Question about nds-card.com

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  1. Sam S
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    So I'm buying an r4 card from nds card. And I'm wondering which shipping thing I should take, I live in AZ so would I choose the free one, or the 25 dollar shipping?
     
  2. astronautlevel

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    That Nightly Site™
    If you're willing to wait for the free shipping then get it. IT can take 1-5 weeks though to arrive.
     
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    depends how fast you want your stuff. free shipping means it could take (up to) several weeks to arrive. the 25 extra means you need it right away and it'll be delivered to you in less than a week.

    if i was only ordering one r4 card, the faster shipping would not be worth the price to me. if i was ordering 75+ dollars worth of stuff, i would consider the fast shipping.
     
  4. SkyChotik

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    The $25 shipping will let you track it way better, it's very similar to how UPS/FedEx works.
    The Free shipping gives you minimal tracking.

    In my experience, the couriers($25) ship faster as well. If you can spare the money, go for it.
     
  5. Sam S
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    Yeah thanks, have you bought from http://www.modchipsdirect.com? Are they a scam?
     
  6. astronautlevel

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    I haven't, but I've seen conflicting reports of its legitimacy. nds-card.com is a gbatemp official reseller, so go with them.
     
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    I know a friend that ordered from them, they bought an r4 a while back, and it turned out to be a fake card.
    Then they didn't honor their return policy. I'd say avoid them.
     
  8. Sam S
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    Lol ok thanks, but I might be getting a card in like a week from gateway ultra.com but it's been awaiting pre shipment for like 5 days now. So I'm thinking they are a scam

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  9. SkyChotik

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    www.scamner.com/check/gatewayultra.com

    I wouldn't personally recommend it.
     
  10. astronautlevel

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    gatewayultra.com isn't listed as an official gateway reseller, so I'd say you probably got scammed.
     
  11. Sam S
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    Yeah. Are there any other quick shipping in the us sellers? I'm moving soon and I don't want it to go to my old house instead of my new house... XD
     
  12. SkyChotik

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    Get a P.O. Box, lol.
    It's what I do when I'm moving.

    Edit, woot woot. 100 posts!
     
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    Thanks for the info, is game4deal legit? They have a r4i card for 9 bucks. And it's on the top of r4ids.cn us shipping list.

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    Oh wait, I need to but 10 of em to be able to purchase XD
     
  14. SkyChotik

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    Can't find any reviews on it.

    As far as these shady websites are concerned. I'd trust ebay more tbh.
     
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  15. Sam S
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    Ugh, I wish I could just buy one at target... but that would never happen, I guess I could get one off of eBay.
     
  16. SkyChotik

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    You're just looking to use DS roms, yeah? I'd just recommend getting an original R4 and patching your TWL_FIRM
     
  17. Sam S
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    I am a noob, but what is a TWL_FIRM?
     
  18. SkyChotik

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    A patched TWL_Firm would let you use older flash carts and whatnot in the slot, take a look at this thread HERE
     
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    I can confirm nds-card.com is a reliable reseller, and even better: they're gbatemp's sponsor :D