1. Biff627

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    Thats what I see how a lot of companies treat people. A little voice here and there never does any good. Thats how most of the companies act that my work order from. We have no choice but to accept it and wait. Being a smaller means that you can't pay as much, which also means that they will pay attention to you last. That's how China works. I don't like it at all either and I understand that you are frustrated. Since I work in situations like this I knew that I probably should shove more money in their faces... Only way to get a solid answer. I agree that 3ds-flashcard might be a little bad, but it seems to be short staffed and is on the other side of the world. They are sleeping as I type this. Kinda hard to get ahold of someone when that is the situation. I also blame the flood of orders in, and im guessing that they didnt think that it would explode that much.

    It sucks and that is your decision to not order from them again. This whole thing was rushed and it didn't help the re-sellers in any case at all either lol
     
  2. CaptainLoozer

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    I totally get it's rush time. My issue is that's what PRE-ORDERS are for. Before the thing actually comes out they have an idea of how many units they need to buy and the money up front. Because those people paid first, THEY should get it first. Hence why I'm upset that they sent their first batch to the warehouse to ship to people who ordered later while people like me that ordered day one are having to wait. They used MY money to buy a unit that they fully intended to sell to someone else after the fact and just ship mine when the 2nd batch came in. It's shady af. Now my only recourse is to either:

    A. Cancel my order
    B. Wait a couple of months for it to come from china
    C. Fork out extra money to get it a week after someone who ordered it a week ago
     
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  3. subcon959

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    I would be really annoyed too. Unfortunately, stuff like this has to be expected as these types of businesses don't generally have a clue (or give a shit) when it comes to sound practices.
     
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    I ordered 12th of June (UK) free shipping.

    Mine eventually shipped on the 21st

    I got tracking on the 22nd

    It didn't budge/leave Hong Kong until yesterday

    If im lucky, I might get it tail end of next week, or the following..
    This is all assuming it's coming via air and not the slow boat.

    I read their site and though they would send from France.. but apparently not.
    Then again, i should of paid more attention and used a UK reseller :(
     
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    Exactly. People can be frustrated, but its China. They are always a little shady with the way the deal with things. I just did the $6 shipping cost so I would get the first batch that I wanted in the first place. Im in no rush.
    TX rushed things when atmosphere had a "ETA". The re-sellers kinda did get the bad end of the stick with this situation. I don't agree with Chinas practices, but sadly I recommend paying the USPS amount so it ships. That way you can be done with it and you never have to order from them again. I'm guessing that canceling and ordering somewhere else will be the same amount of time. Sorry you had to through this though. It's never fun.
     
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    I got lucky / good timing

    I ordered mine during the first batch of pre-orders (early May) but I opted to pay the extra $40 to get mine shipped via DHL.

    I'm happy to say that I received my TX Pro last week!

    Hope everyone gets theirs soon
     
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    See, you paid extra to get it first lmao Congrats though! The SX fun to mess with?
     
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    Yours wasn't good timing or luck, you got it quick because you paid 40 bucks.
     
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    And that's how China works.....
     
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    True I did pay $40, but I did email 3DS-Flashcard on May 28 inquiring about the status of my pre-order and on May 31 they replied back to me telling me that they received my money and they assured me that I was part of the first batch of pre-orders so that meant I was going to be one of the first people to get theres shipped sometime after June 15. There have been others on here that did pay for the extra shipping and they haven't gotten theirs yet

    Edit - I should also mention that DHL sent me a text message providing me with a tracking number for my package, after that it didn't even take 24 hrs for me to receive my TX Pro from Hong Kong, so paying the extra $40 for DHL shipping was worth it to me
     
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    Not exactly, that's just how shipping works in general. A 40 dollar DHL package and china post sent on the same day won't arrive at the same time. Again, the issue regarding my post is that they haven't even sent china post orders yet.

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    True, but you've also proved my point by stating when you ordered yours which was on may 31st. I ordered mine 2 whole weeks before you did and mine hasn't even shipped yet.
     
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    Originally I didn't want to pay the extra $40... but I wanted it now lol. It was definitely worth it! Everyone who I show it to is amazed of what it can do... not to mention it can also play emulators! Its become the ultimate mobile console
    SX is a lot of fun and considering how expensive games are these days, paying the extra $40 only is a drop in the bucket mainly since I will no longer have to buy games for the switch. All in all paying for my SX Pro and paying extra for shipping is almost the same price as a brand new game, so its a win win
     
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    I agree with you. It's definitely worth buying as far as the SX Pro goes, but I didn't need it THAT quick, not enough to spend 40 bucks. Trust me, I was fully prepared to wait longer for the actual shipping transit time. What I was not prepared to do is watch 3dsflashcard ship my pre-order to someone else just because they paid for USPS shipping which wasn't available to me at the time that I ordered. If they had just shipped mine via China Post on the 16th when they got their first batch, I would have never made this post, would probably still be waiting on it, and be just fine with that.
     
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    Sorry I mis-wrote my message. I emailed 3DS-Flashcard on May 31 to inquire about my order that I PLACED on May 16 at 2:56 PM. Looks like we both ordered our TX Pro at the same time, only difference is the shipping method we chose

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    Damn that sucks, hope you get it soon!
     
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    Okay, in that case, yes you would have still got your first even if they did ship both on the same day. However, at least mine would be on it's way. In reality, had I not went ahead and paid them AGAIN for additional shipping, mine would still be sitting in some TX warehouse waiting to ship to china in a 2nd batch just so it could then take a month to get to me.


    I think some people are confused about my post. I'm not complaining because china post is slower than DHL. I'm complaining that 3DSflascard deliberately held on to free shipping pre-orders and sent them to their US warehouse instead to fulfill later orders rather than sending day one pre-orders to people who bought them first. They were more concerned with being able to advertise that their US stock had arrived rather than being loyal to their customers who sent them money first. And now to top that off, due to their shadiness, I have to pay an ADDITIONAL fee just to get it any time soon way after the fact.

    The bottom line is, people who ordered in May should have had their packages go out the door first, regardless of how long their shipping method would take for it to get to their house.
     
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    Well said, CL. Well said.

    I got lucky in that I pestered them enough they finally told me about the $6.50 "fast" shipping. Otherwise mine would be sitting somewhere as well. And, like you, I didn't have the option for any other shipping when I ordered it. They put that option up after the fact, which is also BS.

    One more thing, the $6.50 is USPS 1st class, not even priority, which by my calculation would be $7.50 for a small flat rate box. So now my package is sitting in CA with no updates over the last 40 hours.
     
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    That skull guy said he done stuff for them in past so think he knows allen3ds in some way. Also these guys bit off more than they can chew on orders but they seem legit got a key from them.
     
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    Bull crap that's not how you run a business, I ordered may 20th with usps shipping, people who pre ordered the week of the 15th of June who got express shipping should have gotten it later and not last week.

    Also paying more doesn't automatically mean you get something great in return, I've paid alot of money and found out they were nothing more than con jobs, so moral of the story is, it's a gamble and I wouldn't trust some Chinese website like 3ds flashcart cause they are con jobs and are terrible and contacting.

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    Either you have really bad reading comprehension or your ignoring the very fact that I PRE ORDERED, PRE ORDERED MAY 20TH WITH USPS, PRE ORDERED, NOT WITH FREE SHIPPING BUT USPS and alot of people are pissed at 3ds flashcart for screwing over pre orders for those who ordered there's a week ago with express shipping, when those were not pre orders, so no its not business, it's a screw over customers tactic, so they won't buy again.
     
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    This is how they are going to lose their PayPal account. Someone will try to cancel payment now and let PayPal know what they are selling.
     
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    It's actually already happened. They had to create a new one yesterday.
     
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