GameStop selling Nintendo 3DS for £135

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  1. heartgold
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    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    This Friday marks the arrival of the anticipated 3DS price cut – but online retailer GameStop has kicked off its discount early.

    GameStop.co.uk is currently selling the device for just £134.97 with free delivery.

    This puts it some way ahead of its online competitors. Amazon is selling the handheld for just £169.99 whereas GAME is asking £194.99 and Play.com £196.99.

    High Street retailers are being cagey about their strategy regarding this Friday’s cut for fear of tipping off competitors. MCV understands that £140 could well become the default price point for the device.

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    My my.... this is even cheaper than the DSI XL which is currently selling at £139.99 [​IMG]

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  2. SamAsh07

    SamAsh07 GBAtemp Addict

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    Desperate to sell their 3DS stock lol.
     
  3. prowler

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    could be refurbished selling off as new.
     
  4. ShawnTRods

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    Holy MOLY!
    Thats about I much I expected from amazon after price drop o.o


    Asking myself, those 20 games.. are those worth shit..
    Like I said, I will probably get/like 2-3 out of those 20. Its not like they are giving you loads of options to choose from.
     
  5. SamAsh07

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    Yeah, about the choice. I would've loved it if they just allowed Ambassadors to download ANY 10 current games of the eShop for FREE + the 20 games they announced + early access to a 3D Video Recorder lol.
     
  6. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Probably is.

    Got my "new" DS Lite from a few years ago. Turns out the idiots at the store were too lazy to actually even refurbish the damn thing. The user was still "logged in" and everything.
     
  7. heartgold
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    heartgold GBAtemp Psycho!

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    No it isn't guys, they would have to state it's refurbished when selling a product.
     
  8. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Tell that to the guys working at my store. They made a quick buck by scamming me.

    They can even market used games as new if they're in good enough condition.
     
  9. RupeeClock

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    Didn't even realise GameStop sold in the UK, even if just online.
     
  10. ShawnTRods

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    If it was refurbished, they would have to state it in the info. Otherwise you can sue them for big load.

    Says, release date 16th august. So, after the official price drop.
    Its not THAT surprising though. It was TOTALLY expectable from amazon to do it, but GameStop is doing it first I suppose.
    Expect similar price drop from amazon [​IMG].
     
  11. DeadLocked

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    Pssh, you can get for £124.99 NEW with sims 3D and an accessory pack.
    Link.
    EDIT: At least I assume they are new I can't verify for myself. But even if preowned...
     
  12. cwstjdenobs

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    They need to pay me more than £10 and an accessory pack to take a Sims game off of their hands.
     
  13. koimayeul

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    Im too old and way over being a "fanboy" for either company but this is seriously going to pummel down the rival handheld setting prices like that.. half the starting price for next gen console, and cheper than the Dsi XL!? what the hell? They seriously want to install this in every gamer pocket whatever it cost and this is somehow sickening me at this point.. domination of Big N mainstream & raining shovelwares with the soon-to-come non3d dev kit anyone? :/
     
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    I didn't either.
     
  15. ShawnTRods

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    My "Y" is messing up, pressed L twice instead lol.
     
  16. doyama

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    Yeah I thought GAME was the big 'gamestop' -ish chain over in Europe. I didn't even know they had a presence in the UK.
     
  17. prowler

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    GAME, EB Games, Gamestop, Gamestation, they're all connected so it's not like they are competing against each other.
     
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    Anyone from Edinburgh here? Just wondering 'cuz I actually might pick up a 3DS in the beginning of September when I go visit there.. 115-135 pounds is a lot less than what I would pay back home (currently 3DS goes for 289e minimum)..


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  20. Veho

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    I have a question. I don't have a 3DS so I know exactly diddly squat about it, especially the online store and the user accounts and all that stuff. What I want to know is this:

    What's stopping a store from signing all their 3DS units up for the Ambassador program before August 12th, and then selling them at a lower price after the price drop? That way their consoles would have the Ambassador-exclusive games, and a lower price, giving the store a competitive advantage.

    What did Nintendo do to prevent that?