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Cheap cubes made in China

Postby Skibur3x3 » Thu May 27, 2010 4:30 am

Why are Rubiks cube made with such cheap disgusting quality ? First day of purchase stickers are pealing off 2 weeks later colours are fading and looks completely knackered this not acceptable for £10 where can I purchase a quality cube to stand the test of time???
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Re: Cheap cubes made in China

Postby borginator2 » Thu May 27, 2010 10:56 am

Are you sure it was a genuine rubiks cube?  There are a lot of fakes coming out of china atm.
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Re: Cheap cubes made in China

Postby Blue » Thu May 27, 2010 11:20 am

I think it has to do with the type of stickers on it, the same thing happened to my anniversary cube (I don't know where it's made), the only thing left on it now is the silver side and the rest is all white.  But that took me a month for that to happen. That is why I like the PVC stickers better, it doesn't do that, the only downside is it might slide off the face of the cube.


 

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Re: Cheap cubes made in China

Postby televisionczar » Fri May 28, 2010 1:00 am

buy high quality stickers from cubesmith.com
single/avgof5 2x2: 4.23/6.69 3x3: 13.98/18.35 4x4: 1:18.97/1:29.54 5x5:2:07.69/2:24.92 6x6 4:25.96/DNF 7x7 6:18.65/DNF
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Re: Cheap cubes made in China

Postby michaeljt » Fri May 28, 2010 3:02 am

If it was a genuine Rubiks cube the colours don't fade. The stickers might peal after a lot of use but not usually 2 weeks!! Where did you buy it and are you sure it is a real Rubiks product?

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Re: Cheap cubes made in China

Postby Blue » Fri May 28, 2010 11:09 am

 I don't know about the OP, but in my case, the colours did faded, but it was only after the tape or the top layer of clear laminent peeled off the other part of the sticker.  It happened in stages first the clear laminent got 'dogs ears' then it scrolled up then it peeled off, which left the colour pigment exposed, and it was only a matter of time the colour rubbed of the rest of the sticker - and the cube was an official Anniversary Rubik's Cube bought at K-Mart. 


They tell you on the site how many rubs a sticker can endure.  One can only tolerate 750,000 rubs while the other has a 250,000,000 rub life.  I'm not questioning their stats but there can be cases where the sticker does not live up the it's potential estimated rub life. So in short I believe the OP.

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Re: Cheap cubes made in China

Postby Skibur3x3 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 1:47 am

Cubesmith looks good do they have a branch in the UK?
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Re: Cheap cubes made in China

Postby borginator2 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:32 am

No branches anywhere, but lots of puzzle shops stock them.
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Re: Cheap cubes made in China

Postby Skibur3x3 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 12:29 am

What excellent service just received my quality speed glow in dark cube from Puzl.co.uk with 2 sets of quality PVC stickers 1st class next day delivery standard postage. Makes cubing such a joy smooth and efficient turns skimming a whole minute of my completion time. Although I must say trying to put the stickers on straight is harder than actually completing the cube itself Lol 
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Re: Cheap cubes made in China

Postby borginator2 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 3:38 am

Puzl are my favourite online cubing shop.  What I pay extra for the puzzle (because of high UK taxes and costs), I make back in low shipping cost (and not just because I live 20 miles away from them) and rapid delivery speed.  Plus the puzzles tend to be better quality than a lot of places.
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