why is the new 3ds, so cheap on amazon.co.uk

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    so on amazon.co.uk. the new 3DS xl used to be at around £169, I checked today and its now at £139, it strikes me odd, because other sites are not offering this low, and the regular sized new 3ds is 83 PENCE more.. than XL.. what is this logic ;p... at least you can get a good deal.. I guess?
     


  2. Razor83

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    They are price matching Tesco direct, who currently have a voucher offer when you spend over a certain amount.
     
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    do you think its a good time to grab one?
     
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    how long has the price stayed at £139? this might be a weekend deal.

    as so they are price matching tesco, cool, but for how long i wonder, still deciding if i need one right now.


    i was going to wait till late summer to get one but now i'm not sure yet when i've seen this.
     
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    I'd grab one, but I have to save money at the moment 'cause a few very important bits of paper I need for work are about to expire and it'll cost me nearly £400 to renew them :(
     
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    lol i brought it, couldn't resist at that price :) going to have to sell my old model to recoop some of the costs though.
     
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    it always happens to me, I see a good deal, then I put it off, then the price goes back up... and i am to late.. so least you got it before it was to late ;;p
     
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    i just refreshed the web page now, it's still £139.
     
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    oh.. I know its still the same, but I am talking about, I might hold it off for a day... done it before on other items, and the price went up next day or something haha.
     
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    that's why i bought it now, not taking my chances, i was going to wait till monday and decide but i'm going to get it anyway so just brought it now.

    it's totally up to you if you want to take a chance with it.
     
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    That is the normal price for New 3DS XL in mediamarkt/saturn/etc in Germany, and I suppose in most continental Europe (~190€).
    I suppose the reason is the late strong devaluation of Euro, it was always ~190€ here, but with the Euro so low right now, €190 = £135.
    So UK is adjusting down to the EU price.
     
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    lol we always pay more, in argos the new 3ds xl is £179 with no games, game is selling it for £209 in a forced bundle, you can't buy it on it's own so i think the amazon price is good, i didn't expect it to go down in price so soon but i'm happy anyway.
     
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    in the UK.. it's a good deal... so people who wanted one, should get it now ;p thanks to me for alerting you all ;P
     
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    Only recently got the old xl 3ds, but at this price couldn't resist, what the likely fw on these, Tesco tend to have older stock
     
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    well the FW will be in the 9'S somewhere, but if you use sky3ds, version shouldn't matter, unless you have a gateway.
     
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    Got a gateway, hoping its 9.2, quite few been bought via amazon and Tesco recently yet not many coming back on and stating fw
     
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    that's why, you're better going instore, then you can look at the date or the model, to know when it was made, but then you wouldn't get the good price though. so its a gamble.,, never ordered the new 3ds, from anywhere, so I have no idea, it's alot of risk.. though, it may be 9.1... 0r even 9.3...
     
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    also, I will buy it most likely, before its to late, I used to have 32 GB micro sd card, but for some reason I cannot find it anywhere! so i need to buy a new one, those pesky micro's get lost easy.
     
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    screw it, just bought one.
     
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