Should I start a small hard/softmod website?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by TariqSoftDev, Jan 1, 2017.

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Should I start this service?

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  2. No

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  1. TariqSoftDev
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    TariqSoftDev ~Zexceil

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    Well after thinking for a while I decided I might start up a website where you could request to get your 3DS hardmodded or softmodded for like £5-10+(P&P + Parts) and also purchase pre-modified brand new out of the box consoles(of course I will not bundle pirated software).

    Anyways I wanted to ask the community here if there is need for such in the UK.

    The website is up at : http://zexceilshardsoftmoddingservices.zohosites.com/
    I will be shortly providing proof of service as someone has already has agreed to have his/her console sent in for a Nand R/W Hardmod.
     
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  3. TariqSoftDev
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    TariqSoftDev ~Zexceil

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    Oh okay, I wasn't only planning on doing hard mods, things like re-housing , skinning and numerous other things and any sort of hardware modification or repair anyone requests.
     
  4. munchy_cool

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    worth a try I guess ..
     
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    expect me to request one in no time . i am interested .
     
  6. Jayro

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    I'm American, and thought about flipping USA models from stock to A9LH with a 9.2U NAND backup on the SD card.

    Buy the N3DS XL at $190 new (10% Walmart discount and no tax), $10 on a junk NNID to buy Sudoku, $10 for an AC adapter, and sell it for $100 more.

    So $300 for an A9LH'd system, complete with box, manual, AR Cards, and AC adapter. That's still an $90 profit per unit flipped.
     
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  7. KanterZ

    KanterZ YouTuber, Modder. I also do SOFTMOD Services

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    I do Softmod services in the Philippines and am quite a known one but this "website" thing got my interest. So far, right now, I only have a Facebook page up and Ads on Facebook groups...

    Might as well do one myself.
    PS: @Jayro I found your signature very useful. Thank you. :moogle::moogle::moogle::moogle:
     
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    In your closet, watching you clop
    Do put a warning on there that it voids warranty, and it is done at own risk (cause stupid people)
    And like some already said worth a try.
     
  9. nero99

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    That's called a rip off. A9lh isn't worth any money. Only rare limited edition systems are worth more than store price.
     
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  10. bitjacker

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    let people decide themselves if its a ripoff or not.
     
  11. TariqSoftDev
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    TariqSoftDev ~Zexceil

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    I only charge for time&labour , A9LH installation from someone who knows what he is doing for something like £3 is alright you know.
    Yes I will and I will also have a policy that everything is done at his/her own risk, I will also provide instructions on the site on how to clearly use and update whats on their 3DS

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    I'd be happy to make you one if you specify the details.
     
  12. konsolenumbau.expert

    konsolenumbau.expert GBAtemp Regular

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    I can tell you that Nintendo when they get notice of a website where installing CFW is offered WILL take legal Action against you!

    I know for a fact cause i´m doing console modding official for 7 Years now. And.... I had my letter from them regarding Flashcards.

    Then at least till the Switch arrives the DS is the only Product they Do make money with and they are willing to protect that.

    I have a website and an online Shop regarding to Console modding... Never had stress because of offering Wii Service but like i said DS Flashcards
    they will get after you and i bet a 50i quit they will as well when you offering Luma Installation.

    I only offer "Unbrick-Service" cause thats a state where Nintendos Garanty is gone anyway. So till now no Post from them.

    I would love to put it in my Shop but im not brave enough gettin in the Ring with the Big N.
     
  13. TariqSoftDev
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    TariqSoftDev ~Zexceil

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    I'm not gonna sell flashcards, and they won't be able to push and legal issues with me as I'm only modifying hardware and installing software modification , I will CLEARLY STATE that the use or installation of un-owned games or pirate copies of such is illegal and encourage buying the game itself . I won't en-courage piracy and I'll also list some law articles regarding this.
     
  14. konsolenumbau.expert

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    Depending on where you are living... There was an judgement done from an European law where its strictly forbidden for business people to sell them. A big console modder here in Germany went to court with them. He lost everything in the 3 trail. And I mean everything... Done... Broke.... They smashed him totally... Dude don't get me wrong. More than happy for you getting a small business going. But you got to be careful and check everything first before you get a letter that kicks you out your shoes they are not talking about 10 to 50i quit... They are big time players with their 100 Lawyers

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  15. TariqSoftDev
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    http://zexceilshardsoftmoddingservices.zohosites.com/

    Take a look and also in the UK soft/hard modding is not illegal and playing backups is legal as long as you have proof of ownership of the game .
     
  16. konsolenumbau.expert

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    10 Pounds for a HardMOD??? WTF are you doing dude? Even powering on my Soldering Station does cost more?

    You wont make many friends with calculating prices like this i can tell you right now ;-)

    Anyway keep us informed how it´s going ....
     
  17. TariqSoftDev
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    TariqSoftDev ~Zexceil

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    Alright can you give me a guideline for pricing , I'll do it for £5

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    I've lowered the pricing check for me if they're reasonable.
     
  18. konsolenumbau.expert

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    Dude get a bit knowledge of business first...

    There will be others that offer the same service....

    I´ll recon you will do this without any legal notification so we over hier call it "Schwarzarbeit" (Black Work)

    That for me means i´m out! People who run businesses need to pay Tax and such stuff. Need to be on the Legal side as far as he can (especially in this business).

    It´s time, money and personal effort that is invested and all that will have to be paid in the end.. What is with Equiment you need to buy?

    A HardMOD for 5 quit?? Dude....
     
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  19. KanterZ

    KanterZ YouTuber, Modder. I also do SOFTMOD Services

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    I hardmod for only $10
    I softmod for $30 if it's version 10.7 or less (includes downgrade, update, etc whatever it needs, arm9 and all)
    $40 if it's version 11.0 or higher. (includes downgrade, update, etc whatever it needs, arm9 and all but I do the with 2nd 3ds with CFW method and I won't shoulder the fee of the game bought on eShop.)

    If hardmod then straight to installing arm9 and CFW, I give it $35.

    (USD conversion from Php)


    Well, at least that's my pricing and I've already built my name on doing these services.
    Unlike those others in the Philippines who does it for a higher price than mine. lol.


    I know.
     
  20. TariqSoftDev
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    TariqSoftDev ~Zexceil

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    I'm just doing it as a small time hobby I'm not looking for business , I enjoy doing things like this tbh.

    I don't think I'd be able to start off with that price, I just want to take the spot of "Cheap hard/soft mod" services within UK