Buying a 3DS + game in America and ship it to Europe?

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  1. Vipera
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    I want to buy an American 3DS and ship it in Italy when a certain game is coming out.

    Is there any site that does this? And if there is, how long will it take? I don't care about shipping costs, I'd like to get it within a week.
     
  2. longernohuman

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    Search on ebay us or amazon us, some sellers ship worldwide.
     
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    Amazon or similar. I don't trust ebay that much.
     
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    Yes, but what kind of shipping should I use? Is there a website that's specialized for exporting stuff from the USA?
     
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    Amazon.com is your best bet. I've never had trouble with shipping from them (im in Sweden), no import duties or anything. Honestly though, you should consider if it's worth getting a US system. You're gonna have to import all future games, or use faked billing information on the eShop. Personally I would get an EU 3ds and a Sky3DS / Gateway and just get a rom of the game. You can also do that with good conscience, cause region lock keep fucking us over, or you can download it and get a shelf copy as well. :)
     
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    How long did it take for you to get your stuff? What seller did you buy from?
     
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    It varies A LOT. It takes atleast a week, probably more. Don't worry about sellers at all. It's not like eBay. Amazon handles everything and they have some of the best support ever seen.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I'll take a look :)
     
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    Why not just pay someone on here to do it for you?
     
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    Amazon.com was the best experience for me!
     
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    I'm not going to send $300+ to some random forum user, sorry LOL
     
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    It's called Paypal. You're paying for goods and service. If they don't deliver, you get the money back.
     
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    You got $300, send it this way, I'll send you my 4.5 XL.

    * from a random user.
     
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    I got a forum user here to get me a Metallic Rose DS Lite that didn't come out here in Europe, right at launch! He even carefully opened it and tested it for me with a flashcart to pass the "first time" screens, but still check for dead pixels.
    Now that was one of the most reputable users on here, so I felt really safe, but still. I think he said not to say who he was (this was a one time thing), he's not that active nowadays anyway but yea...
     
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    Be careful, as long as I know the post service in Italy works awfully, they "lose" things specially from Amazon and there are even several Chinese shops that have stopped shipping things to Italy altogether.
    Of course you live in Italy and you should know it better, I have only heard this from an Italian friend that complains a lot about buying overseas and the post service in Italy.
     
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    That only counts for "normal" packages managed from PT. First thing I am going to ask the seller is a very good, private courier + insurance.
     
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    I sent some e-mails and no one replied. Looking for more alternatives. Bump.
     
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    Why do you want to buy an US 3DS console ?
    What is this unique game that will come out in USA and that not comes in Europe ?
     
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    Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. And it will come to Europe, I just don't want to wait from winter to spring for a game that I'm going to play for a lot of hours. They are going to translate the game to 4 other languages I don't care about. I also want an american New 3DS to access the american eShop so yeah.
     
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    Why don't you get EUR New 3DS in 9.0 firmware and bought a Gateway linker to play import game ?

    Oh I see, if you want to access american shop, you will need an US console in that case but beware because it will be impossible for you to play EUR titles so you will have to import each game you want to play.