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I found a Cryptex for sale on eBay?!

Lisa from California [PersonRank 0]

Thursday, May 25, 2006
13 years ago8,291 views

Does anyone know if this is for reals?

Lisa

cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ...

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

its a Cryptex replica .. wait for the results of the google di-vinci challenge and then if they are placed on ebay ..it wil be worth a bit. like 4K :)-

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Yes, these are from the Google quest. People have been selling them on ebay since early last week. You can see lots more here: search.ebay.com/cryptex_W0QQfr ...

I'm keeping mine! Especially since there are now way too many on ebay. The first few went for a couple of hundred dollars!

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Niraj do you have some photos of your Cryptex along with a nutshell explanation of how you got it?

Jay Amin [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Philipp, I have photos of my cryptex.......I'm at school right now, so i'll give you links to them if you want later....

You get a cryptex from the Da Vinci Code Quest if you were one of the 10,000 finalists who completed the 24 puzzles of phase I in the least time....(in phase II, the finalists competed for the grand prize, a whole bunch of stuff)

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Philipp, I posted about it here: nirajsanghvi.com/stories.php?s ...

(That's not actually my picture, but the cryptex I got is identical)

The cryptex was a prize for being among the first 10,000 to complete the first part of the Da Vinci Code Quest on Google (which quickly became the largest thread on this forum :) Those 10,000 then had a chance to compete in the final challenge, which only has one winner (there was a lot of cheating, as everyone got the same puzzles).

The cryptex we got is actually a "crippled" version of the mini-cryptex being sold at Noble Collection (noblecollection.com/catalog/ca ...) in that it only uses 2 dials to open it rather than all 5 dials. You can change the code required to open it.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"there was a lot of cheating" ---

yada yada yada on this forum .. yeah we know we were watching :)-

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Thanks Niraj...

cassie [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

i would sell mine cause god knows i need the money, but im way too proud of getting it. getting the cryptex was my only goal playing the puzzles because i knew i would never win the real trip. im just really proud that i had the chance and i have the proof.

ben [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

ill but lol £20 hehe

ben [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

buy*

Will [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

try creating a virtual cryptex at webcryptex.com

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