Sunday, July 19, 2020

17th Auction Results and New Puzzle "Coin Case"

We held an eBay auction and it ended on 12th July. This time, we had put in 3 second grade Coin Cases.

The sales results are as follows:

Coin Case 2nd Grade 1 of 3 AUD $91.00
Coin Case 2nd Grade 2 of 3 AUD $91.00
Coin Case 2nd Grade 3 of 3 AUD $96.00


The total sales amount was AUD $278.00 and as we promised, we have donated half of the total sales amount AUD $139.00 to a Food Bank. We were going to show you a receipt, but it seems like they are busy, and we have not yet received the receipt. We will put a copy of the receipt here after we receive it later.

Coin Case
The auction has finished successfully, and we have started selling our new puzzle, Coin CaseI'm very sorry for the access failure to our Pluredro Shop that was caused by flood of access. It lasted about an hour but all I could do was wait and see. 

This is the simplest puzzle box we have ever made. I think a puzzle beginner can play with it. However, even if you have got used to puzzles, it might be taking some time without noticing the trick. I have received an enquiry about the material, so I have written the names of the wood in a photo below.


Parcel service impacts due to COVID-19
Due to the difficult condition of COVID-19, we are paying attention to the information of Australia Post and using a plug-in for getting the information from Australia post. However, sometimes the plug-in does not work properly or the condition of air freights changes suddenly. Depending on the condition of air freights, we will inform you by email immediately.

Yukari

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

eBay Auction, shipping notice, new SD puzzle

It has been a long time since I last updated this blog. I hope you and your family are doing well during this difficult time.

We have received emails from puzzle lovers asking whether we have been doing well. Thank you very much for caring about us, we are pretty fine.

If you are registered to our newsletter, you may already know that we have started an eBay auction of Coin Case. If you have not yet registered to our newsletter, please follow the link below and complete the subscription.

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About the eBay auction
We have put three of the 2nd grade Coin Cases up on eBay auction. Coin Case is the simplest puzzle box Juno has ever designed and the number of steps is small. If you are used to playing with puzzles, you can solve it within a minute. However, if you cannot find out the trick, it can take a lot longer to solve. There is one thing that I want to remind you of, Coin Case is NOT a sequential discovery puzzle. There are no tools contained to solve it.

The retail price of Coin Case is AUD $88.00. After finishing the auction, we are starting to sell product versions of Coin Case on Sunday 19th July 07:00 Brisbane time.


Parcel service impacts due to COVID-19
We have found a new notice at Australia Post updated on 2nd July. It says that we cannot ship parcels to some specific countries from Australia due to COVID-19 effect.

https://auspost.com.au/about-us/news-media/important-updates/coronavirus/coronavirus-international-updates

Please note that if we received an order from countries where we cannot dispatch a parcel now, we will keep the order until we are able to send it out. In that case, and then, we will notify you by email. Please do not hesitate to place an order as usual if you would like to purchase our puzzle products.

New SD puzzle
We are sometimes asked when we are going to release a new sequential discovery puzzle. I can only say that it will take a long time to be completed because the puzzle consists of lots of small parts and intensive, time consuming CNC machining is required. Juno does not want to say much about uncompleted projects so, please be patient and wait for the updates notified by the newsletter.


The new SD puzzle does really have lots of tricks and steps. Some of the steps are very uncommon and unusual. It is going to be the puzzle that has the most number of tools used among our sequential discovery puzzles, full of fun and amazement.

Yukari

Friday, March 20, 2020

Temporary Shop Closure

Hi puzzle lovers, how have you been?
Juno and I are good as always.

Probably, some people may have already noticed that we are temporarily closing our online shop and our eBay shop. It's just a temporary closing due to the diminution of international/domestic flights. For example, Qantas has decided to cut 90% of international flights. We still can ship parcels, but it might cause some issues like a delay or a missing parcel which we want to avoid. Therefore, we have decided to close our shop for a while. We will open our shop as soon as possible when the logistics return to normal.

Having said that, we are at home and are making puzzles as usual (a bit slower pace though), so, please feel free to contact us if you have any inquiry.

We have been making three kinds of puzzles, a small puzzle box, a burr puzzle and a big sequential discovery puzzle. While this situation is going on, we are making puzzles at home and preparing for the day of selling puzzles. When there is news from us, we will notify you sending our newsletter or write about it on this blog and our website. If you have not yet registered to our newsletter, please join it.

We hope you all have healthy days and keep yourselves safe.

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