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 Post subject: Selling the Rubiks Hub (Ended)
PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:33 pm 
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My Rubik's Hűb has hit ebay.

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ebay link: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :MESELX:IT

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:43 am 
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Good luck Heiowge! Maybe next time you could extend the USB part into a cubic shape and use them as a replacement of the center pieces. That way the 'puzzle' (If you can call it that) would be cubic and still function the same. Food for thought.

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:21 am 
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The original plan was to set the USB sockets in the centres. It was down to the cables' lengths after the cube had been assembled. Since it was glued, it would have caused more problems to fix. It's one of those mods that lends much to hindsight. As you say, maybe next time...

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 10:37 pm 
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You need to make a Crazy 3x3x3 hub so that the centres remain safely untwisted.

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub
PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:13 pm 
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Works nicely with this little gizmo 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub
PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:25 am 
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ndiamond wrote:
You need to make a Crazy 3x3x3 hub so that the centres remain safely untwisted.


I actually thought about using a void cube for that. I've got an idea on how to get past the twisty centres, but I've not the skill to make the parts. Plus I'd need to find a very thin hub or learn how to make one.

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub (about a day and a half left!)
PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:44 am 
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Down to the last day and a half and still no bids. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub (2 Hours left!!!)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:28 pm 
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Getting really worried now, with 2 hours left and still no bids. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub (Unsold.)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:38 pm 
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It didn't sell. I'm not gonna bother relisting it. £9.99 was pretty much my break even point. I'm not going to sell it at a loss. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub (Unsold.)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:53 am 
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Such a shame. Nevermind though, you still have six USB ports for yourself! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub (Unsold.)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:17 am 
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Only 4 port I'm afraid. Never mind. Thanks for the thoughts.

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub (Unsold.)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:28 am 
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A friend persuaded me to relist it. Here's the new link and a new starting price of £0.99

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... :MESELX:IT

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub (Relisted.)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:22 pm 
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I wish someone would place a bid. I've still no bidders at 99p. It's pretty soul destroying. :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub (Relisted.)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:03 pm 
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heiowge wrote:
I wish someone would place a bid. I've still no bidders at 99p. It's pretty soul destroying. :cry:


Here's why I think no one is buying it:

It's listed as a USB hub, but you have a disclaimer that it could destroy my computer, and that it's for ornamental purposes only. I can't use it as a hub and I can't use it as a cube. At least with a Rubik's Cube Kleenex box or salt shaker, they are able to be used as such.

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub (Relisted.)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:47 am 
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There's nothing wrong with the hub.

The disclaimer is against it overheating. I'm not covered for misuse so I've done what most people would and stated that once you decide to plug it in, you're on your own. The thing works fine with my PC, just as my vid shows.

As for it being listed as a Hub, I paid to list it as a cube as well. When I relisted it, I didn't change those options, just the price.

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub (4 hours left)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 4:05 am 
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4 hours left. Happy bidding. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub (4 hours left)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:55 am 
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I finally have a bid for the hub. Hopefully it will go for more than the 99p it's on. But with only 30 minutes left, I doubt it. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub (Ended)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:27 am 
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I had a second bid!!! It went for a grand total of £1.04!!! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Selling the Rubiks Hub (Ended)
PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:52 am 
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:lol: :lol: :lol: I honestly did bid higher!

I figure, I'm already killing my old girl, I may as well add a funky brainstick connector box to her and let her die fashionably!

Thanks for the warning that it may destroy my computer (as if I need any help in that department) :lol: :lol:

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