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Best Importer: Lik-Sang or NCSX? (for GBA:SP)

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Matt Birchall, Jan 9, 2003.

  1. Matt Birchall

    Matt Birchall Supporting Actor

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    Well, I want the black GBA:SP (not available in the U.S. at launch), and I want it ASAP. So both www.ncsx.com and www.lik-sang.com have got pre-orders up for them for $130.
    I've never imported any video game item (hard or software) before, so I have no idea about which of these companies is better.
    I'm sure a bunch of you guys have tried at least one of these companies, if not both, so I'm looking for some feedback. Which one should I go with, or is there a better option I should consider?
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    I've dealt with both on a couple of occasions and had no problems with either one.
     
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    I've heard good things about both. Last time around, I ordered my import GBA from Tronix and was very happy, but I just checked and they don't have anything up yet... Hmmmm....
     
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    Local Import shop? There is no such thing in 95% of the US. We had _1_ count em _1_ in Philadelphia and it closed.

    NCSX is the best around in my experience
     
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    NCSX is very good. Videogamedepot is very good as well, usually a few bucks cheaper than NCS. Both stores have extensive selections for current & deceased systems. therage.com is a good shop too.

    I've never ordered from Lik-Sang, but I've heard good things. I'd imagine shipping from Hong Kong to the US will cost a bit more, based on my experiences with Lik-Sang's competitor Lan Kwei. Lan-Kwei.com has been good, although recently they're under fire in a lot of forums.

    American import shops are a rarity. We have one or two in the Chicagoland area I know of, never actually gone to them though. There was one in my hometown, very briefly, in 96. I remember going in there when they had a Import N64, and they were charging 25¢ to play Mario 64 for 5 minutes.
     
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    Local import shop? I wish!

    NCSX and VGD are both excellent.
     
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    I have had luck with both NCSX and Tronix. In my opinion, NCSX probably has the better customer service. They reply to e-mails timely and have always strived to consistently keep the customer happy.
     
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    Well, guys, thanks for the advice so far.

    I'm in OKC. If there are any importers here, I'm unaware of them.

    I checked Video Game Depot, but their pre-orders are going for $145, so I'm going to take a pass on them.

    Hoping that Nintendo will come to its collective senses and release a black model here in the States for launch. . . Well, I just don't see it happening right now, and even if it did, I'd still have to wait a month and a half for the U.S. launch anyway.

    I think I'm going to order from NCSX. The majority of you guys seem pretty happy with them, so they should be fine.

    Thanks again for the help!
     
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    will these import models play american games out of the box?
     
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    Yep. Gameboys play games from all regions, right out of the box, no matter which model you get.

    Glen
     
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    Some lovely, lovely news tonight from NCSX, by way of Planet GameCube:
     
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    You could save some money and wait until the SP comes out in America.
     
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    Received this e-mail from them just now:

     

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