Buying Refurbished New 3DS systems: Nintendo site or GameStop?

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User Info: DavidZ2844

4 months ago#1
So on Nintendo's official website they sell refurbished New 3DS (non XL) systems for $125, but GameStop also sells them for $99. I know it may seems like a no brainer to go with the official Nintendo ones, but $25 is a decent amount cheaper.

Does anyone have any experience with getting refurbished 3DS models from either place? If the GameStop ones aren't bad, I might go with the cheaper option, especially since they still have refurbished Pokémon 20th anniversary models, which Nintendo doesn't have. But if it's really worth paying the extra $25 for the Nintendo sold ones, then I'm willing to do that.

I would just buy it new but the non XL New 3DS models are unfortunately discontinued, which is a shame since I much prefer a smaller more portable handheld rather than the enormous XL systems.

User Info: gamemaster712

4 months ago#2
Comes in looking like new.
If you’re super cheap their 2ds is very budget price
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User Info: elitepeach

4 months ago#3
Well, I can't say I've ever purchased a refurbished system from Gamestop, but in my experience, the ones from Nintendo's online store are almost brand-new. The one I got from them had perfect, new screens -- I kind of doubt Gamestop replaces any parts.

I would say that it would be worth the extra $25 to get it from Nintendo. When you buy from a place like GS, you don't know what you're getting or what kind of problems the system might have.
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User Info: soetem

4 months ago#4
Nintendo because you get an automatic one year warranty that renews if you ever need to send it in.
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User Info: dizanimator

4 months ago#5
I bought one from Nintendo earlier this year. It looks brand new, and came with Nintendo's warranty.
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