[QUESTION] Gamestop refurbished?

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  1. FrozenDragon150
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    FrozenDragon150 Notorious Coffee Drinker

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    I apologize in advance if I shouldn't ask about this in this section, but I felt like it had more relevancy here.

    Has anyone bought New Nintendo 3DSes refurbished from Gamestop? If so, does Gamestop update the consoles' firmware?

    I ask because I want to upgrade to N3DS, but it'll REALLY suck if I get one that can't be haxxored.

    Sorry, and thanks in advance.

    EDIT: Crap.

    Alternatively, has anyone bought a new N3DS from there? If so, what firmware do they generally come with?
     
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  2. RedBlueGreen

    RedBlueGreen GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Last one I bought from there was 9.9 I think, that was in December 2015 or January 2016 maybe.
     
  3. CloudStrife1901

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    I don't think any store will update the systems, all they do is check to see if the system is all working
     
  4. RedBlueGreen

    RedBlueGreen GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I've heard they do update them. Pawn shops and small used game stores don't usually update though.
     
  5. DeathChaos25

    DeathChaos25 Unmei wo kaeru!

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    From what I've heard they do a System Format, this prompts internet connection, which in turn will prompt an update.

    You're better off buying a new one, I bought a brand new N3DS from Walmart yesterday and it was on 9.6, obviously the first thing I did was install A9LH :)

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  6. FrozenDragon150
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    FrozenDragon150 Notorious Coffee Drinker

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    I see, well, new one it is. Thanks everyone
     
  7. Trill Spector

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    gamestop updates all of their consoles as part of the refurbishment process, however your store may have a console that was refurbished prior to the release of 10.7. however i would advise you purchase a new one to avoid any risk
     
  8. DeathChaos25

    DeathChaos25 Unmei wo kaeru!

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    Oh yeah, something everybody seems to forget to mention.

    make sure you already have a 3DS charger or purchase one if you don't (DSI chargers work too), because the N3DS doesn't come with a charger.
     
  9. FrozenDragon150
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    Yup, already got a spare, thanks.
     
  10. Ryccardo

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    Incorrect, although it's true that most "refurbished" consoles from anywhere are likely to be updated!
     
  11. BruceJackieJetLeeLiChan

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    Simply say you want to test out the N3DS Before you buy it. They will give it to you to see if it turns on, etc. and see condition etc. they won't say no.
     
  12. cooroxd

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    I tried that at gamestop before. I had a bitch clerk who wouldn't let me turned it on after convincing her so many times that I need to test the refurbished model before I should buy it. She then gives excuses like normally it will not turned on because the battery is already drained and everything should be in working order regardless. Well, I said let's try anyway, it turns on and I'm greeted with "nintendo language selection screen". From there, she would not let me progress any further stating that it turns on and it works, now do you want to buy it. It's like she knows, I wanted to checkout the firmware of the system.
     
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  13. BruceJackieJetLeeLiChan

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    Gamestops like that will lose business. I had a gamestop like that, I bought Guitar Hero 2 back in the day. Then returned it. Game was like 55$ and guitar was 70$. Both used BTW. And they lied and said you can't return something over 80$. So I went to the gamestop down the street and return it. A few months later the gamestop that wouldn't let me return it closed down.
     
  14. CloudStrife1901

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    Whenever i go into a game store (GAME) in the UK, I always ask to see what firmware the used systems are on and they show me without any problems, i say it's for homebrew purposes and other future developments,
     
  15. Ramzh

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    You can ask them to see if everything is working and check the firmware, I did it in CeX (UK) and GAME (UK)
     
  16. CreeperdivoHomebrewer

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    Ah Gamestop, we have a eb games and they let you see the model and the clerk working there let me do a test run (He was my older friend and some clerks are nice and some clerks can be bat shit and don't let you see even the console) i bought a o3ds on 9.9 fw from eb games, but that was like a year ago, so...

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    I even got my xbox from there. The clerk said it was a slim and it had memory storage. Guess what, it was the 1st gen xbox 360's (the fat one) and it comes with no memory storage(extra pricey $$$ eb games scammers) and it has no wireless adapter, how am i gonna get online(the port for the internet cord is somehow broken) and i can't return it because of that.