Has anyone been scammed with fake Gateway 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Alocks, Apr 3, 2014.

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Have you been scammed?

  1. Nah, bought from a reseller

    40 vote(s)
    76.9%
  2. Incredibly not. Since i bought from a random site

    11 vote(s)
    21.2%
  3. Yes. And i did buy from a reseller

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    1.9%
  4. Yes... bought from a random chinese site

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  1. Alocks
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    Alocks Member

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    (Original pic from Gateway website)

    Just Checked mine and no problem, its original.
    PS: Didn't buy from reseller :P (Lucky)

    If you bought any, where did you buy?
     


  2. boomario

    boomario Nothing to say here.

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    Bought from r4ds and even with a different sticker (it's an old r4 sticker) it proved to be genuine and fully working :lol:
     
  3. Diablos90

    Diablos90 Advanced Member

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    Bought mine from Teensy.co.uk (official GW reseller), no problem ;)
     
  4. Antonio Ricardo

    Antonio Ricardo GBAtemp Fan

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    My arrived yesterday and it's original.
     
  5. pyromaniac123

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    I bought mine from a Chinese Mafia :(
     
  6. gamesquest1

    gamesquest1 Nabnut

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    ....but was it real? :lol:
     
  7. pyromaniac123

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    No :(
     
  8. krzz

    krzz GBAtemp Regular

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    Bought it from an official reseller. Everything is ok :)
     
  9. aireca

    aireca GBAtemp Regular

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    Your poll needs "No, because i bought it before the existence of fake cards", that's my case :P, i got it from a random reseller but fake cards really started recently.
     
  10. wiibomb

    wiibomb GBAtemp Regular

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    Now that you mention it, since when these clones started appearing? I mean, I bought mine on eachmall on last november and it's not a clone.. but make me doubt about them not being official resellers now that these clones are appearing..
     
  11. aireca

    aireca GBAtemp Regular

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    I think the reports started about the end of october last year
     
  12. Armadillo

    Armadillo GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Mine is real. Bought from a reseller, but also bought at launch before the clones were about.
     
  13. gtaking112

    gtaking112 GBAtemp Regular

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    I bought mine 2 months ago from AliExpress. I emailed gateway to confirm it was genuine before buying and they said it was real, which it is. I've been running 2.1 since release and it has worked flawlessly since I bought it. :D
     
  14. Cerealport

    Cerealport Newbie

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    Got mine from modchipsdirect yesterday. Was freaked out about clones, so I took a full video of myself opening the package so I could have proof. Didn't need it, but good to be safe right?
     
  15. Gabbo04

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    I bought mine 2 months ago from aliexpress for 50 bucks, original. :lol:
     
  16. sergey3000

    sergey3000 GBAtemp Regular

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    I bought it from ebay Few days after the release of the 1.2 firmware. because I pay only through PayPal. Its 100% genuine. And it cost me 100 $ including shipping.
     
  17. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

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    if users with clone hardware could tell us the date they bought it (so we can check when they appeared the first time), I'll add it to wiki for information and historical purpose.
    Thanks
     
  18. gamesquest1

    gamesquest1 Nabnut

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    i would imagine it has only been a recent development....as there isnt that many about, if it was a while back the market would be flooded with them......also that "smaller" pin looks very similar to the Evo design....could be that it has something to do with them .....dum dum dummmm.......#conspiracynutatitagain

    on a side not its weird that they recreated the label instead of just making a copy of the original stickers, if you look at the gateway writing the background is set differently
     
  19. kyogre123

    kyogre123 Mexican Pride

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    Good catch. The sticker of my cart looks exactly like the one of the image (original).
     
  20. Alocks
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    Actually new Gateway 3DS revision, the font colour is blue. (The new ones that comes with a plastic card holder instead paperboard.