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 Post subject: 2 Black & Silver World Globe K-BAll on eBay
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:14 pm 
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Since Meffert`s doesnt sell them anymore, well`... Ì guess they are considered Rare...now !

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 5952125416

Definitions of rare on the Web:

not widely known; especially valued for its uncommonness;

recurring only at long intervals; "a rare appearance"; "total eclipses are rare events"

not widely distributed; "rare herbs"; "rare patches of gree in the desert"

something uncommon or not often found

Refers to a book so scarce that a bookseller may see it once every decade, if he or she is lucky. 'Rare' is probably the most over-used and misunderstood term in the antiquarian book trade. (and eBay !!!) :lol:

I like this one !
A very hard to locate and expensive book. Note please the association of Value. Demand is just as, in fact, more important than than scarcity. Indeed, if you have the only copy of a book in the world, if no one else wants it, it is valueless on the market, and emphatically not rare. :lol:

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:21 pm 
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O.K. for those who will have notice, the date on the Rubik calendar,
is not the correct date,:oops: the reason is simple i have 2 Rubik calendars, one MIB, and the this one, that i won in a puzzle lot, didnt know at the time but the seller had tampered with the stickers, anyway all year round i`m missing a second 3 on the cube...so know you know !

Michael
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:48 pm 
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Just curious why you use the Calendar cube for comparison. A regular cube would be a better choice. Especially if you mix it, then people can see a good color comparison too.


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 Post subject: Re: 2 Black & Silver World Globe K-BAll on eBay
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:48 pm 
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Michael wrote:
Since Meffert`s doesnt sell them anymore, well`... Ì guess they are considered Rare...now !

This might be correct, but...
- "newest sensation"? Debatable, there are newer puzzles and none of them shall be sensations but K-Ball?
- "Difficulty level: **Difficult**"? It's a 2x2, right?
;-)
You didn't get that one from Meffert, right? Mine came without box...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:22 pm 
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blogan wrote:
Just curious why you use the Calendar cube for comparison. A regular cube would be a better choice. Especially if you mix it, then people can see a good color comparison too.


Actually, the Calendar cube might be a very good choice since I believe the Calendar cube was only produced in the standard 57mm size. If you used a regular cube, it would be difficult to determine the puzzle's size since there are giant 90mm cubes and miniature 20mm cubes.

Doug.


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 Post subject: Re: 2 Black & Silver World Globe K-BAll on eBay
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:13 pm 
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StefanPochmann wrote:
Michael wrote:
Since Meffert`s doesnt sell them anymore, well`... Ì guess they are considered Rare...now !

This might be correct, but...
- "newest sensation"? Debatable, there are newer puzzles and none of them shall be sensations but K-Ball?
- "Difficulty level: **Difficult**"? It's a 2x2, right?
;-)
You didn't get that one from Meffert, right? Mine came without box...


Humm...I knew Stephan you would hit the nail on that one,

I confess, I was lazy when i posted that auction, i just punched in K-Ball
on google, and voilà, copy-pasted the description of this puzzle ball,
you see there, i don't copy any info available on Jaap's puzzle page,
I have notice some actually copy the description & the solution !!!! :shock:
obviouly theses people don't know much about twisty puzzles.

The difficult level is wrong, it was in another auction, but since eBay keeps a record of your previous auctions, when i pasted the text, i didn't delete the difficult part...my wrong doing. :oops:

Yeah, i know it`s a plain 2 x 2, and no, this one didn't come from Meffert`s.

As for taking the picture with my Rubik calendar cube, well i started using this method when shipping my auction parcel, i would wrap the box, and picture it beside the Rubiks cube, then send an e-mail to the winner telling him that the parcel was shipping the same day. (i got the this idea from M. Kar Watanabe from Japan) ...so know when i auction a twisty puzzle i take a picture of the puzzle + the calendar cube. I don;t like people using other people's pictures or generic pictures from websites, sometimes the article
isn;t quite like the one on the picture.

To be honest it's a total waste of time, but no one has complained yet...

Michael
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 Post subject: Re: 2 Black & Silver World Globe K-BAll on eBay
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:22 pm 
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Michael wrote:
Humm...I knew Stephan you would hit the nail on that one,

I was not really seriously complaining, though :)


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