# How much money have you spent so far on cubing?

#### calekewbs

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Well, I have no clue how much I spent in the past, I recently got back into cubing. I actually just spent around $60-$70 yesterday on some new stuff though.

#### SnackeyG

$90.35 since I started about 3 months ago. I'm waiting on Moyu's Skewb and 5x5 right now. #### GamerEliza ##### Member 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

#### Antonie faz fan

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Puzzles-stickers-lube =250€+
Flights- hotels- comps= 1000€+

#### cmhardw

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

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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

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Total amount spent on cubing: ~ $14,460 USD Wow... That's a lot more than I expected! #### cmhardw ##### Premium Member 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.
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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

#### a small kitten

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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.

#### Ulbert

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Don't really know how much I have spent on cubing whatsoever but I know I have spent way to much on lube >