Where to buy Acekard 2.1?

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  1. raptir
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    I've decided on the Acekard 2.1, but I'm not sure where to buy it. I'd like to get it as cheaply as possible, but I'd rather not wait more than 2 weeks for it. I live in the US. Any suggestions? I never plan on getting the DSi.
     
  2. Phoenix Goddess

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    Try Leetmod.com
     
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    I don't know if DealExtreme does, but Leetmod tests their flash carts before shipping them. Ordered three Acekard 2i from there and none were clones, all also work with AKAIO. I also received them all two days later for $5 or $7 more.
     
  5. twiztidsinz

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    Does DX sell clone/fake AK2i's?

    I thought I heard about them selling bad (maybe faulty?) AceKards, I just can't recall exactly what was wrong with them...
     
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    No they're real, but they don't sell ak2i anymore just ak2...
     
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    The best? simplymods.com
    I got mine for 20, 4 dollar shipping (to Hawaii!) and they messed up on my order so I got it for free. Best ever [​IMG]
     
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    Really? I got mine from leetmods and the ak2i only cost me $16.99, the shipping cost me extra cause I didn't want to wait a week or two. You could get one from there.
     
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    Are you sure? The link still works...
    http://www.dealextreme.com/shoppingcart.dx...8728~quantity.1

    Just curious, I'm thinking of placing an order tomorrow and I'm looking for a good RELIABLE place.
     
  10. dilav

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    How about me? I got a ak2.1 left. [​IMG]
     
  11. Phoenix Goddess

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    I would do research first if I were you, you never know if you'd be buying a clone, but as I said, I could have sworn they had clones on there.
     
  12. dilav

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    You could always return/exchange it with DX tho. I got one a few days ago from a DOA exchange, that i just sold. Ran akaio 1.5.1 fine. No chip bump.
     
  13. Phoenix Goddess

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    If you read the AKAIO RC1.6 thread, someone did exchange it and ended up with ANOTHER clone.
     
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    You could return too... Dx doesnt sell fake unless stated. but their suppliers may ship them fakes. it happens everywhere, even Newegg had a batch of fake i7-920s. You can't really research on what they currently sell. Esp when products are received 2 weeks later and the news it two weeks ago and a new batch may of being sold. DX hasn't disappointed me too much tho. There are better stores in the states tho, but cost more than DX
     
  15. Phoenix Goddess

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    As previously stated, I didn't wait two weeks, I waited two days. Eventually, one would become sick of return after return. You are quite right about it happening everywhere, but as I also said, they tend to test their flash carts.

    http://gbatemp.net/index.php?showtopic=113781

    Honestly, Raptir and Twiztid, it's up to you where you want to buy your acekard from, just be sure to check the chip when you get it. Or if you use AKAIO, go to Start>System Options>Help and it should tell you which HW you have.
     
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    Great, thanks for all the input. I guess my other question is, should I get an Acekard 2.1 or an Acekard 2i? I know that they're supposedly identical, but is there any difference in quality? I never plan on getting a DSi, really.
     
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    GET A 2i 2.1s are DEFECTIVE im dealing with realhotstuff support right now about it, PAY THE EXTRA 3 DOLLARS!
     
  19. raptir
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    Okay...

    And do you need to take apart the Acekard to tell if it's a clone? Or will AKAIO tell you everything you need?
     
  20. raptir
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    I can''t get any of the DealExtreme links to work now... And my only hesitation with Leetmod is that they aren't one of the authorized resellers listed on Acekard's site. Not sure if that's an issue.

    Also, I read somewhere that the Black PCB model was the latest/best, but Leetmod sells one with a green PCB and says that's the latest...