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How much money have you spent so far on cubing?

Fawn

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probably less than $150 dollars. It really bugs me when slow people have more cubes than me(I average 15, talking about people who are in the 20s), how bout you guys? I mean like some people on youtube get new cubes every week and they spend so much time on those new cubes that they don't improve their times at all. thats okay for puzzle collectors but these people are "speedcubers"
No fun allowed. Pro cubers only.
 

Fawn

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All things considered, like puzzles and stickers and lube, etc... Around $250.
 

arcio1

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Same as Ottozing, my parents often give me money for comps :)
I think I have spent about 4000PLN on comps so far. I don't really spend money on puzzles, I just bought some of them in the beginning, practised and won the rest on comps :)
 

KiwiCuber

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Well, a lot.

Cubes: easily NZ$1200

Accessories (stickers, lube etc): at least NZ$100

Comps: My only two comps + one more in two weeks
-New Zealand to Las vegas = NZ$2500 (hotel, flights, insurance etc. Probably cost more than this)
-Wellington to Auckland = NZ$150 (cheapest options everywhere)
-Next comp is 10 minutes drive away so NZ$25 registration fee

Total = NZ$3975 (or more) approx US$3500
 

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Maybe ~£150, mostly from TheCubicle.us at Christmas. That order was, iirc, $138. That's a bit more than last Christmas when the only cubing present I got was a Rubik's Brand. I've only been to one competition, but as we were going to London anyway and our family stayed with some friends we knew before we moved down here, I'm not include anything but the cost of the competition.
 

Mikel

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In the thousands including airfare, hotels, and gas. If you were to count how much my insurance paid for the car accident I was in on my way to a cubing competition, it would be in the tens of thousands.
 

kcl

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In the thousands including airfare, hotels, and gas. If you were to count how much my insurance paid for the car accident I was in on my way to a cubing competition, it would be in the tens of thousands.
And also how much did you pay for the broken arm?

I would estimate probably $200-300 on cubes if you don't count trips to comps.
 

Roman

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Pretty interesting thread.
Whe I started cubing, I bought puzzles regulary. My collection is now in my parent's house, and it includes teraminx, 2x2-11x11 (except 8x8), 20 cubes that I bought for MBLD and other 20+ different twisty puzzles (each of them are ~$10). I guess the collection costs around $400-$700.
First trip to Moscow for cubing was $700, second was around that. I don't know what other costs I should include. Total sum is approximately $2000.
 
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