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#2551 Hip Hop   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1714 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:01 AM

How good/bad are their 5 grade rated products?

 

Looking at a Wii U....



#2552 genderbreak   what am i doing CAGiversary!   365 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

genderbreak

Posted 25 February 2014 - 04:45 AM

There have been mixed reports, but usually they're fine. I got a 3DS that was either a 4 or a 5 and it just basic scratches and wear.



#2553 moopher   Uvula flicker CAGiversary!   1221 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:06 AM

I got a 3DS XL rated as a 5 about a year ago. Came absolutely flawless despite the grading saying there were scratches, scuffs, etc. 



#2554 renebasketball   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   101 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

renebasketball

Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:15 AM

How good/bad are their 5 grade rated products?

 

Looking at a Wii U....

I purchased a 4 wii u and everything was pretty much good. Console had some generic scratches nothing significant.



#2555 Bandersnatch84   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   155 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 09:54 AM

Yeah my Wii U was either grade 4 or 5 and it was perfect. Came with the box and everything too.



#2556 shiNjixfEi  

shiNjixfEi

Posted 25 February 2014 - 12:56 PM

Grade 4 or 5 Wii U's (according to the photos) look pretty beat up.... is it just me?



#2557 Chemosh013   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1977 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Chemosh013

Posted 25 February 2014 - 02:45 PM

Got my grade 7 vita with 8 gb memory card.  The card was still in packaging but everything else was opened.  It looks great except for a ding in the corner which I'm not sure is from use or from shipping.  Not impressed with the shipping at all.  Shipped in a small box that was just about the width of the vita with bubble wrap on the bottom, all the cables above it, the vita sitting on the cables, and then bubble wrap above it.  Didn't even wrap the vita in anything.  Vita works flawlessly, screen is beautiful.

 

Overall, can't complain about $127 for a nice vita and memory card but still a little disappointed that it had a ding for a grade 7.



#2558 gar3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   181 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:05 PM

Purchased a "Grade 6" Mario Red Nintendo DSi XL this morning for $65 + tax. The description did not state anything outside of minor screen wear so I guess I'll see. Never ordered anything from CowBoom before. Always get my used handhelds from Amazon's Warehouse Deals or from eBay.



#2559 Mikeyjl87   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   516 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2014 - 05:51 PM

Received my Grade 7 Vita with an 8 GB card. It came in the original box although the box wasn't in the best condition. After opening the box and inspecting the Vita, it looks flawless! The description said "fine scratches on the back" but couldn't see any. All the cables were brand new and the memory card was still in its package. Overall I'm very impressed and couldn't be any more happier!

Now hopefully I can snag a 360 slim for under $100.



#2560 latin trident   Banned Banned   935 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

latin trident

Posted 26 February 2014 - 03:26 AM

I bought a 3DS XL Zelda Edition for $97 this morning! It was listed as Grade 8 and only missing the 4gb card and AR cards. Pricing mistake or not, it was a steal!!!



#2561 shiNjixfEi  

shiNjixfEi

Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:02 AM

I bought a 3DS XL Zelda Edition for $97 this morning! It was listed as Grade 8 and only missing the 4gb card and AR cards. Pricing mistake or not, it was a steal!!!

What? How'd you get it for that cheap?



#2562 latin trident   Banned Banned   935 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

latin trident

Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:02 AM

It was listed at $175 and when I selected "Choose Best Available", It showed at $97. Below is a screenshot of my order.

 

http://postimg.org/image/agalmdu4z/



#2563 shiNjixfEi  

shiNjixfEi

Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:44 AM

It was listed at $175 and when I selected "Choose Best Available", It showed at $97. Below is a screenshot of my order.

 

http://postimg.org/image/agalmdu4z/

That is insane! Get me one!!



#2564 Lozada   Lozada CAGiversary!   4 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:44 AM

Thanks :)



#2565 Hip Hop   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1714 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 06:46 AM

Thanks for the grade comments.

 

Just got a Wii U for $190 with taxes and shipped.

 

included everything, even Nintendo Land. It was a grade 7 so can't wait to see how it turns.

 

I just used the code they advertised, 10% of all orders:

 

MOOya

 

EDIT: Damnit, just saw that the code was doing 20% instead, but I moved out of the page and can't duplicate it anymore.



#2566 shiNjixfEi  

shiNjixfEi

Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:00 PM

Thanks for the grade comments.

 

Just got a Wii U for $190 with taxes and shipped.

 

included everything, even Nintendo Land. It was a grade 7 so can't wait to see how it turns.

 

I just used the code they advertised, 10% of all orders:

 

MOOya

 

EDIT: Damnit, just saw that the code was doing 20% instead, but I moved out of the page and can't duplicate it anymore.

What's the 20% code?



#2567 mossfan563   CAG 'til I die! CAGiversary!   1342 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:13 PM

Yeah, MOOya only does 10% off. Where's 20%? Was that a glitch?



#2568 latin trident   Banned Banned   935 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

latin trident

Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:56 PM

Went back on Cowboom this morning because I was still shocked that I got a Zelda 3ds XL for so cheap. Well, as fate would have it, they had an other Zelda 3DS XL for cheaper at $93.95. I had no option but to buy it. 

http://postimg.org/image/hc5b80t6n/

3dsxl.jpg



#2569 Hip Hop   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1714 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:05 PM

Yeah, MOOya only does 10% off. Where's 20%? Was that a glitch?

Yeah, it was. There is no 20% code.

 

Had multiple tabs open and saw one of the items in my cart taking off about $40. Went out and couldn't use the code anymore as I had already put in an order.



#2570 QSilverTwo   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   550 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

QSilverTwo

Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:48 PM

I'm gonna try out a vita finally.  Not looking forward to buying a memory card though!



#2571 Zeldafanatic15   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1622 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Zeldafanatic15

Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:57 PM

I'm gonna try out a vita finally. Not looking forward to buying a memory card though!


Frequently check Amazon Warehouse. I know there were a few 16gb ones the other day for about ~$25.

#2572 chimpmeister   Hates gimmicks CAGiversary!   4012 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

chimpmeister

Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:44 PM

I'm gonna try out a vita finally.  Not looking forward to buying a memory card though!

Just keep your eyes open for deals on the 32 or 64gb cards.  I got two 32gb cards for just over $50 each shipped, and 64gb cards can be found for a little over $100 in many places.  While it may seem a little high, my 32gb cards hold about 70-80 games each (mix of smaller and larger games obviously, not all full-blown Vita games).  The investment in a good-sized card is well worth it, when you consider how much content you can put on it.  And the Vita is a fantastic handheld, the best I've ever used by far; well worth getting even with the slight extra expense of good sized memory cards.



#2573 micbelt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1528 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:53 PM

I got my 16 gb before christmas from gamestop for 19.99.



#2574 mossfan563   CAG 'til I die! CAGiversary!   1342 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:00 PM

If I were to get a Vita, what size of a memory card should I get? Would 16GB suffice? I do plan on playing lots of games on it.



#2575 guessed   Newbie CAGiversary!   8528 Posts   Joined 17.0 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:29 PM

If I were to get a Vita, what size of a memory card should I get? Would 16GB suffice? I do plan on playing lots of games on it.


I'd say 16 is the minimum useful size. 32 or 64 would be preferable, but they can get expensive. I settled on a 32 that I got last October for $43.17 from AWD (Acceptable - came without packaging, and when my wife opened the box, she thought it was empty), and I am still having to pick and choose what to delete in order to add new games. I'm assuming you have PS+.

#2576 kaos424   Herp Derp CAGiversary!   458 Posts   Joined 7.6 Years Ago  

Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

I bought a 3DS XL Zelda Edition for $97 this morning! It was listed as Grade 8 and only missing the 4gb card and AR cards. Pricing mistake or not, it was a steal!!!

How did you get it for $97, it was just priced lower than the rest for some reason?



#2577 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10867 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:48 AM

Anyone bought a used tablet or laptop from them? I'm considering a $150-$200 laptop or tablet.

#2578 latin trident   Banned Banned   935 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

latin trident

Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:51 AM

Anyone bought a used tablet or laptop from them? I'm considering a $150-$200 laptop or tablet.


I've purchased 2 smartphones from them without any issues. Great buys if you find what you're looking for.

#2579 blindinglights   ... CAGiversary!   4579 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

blindinglights

Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:58 AM

Anyone bought a used tablet or laptop from them? I'm considering a $150-$200 laptop or tablet.

 

I bought a used Nook HD+ from them to root. Came flawless, just had to pick up a charger and cover. It was grade 8 I believe.



#2580 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10867 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:45 AM

Might pull the trigger on a last gen surface or a small laptop need to run Windows 8