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View Poll Results: Got a 3DS/3DS XL
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Old July 28th, 2013 (06:11 PM).
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I bought a black 3ds in may a week after my birthday back in 2011 because I've always been interested in tech that seems to be more techier that the competition (also I'm a lifetime Nintendo fan)
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Old July 28th, 2013 (06:32 PM).
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I am planning on getting an XL, I can find a decent deal on s refurbished one as well. The trick is to go for one with deep scratches on the outside, and virtually no markings on the screen. The price gets knocked down anywhere from $30-$80 down from retail price of $200. I mean, I can just buy a cover and it has no effect on the gameplay or durability of the console. I only have $35 dollars left to go, which is nothing. I am a very frugal person and I save up for non-essential things in small increments.

As far as the games go, I am afraid to preorder, despite the fact that Swirlix is my favorite. A Spritzee and/or Skrelp evolution could totally change my mind, or even a terrible Swirlix evolution! Not that just can't be possible. Anyway, I plan ordering the 3DS XL sometime next week. Which, is not too bad by itself given that my friend gave me an extra Mario Kart 7 cartridge knowing that I had plan to order a 3DS. So that will keep me mildly entertained.
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Old July 29th, 2013 (01:36 AM).
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I'm gonna get a 3DS XL, I want either the Piakchu design or the Animal Crossing one
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Old July 29th, 2013 (03:20 AM).
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I got an XL back in February along with Scribblenauts unlimited in anticipation of getting X!
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Old July 29th, 2013 (06:24 AM).
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I originally had gotten a 3DS for Black 2 last October, because my old DS was literally a pie of scrap electronic pieces.
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Old July 29th, 2013 (07:23 AM).
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I got mine before Pokemon Black 2 and White 2 came out so I could use the Dream Radar...plus my ds is kinda broken but still funtional. I need to get another 3DS so I can trade between my games. I loved Gamestop referbishing
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Old July 29th, 2013 (03:31 PM).
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I got mine a couple years back, but I haven't used it all that much do to the lack of a Pokemon game. This should change that!
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Old July 29th, 2013 (07:22 PM).
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I just picked up my 3DS XL yesterday. I went from a regular 3DS that I used to death I was especially surprised at how well it displayed Black 2, even on such a large screen. Definitely a great buy!
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Old July 30th, 2013 (04:38 AM).
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haven't picked up a 3ds yet, but i'll probably buy a friend's off him soon. i've still been using my 2005-era ds for pokemon games, it's 8 years old at this point but still works fine!
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Old July 30th, 2013 (05:12 AM).
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I originally bought one on its release day in 2011, but sold it a few months later because it was useless with an empty game library.

So I bought a new Pikachu design XL one in May which has allowed me to A) Play through B/W2 which I hadn't played yet B) wait for X/Y.

Plus the library has a good selection of games now, I'm struggling to select what to buy at the moment.
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Old July 30th, 2013 (06:50 AM).
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I got my aqua blue when it was released in March, but I lost it a while ago. Now I'm using the Fire Emblem special edition one. Colbolt blue rox!!!
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Old July 30th, 2013 (08:47 AM).
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I've gotten a 3DS way before these games were even announced, primarily because the L/R buttons on my old DS Lite were acting pretty funky and I decided that it was time for an upgrade, anyhow. It was not surprising to me in the slightest when I heard that these games were announced for the 3DS, and have remained satisfied in my purchase of the system since.
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Old July 30th, 2013 (05:54 PM).
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Some savings tips for college students especially:

I bought an XL on Cowboom (Best Buy affiliate) for $125!!!!! (Saved $75)
I totally sniped the auction, though they also have very good deals for "buy it now" pre-owned 3DS consoles.

I recommend going to Cowboom if you are frugal, like myself. It is much cheaper than Ebay or Amazon which usual overestimate resale value. Though, I have seen pretty good deals every once in a blue moon on Amazon. I went to buy a standard 3DS on there for $85 in "very good" condition, and it was gone by the time I clicked to order it

Normally on cowboom, the prices are $135 for the 3DS XL and $108/115 for the 3DS. However, check the images and description to see extent of wear. Mine was in much better shape than most. Also, there were no scratches on the screen, a tiny one near the buttons, and some minor ones on the outside shell (which I will cover-up anyway).

Before heading there though, I would recommend craigslist. I live in a rural area, far far away from any substantive population, soo, I had no luck on there, unless I drove 3 hours south. However, if you are not an adult, please don't use this site, or at least have your parent/guardian go with you. Actually, even us adults should have someone go with us. Also, be vigilant of anything that seems WAY too good to be true. For instance, a 3DS XL Brand New for $50! ...Come on, don't end up a victim of some scam. This goes for any online purchase.

Even though I have mine ordered I will get back to everyone on the actual condition of the system as well as any other promising sites I come across. Since it is a Best Buy affiliated site, that has great reviews, I am hopeful. Good Luck on your 3DS hunting.
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Old July 31st, 2013 (02:42 PM).
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I got the 3DS soon after it launched, when Nintendo reduced the price to $170 I felt the biggest buyer's remorse ever, even if free 20 games were given away. I got sucked into the "3D technology" but to be fair it's a clever marketing move by Nintendo.

I'll get the Black 3DS XL when they come out in 2 weeks time, I really don't like the currently available colors.
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Old July 31st, 2013 (07:52 PM).
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Bought the Pikachu 3DS XL about a month ago. I was going to wait a little bit longer to buy one, hoping they would announce some new colors like mint, but it was a slim probability so I decided not to wait x3.
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Old July 31st, 2013 (08:21 PM).
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I'm horrendously broke, so I haven't gotten one yet. I probably will wait to get one until I'm able to get the game.
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Old August 1st, 2013 (09:55 PM).
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i have a 3ds and a 3ds xl.
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Old August 2nd, 2013 (04:57 AM).
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I already got 3DS but I think I will buy 3DS XL pokemon X & Y special edition if it will be available in europe
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Old August 4th, 2013 (08:14 PM).
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I got my blue 3DS XL just a week or two after Pokemon X/Y were announced, and it was almost exclusively for those games. I was planning to wait until the release was much closer, but they had a really good deal at Best Buy when I got it, so I figured why bother waiting when I'm going to get it anyway.
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Old August 5th, 2013 (05:08 AM).
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I just found a 3ds for only €85,- on the internet
Should i trust it? If this turns out to be legit i will be sooo happy.
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Old August 5th, 2013 (06:25 AM).
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Got one in August 2011 for my birthday, not really used it, but got it in advance ready for the next generation Pokémon games haha!
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Old August 5th, 2013 (09:38 AM).
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I do have a 3DS XL! I'm so glad I ended up buying one because the graphics will defiantly be worth to see on Pokemon x and y~
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Old August 5th, 2013 (02:41 PM). Edited August 8th, 2013 by Rai.
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I never intended to get a 3DS until Pokemon games were released for it, but my mom got me one last Christmas because she knew my DS Lite was breaking. Even though it wasn't planned, I am glad she got me one because now I don't have to worry about purchasing one to play X and Y.
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Old August 6th, 2013 (04:22 AM).
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€85 and a trip to Rotterdam later, i fanally own a 3DS!
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Old August 6th, 2013 (01:40 PM).
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I got one in anticipation of the Gen 6 announcement last summer, I knew eventually Pokemon would make it's way onto the system, though I didnt like any games for it when I first bought it, but I am all set for X/Y
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