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 Post subject: Looking for DIY
PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 10:08 pm 
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Hello everyone, i've decided to finally stop being lazy and get myself a DIY!

ok, so a few questions- does anyoen here have an ebay store that they sell DIY's on? it will be easier to convince parents to buy off a store than off a person :wink:

also, is there such thing as getting a DIY to the United States for under $20? i'm looking for a good white DIY with good center caps that won't be flying off all the time. (i have bad habit of dropping cube...)

finally, is there such thing as a green DIY with good center caps? lol that would be awesome to have, altho if i can't find one i'm going for a white one.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:08 am 
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Well you can get a Black DIY from http://www.rubiks.com for under 20...not white though...

I think finder can get you a white one for under 20, barely...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:43 am 
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how good are the Rubik's ones tho? i've heard that they aren't very good compared to what everyone else is offering.

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they aren't as good as finder's and such, but they are under 20


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ok, i'm pretty sure i'm going to go with finders, as long as i can convince a parent to buy off him.

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Ok we've discussed Finder in multiple threads but I will put my feedback here since I got my puzzles from him on Thursday.

My paypal e-check cleared with finder on 12/22. I paid for the airmail service. Package was shipped on 12/23 and was registered mail with a tracking number. I received the puzzles on 1/4/06. Delivery time to the US was 12 days. So without counting Christmas and New Years holidays, it took 7 business days.

I ordered his megaminx which is over way better quality than I expected. Nice durable tile like stickers (sorta like the tiles you get from cubesmith.) I also got a masters magic. The strings on the magic are very tight. The printing of the magic could be better, but it will do.

Since neither the megaminx nor the master magic is available new ATM, I didn't feel as bad about buying clone products and still plan on buying a megaminx from mefferts when they become available.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:44 pm 
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finder sells master magics?


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Yes. I was confused at first but I think Finder is the same guy as Cubefans on ebay. When I made payment, it went to Puzzle Finder so I think they are one in the same. You can find his ebay shop at http://stores.ebay.com.cn/cubefans.

Please note they are clones so the background isn't exactly silver, but more of a gray color. Still a nice puzzle for $15 plus shipping.

He also sells the 16-panel chess magic for $20.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 5:58 pm 
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so Cubefans (eBay) = Finder (forums) are you sure?


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No I'm not sure. The only thing that made me feel this way is his paypal name was Puzzle Finder.

I think I still have the packaging at home which contained his name. If somebody who has ordered from Finder here can verify his name from their package, we can find out easily.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:32 pm 
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ya...i still have the packaging too...


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why doesn't somebody just PM Finder and ask him?? or email him if it's that important to you, lol.

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What the difference between Finder's and Rubik's?


Edit: These are competition legal right?

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finders are supposed to be ALOT better than rubik's, according to many.

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wonder why...what about cubefans from ebay, I have one of his DIY cubes, it isn't all that bad really.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:26 am 
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Yeah, and if finder was thinking about buying from him, wouldn't that mean that he knows that they are the same kind of DIY.

I mean...he doesn't make these himself..I'm just confused.

Black market rubik's cubes!

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lol, for all those hardcore cubers, dressed in old raggedy clothes, cubing in town square to try to earn a little cash to buy..........*GASP* new stickers!

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so anyone know the difference between finder's and cubefan's cubes?


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cubefans's screws are not threaded the whole way down, only at the bottom, that is good, finder's on the other hand, are 100% threaded. bad...


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cuben00b wrote:
cubefans's screws are not threaded the whole way down, only at the bottom, that is good, finder's on the other hand, are 100% threaded. bad...


That's not true. I had purchased both styles (good for speedcubing, and not good for speedcubing) from Finder, and they both use screws with only the ends threaded.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:53 pm 
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when i purchased my diy cubes from rubik, they too came with both threaded and partly threaded screws. Assumingthe partly threade were better, i used these first, but soon found that they would ot tighten enough and my cube turned out terrible, popping nearly every turn. I switched them with the fully threaded ones and they work perfectly and can be tightened or lossened to my full preference. So i would say definately give them a shot, becaus ethey really don't make that much of a difference except that you can tighten them more. :D


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