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    Buying Nintendo DS in America

    My son is off to America and says that he wants to but a Nintendo DS whilst over there as they will be cheaper. Are they?
    Also are there any compatability problems that he needs to be aware of if he is bringing it back to UK?
    May sound dull but I don't know a lot about this and don't want to see him waste his hard saved money.
    Thanks in advance

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    Other than the obvious diffences in the powerplug there's no compatibility problem. He also won't be covered by the warranty.

    Bear in mind if he buys games out there he won't be able to trade them in at Game or Gamestation.

    Price wise I guess it depends on the exchange rate and the amount of tax applied, which will vary depending on which State he is visiting.

    Original Poster

    Many thanks for reply......rep added

    try to find the nearest ]BEst Buy there

    Nintendo DS lite there 1s around £65 ($130). I think we are entitled to buy electronic items to a certain value (£250?) without having to pay tax

    nuabdi;2394272

    try to find the nearest ]BEst Buy thereNintendo DS lite there 1s around … try to find the nearest ]BEst Buy thereNintendo DS lite there 1s around £65 ($130). I think we are entitled to buy electronic items to a certain value (£250?) without having to pay tax



    I don't think he'd have any problem getting it through customs. Just meant the price you see on the shelf is not what you pay at the counter.
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    MBeeching;2394304

    I don't think he'd have any problem getting it through customs. Just … I don't think he'd have any problem getting it through customs. Just meant the price you see on the shelf is not what you pay at the counter.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_taxes_in_the_United_States



    I just bought one in the states for a friend last week. $129 + sales tax works out at just about £80 sepending on how you pay and what the exchange rate is. Not bad but....

    The guarantee is not international so if it breaks, you're stuffed.

    The power adaptor is US only so you'll have to buy a UK spec one. [url]www.dealextreme.com[/url] have some for only a few dollars, post free.

    Personally, I wouldn't bother. Its too much hassle to save a few quid and there are always some good bundle bargains in the UK.

    For the saving involved he may as well buy one to play on the flight over there.

    Original Poster

    Thanks everyone for the helpful advice.
    Helped me make up my mind and have been down to Asda's this morning and got one, so that he can have something to do on the plane
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