Amazon pulls 3DS from sale‎

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  1. heartgold
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    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The US arm of online retailer Amazon has suspended sales of Nintendo’s new handheld the 3DS.

    “While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it's described here.

    “We’re working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.”

    Examiner speculates that the move may be connected to an alleged screen-scratching issue, where some users have reported marks being left on the machine’s upper screen.

    The site also claims newer shipments of the 3DS boast slightly longer rubber feet to protect against the issue, though there is no official confirmation of this.[/p]

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  2. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Custommers dont see the 3D effect!
    lol
     
  3. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    I bet it's a website problem...

    or...

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Nah, just kidding.
     
  4. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    still available in UK lol

    Xbox had troublesome power lead = new power lead free from xbox

    3DS has spacing problem between screen = 3DS get new spacer feet free from Nintendo
     
  5. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    How do you get that? or you are just saying?

    My screen is scratched even though I barely use the 3DS lol. Its here in the protectice case moving around from place to place, but never getting out of the case [​IMG]
     
  6. Ikki

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  7. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Seems like they are still selling the Aqua Blue one.
     
  8. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    i was just saying

    i have a little cloth keeping them apart, only get my greasy marks on my top screen
     
  9. Ikki

    Ikki GBATemp's grumpy panda.

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    Cosmo Black is there too
     
  10. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    marketplace sellers. Its not being sold by Amazon.
     
  11. lostdwarf

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    it is about bloody time they did something about this stupid problem.
    This and this alone, is the only reason I do not still have a 3DS.
    My screen scratched itself after just a week. After two weeks it became too much and I took it back to ASDA for a full refund as nintendo told me they were going to charge me £50 to repair it.
     
  12. Fel

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    So close and yet so far away.
    At first when I saw the title of the topic I thought they were pulling it down because hardly anybody buys it. [​IMG]
     
  13. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Same thought, and I was gonna switch on my "3DS troll mode" lol.

    Anyway, I dont think its because of the scratching issues. many people are mis-informed about the 3DS.
    A lot of people complain that they dont see any 3D effect, others complaning about sweetspot, headache etc etc.

    Well, they would need to redisign the model for the scratch issue to get solved, IF thats the reason why its being taken down..
     
  14. Lily

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    I thought the same. [​IMG]
     
  15. machomuu

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    Just for future posters, please read the OP, I can already tell what type of arguments will stem from people who jump to conclusions.
     
  16. prowler

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    I wonder what Nintendo was thinking.

    They must of noticed it scratches itself.
    edit: also slowwwwww GBAtemp, I saw this on Neogaf this morning.
     
  17. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    A lot of issues are discovered after mass production.
    The iPhone 4's antena issue for example.

    They could easily fix the issue, but will they do it? lets see if they do it, before another 3DS revision.
     
  18. gloweyjoey

    gloweyjoey who??

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    i thought they copied the design from the dsl/i so why would it cause scratches now?
    i bet most of the ppl misunderstood the topic and hence came here.

    the shop owners seem to be kind enough to accept the device back for headaches or not seeing the 3d effect as far as i see it.

    ppl only accept stuff back here if it does not do what it should do like not displaying the 3d effect at all and not that i could not see the 3d effect myself.
     
  20. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    The top screen is larger now allowing it to be scratched by the bottom.