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Thinking of starting a cube store in Melbourne

Would you buy from an Australian store?

  • Yes

    Votes: 24 80.0%
  • No

    Votes: 6 20.0%

  • Total voters
    30
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Zyzz

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Great idea! Highly convenient for all us Aussies. I recommend just stocking up on common brands like Dayan and Moyu. And I might be keen to buy big cubes like 7x7 to 11x11
 

epride17

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Great idea! Highly convenient for all us Aussies. I recommend just stocking up on common brands like Dayan and Moyu. And I might be keen to buy big cubes like 7x7 to 11x11
Yeh I was thinking them and ss 4x4 and 5x5 maybe 6x6 to get started
 

Tim Major

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You need to get a lot of each to make a profit AND sell at reasonable prices, so **** SS 4x4 and 6x6, if people want those they can order online. Get core puzzles.

MoYu/DaYan 2x2
MoYu AoLong/LiYing/WeiLong 3x3
MoYu AoSu 4x4
ShenShou 5x5/wait for MoYu 5x5
ShenShou Pyraminx/Moyu Pyraminx
MoYu Skewb
DaYan MegaMinx

etc

You can afford to get a few brands/types of 2x2s/3x3s/Pyras/Skewbs because they're cheap and sell regularly. But 4x4+ you have to be careful with what you order. It took 9 months for 30 Maru 4x4s to arrive, which were completely obsolete and I had to sell at a big loss when they did arrive. I might be interested in reopening a my cube store, so PM me some details if you want to work with me. The Aussie scene has grown a lot since I had my store, and I'm 18 so my paypal won't get frozen again. I already have some contacts.
 

wm

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As someone who is based in New Zealand, an Australian based store would be good for getting a puzzle/puzzles quickly providing the item is in stock. One thing to note that could be a potential negative would be keeping prices competitive enough so that a buyer wont go to another store to save money over saving a few days/week delay for their order. Looking at the results of the poll with 80% in favour of an Australian puzzle store, there does look to be a demand for one.
 

epride17

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thanks for the positive support everyone just finalising first order hopfully should be set up not to far in the future I will post website once it is created
please feel free to post your opinions if you disagree with the store
 
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Niah

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just remember a website is an investment. more people will feel confident in buying from a legitimate looking website than one that's designed by an amateur. i would totally buy some from comps, but most people in comps already got cubes they already wanted i would imagine. selling spare parts, special cores, special stickers though, that would be something special at comps i reckon. i never been to a cube comp, but i've been to many fighting game comps, they sell sticks, but also spare parts and repair services, modding services
 
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ottozing

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Don't worry about cores at all, and don't worry about stickers for right now. For lubricant, I think most people would be happy with Traxxis 50k/30k, but we'll wait for what other people think.
 

FailCuber

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Can you ship the cubes worldwide? There's really no decent cube stores around me and australia is close to where I live. (i actually live in korea but it's closer then the US.)
 
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Bryan Chia

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Don't worry about cores at all, and don't worry about stickers for right now. For lubricant, I think most people would be happy with Traxxis 50k/30k, but we'll wait for what other people think.
yes i agree !
as i found some taxxas lube on ebay requires shipping fee, and it's not cheap at all..
so it would be great if you sell those :)
and does your store requires any shipping fee ?
 
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