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 Post subject: Square-3 aka Bump-2 -- 3 hours left!
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:57 pm 
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I have been asked to post this by Sven1991 on the Cube4You forum. He doesn't have access to Twistypuzzles, and asked me to post the following:

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Hi guys

So I can't join twistypuzzles after emailing sandy and some others, so Frank(flambore) helped me out here.

I just made a custom square-3 (bump-2). Its a square-1 with a bump side and cuts like a square-2.
So I need some attention on the ebay auction and I want to know what you guys think of my build!

auction link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170260874823

Happy bidding!


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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:28 pm 
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Tell him it is a very nice, clean build :D

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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2
PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:05 pm 
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He reads the forum, he just can't post to it, so I'm sure he'll see the comments. :)
I agree. Really nice puzzle.


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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:25 am 
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It was removed from eBay (keyword problem??). I've seen it before though, nice puzzle


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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2
PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 8:44 pm 
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They closed it because he used the word Rubik's.

New auction link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170260874823


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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2 Ends 20-09-2008!!!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:21 pm 
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(as requested by Sven)

*bump*

Auction Ends 20-09-2008.

Current bid is only a dollar. I think this is because he had to get rid of the word Rubik's from the description. Now it's not getting the hits he wanted.


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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2 Ends 20-09-2008!!!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 2:49 pm 
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What's this about closing an auction because of using the word Rubik's in the title?
I did the same with my ultramorphix. Is this a violation of some rule? I've seen it done many many times...


Very cool puzzle by the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2 Ends 20-09-2008!!!
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why would they delete it for using the word rubiks?


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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2 Ends 20-09-2008!!!
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The rubiks brand is a trademark. If you use that word, ebay thinks you are implying that you're product is made by rubiks and if it's not then this is a violation of the trademark. However, I believe someone said that if you put it in parenthesis and say something such as "(rubiks-like)" then it's fine because that tells ebay that you aren't trying to say you're item is made by rubiks.

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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2 Ends 20-09-2008!!!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:35 pm 
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Danny Devitt wrote:
"rubiks-like"


Those were exactly the words that I used a couple of years ago.
Ebay still removed my auction. I guess it is also a matter of luck
because I know cases where people used the above terms
without problems, but I also know other cases beside mine
where the auction was removed.

Now if you say "original Rubik's cube which has been modified" they
can't do anything. But then, some buyers may claim it's misleading...
(because it is!)

:?


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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2 1 day left!!!
PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:17 am 
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1 day left!

(Per Sven's request)


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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2 1 day left!!!
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3 hours left, and the price is still low!


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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2 1 day left!!!
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flambore wrote:
3 hours left, and the price is still low!

:( Sorry, I meant to bid on this but didn't check until too late (sounds like I need to keep up with the forum better, I find myself skipping threads these days).

The work that went into this was worth well more than $31, and I hope your friend isn't too put off of puzzle building/selling by the results.

Congrats to the winner for getting quite a deal though.

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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2 -- 3 hours left!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:23 am 
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Yes I agree this auction didn't go as I expected. I figured it would have went a lot higher than it did. Timing seems to be a big thing, and maybe it's a bad time for square 1 mods.


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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2 -- 3 hours left!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:25 am 
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Yea, he's not happy at all with how much it went for.


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 Post subject: Re: Square-3 aka Bump-2 -- 3 hours left!
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flambore wrote:
Yea, he's not happy at all with how much it went for.

Perhaps a reserve, in the future, is warranted. I know some people don't like them, but if I were auctioning a puzzle I think I would strongly consider it.

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