Lightake used to sell fakes?

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Aug 16, 2011
  1. Themanhunt
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    lightake sells a lot of clones and cheap knock offs, but they do sell the legitimate flash cart too
    Just make sure you read the description.

    The thing I hate most about them is the slow ass shipping
     
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    I ordered this and I hope it's not fake...
     
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    That one should be legit. I bought 2 of those a few months ago and they're the real deal
     
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    You have no clue how much that helped my nerves...I have honestly never bought anything from Asia before, and hope to have a relatively good experience..thanks.
     
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    Yeah, it is a little weird when ordering from another country for the first.

    I don't know how long shipping will be for you, but for me it took a little over a month.
    Just want to let you know in case it don't arrive in the next 2 weeks.
     
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    Free shipping lives up to its name then [​IMG]

    It was a struggle convincing my dad that Lightake wasn't full of scamists, and mocking how Asians are untrustworthy...didn't help me one bit.

    The Acekards work with the DS "Phat" don't they?
     
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    Yes they work on the Phat. And you shouldn't worry about the Acekard2i being a fake. In the pictures it shows it's the newer model with the anti-counterfeit sticker on the back as well. I just bought the same 2i myself a few days ago and will let you know (if you want) if it's a fake or real. My bet is it's real. But Lightake is a reputable seller. Have ordered from them in the past and had no problems. You probably didn't know this but if you used the coupon code "shoptemp" at checkout, it will give you 3% off the order [​IMG].
     
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    It would be great if you could PM me when/(if) it arrives and tell me if it is real or not. Yeah I did hunting around for coupons and found that 3% reduction on the shoptemp page, but hard to find if not using it. Thanks.
     
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    For the uk use xpertron.co.uk, its in the channel isle and shipping is frre or cheap to the uk. I ordered my 2i on monday and got it on wednesday.
     
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    Yeah saw the site, but was not pleased by £17.95, Mr. China Man was offering £10 and went for that instead - I don't mind waiting.
     
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    I didn't mind the price to have it in a couple of days. Its one of the newer ones too.
     
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    My dad would have agreed with you on that one. Did yours come pre-loaded with the 1.4.3 firmware or blank?
     
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    I did not get a card with mine as i already had a 8gb one waiting with 1.8.7 already on it.
     
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    No problem. I just hope I remember to do so since it might take a week or two. [​IMG]
     
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    Hi,

    Ordered two AK 2i and one R4i Gold. 2-3 weeks latter i've got them and they was legit cards !

    Recommend lightake cos it's cheap and you have frree shipping.

    EDIT: and they have new AK 2i and new R4i Gold. My AK2i have 3DS, Dsi, DSL on the stickers and my R4i Gold has the 3DS logo aswell

    EDIT2: on your vid, you have brought the fake one. Real AK 2i are from www.acekard.com. The one you have is from the fake www.acekard.cc. This was advised here on GBATemp a while ago...

    http://gbatemp.net/t281849-acekard-3-3ds
    http://gbatemp.net/t286296-be-aware-fake-acekard-3-spottet
     
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    That was not my vid, that was an official Lightake video from their official channel.
     
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    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    The Acekard 2i from Lightake is indeed legit.
     
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    Thanks for the pic. I was worried about Lightake shipping until I realised the tracking goes offline on weekends as Chinapost does not work weekends. Got a DSTWO now and it's great, but looking forward to getting the 2i.
     
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    What's the build quality like? Better than the old Acekard? My existing 2i doesn't work in my XL at all, unless I physically hold it in place constantly -- terrible contact issue, and it has the little bit of cardboard under the contacts already too.

    To compare, I have an R4ids.cn Gold cart, and an R4ids.cn Gold 3DS cart, and both of them have fantastic build quality and no contact issues.
     

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