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 Post subject: Astrolabacus on my collection!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:15 pm 
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My new acquisition! ^^

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 Post subject: Re: Astrolabacus on my collection!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:06 pm 
not to be mean but how is it rare?


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 Post subject: Re: Astrolabacus on my collection!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:09 pm 
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You are so lucky to have one...
Wish I had it :(

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 Post subject: Re: Astrolabacus on my collection!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Beatles Cuber wrote:
not to be mean but how is it rare?

How many do you own?

It is planned to be re-mass-produced soon, but it hasn't been yet.. it's incredibly rare.. and beautiful (in coloured plastic :P ).
Nice job procuring an original one :) .
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 Post subject: Re: Astrolabacus on my collection!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:28 pm 
i dont have any, but im wondering why is it rare?


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 Post subject: Re: Astrolabacus on my collection!
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:08 pm 
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Beatles Cuber wrote:
i dont have any, but im wondering why is it rare?
Supply and demand. It's rare because it hasn't been in production since 2005 and even when it was in production, I think it was only sold online. Even if I wanted to spend $600 on one, the auctions for them are so few and far between that I'd still have to get lucky.

Since then the community has grown a lot which means the demand has gone up. There is a company that claims they are going to produce them again. If that happens the value will probably drop back down to reasonable levels again.

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 Post subject: Re: Astrolabacus on my collection!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:50 am 
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That's very nice. If you think about it it sounds funny though-all this money for colored plastic balls that aren't produced anymore. :) 2005 wasn't all that long ago. Hopefully they will go ahead and make this again at reasonable prices.


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 Post subject: Re: Astrolabacus on my collection!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:08 am 
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It is coming back (see here) and it costs £49.95.

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 Post subject: Re: Astrolabacus on my collection!
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:57 am 
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YESSSSSSSSSSS! I can't wait to buy one! (Once I get the money :( .)

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 Post subject: Re: Astrolabacus on my collection!
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Lucky to have one, and I plan to buy one myself.

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 Post subject: Re: Astrolabacus on my collection!
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:02 pm 
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bmenrigh wrote:
Beatles Cuber wrote:
There is a company that claims they are going to produce them again. If that happens the value will probably drop back down to reasonable levels again.



Do you know the company thats saying they will make one soon? Im curious..


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 Post subject: Re: Astrolabacus on my collection!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:40 am 
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Here is the original twisty post mentioning it. I've preordered and am still waiting along with everyone else I'm sure:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=22019

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