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Adu

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Hi I live in la and am looking for a cuber for my kid 10 bday party in person. I wanted to have an interactive class where the kids see the amazing speed the cubes can be solved. I am not sure if this is the right place to start but I wanted to give it a try.
 

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Hi I live in la and am looking for a cuber for my kid 10 bday party in person. I wanted to have an interactive class where the kids see the amazing speed the cubes can be solved. I am not sure if this is the right place to start but I wanted to give it a try.
How late will the party be? I can push as far as 8 pm PST, but I am having a track meet, so yeah.
 

Adu

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Hi the party will be from 4-7 pm in Torrence California . It has to be in person only . I would need someone maybe be for 2 hours.

Sorry I would want in person cause we plan to give the rubik cube as return gifts to all the kids.
Also I was planning to buy like 50 new cubes.
If anyone is selling in bulk I would be interested or I was thinking to order from Amazon.
Would appreciate any recommendation for which brand should I get. Would need the basic one 3x3
Thank you guys
 

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So for ordering it depends on how good of a cube you would want as a party favor. First I highly would recommend ordering from thecubicle.com using discount code CUBEHEAD for a HUGE discount. Depending on how much money you want to spend on party favors, you could buy 50 of these https://www.thecubicle.com/collections/3x3-speed-cubes/products/yuxin-little-magic-3x3 and they are like 5 dollars each if you are looking for a cheaper option I would recommend getting a keychain cube that the kids could put on their backpacks. https://www.thecubicle.com/collections/3x3-speed-cubes/products/mfjs-meilong-mini-3x3-keychain-cube-3-0cm

However, if you are looking for a cube for a present I highly recommend the rs3m 2020 as it is a good cube to get into cubing: https://www.thecubicle.com/collections/3x3-speed-cubes/products/moyu-rs3-m-2020

I hope this helps also amazon sells the WORST cubes on planet earth, also, also there is a cool documentary on Netflix on speedcubing that I would highly recommend watching.
 

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So for ordering it depends on how good of a cube you would want as a party favor. First I highly would recommend ordering from thecubicle.com using discount code CUBEHEAD for a HUGE discount. Depending on how much money you want to spend on party favors, you could buy 50 of these https://www.thecubicle.com/collections/3x3-speed-cubes/products/yuxin-little-magic-3x3 and they are like 5 dollars each if you are looking for a cheaper option I would recommend getting a keychain cube that the kids could put on their backpacks. https://www.thecubicle.com/collections/3x3-speed-cubes/products/mfjs-meilong-mini-3x3-keychain-cube-3-0cm

However, if you are looking for a cube for a present I highly recommend the rs3m 2020 as it is a good cube to get into cubing: https://www.thecubicle.com/collections/3x3-speed-cubes/products/moyu-rs3-m-2020

I hope this helps also amazon sells the WORST cubes on planet earth, also, also there is a cool documentary on Netflix on speedcubing that I would highly recommend watching.
You can buy from thecubicle in bulk, which would be a good deal cheaper.
 
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So for ordering it depends on how good of a cube you would want as a party favor. First I highly would recommend ordering from thecubicle.com using discount code CUBEHEAD for a HUGE discount. Depending on how much money you want to spend on party favors, you could buy 50 of these https://www.thecubicle.com/collections/3x3-speed-cubes/products/yuxin-little-magic-3x3 and they are like 5 dollars each if you are looking for a cheaper option I would recommend getting a keychain cube that the kids could put on their backpacks. https://www.thecubicle.com/collections/3x3-speed-cubes/products/mfjs-meilong-mini-3x3-keychain-cube-3-0cm

However, if you are looking for a cube for a present I highly recommend the rs3m 2020 as it is a good cube to get into cubing: https://www.thecubicle.com/collections/3x3-speed-cubes/products/moyu-rs3-m-2020

I hope this helps also amazon sells the WORST cubes on planet earth, also, also there is a cool documentary on Netflix on speedcubing that I would highly recommend watching.

I would recommend that you use discount code "FAR" as they both save you 5% but Fahmi is objectively cooler than Cubehead.

I would instead recommend the loyal Qiyi MS, not only is it an entire dollar cheaper but it has higher quality plastics and turns beautifully and I've mained it longer than the RS3M2020 has existed.

Amazon sells good cubes like the Qiyi MS and the Valk Elite but they'll overcharge you and possibly scam you.
 

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Have you thought about what you would want the cuber to do for 2 hours? That is quite a long time for kids to be entertained by someone solving a cube.

Will you be incorporating some sort of educational portion? Maybe distribute the 3x3's and have the cuber spend time trying to teach them a beginner method.

As for the 3x3's to buy, the majority of the kids will probably stop playing with them after a few days, so I wouldn't go too crazy. The yuxin little magic 3x3 is $4.99 for (1), but drops to $4.25 if you are buying in bulk from the TheCubicle.

Although you can get ok puzzles from Amazon, I agree with others that you should buy from an actual cube store so it supports the community. The two biggest U.S based stores are:

Speedcubeshop.com
Thecubicle.com

Both are great stores and will be happy to help you with great customer service. Perhaps give us more of an idea about what you are looking for out of a cubing entertainer and how much you want to spend on the puzzles.
 

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You can buy Meilongs for much cheaper from China (about $1 per cube) but it will take like 2 months to arrive so I would order meilongs (cheapest decent cube) from Cubicle or SpeedCubeShop as they will give you actual customer service.
 

Adu

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Thank you for all the suggestions. Will defiantly buy the cubes from the community and support them. As far as the cuber for 2 hours .. I was actually planning to have kids interact with him and also have like a beginner hands on class . Once I find someone local then we could go over the details and discuss what other things can be done. If someone can help me find a person for the birthday party that would be great
 

Theoruff

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Thank you for all the suggestions. Will defiantly buy the cubes from the community and support them. As far as the cuber for 2 hours .. I was actually planning to have kids interact with him and also have like a beginner hands on class . Once I find someone local then we could go over the details and discuss what other things can be done. If someone can help me find a person for the birthday party that would be great
This might be kinda dumb but you could learn how to solve a 2x2 go to a comp in CA and try to recruit there.
 

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I can vouch for cubicle.com and speedcubeshop.com they are reliable and they get there fast. Don't order from Amazon. When I first got back into cubing I ordered from amazon and it took weeks for the cube to arrive. Now I order from Cubicle and speedcubeshop. Just bought a twelve pack of twisty puzzles for my 8 year old son and I couldn't be happier.
 
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imagine meeting somone on a site and be like "they live near me they are totally not sus i am going to visit them" but then again this is a cubing forum why would you come here for that
 

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imagine meeting somone on a site and be like "they live near me they are totally not sus i am going to visit them" but then again this is a cubing forum why would you come here for that
Yeah exactly lmao this isn’t the place for it
 

Adu

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I just want to find someone local for a kids birthday party. I tried on yelp but no avail. That’s why I became members in some groups on Facebook and here as well. If there are any suggestions as to where to find some cubers in Los Angeles pls let me know. Thank you
 
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