Best (Priced) Gateway for CA

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  1. TripleThreatTurtle
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    Basically what subject line reads: what's the best option to buy a Gateway if I live in California? I prefer US based resellers.

    I'm currently considering Mod Chip Direct and Real Hot Stuff. However the former ships from NY and the latter ships from NJ. I would prefer a US based reseller closer to where I live, but if either of these are the best then I will make the purchase.
     
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    eachmall is the cheapest, but it'll take a while for it to get to you. It's a little bit less than $60.
     
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    Meh, I'd personally pay more to get it sooner. I've ordered from RHS in the past and I'm in NV, and usually the shipping takes less than a week, maybe only a tad bit more if I'm unlucky.
     
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    What do you mean by take a while?
     
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    www.bestr4i3ds.com mine only took 3 days to get here in cali :3 plus its cheap :) BestR4i3DS.com
     
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    Imports from China average about two weeks without some expensive shipping options like DHL.
     
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    Did you do normal shipping and how long ago did you buy?
     
  9. thorasgar

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    Used Mcd and RHS, both good. Just make sure you use an official reseller.

    Ordered from McD in November on a Friday and had it Tuesday. There were reports of delays when the 10 feet of snow hit Buffalo. Go figure. :)
     
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    I think it was shipped USPS with signature required, and that is a good thing. :)
     
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    I ordered from them, and I remember it being an option as to whether you wanted a signature to be required for the same price.
     
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    Does bestr4i3ds ship from California or China, then? Especially if a fellow poster here got it within 3 days?
     
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    I ordered my from bestr4i3ds.com. They ship from California so it should be perfect for you. I live in Washington and it took 4 business days for it to get to me. They look real to me after doing research. Their price was $72.50 which is pretty good. I think I paid an extra $2 for them to ship from California though or else they would ship from Singapore.
     
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    I'm going to see if I can get a couple more responses before I make a final decision. bestr4i3ds is 77.50, 71 for RHS, and 69 for MCD. The question is whether waiting a few less days is worth a 10% markup.
     
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    You are not likely to get it by the time the update is released. I have learned one very important lesson in all my years and that is being an early adopter with software is a big risk. Call me wussy but I will likely give it a few days before I dive in and just sit back and take it all in.
     
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    I ordered mine just yesterday and I'm fairly sure mine won't even come before it's released. Not that I care, because at least I'll get to see how it all works out in the end in case there's another Brickway fiasco or something like before.
     
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    Nah, I got a 3DS XL with 4.1 from the past year >:D I just was hoping within a year prices would drop a bit. So if anything, I'll be plenty happy with an earlier Gateway released version.
     
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    The pawns go first.
     
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    Bought from Real Hot Stuff. Will update upon arrival.

    Update #1. One day later, shipped out, tracking number given. :)
     
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    Received today. Very happy with how quick it got to me. Ordered Tuesday night. Arrived Saturday morning. (If it weren't for New Years, I'm sure I would've gotten it on Friday so three days)
     
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