Ordering an R4

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Mars, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. wuka

    wuka Member

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    Some stores I checked yesterday:

    gamersection.ca (Canada)
    45 + 15 = $60 FedEx

    gameyeeeah.com (China)
    40 + 20 = $60 DHL
    40 + 5 = $45 Chinese post office (whatever that is) -> USPS

    winsunx.com (China)
    33 + 18 = $51 DHL

    Gamersection is probably going to be the fastest/safest of all 3 since it's nearer. When I order things from China/HK it usually takes 2+ weeks to California when it goes through USPS. DHL will probably be faster.
     
  2. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

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    Well having looked at the major sources, i have come up with this chart which might help some people decide:

    [​IMG]

    I will probably be sourcing mine from mod-chip or cheapmod as both have UK stock and delivery will be within 1 or 2 days for UK

    International shipping may depend on your country and as an example, i have included shipping cost to US for the EU store - shop.01media.com.

    If delivery speed is not a priority, it is clear that gameyeeeah is cheapest, although divineo.cn is not far behind
     
  3. ambitous21

    ambitous21 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    wow I must say that it awesome! good job!

    could you be more clear on how many days
    Airmail takes?
    EMS Express? DHL?
    because Speed is the main priority for me, after price.

    Also stupid question.. how do you choose the express shipping in winsunx.com? on their shipping page it says they have 2 options, the really slow one and the express one. But i'm not sure how to choose it, or is it automatic?
     
  4. ambitous21

    ambitous21 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    and you left out one store:


    Distributor: gamersection.ca
    R4 Price: $45.95
    Shipping Price: $9.75
    Shipping Type: FedEx Ground (for Canada and US) 3-5 Business days
    Shipping Surcharge(Outside Of Canada): $6.45

    Total: $62.15 (U.S. Dollar)
     
  5. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

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    Quite sure everything from BambooGaming is sent from Asia (only their headquarters is in Australia). I ordered my X9 from bg, and it was received in a bit short of 2 weeks (this was expected as it passed through the Christmas holiday period)
     
  6. strider999

    strider999 Newbie

    i just ordered a R4 from gameyeeeeah.com. hopefully it wont take too long to get here. btw, whats the firmware that it is shipped with?

    now i just need to find a DS lite, its sold out everywhere i look.
     
  7. Katalyst

    Katalyst Johnald Everyperson

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    Just saw this, will probably order sometime tomorrow:

    Store: www.modchipstore.com
    R4 Price: $44.95 (link)
    Shipping:
    $6.95 (DHL Ground)
    $9.95 (DHL Express 2Day Air)
    $14.25 (DHL Express Overnight)
    $14.95 (DHL PRIORITY Overnight AM)

    Total (with ground shipping): $51.90

    They don't accept PayPal so I gotta shoot the refund for my cancelled SuperCard DS order back to my bank before I order.
     
  8. ambitous21

    ambitous21 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    good looks!
    wow their shipping is really cheap.. are they based in the US?
    # USA - DHL Ground: $6.95, 1-5 Days. Click Here For Transit Times
    # USA - DHL Express 2 Day Air: $8.95, 2nd Business day delivery.
    # USA - DHL Express Overnight: $12.95, Next Business day delivery.
    # USA - DHL PRIORITY Overnight: $14.95, Next Business Day before noon.
    # WorldWide - DHL Express 1-3 day FAST!!! $14.95 and up depending on destination

    i'll probably go for the 2 Day air.. or even overnight is tempting [​IMG] [​IMG]






    i am currently waiting for $50 to go into my checking account from my paypal too.
    did it on the 28th..
    guess i have to wait until next tuesday or wednesday to put my order.
    hope it doesnt run out of stock since the popularity is rising..
     
  9. Katalyst

    Katalyst Johnald Everyperson

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    Yeah, that's what made me choose them to go with. US based, so it makes sense that they've got low shipping. And DHL owns anyway. They've always delivered my shit fast (buying and selling).

    EDIT: Just ordered with ground shipping (TX to GA is only 2 days anyway). Totaled $51.90 and is expected to ship on the 2nd due to the holidays. According to their records, I ordered a PS2 modchip from them back in '04 and iirc, I had no problems. So, I hope all goes well with this.
     
  10. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

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    Finally submitted credit card details:

    Totals $35 + $3 express (3-5d) express shipping =]
     
  11. OSM.Ryan2

    OSM.Ryan2 Newbie

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    What store was that?
     
  12. syxed

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    let me guess... he knew someone who knew someone who owned one of the stores...
     
  13. syxed

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    either that, or a more probable alternative -- he lied.
     
  14. iamwhoiam

    iamwhoiam Honorary R4 Fanboy

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    and why would i lie over a price fool!?

    why dont you check my previous post on this thread, let's just say one of the distributors has a "best price matching" policy
     
  15. Devante

    Devante Crescent fresh at best.

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    Er... just tell us which store. ha
     
  16. xler8

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    http://www.modchipstore.com has R4 in stock and say they are in US. they sold me a dsx that shipped from Texas and got to Ohio very fast. I was pretty happy with them.

    (Too bad the DSX I got was the non-working 4th batch that the DSX team are fantically trying to get working now by re-coding their cart's circuitry.)

    also newegg has the 512mb microsd for $10.99. search for microsd, sort by price.
     
  17. ambitous21

    ambitous21 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    is newegg a reliable site??
    why are their prices so cheap?
     
  18. Aerquos

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    newegg is a reliable site. They are probably the best place to buy flash media online. They also have great customer service.
     
  19. Katalyst

    Katalyst Johnald Everyperson

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    Newegg is an awesome site. I've bought the majority of my computer hardware there and had no problems.
     
  20. Philosophy

    Philosophy Advanced Member

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    Just ordered a 1GB Kingston Micro SD today from newegg.com and I'm set to recieve it Thursday with 4.99 shipping. Not bad and cheaper than any of the retail outlets in my area by far.
     
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