Sunday, September 27, 2020

18th Auction Results


We held  an eBay auction and it ended on 27th September.
The sales results are as follows:

SDBB Master (Pine Version, 1 of 3) AUD $1,201.00
SDBB Master (Pine Version, 2 of 3) AUD $1,175.00
SDBB Master (Pine Version, 3 of 3) AUD $1,310.00
SDBB Master (2nd Grade, 1 of 2) AUD $1,275.00
SDBB Master (2nd Grade, 2 of 2) AUD $1,426.00


Honestly, we did not expect the sales prices would go up such a high amount. The total sales amount was AUD $6,388.00. As we promised, we were going to donate half of the total sales amount AUD 3,193.50, but after checking the website, the amount we could donate was in AUD 10.00 increments. Therefore, we rounded it up and donated AUD $3,200.00 to Koala Hospital today. Here is the receipt.


We are very happy that we were able to raise lots of money to support the Australian iconic animal. I am also pleased to say that one of our customer said that he is going to donate to Koala Hospital as well. Thank you very much to helping the Koala and the organization.

Probably, everyone's interest this time is the product version of SDBB Master. We are going to sell them on 4th October at 07:00 am Brisbane time. The same as before, we have chosen the time, 07:00 in the morning (our time) because this time is when most of the world's customers are awake. Some of our customers scare that our web server might crash on the day of the release. If you are going to buy the puzzle at the time, please do not reload the web page every 2-3 seconds. If you help us to wait 30 seconds when the web page is very slow, it also increase your chance to purchase the puzzle not waiting extra an hour.

SDBB Master contains the most tools we have ever made which means a solver has to clear lots of hurdles to reach the goal. That also increased the mass weight of the puzzle a lot. The timber of the main part of the puzzle is made of PNG Rosewood. This timber has various colors; some are pale, some are brown, and some are reddish-orange, and we have tried to avoid having one puzzle of the same color, so we combined the puzzles.

We are going to get up early on 4th October and wait for you.

Yukari

Sunday, September 20, 2020

18th Auction of our new Sequential Discovery Puzzle

Our 17th auction has started on 20th September on eBay. This time we have put five of the 2nd grade SDBB Master up on eBay auction. Three of them are made from pine, two of them are made from PNG Rosewood which is the same timber used as the products that we are going to sell on Sunday 4th October 07:00 A.M. Brisbane time.

Links to the each item



SDBB Master is the sequential discovery puzzle that has the most tools inside that we have ever made. Therefore, the puzzle has become inevitably larger. Juno designed some mechanism that can be opened using some unique tools that I have never seen before.
I want to tell you what they are, but sorry, this is top secret. The puzzle does not need centrifugal force and banging to solve.

Regarding the second-grade puzzles on the auction, they can, of course, be played the same as the product we are going to sell. If you are interested in those second-grade puzzles, please refer to the instruction of each of those pages.
The bidding amount has started from AUD $1.00 as usual. Please keep in mind that the price of the product version of SDBB Master is AUD 820.00.

We are going to donate half of the total sales to the Koala Hospital this time. The Australian iconic animal, the Koala, has got serious damage due to bushfires. We want to save Koalas from extinction, so we are looking forward to you joining!


Regarding the product version of SDBB Master, we are going to sell them on 4th October at 07:00 A.M. Brisbane time. The total number of puzzles for selling is about 90. Until the end of October, you can buy one SDBB Master only. (Excluding the puzzles on auction.)


We look forward to your participation in the auction.

Yukari

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Southern Cross

 Hi puzzle lovers!

We have started selling our new burr puzzle, Southern Cross. The puzzle has a unique level 14-4-1-1-2 solution and a unique assembly. It is difficult, but Juno would say it can be solved even if you are not an extra-terrestrial. As you see in the picture below, it is big and heavy for a burr puzzle.

The materials are PNG Rosewood and Jarrah. PNG Rosewood has different colors for different parts of the tree, some is pale, some is brown, and some is reddish orange. Therefore, we tried to avoid having the same colored pieces used for the same puzzle, we tried to shuffle the colors as much as possible. However, please understand that the puzzle is made from natural materials and it is sometimes difficult to divide each color fairly.

We hope you enjoy our new puzzle product. 

Yukari