1. Latiken

    OP Latiken GBATemp's Epic Fusion
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Messages:
    441
    Country:
    United States
    I would like to know the best/cheapest way to get used DS games without pirating. And a reliable source would be nice too. You know, a place that won't steal my card number.

    Thank you.
     
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer
    Reporter

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    33,453
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Make friends with various people (many people are happy to have a bit of cash in hand and less than either a shop might sell it for and even less than they might be able to flip it for), do the rounds of local pawn shops that do not know the state of play for things, do the rounds of various yard sales and keep an eye on various places that might have games but do not have it as their main stock and trade. Also things like ebay (ignore any sellers in Hong Kong) and Amazon. Given the former will allow you to pay in cash and the latter are massive sites that abstract payment....

    A lot of the really good stuff on the DS is kind of rare though (assuming you do not just care for nintendo first party stuff) and it is only getting harder to get the rare stuff from Europe (several great European exclusives exist remember) and Japan.
    On the flip side a lot of places did not seem to know what they had -- when I was doing the game of the week series I would usually do a token search on whatever amazon or ebay for the region the games I was suggesting were from and a lot were not actually that bad.

    I am not sure how it will play out as the DS was far larger than what came before but it is usually around this time (successor well and truly out but still floundering a bit/with a lack of games) that I have found the hardest to get games in. Still if you do not want to go the flash cart route well thems the breaks.
     
  3. Latiken

    OP Latiken GBATemp's Epic Fusion
    Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011
    Messages:
    441
    Country:
    United States
    I did get an Acekard 2i, but my old DS broke a week after using it. I'm not sure whether I want to use it on this DS. And I'd rather buy the games.
     
  4. pyromaniac123

    pyromaniac123 ส็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็(ಠ益ಠส็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็็
    Member

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2011
    Messages:
    2,006
    Country:
    Your ds broke because it was old, not because you used the acekard 2i.
     
  5. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™
    Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2010
    Messages:
    27,880
    Country:
    United States
    The cheapest games are used, but the used one at any given location are not infinite in number.

    So find them yourself, because if other people buy them then they can't be bought until more come in, etc.
     
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...

Hide similar threads Similar threads with keywords - cheap, games,