Cannot find anywhere to get a supercard

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Mar 25, 2013
  1. Kazekai
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    First of all, hi. Now that that's out of the way, I realize how this can seem like a stupid question because ShopTemp lists places you can get these carts, but I've run into an impossibly frustrating problem.

    I've been researching flashcarts for almost all week, at first choosing the R4 but then later found the Supercard was the best option (especially since I want GBA/SNES emulation as primary features), but no matter where I look, or try to purchase from, I cannot fulfill the order.

    I have lurked here for several days, and I realize Paypal is not an option anymore, but my only other means to pay online is a debit card and none of these friggin sites will take it. Is there a place that will accept a Visa debit card?

    And if not, please suggest alternatives - money-orders, pre-paid cards, gift cards, anything.

    (Also for reference I am looking for a cart for a DS Lite, nothing above)
     
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    http://www.realhotstuff.com/Supercard-DSTWO_p_25.html

    They're a buck or two pricier than most places, and shipping isn't free but it IS out of NJ so if you're in the US you should have it in under a week. I've placed multiple orders with a Visa from them.

    Edit - they also usually ship same day if you place the order before... I think it was 4 PM Eastern Time.
     
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    That's where I ordered from (seems they raised the ds2 price a dollar since) I'm not far from nj, so it won out between them and waiting 3 months for one from china...
     
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    Wow, thank you so much for the quick replies. Everywhere else I've been asking about flashcarts has barely been helpful (or attentive), I will try your suggestion.
     
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    Just dont get sd cards from that place, overpriced as hell.
     
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    The only thing taht gets me is that you've had trouble using a Visa to order from these places? I'm wondering, if you've been trying to purchase from overseas, if your bank is putting a block on that transaction. If that's the case, buying it from RHS might avoid that since they're out of the US. A simple call to your bank ought to fix it, anyway.

    And as far as Paypal, they've really been cracking down on flashcart retailers, freezing funds and suspending accounts. Most of them don't accept it anymore, and the ones that do do it via a backdoor sort of way, gets around Paypal knowing what is going on but I wouldn't really want to do it because if something goes wrong with the transaction, your funds are pretty much gone.

    Edit - Also, check out the shoptemp link for all sellers that are trustworthy - http://shoptemp.net/products/Supercard-DSTWO.html Just realized you said you had checked shoptemp.

    Most banks offer a prepaid Visa for account holders, with no sort of activation fee, but if you're having a hard time getting a debit card to work I can't imagine you'd have much more of a fun time with a prepaid. Don't get a storebought prepaid though unless you enjoy ripping your hair out.
     
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    I got an 8GB SDHC card from Amazon for $6, apparently Prime users get a massive discount.

    I'm pretty sure it is my bank, but I am not sure I want to call them and find out. That conversation will probably not go well. "Hi, I'm trying to order something illegal in most countries from a dubious shop in China, y u no debit?"

    Yeah, I have seen the paypal horror stories on every site from emuparadise to Yahoo Answers. It's nice that I finally found a store to order from that has managed to complete the transaction, much appreciated.
     
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    Nah I've had to go through it with my bank (TD Bank), it turned out that the block was actually by Visa themselves and not from TD, but I called them and simply told them that I was trying to make an order totaling somewhere in $80 (I did tell them the exact amount) and it was getting declined, and I asked them if it was getting declined because it was an overseas company. The lady said it was, that she would put in an email asking for the transaction to be unblocked and to try again in two hours.

    Lo and behold, two hours later it all went through.

    You don't have to tell them what you're buying (nor do I think they're allowed to officially ask, maybe just as a conversation piece so I would just say "oh some video game stuff/accessories for my DS"), just mention that it's an overseas transaction and you do approve it. They'll end up asking for a few recent transactions from your account and some personal info to verify it's you.

    Regardless, if you want to, go give RHS a shot, that way you're not waiting upwards of a month for your DSTWO. ^_^
     
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    Yeah, I ordered it and it went through. The bad news is, now I can't get animal crossing when it releases in June but oh well, this will likely be a lot more useful.
     
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    That's awfully cheap, I hope you got the right speed class.
     
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    I'm not sure how low of a speed class you can get away with, I ended up going for the overkill method and got a class 10. I remember talking to terminator02 about it on here a while back, i'll see if I can dig up what he posted, you're going for dstwo right?

    Anyway, he said:
    "class 4 or up should be fine, it's the random access speeds that matter the most for games, not just read speeds

    just make sure to buy a quality microsd card from a good brand from a reputable retailer and it should be fine"
     
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    As much as I love this website, personally I can't see myself ever ordering all the way from China unless I absolutely had to. "7-35 days for delivery" lol Plus I can't imagine the nightmare of trying to return something if you ended up having to. I'd rather gbatemp have some way of accepting donations TBH.
     
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