Syd-Australian Flashcart stores?

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by dranzeer, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. dranzeer
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    Hi,

    I'm around the Sydney metro area. I'm looking to buy a CycloDS or Acekard2 or maybe iEDGE, and if it has a shopfront that would be nice.
    I know of ozmodchips and quantronics, one i usually go to in person but their CycloDS are 10AUD more than the other.
    You guys know any other Sydney-based stores? Online purchase okay but i like pickup more than post
     
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  3. Dark^'^Knigh

    Dark^'^Knigh GBAtemp Maniac

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    You do realize for the "privilege" of seeing some nerdy looking dude hand a flashcart over a dodgy looking counter/bench is going to cost you anywhere between 50% to 100% more than if you did purchase it online, right?
    For instance, you can buy an AK2i right now from ShopTemp for USD$11.50 = approx AU$12.40 (after GBAtemp discount) inc. free shipping. I'll bet that exact same cart will cost you anywhere between AU$30-$50 through a shop front, or even an electronics computer swap meet, for that matter. If you are influenced by the more convenient ability to return faulty items, etc., then that doesn't make too much sense as you could have purchased 2-3 carts for the same price online anyway = better value.
     
  4. Gariscus

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    Dark^'^Knight is right ShopTemp is the way to go. The CycloDS costs close to half the price at ShopTemp that it does at ozmodchips.
     
  5. dranzeer
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    Thanks for the advice, I'll check the site
     
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    I sometimes go to Quantronics which is in the city. And no. It's not dodgy.
     
  7. Dark^'^Knigh

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    Okay, "dodgy" is the wrong word...but, I'm sure you get my drift. I've said it in other threads long ago and I'll say it again, I have no issue with legitimate businesses selling a product at an inflated price, because they need to make a profit. They have staff, expenses, families...yada, yada, yada.
    But as a consumer, it's always pertinent to shop around for the best price, whether shop front or websites. Invariably, it will always be best price via a website. You don't need to study economics to understand why that would be.