Nintendo 3DS XL System - Yellow Pikachu (GameStop Premium Refurbished)
I am fully aware this is a refurbished product, but it took me three different tries before I actually got a 3DS XL that actually had the Pikachu graphic on the faceplate. During the refurb process, if the screen is damaged in any way, removal of the faceplate is often necessary. However, in the process, most of the time the original faceplate will break, resulting in the 2 items I received with replacement blank yellow faceplates that did not display the pikachu. I am very pleased with the one I finally received after having to go through GameStop customer service, but the whole buyer experience was very frustrating and disappointing. Otherwise, this is a great buy. Just don't be surprised if you receive a blank yellow XL.
I was a little weary of getting it refurbished, I wanted to get it new. After seeing the price if it on places like Amazon and Ebay though I decided to go for it. It looks brand new. Their is not a single scratch or kink in it. Works perfectly fine. I'm so happy and it was very much worth it. I highly recommend buying it refurbished instead of paying $300+ dollars on a new one.
GREAT SYSTEM FEW SCRATHCES
When I first got this system it has a few scrathces on it but other than that in like brand new condition it is very much worth it.
Highly Impressed and Happily Surprised
I read through some of the other reviews before buying this refurbished 3DS and I noticed that some people commented on how their systems came with chipped paint on the front and back. So...needless to say I was a little worried but I still really wanted the Pikachu DS. However, when it showed up today it seriously looks brand new. It doesn't have any scratches and absolutely no chipped paint. The screens are in beautiful condition. I was so shocked and thrilled that it was in great condition. Definitely worth it if you can get your hands on one through Gamestop. You save a lot of money compared to the ones on other sites for at least twice as much.
A Good Buy
With the high resell prices on ebay and craigslist, the gamestop refurbished edition of the Pikachu 3ds XL is a good value if you really want it.
The screens seemed to be brand new on the edition I was shipped, and also the exterior was in a very good condition. There were only a few tiny scratches on the top shell and a mid sized scratch on the bottom corner.
Overall, I would rate this as a good buy and I am satisfied with my purchase. However, my system did not come with an SD card. and the headphones and screen protector that came with it went in the trash.
I was worried after a few other reviews that gamestop would not give me a correct pikachu XL. Boy were those reviewers wrong, the system is pikachu and looks brand new! No scratches or paint chips either!
If you can get one here i'd definitely recommend it! the price is sooo much cheaper than other sites on the web.
Do Not Get This!
This Refurbished system is awful. It has scratches all over the system, and was missing yellow paint on the left corner! So save your money if you were gonna get this system get it new.
I got this system over a year ago and still love it to this day. It was difficult to get the Pikachu 3ds all were sold out in my town so got it from another location close by. When I take my 3DS with me on the go people complement the pikachu design.