Best Place to Buy?

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Aug 6, 2008

Best Place to Buy? by Gamble22 at 10:42 AM (2,868 Views / 0 Likes) 14 replies

  1. Gamble22
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    I was looking around this website and starting taking a look at the R4 DS, to play my back-ups.
    I understand how to work it and what it does, but I have a few questions to add.

    I was reading about fake R4 DS' and how a future update that will brick your DS if it is indeed fake.

    Where is the best place to buy an R4 DS knowing it will not be fake?
    I saw a few lists of retailers, but they looked a tad dated, im looking for a website that ships to United States.
    While having fast shipping and quality service. Some links would be greatly appreciated.

    And does using the R4 DS void your warranty?
    I was looking around and saw some people saying that it did not, and some saying that it did. The warranty does not matter to me, I just want some clarification.

    Also, from what I was reading from some of the dated posts, R4 DS was the best thing for back-ups, but not homebrews.
    Is there a newer better product that is better than the R4 DS? Or is R4 DS the best thing for playing back-ups.
    Any recommendations to a better product will also be appreciated.

    I'm just looking for the best product for the best value.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Panzer Tacticer

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    Hmmm I got here first.

    1. the R4DS is older tech, well liked admittedly, but you can do better. Check out the CyclosDS
    And you got that from a long time happy user of an R4DS by the way.

    2. Nintendo recently decided to bring down a can of whoop ass on the R4 (as well as others).
    Thus your source might be a bit elusive the closer you get to Japan.

    3. the R4DS cart (like the others) is just a cartridge. It leaves zero footprint on your DS.
    It's no different than asking if changing the batteries in your TV remote voids your TV warranty.
     
  3. Gamble22
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    Thanks a bunch man, while I was waiting for a reply, I noticed the CycloDS, it wasnt on the review charts.
    I took a few to look into that.

    Now, I am pretty set on the CycloDS, but im looking for a fast shipping reliable place to buy from.
    I saw dealwoot.com but somebody said it took 3 weeks, im looking for something a bit quicker.

    Also, would you recommend getting a separate card reader? People are saying that the CycloDS isnt the best.
     
  4. wchill

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    If you got an miniSD or SD adapter with your microSD card (or both) then I'd use those, along with one of those 15-in-1 card readers or somewhat you can buy locally.
    RealHotStuff should have them, they shipped 3 days to me when I requested an EZFlash 3-in-1 Expansion Pack.
     
  5. Gamble22
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    Alright, ill take a look at them as well as research others.
    I'm off to sleep.

    Thanks for the posts and keep them coming.
     
  6. wchill

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    As a side note RealHotStuff is down at the moment, you'll need to wait for it to come back up.
     
  7. gbands01

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    You can try this website, R4 and other Cards are good quality here
    Good price and fast shipping to all over the world.
     
  8. Bishang

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    I got my CycloDS from Dealwoot and it only took 5 days to get to my house. That may have been since I ordered it on a Friday night though.
     
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    You can try us at www.ModchipCentral.com

    Ship on a daily basis so you know you will receive your order in time [​IMG]
     
  10. Gamble22
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    I will take a look around on the different places to buy.

    I know im buying the micro SDHC card from newegg, the A-DATA 4gig class 6 one.
     
  11. GamerGirl

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    I just checked out www.Dangbox.com, they are offering a free 1 GB SanDisk Micro SD with the R4, plus you receive a $5.00 discount coupon when you sign up. So you pretty much save $5.00 + the SD card for $34.99 (us), pretty good deal [​IMG]
     
  12. ojsinnerz.

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    A DSTT with 2 gigs at DealExtreme is still 5 bucks cheaper than that...

    Don't get a R4. Waste of money, and getting one at this point will point out that you're outdated.
     
  13. Diffusion

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    Dealwoot doesn't take 3 weeks. [​IMG]

    Free Shipping is 3-5 days.

    And if you choose priority shipping, you could be anywhere in the US and most likely get it in 2 days.
     
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    If you're getting a Cyclo get it at Dealwoot if you want to be cheaper and/or live on the west coast of the US. Or get it at Real Hot Stuff if you're on the east coast.
     
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    Actually, if you pick priority shipping at Dealwoot. It'll get there faster than if you pick the cheapest RHS shipping option. [​IMG]
     

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