Sunday, November 10, 2019

The 14th Auction Results and the site issue

Hi everyone!

We had put up four Grooved 6 Board Burr #4; two second grades and two test pine versions on eBay auction. The results are as follows.

Grooved 6 Board Burr #4 (Pine, test version, 1 of 2) AUD 71.00
Grooved 6 Board Burr #4 (Pine, test version, 2 of 2) AUD 81.00
Grooved 6 Board Burr #4 (2nd grade, 1 of 2) AUD 67.00
Grooved 6 Board Burr #4 (2nd grade, 2 of 2) AUD 71.00

The total sales amount was AUD 290.00.
As we promised, we donated AUD 145.00 to Save The Bilby Fund yesterday morning. Here is the receipt.

Probably, bilbies are not well known like kangaroos or koalas, so I will write a little about them. The bilby is a nocturnal, long-eared marsupial and is native to Australia. The non-native species like foxes and cats threaten bilbies and they are endangered animals. I will paste the video of bilbies below.

By the way, we have released two of our new products soon after the auction. But one of the plugins that was installed on our web shopping system caused conflict and made our customers' orders impossible. Lots of emails came in telling that they couldn't place orders on our website. It was too late when we recognized the issue and we needed to solve the issue as soon as possible.

Juno re-installed the troublesome plugin, but it was no luck. He gave up using the existing plugin and looked for an alternative one, installed it to the system and re-entered the configuration for the shipping zones and shipping boxes one by one.

It took about 74 minutes to fix the issue and we believe that some European customers who were waiting for the release might have shortened their sleep. So, we have learned something, and we will be more careful when we release our next puzzle products.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

G6BB#4 and Loopy L Cube #2

As we have informed before, our eBay auction ended, and shortly after it ended, we started selling our two new kinds of puzzles, Grooved 6 Board Burr #4 and Loopy L Cube #2 on our Pluredro Shop.

We have started selling these new puzzles early in the morning in Australian eastern standard time because this time is the most reasonable and fair for most puzzle collectors in the world who don't want to miss the release.
Thanks, Juno, for getting up early in the morning.

Grooved 6 Board Burr #4 and Loopy L Cube #2 are both quite difficult and these puzzles are waiting for the serious puzzle solvers' challenge!

We will notify you the results of the auction later.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

14th auction and next puzzle products

We have put four Grooved 6 Board Burr #4, two of pine versions and two of 2nd grade puzzles up for auction on eBay!

A half of the sold amount of this auction will be donated to Save the Bilby Fund to support unique Australian marsupials.

We have already finished producing Grooved 6 Board Burr #4 and the puzzle is going to be released 7th November 07:00 Brisbane time, soon after the end of the auction. So, we expect that the winning bid price of the auction doesn't rise too high and the auction might be a good opportunity for you to get this difficult burr puzzle in a cheaper price.

Loopy L Cube #2 is also going to be released on the same day.  I have been challenging with the puzzle quite long time but I myself feel that #2 is at least 10 times harder than Loopy L Cube #1. The puzzle belongs to one of my unsolved puzzle collections and I don't want to increase the number of the puzzles in the collection. Sob.

By the way, some puzzle lovers think that the upper image is a spoiler of the puzzle because you can specify the position of the several pieces observing the parting lines of L shapes. Please be assured. Juno is unkind enough to assemble a fake solution and the image gives no clue to the actual solution. The puzzle is waiting for your challenge!