Want to buy a New 3DS XL Blue/Red/Black

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  1. Reecey
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    Reecey Mario 64 (favorite game of all time)

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    Hi,

    You might be able to help me I want to purchase a New Nintendo 3DS XL next Wednesday and I'm struggling to find one on the correct Firmware in the local shops. Is anyone here selling units on ebay.co.uk at all?. It needs to be either ebay.co.uk or an online shop that takes debit card, wont use paypal anymore. It needs to be a UK model and on 9.2x and below for Gateway cards to work. I'm sure someone on here is selling models on ebay. Would appreciate if anyone can get in touch with me and help. Please PM my inbox if you don't want to comment on the thread.

    Thanks.

    Edit: I have been in contact with 365games.co.uk but they can not be sure now all there models have been recently sent on the 17th April 2015 so the models they have now will be new Firmware so it really would be just luck on that order which I'm not prepared to take!. Does anyone know what Argos are selling?
     


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    did you ask them if they still have any of the AUS consoles left in stock ?
     
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    Yeah I did, she said they are all in the warehouse and mixed they could not tell me, you would get again, its a russian roulette buy, you would not know what model you where getting!.

    Edit:- Out of stock, sorry. She just replied to me again.
     
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    i think she's saying that to get you to order from them when in reality they have sold out of AUS consoles. :P
     
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    They have she just came back to me in the last few seconds. Like you said I think she was just lying to get me to order, I know for a fact I would get stuffed ordering from them. My only option is ebay.co.uk maybe someone on there will have one.
     
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    I could not trust amazon.co.uk either. I might get stuffed ordering one from there!
     
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    yeah i agree if lucky you might find one there
     
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    The only thing that is worrying me buying on ebay is how many others have bought New Nintendo 3DSXL units for the exact same reason and have found out when they get it its not on the correct Firmware and they are just flogging it off and when you ask the question, would they be prepared to lie and say yes its on 9.0x just to get rid and sell it! you would have no come back as long as it was in perfect working order as described in the selling thread and nothing was mentioned about serial numbers firmwares etc.. you would be screwed!.
     
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    i wouldn't buy new sealed n3ds because it will most likely come with higher firmware than 9.2,search for used n3ds console & remember to ask the seller about the firmware version
     
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    how about those limited editions? all sold out?
     
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    https://gbatemp.net/threads/n3ds-xl-firmware-by-version-number.381479/

    Make sure to look for a new console, then make sure it says one of the confirmed version numbers. Also, be sure to ask the employee if their store opens then reseals "new" items. If the employee says no, and you find out the New3DS is updated, you can go and complain your butt off.
     
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    Costco here: http://www.costco.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/cos_1.2.6.3/184279
    and Blue: http://www.costco.co.uk/view/product/uk_catalog/cos_1,cos_1.12,cos_1.2.6,cos_1.2.6.3/184277

    All these are launch consoles with 9.0 (I've had a few now from them)

    As usual, costco also have a 90day return no questions full refund (worst case its not 9.0)
     
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    Try Costco as the above poster said.
     
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    Thanks,

    How do you know for sure, did you order one very recently?. They might have had new stock in by now, you never know exactly unless they tell you. I'm not sure I would take the gamble unless I knew what serial code was on the side off the box. I would pay the price if I knew 110% and they where.
     
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    Costco probably isn't first choice for console buyers, although that depends heavily on whatever other options are nearby. The best bet is to buy from places that have game consoles but aren't known for them. Costco is probably a smart bet. And like they said, you can return it, unlike Gamestop where you're SOL if the package is opened.
     
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    I bought one 3 weeks ago, came with 9.0.
    I also had one 2 months ago that also came with 9.0

    They don't refresh there stock that quick.

    and like i said, you can 100% return it free of charge? you have nothing to loose.
     
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    i bought a vita from costco last year and it was on 1.06 firmware (the very first one) :yaysp:

    costco will let you sent it back if its not right, they never say no to anything... plus the box's for the 3ds xl's dont have seals on them :)
     
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    No wonder they've still got the early units when they're charging those prices. Good find Metaljay
     
  20. Reecey
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    OK thanks I might just take the gamble and get one from there. First port of call I'm going to raid my local Argos store and then onto Grainger Games & Smyths Toy Store see what there knocking out but if not it might have to be that and of course if ebay has no luck either.

    Edit: also can anyone tell me please does the N3DSXL work with a 32GB Micro sd card and gateway launcher, cia files etc..? I think I read somewhere along while back its an issue with 16GB's and higher with GW, I presume the new 3ds's don't use regular sd cards anymore like the old ones and everything is relied on the Micro sd card now in the back of the unit?