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 Post subject: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Hello all,

I made an account sometime ago, with the purpose of transitioning from speedcubing into modding/collecting/solving different twisty puzzles, anyhow I finally have reason to post,

Is this site legitimate? (http://www.puzzlemaster.ca/)

Thanks in advance

Edit: what would you guys recommend for a cuboid, I can solve a 2x3x3 and a 3x3x4


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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:55 pm 
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If you can solve the 3x3x2 and 3x3x4, you can pretty much solve any of the 3x3xN puzzles. I would recommend a shape shifting puzzle. 2x2x4 is a good start, but it's not much of a challenge. 2x3x4 is a lot a fun, though!

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:04 pm 
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I've ordered from them before and got my puzzles in less than a week with no damage to the parcel. I live in the US. Does that help?

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:17 pm 
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It is very legitimate. There are no KO's at the store, and my orders always come quickly and without problems.

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:26 pm 
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Yep, Puzzle Master is perfectly legitimate. They are easily one of the largest (in terms of stock and variety) online mechanical puzzle retailers out there at the moment, and also one of the most reliable that I have ever dealt with. The owner (Allan Stein) is also a puzzler and puzzle designer himself, which is always a good thing in my experience.

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
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I was only on that site today. Found some rubbishy looking 1x2x5 cuboids I had never seen before here.
As for choosing a cuboid try here. I recommend Tom's 4x4x6. Best factory produced cuboid ever.

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:32 pm 
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Tony Fisher wrote:
I was only on that site today. Found some rubbishy looking 1x2x5 cuboids I had never seen before here. As for choosing a cuboid try here.

Those "rubbishy looking" 1x2x5's that you've "never seen" before are very similar (actually identical!) to ones on your own Tony Fisher share page of recommended cuboids Tony!!


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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:40 am 
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Zzupler wrote:
Tony Fisher wrote:
I was only on that site today. Found some rubbishy looking 1x2x5 cuboids I had never seen before here. As for choosing a cuboid try here.

Those "rubbishy looking" 1x2x5's that you've "never seen" before are very similar (actually identical!) to ones on your own Tony Fisher share page of recommended cuboids Tony!!

Yes, now they are. It was while searching for updates that I found them.

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Zzupler wrote:
Tony Fisher wrote:
I was only on that site today. Found some rubbishy looking 1x2x5 cuboids I had never seen before here. As for choosing a cuboid try here.

Those "rubbishy looking" 1x2x5's that you've "never seen" before are very similar (actually identical!) to ones on your own Tony Fisher share page of recommended cuboids Tony!!
BTW I modded one of these "rubbishy" (they are quite poor) puzzles into a proportional one here.

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
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Gus wrote:
BTW I modded one of these "rubbishy" (they are quite poor) puzzles into a proportional one here.

Another thread I missed some how.

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:09 am 
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I was wondering about the Golden Eggs on Puzzlemaster, they seem to cheap to be OK, I thought it were KO ?
But as I read here that Puzzlemaster does not sell KO, then they must be OK. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
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Tony Fisher wrote:
.... I recommend Tom's 4x4x6. Best factory produced cuboid ever.
I quite agree with this statement. The Ayi's 4x4x5 and 5x5x4 are not bad either.
From a challenge point of view, I recommend TomZ's 3x4x5. Some have reported poor turning, but after breaking it in, it is quite OK. (Not as nicely turning as the Shapeways original, though.)

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
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mixer wrote:
I was wondering about the Golden Eggs on Puzzlemaster, they seem to cheap to be OK, I thought it were KO ?
But as I read here that Puzzlemaster does not sell KO, then they must be OK. :mrgreen:

Yes they are legit. A few colours are still available. I haven't checked but there might even be some left on Mefferts also.

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:23 pm 
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I bought the coloured Mefferts Golden Eggs from Puzzlemaster.ca and I they are 100% the genuine item, not KO. One of the last places I found selling them.

Service and shipping from Puzzlemaster.ca was exceptional (to the UK it took only 4-5 days).


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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:59 pm 
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Thanks, I will order one at Puzzlemaster before they are sold out, Mefferts does not have them anymore.

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:46 am 
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mixer wrote:
I was wondering about the Golden Eggs on Puzzlemaster, they seem to cheap to be OK, I thought it were KO ?
But as I read here that Puzzlemaster does not sell KO, then they must be OK. :mrgreen:
If you suspect something is KO please check with the moderators first.
These are in his Meffert section so I really doubt they are not authentic. I've met Alan (the owner) at IPP and he didn't strike me as the type to engage in such a deception.
As for price I would guess he perhaps bought a few too many and they aren't selling so fast. It isn't uncommon for people to discount items that aren't moving (look to the lower right for discounts in Sandy's store).

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:44 am 
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Sorry !

Just ordered a yellow 'Golden Egg'. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:58 pm 
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Just to add my two cents. If Allen does have KO's it would definately be an accident. He is not the type of guy to do that. It's a great site. I've gotten many puzzles from him.

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 Post subject: Re: Site legitimacy question
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:46 pm 
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Thanks for the responses! As it happens, there is a mf8 2x3x4 on there, which I ordered alongside my green golden egg and pillowed Dino cube. Can't wait!


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