Which 3DS should I buy for homebrew in September 2017?

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  1. harsh477
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    I found a used deal of a new 3DS XL for Rs 8000(125USD) and it has 9.9 firmware,but my dad doesn't believe in used products,so i gotta change his mind so that he buys me that one!(unused 3ds costs 22000(220USD) in my country!)

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    sorry,an unused "new" 3ds costs 320$ in my country
     
  2. GalladeGuy

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    You could get one imported.
     
  3. harsh477
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    The stupid taxes and delivery charge would increase the price a LOT, it would be just 10% cheaper from the price over here. Not worth it imo.
     
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    You should buy the fresh New Nintendo 2DS and mod it with a cheap R4i Gold RTS 3DS. You'll spend 140€ cc. (with every tax included; my prices are for Italy [where the taxes are major than any other Europe country ahah).
    So you're fine.
     
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    What about refurbished from Nintendo? They usually come with a low firmware and they look near mint if not in mint condition. Old 2DSes go for like $60(USD) and 3DS XLs go for $175(USD). That's the route I went for my both of my consoles. It's worth a look.
     
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    Old 3DS XL costs 175$? It is an off-market price :S
     
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    We pay 28% tax here for imported items.
    How much do you pay?

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    And,should I order from the UK or the US if I'm in India?
     
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    If you don´t want to buy a Flashcard to softmod your 3ds, every recent o3ds/2ds New 3DS model up to Firmware 11.3 will do.
     
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    I will buy a flashcart ,because I'm importing a new 2DS anyways.
     
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    My bad, forgot to add "N" for N3DS XL, also the refurbished price is actually $160(USD).
     
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    The new 2DS XL is 220 bucks including shipping and taxes :(
    and the new 3ds xl is 290$......
    I'm screwed, help me.........

    Is the old 2ds a good buy in 2017?

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    Will the firmware be low enough to mod (11.3)?

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    And, can we play a CIA of any region if we have CFW?
     
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    >3DS homebrew in september 2017
    Great post! Well meme'd, my friend.
     
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    Both of my refurbished consoles came with well under the required firmwares. My 2DS was 8.1 and my N3DS XL was 9.6. When I asked about how they loaded the firmwares after they refurbished them, I was told the flash the latest firmware at the time of the repairs and then they go into stock and there's a lot of stock so the chances of you getting an early enough firmware is pretty good.

    Personally, I love the O2DS, it's really comfortable to play on, just wish the screen was bigger. And for $60 you really can't go wrong, I mean both my consoles looked brand new, couldn't find one thing wrong with them cosmetically.

    For your situation, refurbished is probably the best route for you.

    CFW allows for any region to run on any console, yes.
     
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    But it doesn't ship worldwide :(
    I'm going to ask my dad for N2DS XL if I get good grades. Importing will cost me a lot, but it's a lot cheaper than the price over here.

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    Wdym?
     
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    Damn, that sucks, sorry. Good luck with your search. :)
     
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    Btw thanks for the info :)
    I gotta study hard!!!!

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    I live in country in which no one cares about video game consoles, and that's why the prices are sky high.
     
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    I'm from the US so I don't know much about other countries as far as shipping and what's available. I do know Brazil has it rough in that department as well. I feel for you guys and gals, I'd loose it if I couldn't get something that is readily available almost everywhere else.
     
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    Ppl over here are dumbasses playing COC all the time......

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    Or,they are bookworms XD

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    I'm a guitarist too,and those electric guitars are 2x the price too D: (because I'm considering getting one)
    For ex- a 100$ guitar costs 200$ here
    It sucks that my hobbies are so expensive :(
     
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    @harsh477 I got mine from playasia. Delivery is usually within 1-2 weeks if your documents are okay. Had a 9.0.0E firm on it.(Total cost was like 20000 rupees, you can probably find a cheaper one on ebay)
     
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