should i turst this site to buy a gateway from?

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  1. Axel Killer
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    There GBATEMP'S sponsor, so yes, TURST them
     
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    No, but you can probably trust them.
     
  4. aXXo

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    Looks like they are based in Hong Kong, China. I think you can ship free if you live in China, but you will have to pay the $18 shipping rate if you live in Europe and $23 if you live in the US. That, and you can expect to wait 2+ weeks for your flashcart to arrive, since China to US/Europe shipping takes a loooooooong time since they use ocean carriers instead of airplanes usually used in UPS/FedEx express mail.
     
  5. telumetan

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    Why not buy from US based sites? It'll get to you faster.
     
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    Is it wrong that the whole reason I looked at this thread was because of the typo in the title?
     
  7. Skyrider

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    I bought the Gateway from a Dutch site, and even then it came from China. You sure that there are re-sellers in the USA that actually have the cards in the USA?
     
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    Modchipcentral.com, which is the site that I used, actually ships from Canada, which means that it will get to you in the standard 2-5 business days if you live in the US or Canada. They do ship anywhere in the world though, so you might want to at least check them out.
     
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    Absolutely not.
     
  10. Skiller23

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    realhotstuff.com ships from usa
     
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    I bought mine from wcrepairs.com
     
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    I tried to order from them. They cancelled my order and now their site is down/has no DNS records. Not sketchy at all. Guess I get to cancel my debit card.
     
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    I ordered from them last week, they already shipped and it was all fine, currently tracking and waiting for it to arrive. The site is down, but that doesn't mean they're shady.
     
  15. goober

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    Site is back up for what it's worth.
     
  16. telumetan

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    Don't cancel it for nothing yet, go check on the site I bet it was just a coincidence it happened to go offline as you were making your order. If you have any question leave them a message. Even though it says it's offline they'll quickly reply to you.
     
  17. chibishin

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    yeah, I saw that it came up. different IP address than what they had before, so they must've changed web hosting, or have the server in a different geographic location.

    in any case, realhotstuff has it back in stock and they're in the US and about as reliable as you can get when it comes to these types of businesses.
     
  18. juins

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    to turst or not to turst

    wait what