WARNING! Incoming wall of text! Get out if you don't want to read. I've been here a long time. I've been faithful to the scene a long time. I don't care for piracy. I am not one of those losers who call it inhuman and will try their life for people to stop. I am not on of those fags you might find on GameFAQs that says how bad pirating is and flames and wastes their whole life on trying to get pirates to see the error of their ways. I couldn't care less. I do it too. Don't think I am trying to call out pirates or anything. This is by no means me trying to be rude and start something or call people out. If I take an angry sounding tone it's because I am because I couldn't understand this for a very long time and now I have simply just snapped and asked myself this question over and over again and just couldn't understand it and began to get angry with myself. Please, if you are taking the time to read this I would like an intellegent discussion. I am not flaming anyone in this post, I am not trying to start something except for maybe a spark in your brains to get you to understand my thought. Please, all discussion is welcome and even though I am a bit agitated with myself and might take a bit of a gruff tone in this post please feel free to say whatever's on your mind about this topic. Now, onto the actual question. The question I couldn't understand and still don't. The question that at first sounds stupid but you will soon understand my perspective on. Here it is: Why do people care for the price of a flash cart so much? In the slot 1 era 100% compatibility is guaranteed by any cart that has even been considered for purchase. What I don't understand is this concept of why people care about the price so much. By getting the freaking cartridge you are essentially guaranteeing yourself every game in DS history that has been out or will come out in the future. This saves the average buyer hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars worth of DS games. THOUSANDS. Say that with me, thousands. So you are telling me that you went out and bought a DS for $130 and now are essentially planning on buying the entire library of games made for the DS and more to come with a single purchase of a single cartridge? My goodness, that's a deal! Sounds great to me! But what? You say that the $30 price difference of the "budget" cart you are looking at and your dream cart the cyclo ds is too much for you? Are you kidding me?!!?! Are you that much of a cheap ass? There have been countless things posted similar to "omg, I really want that cyclo but I just can't afford it so I have to go with the edge/(insert "budget" cart here). Every time I see these posts I think to myself about that question up there. Why do people care for the price of a flash cart so much? After seeing it for the 500th time now(not an exaggeration, I have really seen it this much through different forums) I have "exploded" if you would say. "Snapped" also being the proper term for it too. This is unbelievable. You are saving thousands of dollars and you can't put $30 more into a purchase that will supply your DS gaming needs forever and go on this forum to ask for people's opinion of what you should do because you are stuck between a rock and a hard place because you can't decide to shell out a mere $30-$40 more for the cart you want or purchase one of those "budget" carts? Even the most expensive of all carts on the market, the Acekard RPG costing $65 on deal extreme, only costs about the price of 2 DS games! Buy purchasing that, you can potentially get 2000 DS games!! The cyclo even costs less than the RPG with all its amazing stuff. I simply don't understand why price is such a big problem. And please don't bring this up because I have heard it so many times I will vomit if I hear it again: "I am just a kid/poor adult, I can't afford the cyclo. It is too expensive for me" You are telling me you had enough money to buy a DS and know that each game for it is $35 and you don't have enough money for a $55 purchase? What a filthy liar. Pirating and lying. I simply refuse to believe it that you are in that situation. Of course, don't get me wrong, there might be rare circumstances where you really are poor and but managed to win a DS in a competition/online/got it as a gift and you really can't afford any games to begin with but when every other thread has quotes like that you know people are rotten liars. I find that worse than pirating. How can you lie about your poverty like that when there are people dying and other poor people eating them because they really are that poor? If you buy a DS for recreational purposes which was why it was made you obviously have enough money to spend on any flash cart in the market that you would want. Why are you letting the price become such a huge factor and most commonly, the decisive factor? Below are some quotes of just your typical "too expensive crap" that I just found randomly. Names are obscured to protect the humility of the innocent. Ya, those "budget" carts. No cart is "too expensive" because even the most expensive one costs slightly less than just 2 DS games!! What more could you people ask for? Why are you taking these things for granted. That $30 isn't such a big deal. If you want it get it. Again, please bear with my angry tone but I just wanted to get my message out there and see what you have to say. If you read all of that then thank you for your respect and I strongly respect you for taking the time into considering my point of view. Again, I am sorry about the agitated tone but I couldn't help it this time.