• Welcome to the Speedsolving.com, home of the web's largest puzzle community!
    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest which gives you limited access to join discussions and access our other features.

    Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community of 35,000+ people from around the world today!

    If you are already a member, simply login to hide this message and begin participating in the community!

How much money have you spent so far on cubing?

Joined
Dec 5, 2013
Messages
16
Likes
0
Location
Manchester, UK
YouTube
ElizaCubes
#46
Since i got the idea into my head to start cubing which was in november 2013, i spent £35 on a few starter cubes (2x2-5x5) & speedcubing book.
Last month i got 2 custom picture cubes from v-cubes.com which was like £30.
This month i've made 2 orders from lightake.com and thecubicle.us
lightake - $76 (more 3x3s, added a pyraminx & megaminx to the collection)
thecubicle - $43 (this was mainly lube stickers & replacement parts. And a new Zhanchi)

So all together since November: Approx $225/£135 ... oh wow
 

LNZ

Premium Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2009
Messages
595
Likes
4
Location
Adelaide, SA
YouTube
Darkangel2347
#49
I think the question here should be re-phrased "How much money have you spent on general twisty puzzles and solving them" instead.

I think one should count cuboids as a peat of the total cost. For example that $8 USD 3x3x2 domino cuboid should count.
 

cmhardw

Premium Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Messages
4,106
Likes
134
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
WCA
2003HARD01
#54
Counting only money I spent, and not counting any help early on from my parents or money from those I traveled with, I estimate I spent:

Travel costs:
- approx. $2000 USD for each of Worlds 2007, 2009, 2011 including all traveling costs.
- approx $450 USD for each of US Nats '04, '06, '08, '10 and Worlds 2005 and 2013
- Approx $350 USD each for 3 competitions
- Approx $250 USD each for 11 competitions
- Approx $100 USD for 2 competitions including Worlds 2003 (my parents paid most of this one)

Total Travel Costs: ~ $12,700 USD

--------------

Puzzles:
3x3s: ~50 cubes at ~$10 each ($500)
4x4s: ~15 cubes at ~$15 each ($225)
5x5: ~15 cubes at ~20 each ($300)
Vcubes: ~5 cubes at ~35 each on average ($175)
Rare/collectibles: ~6 rare puzzles at ~$60 each ($360)
Stickers/Magic strings/Lube: ~$100
Other (Rubik's 360, other misc. puzzles from Barnes and noble): ~10 puzzles at ~$10 each ($100)

Total Puzzles Cost: ~ $1,760 USD

--------------

Total amount spent on cubing: ~ $14,460 USD

Wow... That's a lot more than I expected!
 

cmhardw

Premium Member
Joined
Apr 5, 2006
Messages
4,106
Likes
134
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
WCA
2003HARD01
#56
I think you have won this game :)
I really did not think my amount would be so high. I would have thought thousands, maybe just cracking $10,000. When I sat down to figure it out it really added up quickly! François definitely has me beat though :) It looks like Dene may also.

Easily thousands. Possibly over $10000.
For me it's somewhere in the 5-digit numbers (maybe like 20000 or more), mostly on trains/flights and hotels to go to comps.
...
Dene, I wonder if your amount is also higher than you are thinking. I was thinking that my amount was about what you said in the above quote.

François, that's awesome! Your WCA History Map is impressive!

My bet is that Ron van Bruchem wins this game :)
 
Joined
Jul 21, 2008
Messages
1,627
Likes
25
WCA
2010YUPH01
YouTube
asmallkitten
#58
I don't think businesses will ever actually comment specifically on this, but cubing stores organized as sole proprietorships or partnerships will be extremely competitive if you're talking about spending money on cubing.
 
Top