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#1 Lightthrower

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:48 AM

Looks like a scam to me. The guy doesn't even put his correct location, just "Item location: , Canada, Canada". 27 have been sold so... I dunno... probably a scam but who knows! Anyone else know more about this?

http://www.ebay.ca/i...#ht_2203wt_1397

#2 kobra90

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:51 AM

27 sold and 0 feedback. Seems legit

#3 Lightthrower

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:54 AM

27 sold and 0 feedback. Seems legit


Yeah someone even bought 11 of them just by himself, he'll be sad if it's a scam XD

#4 Booyakz

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:02 AM

I can believe it, probably came off the back of a truck. Probably won't pose any issue, if I had a credit card, I might take a gamble... Anyone willing to order one?

EDIT: On second thought, if we wait a few days, feedback will probably pop up. People reporting it as a scam, or amazing deal.

#5 kobra90

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:04 AM

Yeah someone even bought 11 of them just by himself, he'll be sad if it's a scam XD


If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Sad that people try to exploit people, but at the same time, the guy who bought 11 should've been a tad more cautious

#6 kobra90

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:05 AM

I can believe it, probably came off the back of a truck. Probably won't pose any issue, if I had a credit card, I might take a gamble... Anyone willing to order one?


Let me know how that turns out. Lol.

#7 Lightthrower

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:08 AM

The real problem I have with me stopping myself with gambling with this is that I would actually want a japanese 3ds to play Project X Zone that will never be ported here because of licensing issues... dammit! Someone stop me! XD

**Edit** I bought one, but I'm not paying now. The auction says

"Payment

We accept PayPal.

We ship your item after we receive your payment. Payment is expected within a week."

Probably a copy paste of another auction, but hey it's there. So I'm holding out until the end to pay him to see if he's legit.

Edited by Lightthrower, 18 August 2012 - 10:06 AM.


#8 Average Box

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:39 PM

The real problem I have with me stopping myself with gambling with this is that I would actually want a japanese 3ds to play Project X Zone that will never be ported here because of licensing issues... dammit! Someone stop me! XD

**Edit** I bought one, but I'm not paying now. The auction says

"Payment

We accept PayPal.

We ship your item after we receive your payment. Payment is expected within a week."

Probably a copy paste of another auction, but hey it's there. So I'm holding out until the end to pay him to see if he's legit.


Good luck. Let us know how it turns out.

#9 chicoquente

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 01:56 PM

If I understand correctly the 3DS is region locked and I will only be able to play Japanese games with this, correct?

#10 MRW2276

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:04 PM

Stuff like this is why I wish the old caveat emptor on ebay would return. All the buyer protection does here is encourage stupid buyers and gives ebay an excuse to raise fees and other silly paypal holds. If your greedy/stupid enough to buy 11 off an obvious scam like this then you deserve to lose your $300. ;-)

Edited by MRW2276, 18 August 2012 - 02:25 PM.


#11 kobra90

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:20 PM

Stuff like this is why I wish the old caveat emptor on ebay would return. All the buyer protection does here is encourage stupid buyers and gives ebay an excuse to raise fees and other silly paypal holds. If your greedy/stupid enough to buy 11 off a obvious scam like this then you deserve to lose your $300. ;-)


Well put

#12 Lightthrower

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 03:59 PM

If I understand correctly the 3DS is region locked and I will only be able to play Japanese games with this, correct?


Yep! but most japan games never come here so if you're an importer it's quite good to have one especially since 3ds is not hacked yet (or might never be).

#13 SamuraiSmurfette

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:12 PM

My guess, is that it's a chinese fake.
Believe it or not, that's an actual thing.

http://www.1up.com/n...ay-sold-fake-ds

Especially likely considering that he's also selling cheap-o phone cases.

#14 MyCatEdwin

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:27 PM

I almost want to order one just to see what my $28 will get me. I think I'll pass, though.

#15 Hollywood

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 06:14 PM

LOL screw it, I'm going to try it. I'll do what the previous poster said and wait a week before paying to see if his account holds up until then.

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:32 PM

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0 feedback.

Several buyers had low-ish feedback, based on the sold history.

Not sure I'd do it.

However, I did send him a message and ask him how many he has total.

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#17 toofeht

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:20 AM

LOL based on the description and the price i wouldnt take a chance on it

#18 Icetron

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 12:43 AM

Only tempted so i can try to import some games, but probably wont bother.

#19 SaraAB

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:28 AM

My guess, is that it's a chinese fake.
Believe it or not, that's an actual thing.

http://www.1up.com/n...ay-sold-fake-ds

Especially likely considering that he's also selling cheap-o phone cases.


That is DS hardware with a bootleg or aftermarket shell on it, its a real DS, just with a different shell. There are tons of manufacturers that make aftermarket shells for systems, any system. Which explains why it doesn't fit or look quite right.

A fake DS wouldn't even play real DS games, it would be something like the polystation, if anyone remembers what that is. Basically it would look like the system from the outside, but would play its own, very inferior to the real thing games.

Your only danger here is with the lithium ion battery contained inside, if they used an aftermarket battery, there are risks to that, even though the risks are really low these days, but it might not last as long as the original battery.

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:22 AM

Looks like a scam to me. The guy doesn't even put his correct location, just "Item location: , Canada, Canada". 27 have been sold so... I dunno... probably a scam but who knows! Anyone else know more about this?

http://www.ebay.ca/i...#ht_2203wt_1397


It is a definite scam I have Ebayed for a long time.No one sells something at a loss; how did someone get them from Japan to Canada and sell them at $38 for a profit? They didn't. Ebay or the seller will refund you if you say it is a fake they will give you a shipping slip if you open a case but don't waste your money. If you want to see what a fake looks like go ahead there have been many fake DS on ebay before its not a surprise someone has tried making a fake 3DS. Also no feedback and a price way to good to be true with a strange computer generated user name.

Edited by Desousa93, 19 August 2012 - 03:34 AM.


#21 Desousa93

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:30 AM

That is DS hardware with a bootleg or aftermarket shell on it, its a real DS, just with a different shell. There are tons of manufacturers that make aftermarket shells for systems, any system. Which explains why it doesn't fit or look quite right.

A fake DS wouldn't even play real DS games, it would be something like the polystation, if anyone remembers what that is. Basically it would look like the system from the outside, but would play its own, very inferior to the real thing games.

Your only danger here is with the lithium ion battery contained inside, if they used an aftermarket battery, there are risks to that, even though the risks are really low these days, but it might not last as long as the original battery.


No, Chinese sellers don't sell you refurbished "new" DS systems. The fakes use emulation software just like a computer or a fake gba cart its al possible.

#22 Hollywood

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:09 AM

Sale has 'ended' with 50 sold. Not sure if he 'sold out' or did the proverbial close the car truck and leave location.

#23 theclaw

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:56 AM

No, Chinese sellers don't sell you refurbished "new" DS systems. The fakes use emulation software just like a computer or a fake gba cart its al possible.


possible yes. just it may not be cost effective. emulation takes significantly more processing power, relative to a clone or refurbished system.

#24 ricky23i

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:34 PM

Apparently my 3DS has been shipped.. I hope this is real.
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#25 denpanosekai

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:55 PM

please post pictures!

#26 Lightthrower

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:29 PM

Apparently my 3DS has been shipped.. I hope this is real.


Paypal will reimburse us if there's something wrong, but yeah let's cross fingers XD.

#27 Eoyote

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:19 PM

Nobody would sell a 3DS for this cheap even if they were stolen. You're REALLY fooling yourself if you buy into this...

#28 Sousanator

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 01:13 AM

Brings back memories the first time I got scammed from an eBay seller.

Not only did the Paypal dispute last a few months, I never ended up getting all my money back.

Granted you guys will most likely get your $30 back, it'll be two weeks until you're allowed to start the dispute, where PayPal will wait 30 days for seller to rebut, which if he's done this before will say something like still shipping on the last day, so another couple days/weeks go by before PayPal closes their account and you get you money back.

You lose $30 and time writing disputes for a month or two, PayPal loses $1500 for the 50 that were sold, and the scamer gets to spend all the money you guys gave him.

Congrats, you guys just helped a scamer

#29 Hollywood

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 04:20 AM

Still haven't paid for my 'win'. No response to my e-mail to his address either.

Also noticed on the guy's feedback page he was selling some hunting cameras or something for $28 and one guy left feedback (positive, since thats the only way to do it) that he paid and hadn't heard anything back.

Looks like a definite scammer.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 07:33 AM

love this feedback


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