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It was my birthday just last week and I decided to try to track down a US Snes console... but I've been having a bit of trouble. Most of the deals available at eBay don't ship to Australia and the ones that do aren't offering very good deals at all. Does anyone know a better place to look? I'm trying to get maybe a Snes with 1 game for USD$30.
 

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Thanks for the link and more would be appreciated so I have some choice :).
 

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Have you search your own countries forum or ebay?

I recently bought a used SNES for like 12 bucks on my local videogames forum, I also get chrono trigger (cartridge only tho) for $10 that way :D
 

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Unfortunately the Snes' available locally are of pal format (I already have a pal snes), and I'm after ntsc.
 

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Why not getting NTSC/PAL switch modification? There are instructions in net and some oldschool game retailers also might do them. Gamehouse here atleast did them once. (years ago though when snes was still on)
 

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i know its unfair but i have one :p
for the PAL/NTSC thing i use the Actionreplay 3 works pretty good
i have a PAL SNES and i tried it on NTSC MEgeman X etc..
wbr Shin Gouki
 

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Vanit: why not just buy that one? oO it's 30 bucks, NTSC, and ships worldwide. what the hell else do you want...? /me is uber confused
 

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Because that guy asked for USD$34 for shipping (not even air mail) o_O... and I know it shouldn't cost that much.
 

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well you know, it'd obviously be air mail if it's to australia, i dont think they ship on, erm, ships anymore :p but it already sold so.....you might want to keep checkign ebay...
 

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From USA to Australia, shipping fees are definetly not cheap. 34$ wasnt that much.
 

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I think I found a good deal for USD$15 and its only USD$12 for surface shipping (hushy: so I take it there still is surface shipping :)). I think I'm going to buy it tonight if I can find a good price for an AC adapter, which brings me to my next question:

Most of you will be familiar with the fact that Australia and America share different standard voltage, and physically the plugs are different. I was thinking of getting an adapter for the AC adapter that fixes the plug and voltage problem at once... but is it possible to find all that in one adapter (US snes compatible + Australian plug/voltage = in one)?
 

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i just want to know, how are you going to do surface shipping to Australia. it's a huge island, right....? am i missing something?
 

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Vanit said:
I think I found a good deal for USD$15 and its only USD$12 for surface shipping (hushy: so I take it there still is surface shipping :)). I think I'm going to buy it tonight if I can find a good price for an AC adapter, which brings me to my next question:

Most of you will be familiar with the fact that Australia and America share different standard voltage, and physically the plugs are different. I was thinking of getting an adapter for the AC adapter that fixes the plug and voltage problem at once... but is it possible to find all that in one adapter (US snes compatible + Australian plug/voltage = in one)?
Ummm, if you already have a Pal snes, just use that Ac adapter...they all run on 9volts DC the only difrfderence in adpaters is the transformer...stepping down from 60hz 110 to 9v DC versus 50hz 110/240 to 9v DC
 

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hushypushy said:
i just want to know, how are you going to do surface shipping to Australia. it's a huge island, right....? am i missing something?
hushy: Uhh... there's an ocean between Australia and America... I assume ships would go across it ;).

dpence: Thanks I'll look into that.
 

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/me slaps hushy with a trout :p.

Go by Oakland and you should see the ship freight centers. Tons of stuff is shipped by boat. You know those metal, wavy sided boxes you see on diesel trucks sometimes? Those are the cargo containers used on boats.
 

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hushypushy said:
they still move things on ships? oO
j00 n00b :p

Yours,
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Well its final. I just went through the steps for payment of the Snes and now its on its way. Huzzah! And thanks for the help everyone. Especially dpence, who saved me the trouble of finding an AC adapter :).

And I guess as a side bonus hushy learnt ships still sail on water and not in the air like he had hoped :p.
 
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