Where to get a PAL new 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Öhr, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Öhr
    OP

    Öhr GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    275
    46
    Nov 22, 2006
    Gambia, The
    I am having a hard time finding the new 3DS. I have yet to find a single australian shop that exports the 3DS to Germany. Ebay lists a few auctions that are sure to explode soon, so they are probably out of the question as well. then there is 365games UK, which for some reason doesnt ship their imported new 3DS to germany either...

    seriously, where can I buy one that isnt excruciatingly overpriced? I'm looking at a 200€ price here for a PAL new 3DS (not XL).

    Can anyone help me out?
     
  2. enarky

    enarky owls?

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    enarky is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    1,058
    251
    Jul 31, 2003
    Afghanistan
    Play Asia has them for 210 EUR and they ship to Germany. Unless you order from Europe you'll most likely have to factor import tax in, though.
     
  3. xBleedingSoulx

    xBleedingSoulx GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    516
    288
    Sep 20, 2007
    United Kingdom
    Barnsley, England
    Nevermind, just read your post fully.

    You'll not be getting one for less than 200EU though, that's the price they're going for at the minute.
     
  4. Öhr
    OP

    Öhr GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    275
    46
    Nov 22, 2006
    Gambia, The
    well, around that price point then. right now, im failing to find something below 270€ for that matter!

    enarky,
    i forgot to check playasia entirely - didnt expect them to have australian 3DSes >_<
    well, it would cost me around 260€ there with shipping and (import) taxes, so its not quite an alternative just yet :(

    id already be happy being south of 250€, with reasonable speedy shipping (= ships within the EU and shitty customs dont apply and keep the package there for 4 weeks!)
     
  5. xBleedingSoulx

    xBleedingSoulx GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    516
    288
    Sep 20, 2007
    United Kingdom
    Barnsley, England
    Strange how 365games won't deliver to Germany, they normally do. They're only 207EU on there too.
     
    Öhr likes this.
  6. Öhr
    OP

    Öhr GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    275
    46
    Nov 22, 2006
    Gambia, The
    yep, i sent them an email about that. im expecting an answer on monday!
     
  7. xBleedingSoulx

    xBleedingSoulx GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    516
    288
    Sep 20, 2007
    United Kingdom
    Barnsley, England
    I was just going to suggest sending an email as it might be a mistake or something. Only other thing I can think is if you have any friends in the UK, order one sent to them and get them to send it to you.
     
    Öhr likes this.
  8. mech

    mech ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    Member
    4,977
    3,260
    Oct 26, 2014
    Vanuatu
  9. Öhr
    OP

    Öhr GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    275
    46
    Nov 22, 2006
    Gambia, The
    xbiteworld is 365games? mhh...

    well, theyre 10gbp more expensive than on site, plus shipping costs are not listed
     
  10. mech

    mech ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    Member
    4,977
    3,260
    Oct 26, 2014
    Vanuatu
    message them, i bought from 365games website via paypal and was paid to xbiteworld.
     
  11. xBleedingSoulx

    xBleedingSoulx GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    516
    288
    Sep 20, 2007
    United Kingdom
    Barnsley, England
    He's right, my PayPal receipt from 365games says this:

    Payment sent to: info@xbitegames.co.uk
     
    Öhr likes this.
  12. Öhr
    OP

    Öhr GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    275
    46
    Nov 22, 2006
    Gambia, The
    whatever, ill just buy it! FYEAHZOMFGYAYW00T

    EDIT: cant....

    "One or more of the items below can't be purchased because the seller hasn't specified postage costs to the location selected".

    Guess I'll contact them via eBay as well!

    EDIT2: I cant contact them via eBay >_<
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Öhr
    OP

    Öhr GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    275
    46
    Nov 22, 2006
    Gambia, The
    So 365games responded via livechat - email came in later.

    LiveChat:
    Final quote from jess is what was written in the mail as well, so no point quoting that as well.

    Overall: Shit. Where do I get my new 3DS from now?!
     
  14. mech

    mech ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    Member
    4,977
    3,260
    Oct 26, 2014
    Vanuatu
    ebay...
     
  15. Öhr
    OP

    Öhr GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    275
    46
    Nov 22, 2006
    Gambia, The
    yeah, but the current price on bidding auction is already close to 365s offer.... and its still running. so probably around the same price as an import with taxes and shit >_>
     
  16. shinkodachi

    shinkodachi On permanent leave

    Member
    1,478
    402
    Dec 31, 2013
    Finland
    I know the situation sucks for you, but that live chat sucked for Jess, too. eBay / Play-Asia is your friend, that's part of (your) life to deal with unfortunately. Wish I could help you, but I just ordered mine from Play-Asia. It's expensive, though you can't expect anything else at this moment. Just be patient until the New 3DS is available in your region if you want it for a good price.
     
  17. Öhr
    OP

    Öhr GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    275
    46
    Nov 22, 2006
    Gambia, The
    i got mine off ebay just a few hours ago. more expensive than 365games, yet a lot less than an import via play-asia.

    oh well, at least i own one now (once its here ofc)
     
    shinkodachi likes this.
  18. shinkodachi

    shinkodachi On permanent leave

    Member
    1,478
    402
    Dec 31, 2013
    Finland
    Enjoy! :)
     
    Öhr likes this.
  19. Liberty

    Liberty GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    526
    61
    Nov 22, 2008
    Gambia, The
    Any tip apart from the mentioned one?
    Where from exactly?
     
  20. Öhr
    OP

    Öhr GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    275
    46
    Nov 22, 2006
    Gambia, The
    ebay, private seller with bidding war, so no helpful pointers from me. sorry :(