Best place to buy US GC?

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  1. captain_spas's Avatar

    captain_spas said:

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    Obviously, what with freeloader now becoming little more than a farce, some of us UK and european gamecube owners will be looking to buy a US console. therage.com have consoles for $149.99, but with shipping to the UK, the whole thing works out around £140, which I think is pretty good. Just wondering if anyone knows of a cheaper place to buy US cubes, taking into account shipping costs?
     
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    BomFunkDaddy said:

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    specialist shops, goto your main town and speak to some computer/ console dealers. even people in eb/game will be able to help u out with finding a shop
     
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    john316 said:

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    I think you may pick up some nasty customs charges if you order from The Rage so you may wish to consider places Goblin or New Age consoles as these are UK based as so therefore you're safe from any additional charges
     
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    gunner said:

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    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] £109 here m8.
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    burn said:

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    Only thing with goblin is tho, you'll still be waiting for the freeloader to be released as they dont post items seperatly, they wait for all items to be released before they ship...
     
  6. captain_spas's Avatar

    captain_spas said:

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    well, I wouldn't buy a US cube AND a copy of freeloader, so there shouldn't be a wait!
     
  7. burn's Avatar

    burn said:

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    they are bundled together....look at the blurb
     
  8. captain_spas's Avatar

    captain_spas said:

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    They DO have them bundled together, yes, but you can buy them separately, as someone mentioned, for £109. Look here for proof

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    sanjuro said:

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    factory refurbished though

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  10. john316's Avatar

    john316 said:

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    Originally posted by sanjuro
    factory refurbished though

    sanjuro
    With a warranty so whats the problem - they appear to be as new and they sell for almost the same price as 2nd hand consoles of UK Consoles so whats the problem?
     
  11. burn's Avatar

    burn said:

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    ok my next question...where can you get a cheap step doen convertor?
     
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    NaveT said:

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    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Thats where I got mine
     
  13. captain_spas's Avatar

    captain_spas said:

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    Well, I ordered my "refurbished" GC from Goblin last night, I'll let you all know about it when I get it. Looks like I might finally be able to play my copies of Mario, Res Evil and Monkey Ball 2
     
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    Also, does anyone know what power supply (watts) the US cube uses?Jjust wanna check before I get a stepdown, as I don't wanna overload it or pay too much for one that is way better than I need.
     
  15. steveedg's Avatar

    steveedg said:
    Well the watts are a multiplication of amps x voltage = 3.5x240.

    So you're looking at 840 watts. A step down to that would be expensive. You're better off buying a 12v 3.5 amp power supply and swapping the cable from the US PSU.

    As a temporary measure, if you have an old PC knocking about you can use the PSU out of that.