How much should I pay for a used DS?

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  1. tchrchgo

    tchrchgo Mouseketeer

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    I found on craigslist a used DS that comes with a case, a charger, and a super mario bros game. The person wants $70- is that too much? also, what should I look for to make sure it's in good condition? I told him I would want to turn it on and make sure it works prior to buying it.
     
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  3. MrsPete

    MrsPete DIS Veteran

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    Is it a DS or a DS Lite? The Lite is a newer model and worth a little more. I think it's a little high for a used electronic UNLESS it is genuinely like-new in mint condition, still in the box.
     
  4. musicmama

    musicmama Now an Irish Dancer's mama

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    Sounds like a good price - used ones in Gamestop are only about $15. less than new ones (when you can find them). And they don't come with any games or cases.

    You should definitely make sure that:
    1. It turns on AND off
    2. It charges (plug into a wall and see if the charging starts)
    3. The screens are not cracked
     
  5. Stacerita

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    When I first read the thread title I thought you were trying to sell your kid.:lmao:
     
  6. srwarden1928

    srwarden1928 DIS Veteran

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    Where do they sell used sons?
     
  7. gerberdaisy1234

    gerberdaisy1234 DIS Veteran

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    :rotfl2: $70 for a used dear son :rotfl2:
    No really if it all works well and it is a mario ds game it is a great deal. if you don't believe look what they are going for on ebay.
    :rotfl2: sorry still laughing abot two pp.
     
  8. tchrchgo

    tchrchgo Mouseketeer

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    too bad I can't trade my used "DH" for a DS
     
  9. Jenfrog79

    Jenfrog79 Mouseketeer

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    i went to go sell my DS at GameStop and they would only give me $16 for it! forget that. I paid $130!
     
  10. paladin

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    That was the same thing that I thought of :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
  11. Dashzap

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    I wonder if the battery doesn't hold a charge when it gets older? I haven't noticed that yet with our Nintendo DSs, but I've heard of it happening with older iPods. (I've also read you can buy replacement batteries for iPods; is that possible for Nintendo DSs, too?)
     
  12. roliepolieoliefan

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    For $70.00 I would just buy a new one for $50.00 MORE.
     

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