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 Post subject: Check out this Ebay auction
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2001 11:30 am 
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I stumbled upon this on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?MfcISAPICommand=ViewItem&item=1447066293

Doug.


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 Post subject: rubik style art
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2001 5:50 pm 
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It looks like you could make this sculpture for under
$100.


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 Post subject: Not available at the Dollar Tree !
PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2001 5:59 pm 
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I wonder how much this "piece of art" would be worth if,
instead of Rubik Cubes, it was made out of 15 Dogics !!!
You can "Buy I Now "for 15 000 $ (for a piece of steel + 15 cubes.)
(the cubes are 600 $ each, which is 60 times the average price of a Rubik's cube)
Now multiply 60 x 350$ the average price of a Dogic on ebay, then by 15, voila 315 000 $

How did they set the 15 000$ price tag ?
Maybe they calculated that if 1 Rubik's cube is worth 10 $, and since it"s a cube they multiplied it by 3
10 $ x 10 $ x 10 $ = 1 000 $ a cube, then they multiplied that amount by the numbers of cubes (15) = 15 000 $ !!!

Michael
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 Post subject: Oops!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2001 8:11 am 
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Actualy there is 25 cubes instead of 15 in this "Piece of Art" , so the "Dogic" version would cost: 525000 $ !!!
Michael
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 Post subject: You forgot one thing
PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2001 4:53 pm 
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I think the important thing to consider here is the worth of the "industrial ventilation grill". I'm no expert on industrial ventilation grills but I'm fairly sure I can tell a quality one when I see one.

Maybe the cubes really are worth just $250 and the grill is worth $14 750. If this is true, it was a pretty good find. Imagine the number of dogics he could buy with the profits!

I would like to go, find his artwork, and solve all the cubes while noone is looking.


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 Post subject: But is it ART?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2001 9:44 pm 
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I bet he has used a strong epoxy to bind the cubes
to the framework.

Or the "cubes" are really hand carved blockes of solid wood with colored stickers that fool you into thinking
they are plastic Rubik's cubes. Just think of how much
time it took to carve each one, and to arrange the colors in just the right pattern.


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 Post subject: You forgot another thing.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2001 11:02 pm 
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At the very bottom it says free shipping + INSTALLATION BY ARTIST. Included in your price is air fare, hotel, food, entertainment, autograph of the artist, the list goes on. Maybe someone else should do something like this but use a different puzzle. A good way to pay for a vaction around the world.


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 Post subject: Not at 15 grand it aint!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2001 9:44 pm 
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GACK! It's pretty cute but not at that price. Maybe we could all pitch in for it.

That's not a bad display case though, eh?


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