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What's the deal with Play Asia?

markwills Avatar
1d, 2m agoPosted 1 decade, 2 months ago
Does anyone know much about this website? It appears that they're selling xbox 360 games for CHEAP which are also REGION FREE.

How is this legal? Are they copies or something? Surely if games are released with region locks on them, how can there be a cheaper region-free release?

Am very wary of buying from them.

Anyone think / know otherwise?
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1d, 2m agoPosted 1 decade, 2 months ago
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#1
Only some dont have region locks on them, for a list of them they're here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xbox_360_games_without_region_encoding
The games and such are also cheaper because nobody buys the games in asia/japan so they have to sell them cheap.
Also have a look at [url]www.liksang.com[/url] for imports
#2
I was just thinking of posting this, but had a search so thought i'd renew this thread.
I'm looking for anybody who has purchased from here.
Have you ever been charged import duty?!
thanks
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It's basically a gray import.. you can get charged import duty & VAT at customs if unlucky.. rarely happens though. Playasia has been around a long time. All their merchandise is legit Japanese/Asian releases. Most japanese games consoles aren't region locked for the simple reason they get games first anyways.
#4
cool, thats what i'd read elsewhere, i might take a chance then
#5
I've bought off play asia on 2 separate occasions and didn't get charged import tax either time. Quick delivery as well.
#6
Yeah alot of reviews on their site saying quick delivery too!!

Might treat myself to Rainbow 6 or Viva Pinata!
#7
Yeah Ive bought a few things off play-asia and its top quality stuff!

Delivery is fast, items well packaged, and I've never been charged import duty.
#8
Play Asia are one of the best companies of the entire internet. Go for it, you really do save a packet!!
#9
Nice one!!
Just another quick question, what delivery option did you guys go for?!
I'm not sure if the cheap "bubble wrap" one would protect something flying round the world!
#10
BuffMan
Only some dont have region locks on them, for a list of them they're here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Xbox_360_games_without_region_encoding
The games and such are also cheaper because nobody buys the games in asia/japan so they have to sell them cheap.
Also have a look at [url]www.liksang.com[/url] for imports


Think Sony got liksang shut down due to legal reasons etc etc Something to do with PSP's I think
#11
i think that post was made before liksang was shut....i dreged this thread from last september
#12
the_idlewilder
Nice one!!
Just another quick question, what delivery option did you guys go for?!
I'm not sure if the cheap "bubble wrap" one would protect something flying round the world!


I've just used the cheapest option and its always been delivered in good condition.

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