Buyers Beware: Fake R4 making its rounds

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by shaunj66, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. Shinji

    Shinji ҉҉ ҉҉

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    OMG, its like GBATemp=R4 and FunkySkunk=Fake R4

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  2. retrohead

    retrohead GBAtemp Regular

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    I'm not as shallow as to discuss what has been copied and what hasn't. People make their own minds up.
     
  3. mr_blonde_88

    mr_blonde_88 Torture You? That's A Good Idea. I Like That

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    haha, love the metaphore
     
  4. Shinji

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    Thanks for that refreshing reminder that I have a freedom of choice. I'm just going to leave it at that and I dont think we should discuss this anymore on the boards. This sounds like its between you and the site, so I'll just keep my thoughts to myself and PM's between mr_blonde and I :yaywii:
     
  5. mr_blonde_88

    mr_blonde_88 Torture You? That's A Good Idea. I Like That

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    *waits for PMs*
     
  6. Spikey

    Spikey Your Special Someone

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    FunkySkunk is lame. [​IMG] Someone needs a life... [​IMG]
     
  7. retrohead

    retrohead GBAtemp Regular

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    If anyone has any personal issues with DS-Scene then feel free to contact me via pm and lets put this thread back on topic (as was just requested by the main boards admin if you didnt notice).

    Back on topic, thanks for the information source Costello. I looked and saw the hacken.cc links posted across the images and just wondered what the thread was on hacken.cc so I could read more about it.
     
  8. TheStump

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    OMG, its like GBATemp=R4 and FunkySkunk=Fake R4

    I believe the correct phrase would be

    GBAtemp.net=R4 and ds-scene.net=FAKE R4

    its pretty LOL.
     
  9. shadowboy

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    Crap, I bought an r4 here, and I'm worried it may be a different tye of fake. The R4 team sells white R4s, right? And I'm also worried that though they show the real-looking r4 they may ship a fake one... 40 bucks just seems too cheap...

    Anyway, I would have liked to bash fugly skunk, but it seems you guys took care of him, so fugly, stfu and gtfo.

    k thnx bai.
     
  10. aslacker55

    aslacker55 I like pie

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    They are real, I bought six from them and I got them last week. They were all real, they just came with the black shell.
     
  11. Shinji

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    So far it seems that dealextreme has been added to the reliable websites (in my book) due to user feedback. Maybe now would be a good time to update the GBATemp.net reccomended sites if it hasnt been done so already...
     
  12. fli_guy84

    fli_guy84 GBAtemp Fan

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    Woah I think this fake manufacturer buys the same box and sticker as R4 team themselves because other than the obvious sans microSD logo and '2GB' sticker there's no way to tell which is which.

    But obviously, if you pay attention you can't see the microSD slot.
     
  13. shadowboy

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    That is cool, can't wait for mine then.

    Glad, I will purchase from them often with deals like that. [​IMG]

    Anyway, order from them if you buy an r4, free shipping and real cheap.
     
  14. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    With how cheap these are sold for anyway, I don't see the point of pirating the piraters. Hopefully if your buying for a store recommeneded by GBATemp you should be ok. If you've ordered an R4 from ebay then you maybe in trouble.
     
  15. imgod22222

    imgod22222 GBAtemp's Original No-faced Member

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    LOL. These people are real scumbag. Trying to pirate a great product, when first of all, they can't even do it well, nor can they do it right. I think the peopel who buy the clones deserve it. I research stuff online for 4 months before i ever buy it. Just be a smart shopper and nothing should happen.
     
  16. nintendofreak

    nintendofreak Around. Shoot me a PM.

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    This company would probably sell better if they put their own name on it... Nothing like a new flashcart [​IMG]
     
  17. tetsuya

    tetsuya GBAtemp Regular

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    agree
     
  18. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    Depening on the differences between the R4 and this fake product. If they did put their own name on it, it would have to use the R4 firmware. The R4 team could easily do something similar to the supercard team and write the kernal so it won't run on fake cards. Then I couldn't see them writing their own firmware.
     
  19. HelloWeMove

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    Is that for an R4 and a 1GB Kingston MicroSD card? If so that is insanely cheap.
     
  20. GameGeezer

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    What about this?

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