DealExtreme sells EDGE without packaging.

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  1. Splych
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  2. W.I.C.K.E.D.

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    That's funny, I was going through their stock and noticed this earlier today too. I love the edge cart, I currently own two of them. I see a good side and a bad side to deal extremes decision.
    1. The bad side obviously being the price, why would you sell this for more minus packaging. (My guess is the manufacturer is trying to make up past orders and can't make the packaging fast enough to keep up with carts shipping out)
    2. The good side is that now the cart is available, which is all that really matters.(I love the one of a kind packaging, but thats not why I decided to puchase this card) I suppose too this will make resellers think twice before ordering 100 of these and completely relinquishing deal extremes hoard of them.(cause I'm sure they had many back orders to fill, MANY)

    All I'm waiting for is the edge dsi now, hopefully at or following US release of dsi. I think being they've been in this game for a little while, a subtle cart upgrade wouldn't be hard for them and they shouldn't even have to wait for the cyclo to come out with their edition for the dsi first. Then again, they might just wait for the firmware possibilities. Some say it's a clone, I say it got it's inspiration from it's more expensive older brother. Think GTA chinatown wars for example....got it's basis and structure from it's older more seasoned predecesor GTA IV.(not a 100% clone, just very similar structure) Just was released on a simpler more watered down level. Just think about it [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. W.I.C.K.E.D.

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    and being the definition of a clone is an exact copy, I think the technical side wins with this one and it theoretically cannot be termed a clone. For they might be very similar, they are not identical. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    EDIT: my bad about the second post, I f*ed up and didn't hit edit. SRY
     
  4. santorix10

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    Yes, while it is similar to a Cyclo Evolution, it doesn't have the on-board flash memory, or the crazy price hike. (Seriously, how many customers do they expect to get once people know about $6 flashcards if they doggedly stick to that $50 price point. Or if a $15 card has all the functionality and more of the real thing.)
     
  5. masher

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    i ordered the one without packaging from dealextreme, but it come with the box and everything....fill your boots.
     
  6. santorix10

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    Sweet. Mine should be coming in the next few days. I'll post whether it has packaging or not.
     
  7. gates59

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    Mine came yesterday and came with the packaging also.
     
  8. gates59

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    Does anyone know it the edge will be able to run the new 3in1+ without using rudolphe any time soon. It would be the perfect flash cart then. That is why I still prefer my acekard with akaio. THNX.
     
  9. Eon-Rider

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    Woo! I finally got mine, which I'm giving to a friend, a few hours ago. I can also confirm is comes with the packaging.
     
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    I can also confirm that mine does too.
     
  11. zuron7

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    who cares as long as the flashcart is good