Flash Carts being removed from sites?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by StellaCaelum5, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. StellaCaelum5
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    I have an Acekard 2 that I ordered before Christmas. I've noticed that slowly all these sites that used to sell flash carts (Acekards, R4, M3, etc.) are no longer selling them. What's up with that? The only site I have left is RealHotStuff.com. What happened to gamebygame.com (used to be dealwoot) and dealextreme.com?? (even though I know they have a "workaround" going, why can't they just flat out sell it?)

    This is just curiosity. I appreciate all who respond!
     
  2. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    They had to take them off due to a DMCA complaint
     
  3. StellaCaelum5
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    oooh... Then how does RealHotStuff.com still get away with selling them?
     
  4. Dark^'^Knigh

    Dark^'^Knigh GBAtemp Maniac

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    Who cares (not to mention there are other threads already that have discussed this ad-nauseum...and completely wrong section by the way - your post is not AK specific [​IMG]
     
  5. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    I'd like to know the answer to this too...
     
  6. ZeWarrior

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    even if Paypal makes RHS stop selling them, i think they'll just stop using paypal because you can pay RHS directly with a credit card.. thats how I did it..
     
  7. how_do_i_do_that

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    They have a direct credit card payment system as well as paypal. They would just tell you that paypal would be offline until things roll over or becomes more favorable again.

    There are already several threads like dark said that already cover this. your late at noticing this.
     
  8. junker_man32

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    lets face it...ds games are getting lamer and lamer...and less really good ones...maybe 1 out of every 100 games released is good.
     
  9. TheDarkSeed

    TheDarkSeed I'm a pretentious sack of shit

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    This is news to me cause I never really noticed, which is funny because I'm on dealextreme all the time.
     
  10. TheDarkSeed

    TheDarkSeed I'm a pretentious sack of shit

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    But these stores didn't stop selling flash carts because of all the lame ass ds games being released. They stopped selling them because of the complaints they were getting.
     
  11. Rayder

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    Kinda odd that the ONLY site I've ever bought flashcarts from (RHS) is still going while others have been shut down or forced to remove flashcarts.

    Not that it matters much to me. For all I care, all the places can stop selling them now, I already have my flashcarts. (blows a raspberry) [​IMG]
    This too.
     
  12. Salax

    Salax GBAtemp Regular

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    SimplyMods still has them, although they don't have a very large selection. Old news is old.
     
  13. dods15

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    I bought mine at Focal Price in December, and I thin they don't have it anymore now, but I received mine today. [​IMG]
     
  14. megawalk

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    bought mine at the netherlands online from a custom salesperson
     
  15. Jamstruth

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    I think if they put them back up advertised as homebrew devices omitting anything to do with being used for DS ROMs (or using the nice, law friendly word "backup" which works at least in Europe) they could get away with it.
     
  16. tk_saturn

    tk_saturn GBAtemp Psycho!

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    That doesn't mention anything about roms or being able to play commercial games and they still had to remove it. You might get away with listing it as a homebrew in France, but not the US.
     
  17. Jamstruth

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    Obviously the US laws are more draconian... If I recall right you guys don't really "own" any games only the right to use them, meaning you are not allowed to make and play backups at all. Your laws suck ass.
     
  18. Atashi

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    I'm relatively new to all this and hadn't heard anything about a DMCA takedown... but I've seen the Acekards still advertised at the two sites I've bought from - ConsoleSource and KickGaming. Maybe they're ok as they're both located in Canada?

    -Atashi