Best seller in the U.S to buy a Sky3DS?

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  1. BurningDesire
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    So it seems I am forced to get as sky3ds to upgrade my 8.1.0-0J 3DS. The question is where is the best place to buy one for the U.S?
     
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    peachds.com - US
    modchipcentral.com - CA
    nds-card.com - Everywhere Else
     
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    Be sure to expect slow shipping time and pretty poor customer service from any of them (unless someone can vouch for a particularly amazing experience with any of them). Most of these companies are going to be a bit shady by default as flash carts are illegal for sale in the USA thanks to the DMCA.
     
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    I don't think they're illegal. Only using/having roms from games you don't own is. If flashcarts were illegal then DVD burning equipment and blank CDs/DVDs would have to be also.
     
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    I think you are incorrect Quantum. The law (in the US) is that devices that are primarily intended to circumvent protection measures, or are marketed as such are illegal to sell. It's a crappy law (for the stealers).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-circumvention
    https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/17/1201

    DVDs/CDs on the other hand do not have circumvention / copyright violation as a clear primary purpose albeit a pretty obvious one.

    ripping DVDs however and circumvention of any DRM on a DVD even make a backup is in fact a violation of US law (this is especially crappy). So making a backup of your DVD may not be illegal, but the fact that you are circumventing encryption in the process IS illegal. That said, some courts have waffled on this a little bit.
     
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    Which is what I meant - DVD ripping software is not illegal. Therefore it doesn't make sense for flashcarts to be illegal in themselves.
     
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    Just bury it getting super off topic, @BurningDesire peachds and modchipcentral are the most trusted sites for US/CA atm and peach takes paypal, google wallet and ship with USPS.
     
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    You are 100% right about that. Lol at people trying to trick themselves into thinking it is legal.
     
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    I got it from iflashdsi. They had free shipping and shipped it under 24hr. Should get it in 10-20 days. It was only $75 as well!
     
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    I think you misunderstood what I said, DVD ripping software IS illegal (in US) if it circumvents DRM (which it does in almost all cases for anything released by the movie industry)
     
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    Meh you would have gotten it in 3 days for 5 dollar shipping with tracking.
     
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    Really? I think Nero came on my last computer when I bought it lol
     
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    Wait aren't you in Australia? I don't know what the situation is with Nero as it has evolved a lot over the years. But here is a good example. the very popular DVD Decrypter and how it got canned in the US

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_Decrypter

    As you can see it's a mess!
     
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    I know this approaching old thread status but it's still very relevant. As I understand it Mod chips direct sells the Sky3ds Plus orange button edition for about $85 shipped. Does anyone know of other US sellers in that price range who ALSO include a nifty 6 month warranty? My only issue is that mod chips direct doesn't sell it in the package.
     
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    No, but I think u should do some research and think about whether or not you really want to spend that much money on a sky3ds when there are other much cheaper alternatives available
     
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    He might want it for Cubic Ninja?
     
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    Buy cubic ninja, downgrade then sell it
     
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    I rather have games in. 3ds format on Micro SD card at the moment. But thanks for commenting!