3DS XL from Japan?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Marcus Aseth, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. Marcus Aseth
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    Hi everyone,I was interested in the purchase of a nintendo 3ds xl to play japanese game & support my study of the japanese by playing,but since it is region blocked & I live in Italy,I think I have to order one online...the question now is,do you know any online place that can sell me the japanese 3ds xl at a good price & most important thing,a safe place? :)

    Also,if I where loking for it on ebay or amazon,how should I "search it" to be sure that is the JAP version of the 3ds?

    Thx :)
     
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    Well, I think Playasia is safe as I hear a lot of people buying from there, but I never tried myself. And I don't know if it ships worldwide or not.
     
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    Just search something like "japanese 3DS", I found quite a few results with that search term on eBay.
    The cheapest one is the white one at $200 + $15 shipping. It's $230 on Play-Asia.

    They ship worldwide. I've used them myself, and they're good. They're pricy though.
     
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    Thx guys :)
     
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    Nippon Yasan is reliable and EXTREMELY cheap
     
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    Thx Fubuki,Nippon Yasan seems cheap indeed,someone else can reccomend for that site safety? :P
     
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    Nippon Yasan is a french site, better off asking for tempers in france

    PlayAsia is where i recommend also
    never heard of that french place
     
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    I got my 3DS LL from Nippon-Yasan. They are generally okay, but a little rude for a Japanese (or French, but i was served by a Japanese throughout) establishment. They have staff who know a fair amount of English and they use FedEx to ship their stuff. It'll take them a bit of time to deliver from their little island to Osaka Kansai though. They are fairly cheap, I must admit. I'll definitely consider/recommend them when purchasing small items.

    Play-Asia definitely provided a way more pleasurable experience in terms of CS. However, PA is really pricey. I only buy stuff like games on sale or screen filters (generally, things which are cheaper than Singapore game stores). Other than that, PA is pretty much an overkill in price.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys :)
     
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    Actually,I am not going to purchase from Nippon Yasan anymore...a friend of mine told me that importing stuff from outside EU in Italy I have to pay something like 20-30%"customs duties" & on top of that 20%VAT ç_ç
    But I heard about yesasia.com wich sould send my 3ds LL from an establishment in Germany,avoiding me all those trouble & expenses

    Someone know if yesasia.com is reliable? :)
     
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    I've ordered stuff from YesAsia before. It's reliable.
     
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    problem with 3ds ll is that I can't find one inside EU,I wrote to yesasia & they said that the 3ds would had come from Japan,so no way for me to avoid common duty or VAT ç_ç
    on ebay.com,all 3ds LL are from Japan & 1 in Singapore... I can't belive that EU don't have a single shop that sell japanese stuff,like a nintendo LL... ç_ç