Does anyone know where I can find a crystal case for the original 3DS XL?

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    I can only seem to find for the new 3ds on ebay. I used to be able to find really cheap ones from china(I also found the store branded ones to be crap and more expensive) does anyone know where I can find the original 3DS XL crystal cases? like less than $5 like what I was paying for before?
     
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    ugh...says it doesn't ship to Canada. Do you have any that do?
     
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    There's like a million of them over ebay. One seller is bound to ship to Canada. Just keep looking.
     
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    [eBay] Insten Clear Rubber TPU Soft Skin Case+2-LCD Kit Screen Protector for Nintendo 3DS XL
    Cheaper still if shipped from Malaysia or Singapore for about CAD $4 if you don't mind the wait.
    [eBay] Clear Rubber TPU Soft Gel Game Protective Skin Case Cover for Nintendo 3DS XL @F

    If you're looking for the hard clear plastic version, those won't do as well protecting the 3DS in a drop and are more likely to crack at the hinges. Personally, you're better of getting a zippered hard case for travel if you intend to remove the o3DSXL out of its skin when playing.
     
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    I had rubber ones in the past for my original DS and they were crap. I just want something that will make me feel more comfortable and at ease when holding my portables(I have a crystal case for my vita to) but they do wear out after about a year or so and i'm just looking to spend a few dollars not a bunch of money on a case.
     
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    This is about as cheap you'll find this product other than from aliexpress. You might want to buy several as you never know how what's in store for the China-USA trade wars upsetting the supply chain of cheap goods in the future.
     
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    Ok thanks i'll definitely keep this one in mind: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Clear-Rubb...Case-Cover-for-Nintendo-3DS-XL-F/264080411159 seems like it might be better than the hard plastic type ones iv'e been getting. I just remember having a rubber one years ago but it was some crappy target brand that glowed in the dark lol and wasn't very useful at all. But i'll try this.
     
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    The only problem of these cases is the corner where it slide to fold. It ends up breaking after a while. But I really like these cases. I have one for my old 3ds xl and it's amazing how it gives you a better grip.

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    What's your protector? where did you get it?
     
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    Do you mean the case? I got it from AliExpress, the pink part is metal and the black is plastic.

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    Do you have a link for that specific one? i'm not talking like a travel case like an actual case that goes around the 3DS to protect it.
     
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    Here is the place where I bought it:

    https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/hqNACrf

    I have two of them and I strongly recommend for the price and usability.

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