Could I switch my 3ds xl new for one at GS without extra money?

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  1. masksacrafice
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    I have a brand new 3ds XL from a thrift store and wanna see if I could exchange it for a lower firmware one at Gamestop without paying extra. Has anyone tried this? and I remember there being a thread with the serial numbers of 4.5 3ds/xl's if someone could link that while I am posting, would be kind. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. gunner007

    gunner007 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    dobosininja Newbie

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    It would probably depend on the condition of your 3ds. If it is in really good condition you might be able to if you find a willing clerk at GS.

    Wanting to swap it for a lower firmware one will be a red flag to them if they know anything about the exploit. I also heard that most of the resell shops update the 3ds's before they sell them.
     
  4. redkeyboard

    redkeyboard GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Do you mean buying one at the store, swapping the two 3dss, and then returning it? You probably can, but that's fraud.
     
  5. nicklesminer

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    Plus they will typically check the serial number on the box and the serial number on the 3ds to make sure they match.
     
  6. redkeyboard

    redkeyboard GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Well you can probably just switch boxes too while you're at it, lol
     
  7. lambstone

    lambstone No. Nyet. 不. Non. Nein.

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    Yeah... OP, i'm pretty sure gbatemp is not the place to discuss fraudulent practices.
     
  8. masksacrafice
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    I meant since, mine was brand new, could I trade it for one with a lower serial number. Nothing illegal. I already got the problem solved and answered. Thanks though. :D