Any suggestions for where to purchase a "New" 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Huntereb, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. Huntereb
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    I'm in the US, and I'm looking to import an Australian "New" 3DS around this Christmas. You guys know of any places that won't charge out the asshole for one? I've checked ebay and stuff, but people are high-balling the shit out of them there.

    Thanks!
     
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    Play-Asia would be your best option right now, as they stock all the N3DS accessories too (gotta get those faceplates and that sweet Japan only N3DS cradle)
     
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    Shit guys, both of those are charging a ton for 'em. Is there a "normal" price for the "New" 3DS? Something I can look at to compare prices at other sites to make sure I don't get scammed.
     
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    I ordered from play-asia. $20 for shipping. What kind of price are you hoping for?
     
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    the first comment is from a guy who bought one from mightyape in France, I guess he got it before they put that restriction on. 279$ is standard retail price in NZ.
     
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    So you paid $280 bucks for one?! How long did it take to come?
     
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    $215 is a normal price.
    When Mightyape put the New 3DS on their site to pre-order, everyone went for it but they soon stopped people from ordering it as it's a restricted item. Out of courtesy they went through with the orders.
    Remember that AUD/NZD is higher than USD. It's $280 NZD, not $280 USD.
     
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    I actually just realized I was looking at the XL versions on Play Asia, which they are charging quite a bit more than I want to pay for one. I see they're selling the regular Australia ones, but why $20 more? I'd probably end up buying the Japanese one for $200 if they keep that markup on it when I go buy one later.

    So Play Asia's a good place to buy? I don't mind $20 extra for shipping if it's fast and the console itself is only $200.
     
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    Nippon-Yasan is a great place. Bought from them a while back. Fairly priced.
     
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    I was originally going to order from Mightyape, when placing the order I was charged 15NZD for international shipping, but shortly after got an email saying that because of the value of the item I'd need to pay an extra 70NZD for tracked shipping. Was too high for me, so I cancelled, and I think a friend who paid the extra later had his order cancelled and refunded anyway when they just outright refused to ship it.
     
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    Looks promising. How long did shipping take, and what sender did you use?
     
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    I used FedEx. 2-3 days. Mine took a couple longer, something about processing.

    I wish I would have remembered this site. Went with NCSX, big mistake. $240 shipped. Could have gotten a Groudon edition for ~$200 shipped. :(
     
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    Yeah, I think I'm gonna use that site. That's really impressive for shipping time with that price... I'll grab the Groudon one! :ha:

    Thanks for the help everyone!
     
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    Yup :). Ordered it last wednesday. It should be here today or tomorrow.
     
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    I might have ordered there, except that I wanted english text in my menus (and EU eshop)!
     
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    Yeah, I wanted that at first, too. Though, since Gateway supports Region-Free, I shouldn't have that big of an issue. :P
     
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    I am thinking of buy a new 3ds as well, but i cant decide if i spend more money on a EU console or stick with the JP one.
    I know that GW supports region-free but all the menus in japanese... Do you guys find it hard to get used with japanese menus?