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 Post subject: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:58 pm 
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I got the email that they are finally available for pre-order and will ship in about 14 days. I ordered mine :)


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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:03 pm 
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Thanks for the news,
I also pre-ordered both, can't wait! :D
The picture for the golden chopstick looks better.
Maybe it's because of the lighting or maybe the golden coating is not as good on a curved surface like Natutilus.
I'm so happy that I didn't order the regular versions or else I wouldn't have the money!

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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:27 am 
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Has anyone heard if these have started shipping yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:35 pm 
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I received my Gold Nautilus today. Not sure when the Chopsticks will ship. The plating is far from perfect with lots of thin areas as well as chips. Very similar to the electroplating that was done for the metalized Golden Cubes. All in all, not super impressive. I probably wouldn't pay extra for this again.


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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:32 am 
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Yesterday, I received my Golden Nautilus. It looks pretty flawless to me.

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When you enlarge it and see any flaws it's probably on my photo but not on the puzzle :)

I think, I'll just put it into a cabinet and scramble and solve the coloured version.

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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:13 pm 
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Has anyone got their golden chopstick yet?
/Andreas Andersson


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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:35 pm 
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andand wrote:
Has anyone got their golden chopstick yet?
/Andreas Andersson
I ordered both on March 1st and got so far the Golden Nautilus on March 27th.
No Golden Chopstick yet.
I wrote an email to Mefferts today.

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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:07 pm 
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This is what I got from Uwe
Uwe Meffert wrote:
Hello Konrad,

After checking I was informed by my secretary that the first batch of Golden Chopsticks had a lot of bubbles and had to be re-done, the plating will be finished by Friday and I hope we can send them out after assembly sometime next week. The Golden Gear Ball should also be ready around that time.

Happy Puzzling
-Uwe
Uwe asked me to inform you here.

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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 1:16 pm 
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My gold Chopsticks arrived today. While they are better than the gold Nautilus there are still a number of blemishes in the plating. I'm glad that I didn't order the gold Gear Ball.


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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 3:59 pm 
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Here's a golden family photo (excluding the Golden Egg which I do not own):


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I think between the three of them the Golden Gear Ball looks the best.
Although I do wish they had electroplated the inside as well. Or at least the internal mechanisms that are visible.


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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 9:49 pm 
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Volitar Prime wrote:
My gold Chopsticks arrived today. While they are better than the gold Nautilus there are still a number of blemishes in the plating. I'm glad that I didn't order the gold Gear Ball.


Stupid me forgot to order the golden chopsticks the same time I ordered the golden gear ball. So today I only got that. I ordered the chopsticks last week.

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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 9:52 am 
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Does anyone happen to know if the Jade Club is still taking orders for the Golden Gear Ball?

When I log in, the pre-order purchase button does not appear for the Golden Gear Ball (although it does for all the other puzzles including the Golden Chopsticks and Golden Nautilus).

I switched browsers and tried again, but still the same result.


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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 1:03 pm 
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aleutien wrote:
Does anyone happen to know if the Jade Club is still taking orders for the Golden Gear Ball?

When I log in, the pre-order purchase button does not appear for the Golden Gear Ball (although it does for all the other puzzles including the Golden Chopsticks and Golden Nautilus).

I switched browsers and tried again, but still the same result.


My guess is that it's a glitch on their part I doubt that they would already have run out.
Maybe email them?...

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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2013 9:29 pm 
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Just received all three of mine. The golden gear ball is by far my favorite. What a great puzzle! Definitely recommend this!

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 7:59 am 
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I have got all three too:
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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Volitar Prime wrote:
My gold Chopsticks arrived today. While they are better than the gold Nautilus there are still a number of blemishes in the plating. I'm glad that I didn't order the gold Gear Ball.


I got my golden gear ball first and it has no scuffs or blemishes on it. On the other hand...my golden chopsticks do.

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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2013 2:32 am 
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I'm sorry, but this is the email I got back from Uwe regarding the Golden Gear Ball
Uwe Meffert wrote:
Hello Konrad,

Yes they are completely sold out and will not be repeated as I had to subsidized all of them with a lot more money then I originally had budgeted for.
I am glad that you like them.

-Uwe
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I asked Uwe about the number of Golden Gear Balls made and about Jade puzzles. Here is his reply
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Hallo Konrad.

Thanks for the inquiry, you can invite your friend as VIP Member and of course we still include the two painted Jade puzzles free, these will never be sold.
We made 100 of each Golden Chopsticks, Gear Ball and Nautilus these will not be reproduced as it is a very costly process with a high defective rate the gold bubbles up on the ABS surface.

Happy Puzzling
-Uwe

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 Post subject: Re: Jade Club Gold Chopsticks and Gold Nautilus
PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 10:17 am 
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Konrad wrote:
I'm sorry, but this is the email I got back from Uwe regarding the Golden Gear Ball
Uwe Meffert wrote:
Hello Konrad,

Yes they are completely sold out and will not be repeated as I had to subsidized all of them with a lot more money then I originally had budgeted for.
I am glad that you like them.

-Uwe
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I asked Uwe about the number of Golden Gear Balls made and about Jade puzzles. Here is his reply
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Hallo Konrad.

Thanks for the inquiry, you can invite your friend as VIP Member and of course we still include the two painted Jade puzzles free, these will never be sold.
We made 100 of each Golden Chopsticks, Gear Ball and Nautilus these will not be reproduced as it is a very costly process with a high defective rate the gold bubbles up on the ABS surface.

Happy Puzzling
-Uwe


Hello, thanks again for this info. I do not care about if there is a bubble on the ABS surface. Any blemish at the plated finishing is not so bad, i know that if was flawless would be beautiful, but some little imperfection will not reduce the great look that it has. So if you have a Golden GearBall and is not satisfied with yours, please PM me and sell me your goldengear ball :lol:


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