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PetitCarrot

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Hi Guys, I want to order a few cubes for my birthday but I don't know which website is the cheapest, fastest, and most reliable. I was thinking of buying almost all my items from SpeedCubeShop(SCS) but then I came upon this website called AliExpress. The name seems a bit fishy but for the cube I want it has 600 reviews. Are these fake reviews? And if so, which website is the best for buying cubes in terms of having cheap cubes, fast delivery, and not fake? Thanks
If you live in the UK, a good option is KewbzUK
 

Tabe

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And Amazon is more expensive, AND they have many knock-offs (Just look at this), AND all the reviews are by non-cubers, so just don't do it m
Those aren't knockoffs, they're the real thing just with the seller sticking their name on it. I've bought several like that, gotten the real thing every time.
 

mitja

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I Care most about how fast it arrives, and then its price. Should I just buy it from amazon?
If you care about fast arrival, like me, then I can say one of the cheapest DHL Express service is from Lightake.com. The shipment of 1-2 cubes will cost you 10-15EUR( and a year ago it was about 30% cheaper). They deliver from China to Europe in 3-4 working days. They were always reliable for me.
 

cuber314159

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well i bought the 356 i play and the moyu wrm and the qiyi worrier w and a bunch of other cubes and they were authentic, maybe they changed now from back then, who knows??
You can get decent cubes from Amazon sometimes but Amazon charges such a large percentage that it is very difficult for a seller to be competitive on Amazon, this leads to people trying to flog inferior cubes since they can sell them at the same prices. I do think that when I'm old enough I will sell cubes on Amazon since there is a market there and obviously I will sell legitimate cubes. Amazon just make it more expensive and harder for people to sell legitimate cubes. When I opened my store though, I thought that if I were to run a cube store I should be able to solve cubes fast, this is the problem with a lot of these Chinese cube stores (and Amazon sellers), they aren't good cubers themselves so how would you expect them to make good recommendations and have good customer service.
 
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@EvanTheCuber if you're somewhat new to cubing, I would recommend getting some cube lubricants(lubes) as well. Lubes are really game changers in cubing, since you can use light lubes to speed the cubes up, or heavier, thicker lubes to slow the cube down. My favorite lube combination on the pieces is Traxxas 10k and Cubicle Labs Silk (only available at thecubicle.com). Many people are a fan of DNM-37 which speeds up the cube a ton. Also, it's recommended that you lube the hardware with thick lube because it will get rid of the spring noise and lasts longer than thinner lubes. You can use a lube like Traxxas 30k, cubicle weight 5, or even lubicle black, which is the most expensive but also is used by professional set up services on the Cubicle.
 
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