Anyone in the UK used playmods.co.uk for their gateway?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Xirix, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Xirix
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    I'm hopefully going to order a gateway soon, I live in the UK and there's been some mixed feedback about using teensy, I noticed today there's a few more UK official resellers on gateway's website and 'http://www.playmods.co.uk/en/gateway-3ds.html' is one of them.

    Because it's in euros it'll work out cheaper than teensy even with the shipping, but I wanted to check if anyone has used these guys yet for some feedback?
     
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  3. FrankVVV

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    Yeah, I ordered 2 Gateways from them about two weeks ago. Received them in about 1.5 weeks in Belgium. I think Paypal was the only payment option.
     
  4. Xirix
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    I suppose that's not too bad, okay I'll give them a try, thanks. :)
     
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    As far as I know it's based in Cyprus and it is an official Gateway reseller, so I won't think you'd have any problems. I am going to purchase my gateway from them when I get my 3DS too :P
     
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    2? What a waste of money you can get it cheaper by gameseek or eachmail.
     
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    After what I have read about Eachmail on this webboard there is no chance in hell I would ever order from them.
     
  8. GamerzHell9137

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    imo 60 Euro is expensive.
     
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    Good choice. I'm still waiting on the DSTwo I ordered almost two months ago, place your bets on which happens first - the package arrives, or Paypal makes its decision on my dispute claim :)
     
  10. PagaN

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    I'm today ordered Gateway from http://www.playmods.co.uk/
    pay'd via paypal total €62.98 with Shipping Method Priority Air Mail 5-10 days to Latvia.
     
  11. EMegamanu

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    Ordered one time on playmods with Paypal after some problems with an other GW official reseller (no shipping, no answer to my emails, and maybe the one who stolen my creditcard number).

    It went good with Playmods, but cannot be a general rule.
     
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    I had no problems with eachmall and I got my Gateway from there, what's wrong with them?
    I referred another member to them as well and although it took a couple days for his wire transfer to clear it went through without problems and his package is now on its way.
     
  13. xBleedingSoulx

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    The thing about Teensy is, if they have them in stock, you'll get them within a few days. If they haven't got any in stock, you could be waiting weeks.
     
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    Uk customer here, ordered from jvmonde.com just arrived today took about two weeks.
     
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    I've used Playmods before and I had a positive experience with them. I ordered my Gateway 3ds at the start of october and it arrived in 4 working days to Ireland, which I was fairly impressed with as i selected the 5-10 day delivery option. Once it arrived though it was effectively dead on arrival as I was getting errors with the FGPA chip (which i posted a thread about here asking whether to just return it or to try fix it myself). Once it was decided to return the chip, i emailed their support at around 10pm cyprus time. They replied to me within 20 minutes asking me to return the red card to them. I sent the card the next day and included tracking on it so as I could provide proof of sending it to them (this was for my own reassurance and not anything they asked for). I then sent a copy of my receipt with the tracking information to them at which point they replied and told me that my replacement was going to be in the post the next day and I would be emailed a tracking number. Sure enough the next day I received my tracking number, few days later I got my replacement and everything has been going smoothly since.

    I would recommend them if you don't mind paying the extra, especially since from my experience their customer service was easy to deal with and very good at responding.
     
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    I'm in the Uk & I got my Gateway from Modchips direct in the US as teensy was out of stock, it arrived after a few days, when I ordered my son's Gateway I got it from Teensy & it took about 2 weeks to arrive & they were supposed to have them in stock at the time
     
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    Just search this webboard. You will find lots of people who have had problems with them (wrong cards, problems paying, having to wait months for the package to arrive etc)
     
  18. LinkFan16

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    So I ordererd a Gateway 3DS from playmods.co.uk on Wednesday, December 10. I payed immediately via PayPal, but yet I got no message from the store that my order was processed / shipped or something along these lines until today, so I'm starting to worry that something went wrong. I thought playmods were supposed to send me an email containing the tracking number and maybe a message confirming that the pruchase was successfull. All I got from them until now is the confirmation email for my newly created account, which I verified before making the purchase, of course. I already contacted the support yesterday morning, but even there I am still waiting for an answer. Looking at their website, gateway still seems to be in stock. So I think my order should have been processed by now. If it matters, I went with priority air mail as shipping option. Has anyone here experienced the same with playmods.co.uk? Did any of you get confirmation that your purchase was successfull, that your order was processed?
     
  19. Cartman401

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    I ordered one through Yeahgeek, turned up after about 2 weeks. Would happily recommend them.
     
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    I was looking at them yesterday, their facebook is full of "we'll give you 5 euro off if you post about us to gbatemp and [some other sites i forget]" so I doubt they're not legit, since if they were all those reviews would be negative and they'd make no money ever.