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Import Cube...where to buy?

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by sjl, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. sjl

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    Hi guys,

    I have finally decided to get a Cube,had an XBox but sold it after about a week as I didnt like it so dont try and change my mind LOL.(Love my PC games so the XBox just dint really do it IMHO)

    Anyway I am looking for a UK supplier of a US Cube,I have emailed Fairplay-Games who were recommended by someone from here but only had a reply to say they have no stock and they have not replied to a further email or answer the phone.

    So whos the best to deal with and also who's offering the sweetest deals.

    Thanks

    Steve
     
  2. wod

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    or even "ebay" .... might get a bargain !
     
  4. stewarthollyhea

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    lik-sang.com in japan are the cheapest i think you get it in about 5 days
     
  5. phenom2003

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    Lik-sang are a hong kong company. However they are excellent for both service and prices.
     
  6. DJW

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    Why an US box ?.

    What does it offer over UK boxes that are cheap as chips at the mo in the stores ?
     
  7. wod

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    hes wants one so he can get usa games that come out earlier and have progressive scan picture output
     
  8. phenom2003

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    But the price of an imported US XBox is about the same as a chipped PAL machine, which offers prog scan on DVD aswell as games, also you can get loads of emulators and applications for nothing.

    Rich
     
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    sjl, was talking about gamecube
     
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    Playasia have them for about £81, and they also have the platinum one in stock too, same price :)

    Apparently you dont get any import tax with them, as they re-ship from the u.k. aswell.

    Also the pack comes with the zelda disc at that price.

    http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-25-70-1pl-4-7.html

    Hope this helps,
    Spoony.
     
  11. wod

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    i thought it was yesasia. com that reships from uk ?
     
  12. Erpland

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    But you can do both those with a UK cube, more like he just doesnt want to use freeloader.
     
  13. wod

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    the uk cube cant do progessive scan and freeloader is 100% compat with all games
     
  14. Erpland

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    Vicious rumours Im afraid, dont believe everything you hear!
    Progressive scan topic has been hammered to death on here, and the UK cube is capable, the component cable that you need to do it is in fact an official PAL product!.



    http://www.chrismarshall.net/freeloader/list.php?format=UK

    Out of 163 US and JAP games (majority US) submitted by users there are only 2 Jap games that dont work with Action Replay on a UK cube, Giftpia and Bomberman Jetters, and with Freeloader there is one extra, another Jap game, F Zero GX.

    So, the only reasons not to buy a UK cube are if you dont want to use freeloader/Action replay, or you want to play Giftpia, Bomberman Jetters and F Zero GX all in Japanese, or you want to use S-Video as an output.
     

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