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how many 3x3's is too many?

Dene

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I can count 6 on my desk. I have probably about 10 more in my wardrobe. I don't use them all, but I don't do multi. I guess you would say "too many" is when you have absolutely no need for some.
 

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I have quite a few myself, although I've made a point of not counting because it'll make me depressed. How many is too many? If it gets to the point that you can't keep them all in once place (ie: the storage bin is overfilling, you can't stop stepping on them, etc.), then it's time to reconsider. Myself, I was originally getting multiples for back-ups in case they got worn out, but with the number of cubes I possess, I will never be able to wear them all out.

Hence, my actual motivator is mostly for testing purposes and for collecting, and through the course of my buying career, I've picked up some really good ones (the old Type As from Cube4You), some that became pretty good over time (25th anniversary store-boughts), and some that were incredibly good value (cheap DIY kits from Dealextreme). I've also learned which ones are overpriced (authentic Japanese Speedcubing Kit, Studio Cube with flat centers).

As to what I do with them when I'm done...I've sold a few of them to people who were interested in taking up the hobby, so they ask if I happen to have extras of a certain type, or I gave them away if there was a particularly worthy cause (I gave a few to the street kids of Brasil).

As long as you really enjoy what you're doing, who cares how many you have?
 

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I can keep all my cubes in a normal shoebox (that means all my puzzles). So maybe half of the thing is devoted to other puzzles (2x2x2, 4x4x4, 5x5x5, Megaminx, square-1, etc.) and then half for 3x3x3s. That's not actually that many compared to some, I have only about 4 3x3x3s.
 

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I can keep all my cubes in a normal shoebox (that means all my puzzles). So maybe half of the thing is devoted to other puzzles (2x2x2, 4x4x4, 5x5x5, Megaminx, square-1, etc.) and then half for 3x3x3s. That's not actually that many compared to some, I have only about 4 3x3x3s.

depends how big of shoe do you wear lol
 

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I also have "a lot" of 3x3x3s. Cubes need to be broken in before you can really see if they are good or not. When you get to the point that you have too many cubes so you don't have the cubing time to break them in, then there is not so much use buying more.

I have a few cubes that were not so good out of the box, but I still now don't have enough time to properly break them in.
 

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Damn it.
 
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xXzaKerXx

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If I had a million dollars, I'd build a pool full of... 3x3's?

If I had a million dollars, I would save nine hundred and ninety-nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight dollars( correct me if I'm wrong, I think this is how you read it) and spend 200 bucks on V-cubes.:)

Anyway, it's just my opinion.

I have ~6 3x3s, which I think was quite a waste of money because I did not use them. It people like Chuck and Dennis have 50, it's considered reasonable because they do Multi all the time. It sounds like those people who posted earlier on, but that's how I look at it.
 
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