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 Post subject: WTB: Working Masterball puzzles...
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:57 pm 
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Hi puzzle freaks! ;o)

I'm looking for Masterballs.

Do you have one or more you'd be willing to part with?

I'm interested in new, used, with packaging, without packaging, etc.

I'm not really interested in the frozen ones.

I'm really looking for the clean and easy to move puzzles.

Thanks!

kev


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 Post subject: Re: WTB: Working Masterball puzzles...
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 4:13 pm 
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The USA-style Masterballs are still for sale at hknowstore. They are brand new in-package with instructions and the works. They probably have a very limited stock of them though, so buy one soon!

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 Post subject: Re: WTB: Working Masterball puzzles...
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:42 pm 
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misterpoopoohead wrote:
Hi puzzle freaks! ;o)

I'm looking for Masterballs.

Do you have one or more you'd be willing to part with?

I'm interested in new, used, with packaging, without packaging, etc.

I'm not really interested in the frozen ones.

I'm really looking for the clean and easy to move puzzles.

Thanks!

kev

I only just saw this so sorry for the semi bump. What do you mean by the "frozen ones"? All the ones I own can lock up due to internal misalignment but I don't know of any that don't.

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 Post subject: Re: WTB: Working Masterball puzzles...
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 6:36 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
misterpoopoohead wrote:
Hi puzzle freaks! ;o)

I'm not really interested in the frozen ones.

Thanks!

kev

I only just saw this so sorry for the semi bump. What do you mean by the "frozen ones"? All the ones I own can lock up due to internal misalignment but I don't know of any that don't.


Hi Tony!

I was just playing with one of your original mods a few days ago and was thinking of you. ;o)

I have several Masterballs and more of them work than not. I have a few that are locked up. I've taken one apart and discovererd that someone tried to lubricate it with something that actually attacked the plastic. I'm going to use fine emery paper to wet-sand the parts that need it and then I'll re-assemble. I'm sure it will work just fine after that. I have another that I think just has dust build-up internally. The parts turn but it takes a lot to turn it and it sounds gritty. So, I think disassembly, cleaning, and re-assembly will fix that one. The main problem with the Masterball mechanism (in my humble opinion) is that the mechanism has tight tolerances. At any rate, I love the puzzle. It's easy to solve and the Rainbow and Duo's are just nice to look at!

kev


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