Where should I buy it?

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  1. SparkFenix
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    I live in Portugal, and since games take a long time to get here, and even Europe for some games, I'm trying to import a US 3DS.
    I tried Amazon, and I saw the newly cut price, converted to €, is 121€ roughly. I'm trying to get a US one, so I can get games sooner, but I'm not sure if I can order it.
    I checked the help section in amazon and it told me they couldn't ship electronics to outside the US, and in another sections it said shipping electronics to Europe costs 21$ extra.

    So I wanted to know if I can buy it from Amazon, or if I should buy it from somewhere else.
    Also I know about eBay, I'm still waiting for their prices to drop.
     
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    3DS is region locked so if you do buy a US 3DS you can only play US region games.
     
  3. SparkFenix
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    I know, which is why I want a US one, since most games come out earlier in the US.
    Not counting the Wii, which I'm afraid will happen.
     
  4. Langin

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    Nope we get games earlier then US last time. Just buy a EU one and you will be fine!
     
  5. SparkFenix
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    I really want overclocked, any EU release date yet?
    Also, I know it's been happening like that with recent games, but I'm not sure if it will stay that way.
    A European one would be much easier though.
     
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    Ohh I have forgotten Icarus(kid) We get it later. >.<

    But it is way easier to buy an Eu one since you can buy everything at local stores!
     
  7. SparkFenix
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    My local stores get games even later.
    That is if they come here, I had enormous trouble just finding DS megaman games.
    Getting them sooner would be a great plus for me because of that. So you don't recommend a place for me to find one?
     
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    Raaaaahh thats a hard one. Since I live in The Netherlands.
     
  9. Shuji1987

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    You might end up shooting yourself in your own foot if you buy a US one. Think about Xenoblade Chronicles one of the most hyped up games for the Wii lately which will release within this week in Europe (followed up by Australia) while the USA doesn't even have a release date and may possibly never get.

    But the same thing may be said the other way around. There's simply no telling what may happen. Though I'm not sure if all the extra waiting/possibly costs are something that makes it worth.

    Sadly I have no website to inform you about on where to buy it.
     
  10. SparkFenix
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    Well Amazon is a bit pricier, and eBay's prices are always changing, so does anyone have a site with stable prices that ships to EU?

    EDIT: I'm probably going for a EU one, shipping from Amazon to save 30€. But I'm worried about warranty, will it take months to fix it while I pay for shipping?