Why are websites that sell R4 cards so shady-looking?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by SJ64, Aug 5, 2016.

  1. SJ64
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    I was planning to get an R4 device or something, but almost every website I go on is kinda shady. I don't want malware to be downloaded or my credit card information stolen. Do you have any suggestions for what website to use to buy it? Thanks!
     
  2. cvskid

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    I don't know where you have been looking thinking every website is shady but here is a good website.

    http://www.modchipsdirect.com/r4i-3ds-r4ds-wood.html
     
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    Practically every website that sold R4 cards that one of my friends went on was blocked by MalwareBytes (including NDS Card). But anyways, it seems that the site you linked was okay, though. I'll add it to my bookmarks so I don't forget it.
     
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    I can cnfirm NDS-CARD is safe, Bought from them many times.
     
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    Between insane and insecure
    You are buying a shady cart, from a shady part of China (which is a pretty shady country,) giving shady people money, to send you a cart for piracy. The entire situation is shady.
     
  6. sweis12

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    I used to order from r4-3.com but now its gone and redirects to yeahgeek or something.
    PeachDS used to be good but now it links to ebay listings so I don't know.

    Personally, I prefer to buy cards off of members on the forums. Thats how I got a gateway for a little under $40 shipped.
     
  7. Mikemk

    Mikemk GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Also, Nintendo's probably paid some AV companies to block flashcart sites.

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    Also also, any site accepting paypal is a scam.
     
  8. Glyptofane

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    I had this concern as well which is why I ended up using nds-card.com when I found out they accept PayPal. They are definitely not a scam as they are GBAtemp's sponsor and I received my order fairly quickly.
     
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    I saw R4i SDHC Dual Core 2016 cards for sale on Amazon... They are the same as the kind from r4isdhc.com
     
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    Just go to nds-card.com
    I got both of mine from there with no issues.
     
  11. Xiphiidae

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    OzModChips, the site that I and many other Australians use, isn't shady at all, and looks and functions like any small independent game store.