Calling all UK flashcart users...

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by pichon64, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. pichon64
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    Hi! I'm looking for reports on people from the UK buying flashcards after this new English law prohibiting them. Specifically reports about buying online. I need to advice some friend about this issue.

    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
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    Although I brought a flashcard before this new law came in place (IIRC the new law started around July time) I don't think it really matters where you buy it from

    - I think the Law states that no site based in the UK can advertise such cards or import them, however it does not cover buying cards from sites that are abroad & who export them to the UK

    The BBC website had this to say about it
    I think I've seen posts of people living in the UK buying from Shoptemp & still receiving cards regardless of this rule.
    I also think the reason is that places like Shoptemp sends the card out with a general description of 'Electrical component' (or something like that) meaning that Customs don't really know what's in the package
     
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    Thanks, CannonFoddr. That's all I need to know. Cheers.
     
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    Well don't forget - I haven't brought a card since the new rule came out
    All I can tell you is my interpretation of what the BBC has stated

    BTW I did have a look @ the Shoptemp Forum & found this post
    so it does look like flashcards are still 'coming into' the UK
     
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    My brother ordered a couple of Acekards from Shoptemp last week and they arrived yesterday.
     
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    I ordered 1 flash cart from tempshop and 1 cart from priceangles 4 weeks ago,and i hav`nt got them [​IMG],all said they have shipped!!!Ithink some of the them are saying they have posted them put NOT really sending them as they know that they are band in the UK,SO be aware!!!
     
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    Regular postage or courier? My brother paid extra for courier delivery of the Acekards he received from Shoptemp yesterday. He's still waiting for one that he ordered four weeks ago with regular postage.
     
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    Thanks Depravo and cozy for your inputs.
     
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    I would imagine it's the same for the UK as the US, but when I got my R4 a few years back it was declared at Customs as something along the lines of 'PC CARD READER'.
     
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    I need to pick one up for a christmas present, but I cant find anywhere shipping a cheap one in time for christmas.
     
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    shipping flashcards is fine to the uk,had a acekard2i and dstti shipped from china to the uk
     
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    i checked a couple sites, but couldnt find any that would get one here by christmas unless i paid stupid money fo rpostage
     
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    shoptemp is currently not selling flash cards...they seem to be in some legal trouble but they assure that everyone who has previously paid for theirs that they will receive it. Looks like everyone needs to find another shop to order from, at least in the meantime until we find out the amount of damage this has caused to shoptemp.
     
  14. pichon64
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    Thanks to everyone contributing to this thread. I now have a wealth of information to share.
     
  15. ThePowerOutage

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    I think shoptemp have started selling cards again now, at least they are no longer out of stock.