As of 2012, any good US based shops left to buy this card from?

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  1. mayhem13
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    I've always used realhotstuff with no problem but due to the hacking awhile back and the fact that they have been down recently, my confidence in them is almost shattered. Trying to find a good replacement has been a chore. I found dsflashcart.com and was very happy, ready to buy from them. Then I realize their third party credit card payment system has blocked them. They then offered paypal as an alternative, but I don't have paypal. I checked out the shoptemp ds flashcard page, most of the US shops don't have any reviews or anything to help me trust them. Some that do, no longer work or are out of stock. None of them look like good realhotstuff.com replacements at this point. I don't have any confidence in most of them.

    So what I need to know is, is there any good US based sellers of Supercard TWO based on the user experiences of this board? Someone who can ship it to me in about a week. I also need it to be credit card based, no paypal. Are there any sites that maybe I'm overlooking. I've been so reliant on realhotstuff for most of my DS and GBA needs that I'm not clueless without them. So what good alternatives do I have, if any.

    Thanks for any help you can give.
    mayhem13
     
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    RHS employee here.

    I am sorry to read that you have lost confidence in our shop. I would like to assure you that we are working very hard to remedy all those issues. We are migrating our shop in order to provide more security for all our customers. We no longer will be worried about a security breach once the site is up again.

    Our site being down has to do with our server. Since we will be changing servers, that will also not be an issue. Barring anymore adminstrative delays, www.realhotstuff.com should be up by tomorrow Tuesday 8/14/12.

    Please PM or email sales@realhotstuff.com if you have any further questions.
     
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    Newcomer cynful09 Member

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    UPDATE:

    Those who would like to access our shop (www.realhotstuff.com) can go to www.realhotstuff2.com. It is still a work in progress but most of the products are up and free shipping is available.

    Edit:

    The original domain name should work by the end of today 8/14.
     
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    We apologize.

    www.realhotstuff.com is now live.

    special promotion: 10% off entire order for entire store. Valid to 8/31. coupon code: welback10
     
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    I tried purchasing a Supercard DSTWO from realhotstuff.com and it keeps telling me my credit card can't be processed.
     
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    Please make sure your billing address is correct or we will not process your credit card.

    If you had tried making an order before 1 PM, we were still having issues with payment. The issue has been resolved.
     
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    Alright I placed an order for a Supercard Two and R4i Gold 3DS. Do your cards come updated to the latest firmware or will I have to do that myself? Thanks, Robert

     
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    The Supercard DSTWO should be updated already from the factory. We do not update the R4i Gold 3DS unless requested.
     
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    Ok Thanks, just wanted to ask.
     
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    I love how nobody ever has their confidence "shattered" when large corporations are hacked, they just get angry. I figure your confidence would be more shattered when Sony had half of their services hacked, being a big company and all with the resources to make sure that their networks are tight as can be. As soon as anything happens to the little guy though, "abandon ship!!"

    Never had a problem with RHS. I'll order from em whenever I need stuff they sell.

    I've said what was on my annoyed night-time mind. With that, I'm out - good luck with your Supercard.
     
  12. BryceOne

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    Tried the coupon code..
    Invalid Coupon / Your coupon is not valid!
     
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    I just tried it. Use all lowercase: welback10. Apply it before you hit "proceed to checkout". If you are still having issues, contact us and we will issue a refund for the same amount of the discount.
     
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    I'm always skeptical of new vendors but just ordered off RHS for the first time. 10% off and free shipping worked. Now waiting for the delivery. I wish you guys had a Paypal option but I guess cc will do.
     
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    Most, if not all flashcard vendors are doing a ways with PayPal because PayPal is really cracking down on selling that kind of stuff and ends up closing accounts and freezing their funds.

    Just so ya know why.
     
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    RHS isn't new at all, I've been a customer of them for years.
     
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    ahh ok that makes sense.
     
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    Humorously enough, I made another post somewhere on this forum, defending realhotstuff for the same reasons you just did, but when I made this post, realhotstuff was down and unusable. It had been for a decent amount of time until recently. I wasn't sure if they were coming back. They could have been gone forever. I couldn't find any reliable and working websites for the US. At least not that I know of, no one has yet to provide me one in this post which I started other then RHS which is what this topic was all about. But when you hear a website is hacked and then they are down. Dealing in, for the most part, pirate merchandise, why would my confidence be high? I stand by what I said. But it is good they are back. I've personally never had a problem with them after about five years of dealing with them. So if you knew anything about me, you'd know, I never said "Abandon ship" until the ship looked sunk. It has resurfaced. That's great.

    Oh and my confidence has been shattered by Sony thanks to there hacking. The difference between Sony, most large corporations and Realhotstuff is that Realhotstuff is arguably illegal. Its essentially black market stuff. It helps to be careful. Sony isn't going to up and disappear. Everyone knows that. But I hear of good companies going bad all the time on the underground scene. I love to support the small shop, but I also like to be careful too. I think that's sensible.
     
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    RHS is definately back and great as usual. I ordered a R4i Gold 3DS and Supercard Two. They both arrived fast and on time. Work Perfectly. So thats a great thing for sure!
     
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    Missed the promotion. Been looking for a reliable seller of this card at a decent price, I'm in the UK so shipping is important too. I don't understand where there's 2 sites, .hk and .com.
     

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