About Dealextreme.com

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by hyun, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. hyun
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    Is it ok to buy
    Ak2 or
    Edge
    at Dealextreme.com
    Because there was a lot of ppl saying they have defective ones or fake ones...
    If u guys know a website that sells these flash carts at similar prices and beter than Dealextreme.com let me know.
    Thx
     


  2. Vincent T

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    Dealwoot.com [​IMG] That's all I need to say.

    -Tayuya
     
  3. Destructobot

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    Dealwoot charges $12 more than DX does for the EDGE, and $20 more for the AK2.
     
  4. sfunk

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    The complaints about the defective Acekard2s is solely the responsibility of the Acekard's manufacturers and has nothing to do with dealextreme. That being said, I'm almost positive that all of those problems have since been remedied so you're safe to buy an AK2, to my knowledge. I'm not sure about the complaints regarding the EDGE that you're referring to but I'm willing to bet that these too have more to do with the cart and less to do with dealextreme. They're a legit company to buy from and their customer service is reasonable. Shipping can be slow but at the prices offered, it might be worth it to wait.
     
  5. Slowking

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    DX is a very good shop. I never had problems with them and I never heard of any.
    What you heard of were probably the defective acekard2 batches, but every reseller had this problem. Those batches are gone now, the AK2 is solid and you can buy one without a problem...
     
  6. mysticwaterfall

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    Everybody who has bought from DX lately has gotten either the green or black AK2.1, which is the fixed version. So, no worries. For hong kong, it actually didn't take as long as I thought it would when I ordered my 3 in 1.
     
  7. hyun
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    When i read the replies on the Ak2 at DX
    It was almost all about defective ones..
     
  8. Holaitsme

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    They've supposedly fixed that with version 2.1 and the new pcb board.
    I got mine about 2 weeks ago and its working fine.
     
  9. Another World

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    the ak bad batch problem is fixed, i was personally assured of it by team acekard. the 2.1 is complete with a new design. the green pcb is a fixed vesion of the 2.0. the black pcb is a redesign that can never mirror the issues of the ak2.0. dealextreme is VERY good at making mistakes right. it may take time to ship back your item and get a replacement if that was required.

    at this point i would not worry about it. place your order and happy gaming.

    -another world
     
  10. crazyazn5

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    I don't think there is anymore... anyways, dx takes a really long time to deliver. Took nearly a month to get here... Then again its FREE shipping, nothing beats free.
     
  11. carterman

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    The Acekard 2 problems aren't really DX's fault - DX is slow with shipping because they're in Hong Kong but otherwise they're very reliable, and they're far faster in shipping than they were last year when I had to wait 4 weeks to get my R4 - I got my Acekard in 2 weeks, lol
     
  12. B4N5H33

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    i´ve orderes quite a few times there and the parcel took no longer than 10 days from hongkong to germany...
     
  13. rhyguy

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    I ordered 2 AK2's 3 weeks ago, and got them in one week

    bother were the black pcb 2.1's and have no problems
     
  14. shanefromoz

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    Hi,

    I ordeded through DX sent from Hong Kong Thursday received it Monday.
    OMG i could not beleive how fast the shipping was.

    Cheers
     
  15. Swip

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    Yup, that's why I love buying stuff from them, shipping here to Australia is very quick. Too bad the Australian dollar is weak.
     
  16. Sticks

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    Flashcarts (among other things) are still cheaper than what retailers charge here. $50-ish for an AK2? eeeech...

    Anyway, I bought 2 AK2 last month (when the AUD was still strong), they were 2.1.
     
  17. Searinox

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    Let me know if you can find me ONE report of either an AK2 or an EDGE on DX as being fake. [​IMG] DX's reputation is solid, the only fakes I've heard of were DSTTs. AK2 faulty reports are down by a lot. If you want one that's sure not to be fake and not to break down DealExtreme is the best place I can think of. They sell flashcarts by the hundreds and their stocks quickly get renewed so I'd expect any faulty batches to have looong been flushed. Not the same with Dealwoot.
     
  18. hyun
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    Anybody can estimate how long it will take to DX to ship it to WA USA
     
  19. TomMannCenturia

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    I have found Dealextreme to be very reliable.

    I have bought Edge cards with no problems, iTouch Ds cards with no problems and AK2s with no problems, a lot of the customer reviews are useful and the forum is pretty good

    I got a few gadgety bits from there too, some things a bit squashed but all dirt cheap. The support they offer would be pretty reasonable too. Shipping has been as quick as 12 days to Ireland and the slowest 21 days, but not bad really considering its Hong Kong.

    Used to use gadgetasia.com which are very reliable but a good bit more expensive. I certainly wouldnt have any worries about using Dealextreme anyway.
     
  20. MystikEkoez

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    Should I be worried about ordering ~7 AK2's shipped to the US?