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 Post subject: Back after months, few new puzzles, and update questions
PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:53 pm 
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Hello everybody,
I tried to take a break from puzzle building to pursue other hobbies. Within a week after I decided to put a hold on puzzle building, I end up receiving something like 4 orders. Well, I couldn't refuse. 1x3x4, 1x4x4 and 2x4x4 are stickered by Oliver Nagy. Thorny cube being stickered with stickers from my local antique guns shop (why does a gun shop need a sticker plotter?), the tiny wings need to be super glued down to stay. Sadly, I broke one of the corners on my 5x5x6 stress testing it after I finished it ( :evil: ) and have to remake it.

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I designed it up on Alibre and sent 3 corners to get printed by Shapeways. So when did Shapeways change their layout and wtf is up with the new "$6.50" shipping surcharge? Also, when did TP get spell check?
A few updates,
I am no longer offering 1x3x4's completed for $50 as they aren't profitable when I don't have a large batch of them.
I am offering 1x4x4's and 2x4x4's via private contact.
Thanks,
Tanner Frisby

Edit: On the same note about TP updates, why can't I remove this picture on the bottom called "5x5x6 break" and why can't I view the intended picture above called "5x5x6 and others"?


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 Post subject: Re: Back after months, few new puzzles, and update questions
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:41 pm 
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Andreas Nortmann wrote:
How much for the 2x4x4 ?


I'll ask the same question, along with the 4x4x1. Out of curiosity for everyone's sake, will you stop selling the 1x3x4 altogther, or will you be increasing the price?

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 Post subject: Re: Back after months, few new puzzles, and update questions
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:01 pm 
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Thanks for the comments. I will continue to sell the 1x3x4's, but I can't afford to do it at the price of $50. When I offered the 1x3x4's for $50, I knew I would receive most of my market at that time. The market was 6 people if I can remember. With the new Shapeways pricing, this meant that 1 puzzle = puzzle cost (minus a little as it does register for the density discount) plus $1.50. 6 puzzles = $1.50 plus 1 puzzle at normal price plus 5 puzzles at half price (when I make an stl with 6 1x3x4's in it). That was how I was able to offer a completed puzzle at such a low price to the entire market (almost). However, I recently received an order for one more. I still acknowledged to old price, however, I made very little off of it for the work (stickers, dying, etc) that I had to put into it. So now pricing is on a contact me basis.

As for the other two puzzles (1x4x4, 2x4x4) I would like this to be on a contact me privately basis. This is for a few reasons:
1. I can trace about 80% of my sold collection to 3 people. I really appreciate their repeat buying. For this, and less extreme cases, I give some pricing discounts to people who are repeat buyers.
2. If it is a first printing (i.e. the design is unproven) then I have to ask almost twice as much as I normally would for the puzzle in the case I have to print a V2, however, it is not necessary to charge the same for the design after I know it works. Lets say that the puzzle cost X usd to print, sticker, etc. and I take a percentage Y for profit. The first person who buys the puzzle I might have to charge 2X+Y. Then, once it works, I would be able to come to TP and market it at X+Y. How does that make the first buyer feel?

For reasons similar to those above, I would like these puzzles to remain on a "contact me privately" basis.

Thanks,
Tanner Frisby

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 Post subject: Re: Back after months, few new puzzles, and update questions
PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:31 pm 
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And where have you planned on writing "I have permission to sell 4x4x2 and 4x4x1"??
Because last time I checked you never got it from me.

You asked me long ago about the 1x3x4, but nothing on the others..

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 Post subject: Re: Back after months, few new puzzles, and update questions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:06 pm 
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olz wrote:
And where have you planned on writing "I have permission to sell 4x4x2 and 4x4x1"??
Because last time I checked you never got it from me.

You asked me long ago about the 1x3x4, but nothing on the others..

After a few pm's back and fourth it turned out that the 4x4x2 has no other similarity to mine exept beeing a 4x4x2.
However the 4x4x1 is to similar to mine for Steryne to sell it.

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 Post subject: Re: Back after months, few new puzzles, and update questions
PostPosted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:15 pm 
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Steryne wrote:
Thorny cube being stickered with stickers from my local antique guns shop (why does a gun shop need a sticker plotter?), the tiny wings need to be super glued down to stay.
Ahhh... haven't seen Thorny Cube in a while. I'd LOVE to see more pictures when its fully stickered and maybe a video. Curious to hear someone elses impression.

Thanks,
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