purchasing gateway here, safe?

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    Nope, don't see them on the Gateway resellers. Try elsewhere.
     
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    More phishy would be the fact that they're already receiving a "second batch".
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    All the retailers I have spoken to haven't even gotten one batch. The cheap price tag isn't that assuring, either. It's just an unfortunate reality that some little kid is going to be impatient and then order from that, and come crying that his stuff didn't ship for a month LOL.
     
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    Think that's a bit of a sweeping statement to make.

    I and others have ordered from non-official-resellers who have received a "second batch" and dispatch straight away.

    The "official-reseller" bit is just a scam to swindle an extra $20 out of people.
     
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    You can believe whatever you want. But don't come crying here if your gateway breaks
     
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    I used to think the exact same thing you did. Until I got into bed with these people, and they ended up fucking me over for a whole lot more than an R4 cartridge or two. Take sonic in the other thread, who ordered from a seller on Aliexpress. Now his stuff is broken after two days of use.

    EDIT: I'm not saying, by any means that all unofficial resellers are bad. Hell, I know a few that are actually more reliable than official ones. But the resellers are seriously there for a reason. I'm not going to stop you or anybody from purchasing a Gateway elsewhere, but you really do not get any right to complain if your unit ends up not arriving, is faulty, etc., because I have clearly warned you and a lot of other people who have unfortunately chosen not to listen to my advice. And after five or six years dealing with the Chinese, I will most likely not fuck you over. I'm merely here to help people make the right choice, even if that choice is something you do not like or want to see.
     
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    Buy from the official sellers.at least you get a warranty with your purchase. Buying from a individual like me & few other have is not recommended as there is no warranty if it goes faulty.
     
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    "omg guys xxx site stole my money! $XX wasted! I can't believe these chinese people, omg. does anyone know if i can get my money back and where to buy a new card?"
     
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    OBJECTION!!!
     
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    Ryukouki, i think, no im sure your reply sums it up. I dont want to get screwed over so im just gonna go with an official retailer from either shoptemp or the 3ds gateway official site.
    thanks bro appreciate it.
     
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    And that is a good decision. Play a patient game, and you'll enjoy it a lot more. ;) Glad I could help. If you DO buy, at least do the right thing and purchase from nds-card.com, GBAtemp's official sponsor. :)
     
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    You'd be surprised.
     
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    Yes buy from gbatemp official sponser nds-game.com . Good reputation. I thought bout ordering from them but got caught up in all of the excitement & ended buying from aliexpress not recommended.
     
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    Fair comment, if I'd experienced the same in this context I'd likely say the same thing as you are too.
     
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    Shipping out into China is an absolute nightmare. For one, I had to freehand the address, which was in full Chinese. Not to mention, it got lost somewhere along the way lol. The only thing I really wanted to stress was that if you're patient, there are a lot more options, better options, that will be opened up.