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Is $30 (USD) a fair price for a Rainbow Cube
Yes 36%  36%  [ 9 ]
No 64%  64%  [ 16 ]
Total votes : 25
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:06 am 
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I'm looking into getting some Rainbow Cubes, but they are expensive. Respond to the poll to let me know what you think.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2006 11:32 am 
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i already have a rainbow cube but i would like another. however i wouldnt want to spend $30 on such a simple puzzle. I would like to pick one up and make it into a dino though, if anyone has a spare please PM me.


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Yeah, I'll second what Adam said. I have one, and would buy more if they were like $10. Seems like a good puzzle for kids to try. Looks and feels like a Rubik's Cube, but has a simpler solution despite having more colors.

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I love rainbows and I love cubes too!
(and does anyone got a spare Dino??? :P )

If the price is right, I am in!

By the way Ed, what are your thoughts of getting puzzles like Mobius and Red Inversion?
Especially the Inversion, it is such a breeze to play with! :)

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I had a rainbow cube but lost it camping during shuffle getting away from a tornado. I'd be willing to pay $30, but not a whole lot more.

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yeah, i'd pay 30 moneys. that's only like, 5 chipotle burritos. i mean, where else can you get them? (not rhetorical).


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i think the question is a little misleading. i think is should read more like:

Would you pay $30 for a Rainbow Cube? Yes or No

because if you answer NO it can mean that you think that $45 would be a fair price or $25


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p|astic wrote:
that's only like, 5 chipotle burritos. i mean, where else can you get them? (not rhetorical).


Mexican restaurants? In the US, there's even a chain called Chipotle.


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In the US, there's even a chain called Chipotle.

lol, that's what i was talking about. and when i said "where else can you get them" i was refering to the rainbow cubes. my mind wanders sometimes, like right now... weeeeeeeeeee.


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Adam wrote:
I think the question is a little misleading


Adam, You're right. I realized it wasn't the best question after I posted it. I guess I'll never make a living as a pollster. The results here are what I expected. The Rainbow is really well built and it's great for beginners, but it's just too expensive for most people.

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like i said i would like to get my hands on some and make them into dino's. i think if that is done on a regular basis then people wouldnt mind paying $40-50 for a Dino made from a rainbow.


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Adam Zamora wrote:
people wouldnt mind paying $40-50 for a Dino made from a rainbow.


I second that! I would love to have a puzzle that behaves 100% like a Dino.
The way things have gone, the orginal Dinos are now more of a collectors item that a puzzle for every day use anyway! :wink:


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Ed,

Maybe you could make an order for rainbow cubes like you did for the Gerdig UFO, I would like to try my hand at a Dino cube but Rainbow cubes aren't easy to come by and I traded mine away.


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7 colors or 14?


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I got one from Hendrik Haaks shop for alot less but I might have payed that if I hadn't already bought one. And I still might just to make a dino from it.


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The fact that the Rainbow is an easy puzzle doesn't change that it's somewhat uncommon and difficult to obtain. You have to balance that with its simplicity. Would it not be worth $30 to be able to hand a novice a puzzle that might just raise their interest in other puzzles?

Being primarily a collector of mechanical variants it surprises me someTimes how much money people will spend on the same puzzle over and over. I'd rather have one rainbow and one rubik's cube rather than twenty cubes with a different national flag on each puzzle.

So yea, I think $30 is reasonable for a puzzle that is mechanically different from everything else, short of a true collector's piece that is worth several hundred. :D

Besides, for the REALLY ambitious you can always try to turn that into a clone of Mr. Okamoto's work, the Lattice Cube.

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