Save those DSi XLs. (Possible normal DSis as well.)

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  1. Devin
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    If you trade in your DSi XL, toward the purchase of a 3DS they'll give you $100's for it. You might be able to get a better deal on eBAY/Craigslist but I figured people might wanna see this. I'm buying it full price, so this doesn't affect me.
     


  2. TheTwoR's

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    I find it quite stupid, because you're basically selling a DSi XL to them for 100$.
    When I could sell it elsewhere for a higher price [​IMG]
    Anyways, thanks for letting us know.
     
  3. Snailface

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    Anybody who would trade in their XL has no heart. This is a lovely system that's worth holding on to IMO. (especially if it's Sudokuhaxxed [​IMG] )
     
  4. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    I'll probably still sell it, it's my only way for me to get money (unless I can get $100 from shoveling snow)
     
  5. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    How I wish I live in the US! Singapore's games are always heavily overpriced!!
     
  6. RoMee

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    I'm keeping my XL, it's still new
    $250 for the 3DS is not a problem for me
     
  7. jonesman99

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    GameStop is a ripoff, and everyone knows it.
     
  8. chris888222

    chris888222 GBAtemp's Flygon Fan

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    Not as a ripoff as majority of singapore gameshops, which charges more than US$350 for an xbox kinect set and more than US$200 for a dsixl. [​IMG]
     
  9. chris888222

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    Not as a ripoff as majority of singapore gameshops, which charges more than US$300 for an xbox kinect set -.-

    Edit: my bad, multiple post
     
  10. KuRensan

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    Wow I wish that they will do this in NL too [​IMG]
     
  11. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Heck, I'll actually get one more DSi XL when 3DS comes out (bet online price will drop).

    I love my DSi XL, no way I'll trade it for a 3DS.
     
  12. Rockym

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    Word of warning, do NOT sell your DSi if you have any DSiware that you want to transfer. The transfer service won't be available until May and it's very likely you will need your DSi in order to do the transfer.
     
  13. Rydian

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    Perhaps you can get somebody in the US/UK to buy and mail them to you?
     
  14. Nollog

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    I have sold my DSi for 110 Euro, so that's an absolutely terrible trade-in price on a DSiXL.
     
  15. DryYoshi

    DryYoshi Love child of Dry Bones and Yoshi

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    Here you can also trade in a normal DS and DSLite, but I'm not gonna because I want a collection of everything I have
     
  16. DiscostewSM

    DiscostewSM GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The Gamestop offer ends on 03.06.11, which is weeks before the 3DS gets released anywhere outside of Japan, let alone months before Nintendo may have the service up and running. Pretty much means Gamestop wants you to sacrifice not just the device, but anything you downloaded to it for that lousy $100 off. They may have another trade-in later (for store credit), and while I doubt it will be for the amount they are willing to part with as of right now, the DSiWare you keep at that time may offset it.
     
  17. Arm73

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    No way I'd sell it.
    First of all , it's still brand new, and also there will be no improvement to play DSi games on the 3DS ( like the XL is an improvement over the DSL ).
    If anything, the 3DS it's a downgrade (smaller screen, letter boxed display and reduced battery life ) when it comes to play plain DS games.
    Of course I'll get a 3DS, but strictly to play 3DS games and maybe some VC games.
    To me , the XL is still the definitive incarnation of the DS line of handhelds.
     
  18. chris888222

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    UK - most DS consoles and games here are imported from the US (as well as the future 3DS), so if a game has region lock, that wouldn't be nice.

    US - I need a new charger and pay for shipping rates if I were to get it here. Added altogether and it will only be about $10 cheaper than the ones sold here. What for the fuss?

    That's why I say how I wish in the US. I bet life there is lesser hectic as well [​IMG]
     
  19. KingVamp

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    Yea I been seen this at a store. I think it $75 for dsi and $50 for ds.

    [​IMG] At what they are doing to the Move.
     
  20. xakota

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    i'm taking them up on this deal. I got my XL for free and there's no DSiWare on it. I've also been trying to sell it on craigslist but no one will pay more than $100.

    $150 is an amazing price for what you get.