I think this guy is confused...

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Habbert, Dec 21, 2013.

  1. Habbert
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    I was looking on kijiji for a used copy of Pokemon and found this gem.
    I think this guy is a bit confused... Some kid is gunna wanna play Pokemon x/y on xmas and not be able to...

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  2. Vengenceonu

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    "I personally paid $125 + Shipping..." = Bullshit, he lives in Canada. MCC is in his state.
    "50 - 70 for a fake one" = Clones or he's lieing. There is no "Fake Gateway" at this point in time.
    "80 - 100 for a new one because they are on sale..." = Him trying to raise the price by making it sound like you are getting a better deal. If that was a 'sale' price, what the hell is their normal price?
     
  3. loco365

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    X and Y don't even work on it. I'd try bartering the price down with him though, and I'd try teaching him how it works too. Just to show him up.
     
  4. Habbert
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    I know i live in canada and bought my Gateway from Modchipcentral.com and the total was not 125 + shipping.
    And look in the title "Gateway (R4)" so is he selling an R4 gold deluxe for the price of a gateway?
     
  5. Vengenceonu

    Vengenceonu Revenge is beneath me but accidents do happen.

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    He probably is selling a defective gateway for profit.
     
  6. dragonblood9999

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    he's not confused. he's trying to scam some poor bastard out of his money. he left info off of the ad.
    i reported the ad
     
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    The guy probably bought a Gateway for his 2DS, and was too derp to read and realise that it won't work beforehand. Now he's trying to unload his loss on someone else via scam.
     
  8. IronClouds

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    This guys knows exactly what he's doing. Hopefully someone handles the report of this ad and takes it down before some ignorant person stumbles across it and wants to buy it.
     
  9. Dust2dust

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    Yes, this seller is deceiving potential buyers. A 2DS doesn't work with Gateway, and no one can play Pokemon roms, period. But on the other hand, I can't say I would have any sympathy for anyone who would get fooled. If you are going to buy an expensive flashcart from any place, wouldn't it make sense to first read up on it and what it can do or can't do? A simple Google search would tell you the required firmware versions and the incompatible roms (pokemon roms leading the list). Being a soccer mom is no excuse, you still can use google.
     
  10. higher87

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    people that can google/are used to the internet, wouldnt become victims of such scams tobegin with, it's like saying the elderly should also know very well about those phone scams because they can google, but you should realise some some people still dont use pcs that much, and when they do, they risk getting scammed or alot of viruses from simple stuff, which is what these scams/viruses/etc are aimed at.
     
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  11. Dust2dust

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    Phone scams for the elderly have been making the news for nearly a decade now, if not longer. If some old folks still fall victims, either they never watch the news, or they haven't got 100% of their intellectual abilities (not in a derogatory sense, it might be related to illness like alzheimer). In that case, they should let the financial aspects of their life be handled by someone else who they trust.

    Back to the topic of buying a flashcart, the customer should know he's dealing with the grey market, and therefore, should be much more careful before making the decision to buy. Especially buying used from some random guy on kijiji. It's not like he can go back to the shopping center to return it, if it doesn't work as expected.
     
  12. higher87

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    that was not the point but an example, and yes it had to make the news before something was done about it, not through google, and as to the topic, reporting such scammers and informing friends or family who might interested in such carts would be the best thing to do so they dont fall for such scams.