shock: :roll: :!:..... And now it's snowing in Hawaii!!....... :lol: :!:

PS Tomorrow I'll go to Las Vegas Casinò, and I hope to win very much money, so I can also bid some thousand dollars.... :lol:


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Let's do some bets

I bet it will go for near 1500$

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I'd bet no higher than 1200$US And not over 1000 until the last 27hrs (1day3hours) And only 11 bidders

Gentleman's bet Rasta? or do you plan to wager something??

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Am I allowed to bet?

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Tony Fisher wrote:
Am I allowed to bet?

no tony your suppose to make it :D :D :D

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I have never even seen a Limited Edition Silver Cube go for over $1500. I can't imagine that a custom puzzle would go that high. If someone has made one, more will be made someday. Maybe a few years away but someday. It all depends how bad you want it.

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Which custom puzzle has the current record of selling higher in eBay ?


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i know one of Tony Fisher's overlapping cubes went for $1015 or something like that. I know it was over $1000


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it's close to a $1000 now atleast! :D


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i don't know anyone's ebay-nicks so who was the lucky winner?

$1025 is kinda alot of money :D


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Vadim, congrats!!! I did not even bid considering the price...

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YES?!?!?!?!

Who won that?! lol


FTXFTX with only one bid? thought you were the one outbidding me lol, til i looked and didn't know who the winning bidder was.

Hope it goes to a good home. Take care of that gem whomever you are.

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Oh it's going to Vadim... a fellow twisty member! Sorry I didn't know you're ebay ID... :D Cheers on the win.

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Aleh, So how does it feel to have a puzzle that sold more than a PS3? lol

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Aleh, So how does it feel to have a puzzle that sold more than a PS3? lol


I not the gamer :) . But one week ago I have bought a good laptop, so... I feel well. Thanks all who has participated in auction.

Вадим, я надеюсь, что ты не пожалеешь о потраченных деньгах. 8-)


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Aleh wrote:
Вадим, я надеюсь, что ты не пожалеешь о потраченных деньгах. 8-)

I don't think he will be sorry, Aleh. :D


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Aleh wrote:
Вадим, я надеюсь, что ты не пожалеешь о потраченных деньгах. 8-)

I don't think he will be sorry, Aleh. :D


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Please translate :P

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Well, I could, but I'd better leave that to George. He is pretty good at it! :P

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Thanks everyone!
It will take me a looong time to recover!
I just a) could not let this puzzle go b) I could not stop myself c) I was so frustrated all this year, when I could not put high bids on any beautiful puzzles, like Tony Fisher's whilst my job situation wasn't stable.
I guess that was my full wrath!
Last night before going to bed I could see where this auction was going money-wise. So I loged into XE.com and did the currency conversion. It didn't look as much in pounds, so I closed my eyes, put the bid on and went to bed. I still thought I might have been outbid.
It was a nice / scary surprise to wake up to! Aleh went into the effort of finding the box for it and printing an instruction booklet: well professional!
I will certainly treasure it!
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Well Rasta, It looks like you and I bid to high. According to "The Price Is Right" we don't get to go to the next round :(

Its a shame that so many of these puzzles are inaccesable to the masses. I'm hoping one day many of these puzzles make it to production.

Congrats Vadim on winning this puzzle. I look forward to seeing a video of you solving it.

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Congrats, Vadim!

Well, I stopped bidding, when I became the feeling that the price for the puzzle would rising into astronomical heights. My personal bed was something around $1200 at the end. Finally, it was not so much but still a lot!

I don't mind too much and will hopefully find something else to put under my Christmas tree. :wink:

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big congrats to Vadim! :)

PS! for those wondering what he wrote in greek:
http://babelfish.altavista.com

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I know this is random, but Aleh, i was wondering where you got the name for it. I know that it has previously been called pyraminx crystal, mega crystal, etc. But does Aleh's Brilic mean anything special, ot is it just a random name you came up with? :? :D Also is it in a different language?


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pHeTe wrote:
big congrats to Vadim! :)

PS! for those wondering what he wrote in greek:
http://babelfish.altavista.com

:D


the site doesn't translate it for me :(

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reeeech wrote:
pHeTe wrote:
big congrats to Vadim! :)

PS! for those wondering what he wrote in greek:
http://babelfish.altavista.com

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the site doesn't translate it for me :(


is not greek, it is russian :wink:

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Aleh just expressed his hope that Vadim would not be sorry about the high final auction price :D


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oh ok. Makes sense now.


Georges: you mentioned something something sorry.... I wasn't sure who you were referring to in Aleh's post. a bit confusing for me not knowing russian :P

Yes, Vadim. I too hope you won't be disappointed. BUT on the behalf of everyone here, Please give us a report on the puzzle after you play with it :D

I'm sure everyone wants to know what it's like to play with that puzzle.


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Frank wrote:
reeeech wrote:
pHeTe wrote:
big congrats to Vadim! :)

PS! for those wondering what he wrote in greek:
http://babelfish.altavista.com

:D


the site doesn't translate it for me :(


is not greek, it is russian :wink:

Frank


oops i said greek? :D:D even after choosing "russian" when translating it myself :D

sorry ;P


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I'm sure Vadim won't be disappointed, as I have Aleh's Brilic #3. So I can tell. Ever since I got a solution for this puzzle in 1982, I wanted to have one, and thanks to Aleh, this wish has come true this year (just in time for my birthday :) ).
The puzzle is gorgeous, it turns like a Rolls Royce.


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Be careful

Aleh, you have to inform ebay that people is receiving false second offers like that one:


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I too got a second chance offer. please dont respond to it. they are only going after your money. if Aleh wants to sell more I believe he would offer them to us via personal Email or PM us here.


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Georges is right:
Aleh said that he hopes I won't regret spending so much money in pure Russian!
By the way, how come you own brillic # 3? I haven't seen an auction with that!
I will certainly post a report on the puzzle, once I've got my hands on it!
Merry Christmas to me!... and Merry Christmas to Aleh! :D
Vadim


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So the thieves are back. On Saturday afternoon I received a slightly suspicious message through ebay. The English was very bad and they asked me which Rubik's Cubes do professionals use. I didn't reply as I thought it might be someone phishing for my email address. Did any other bidder receive the same or similar message? I deleted it and can't remember the user name.
Aleh, after the same thing happened to my auctions ebay made bidders on my auctions anonymous.
I can vaguely remember the last auction for this puzzle. Wasn't it made from a Dogic last time?

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Tony Fisher wrote:
I can vaguely remember the last auction for this puzzle. Wasn't it made from a Dogic last time?


Hi Tony,
You are right. Last time it was made from a Dogic and quality was worse (unfortunately) :cry: .
I'll contact with ebay and tell them about fake second chance offer.
And of course, if I will sell more of those you can find all information on the Marketplace.


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