Half-Price DSi When You Turn in A Console at GAME

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  1. War
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    "Looking to pick up a DSi at launch, but not sure what to do with your old DS Lite? Brits will be able to trade it in at their local GAME and pick up the new model for half price. That's £74.99, in case you're wondering. GAME's operations director, Robert Quinn, claims that the company will "have plenty of stock and some fantastic launch offers to give customers the best possible experience."

    If you're not willing to part with your old DS Lite, the offer also extends to unwanted Xbox 360s, PSP-3000s and Wiis. To be honest, though, all of those are worth far more than the 75 quid you'd be getting in return. The DSi is released in Europe on April 3 and will retail for £150. That gives you plenty of time to hunt around the house for your old DS Lite box. You do still have it, right?"

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    If for some magical reason they bring this offer over to the US, I would probably get a DSi.

    PS: I wonder if they'll be selling the DSi that has TWO TOUCHSCREENS! (Exclusively at GAME)
     


  2. ball2012003

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    Europe is so lucky
    hopefully they do this in the US
     
  3. unknownworlder

    unknownworlder GBAtemp Regular

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    Thats one hell of a deal. Less than $100 for a dsi. [​IMG]
     
  4. Tanas

    Tanas GBAtemp Addict

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    Trading in a DS Lite and sacrificing the ability to play GBA games... not a chance.
     
  5. War
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    War Take it easy~

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    Before the mods eat me alive, I didn't want to post this in the front page because it's technically advertising a store... which I didn't know if it was OK or not.
     
  6. Rock Raiyu

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    Why would you sell stuff that's well over $170 for something you get half price? That's stupid. I'd rather trade in my PS2 to get one half price nonetheless my Wii, 360, or PSP.

    Also, I lol the fact that the PS3 isn't on the list.
     
  7. taken

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  8. ball2012003

    ball2012003 Newbie

    i wouldnt have to worry about losing my gba ability
    since i have a ds phat and ds lite and i use my phat alot more so i dont care about my ds lite
     
  9. Tanas

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    Its a really good deal if you think about it, because if you already own a DS Lite and are thinking about buying the DSi.
    By trading in your old DS Lite and getting £75 knocked off the price of the DSi and then you go out and buying a new DS Lite,
    not only have you technically got yourself a DSi for £100 you also now have a brand new DS Lite as well.
     
  10. GameSoul

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    If I was going to trade in a CONSOLE for a HANDHELD, I would want the DSi + 2 free games

    :/


    But no DSi is worth trading in an xbox360
     
  11. tinymonkeyt

    tinymonkeyt GBAtemp brat

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    wait. what?
    since when did the DSi have two touchscreens?
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    No. What are you talking about?
     
  13. shakirmoledina

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    lol i think he was kiddin
    Good to exchange an old DS with DSi or even PSP but not the other consoles... besides the flashcart business is still low on the DSi (i would wait for CycloDSi or SupercarDSi)
     
  14. Talaria

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    It was a joke, GAME accidentally put up an advertisement saying the DSi had 2 touch screens. This was quickly changed by GAME after they realised their mistake.
     
  15. ZenZero

    ZenZero GBATEMP's regular arse.

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    if i wanted one of those pieces of s*it i would use this deal.

    game are good for trade ins
     
  16. Morgawr

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    To me this sounds too much like a maneuver of market to stop piracy around the DS scene... I mean, the DSi will have firmware that Nintendo is going to update regularly through DSware.. that means they'll be controlling the flashing and piracy behind the handheld way more than behind the old lite and phat... doing so, they'll basically take away your phats and lites and just give you a "better" and more controlled DSi... Also no GBA ability... T_T

    If I had 2 different DS (or a PSP, but I don't even own one lol) I'd probably give in one for the DSi, but that way it looks too much suspicious to me...
     
  17. DeadLocked

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    I would take this stupid offer if it extended to PS2!!! I have about 100 games for it too! Jesus. If only DS Phat were tradeable too. Mind mine has recently a CHIP in it I just found this morning O.O it's fallin to pieces man, good thing I saved up for a DSi but I'm now gonna buy a black DSL (Just don't touch the shiny part if it's that bad)
     
  18. jalaneme

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    what he said
     
  19. imz

    imz GBAtemp's vigilante

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    Screw that, they didn't pull me in with their flashy commercials and they're not going to pull me in with some swanky deal, I wouldn't trade in my DS lite for this garbage if they were offering it for free
     
  20. skarthebloodchild

    skarthebloodchild Keep It Old School

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    No way to give my precious little black dslite:P