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 Post subject: Why so much?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 5:36 am 
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I know this item is hard to find, but is it worth this much?

Soma Cube


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 Post subject: Re: Why so much?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 9:54 am 
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1)Soma cubes are not rare.
2)Soma cubes are nicer in wood. Plastic ones are cheap and cheap looking.
3)They come in different sizes (small to big). The common ones have 5 and 7 pieces.
4) I don't know of anyone that specializes in collecting Soma cubes. The Soma cube is only one in the large number of Put Together type of puzzles.
4)Someone is an idiot that paid too much - I cann't beleive that the color or brand can raise the cost that much. It is like buying a rare sticker 3x3x3 variation for $50 (including shipping).


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 Post subject: Re: Why so much?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 9:57 am 
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Come to think about it. It looks exactly like my Soma cube, although mine is yellow. I got mine when I was 10. It was one of the first puzzles in my collection. If anybody is interested, I can make a big effort and sell mine for the same price.


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 Post subject: Re: Why so much?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 5:36 am 
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I don't even recognize any of the bidders.


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 Post subject: Re: Why so much?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 6:49 am 
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I dunno how much they are worth, but it's gotta be less than that. For example:

Two MIP for only $10 more.

Sandy


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 Post subject: Re: Why so much?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2003 6:51 am 
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Oh, BTW, I know the seller of the second auction fairly well. We've had at least a half dozen transactions for at least 20 items total over the past few years. If this is anything like the other items they've sold in the past, they probably have a bunch, so those who want SOMA cubes at a better price might want to consider e-mailing the seller directly.

Sandy


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 Post subject: Re: Why so much?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2003 12:09 pm 
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This my last comment. This Soma cube is clearly worth $50 or more


http://www.johnrausch.com/PuzzleWorld/t ... puz000.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Why so much?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2003 12:09 pm 
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This one didn`t even sell....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... y=730&rd=1

Michael


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