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    Default Looking for GBA carts

    I'm looking for between five and ten copies of Ruby and Sapphire for a forum contest. Need to get them on the cheap so... Aside from eBay anyone know where I can acquire working copies on the cheap?

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    Well, there's amazon,, but I don't really know anywhere else...

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    The best bet for you is Amazon tbh. eBay isn't that good, neither are many online sites. Amazon is trustworthy but more expensive.
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    I have tracked down a few Ruby carts on the cheap and while I am aware of the clock problem I still think carts with dead batteries might still work for my idea.

    I would like to acquire a handful of carts and send them out to forum members who want to take part in the Ruby challenge.

    It would be a basic egg challenge style run through the game where the challenger can only use the Pokemon that are on the cart when they receive it. No capturing of wild Pokemon or trading allowed.

    We would maintain a leaderboard based on time to enter the Hall of Fame. Fastest time gets bragging rights. All participants will get a profile item for starting the challenge and another for completing it.

    I would cover the shipping cost to send the carts out and challengers cover cost to return said carts.

    I know Ruby/Sapphire can be completed in under 8 hours so its not a huge time investment task and the GBA games can be played on the DS and DS lite so most of the forum members should be able to take part.

    If there is real interest in this I will start buying some carts. Or members who have them could donate them to the cause!

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    Steve are you willing to ship them out to Australia at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderFudge View Post
    Steve are you willing to ship them out to Australia at all?
    As long as the recipient is willing to ship them back. Or I could send one chip to a staff member who lives in Australia and reimburse said person for shipping costs. They would then be in charge of that copy (reset and verify for next challenger) and that copy would circulate among the Australia members.

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    I can take a look around on some danish websites and see what I find, if you want? I have no idea what it would cost to get them shiped to the US though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMTKSteve View Post
    As long as the recipient is willing to ship them back. Or I could send one chip to a staff member who lives in Australia and reimburse said person for shipping costs. They would then be in charge of that copy (reset and verify for next challenger) and that copy would circulate among the Australia members.
    Is there a UK staff member who could do that as well?

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    Steve, have you checked the local game shops? I purchased older versions from one once. It's been years, but just a thought. I'll keep an eye out for them too and let you know if I have any luck.

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    I checked with GameStop and they stopped carrying them years ago. There is a Play-N-Trade store near me but I think they sell them for about $20 each! I checked local pawn shops; nothing.

    There is a game/comic/anime store near me where I know the owner well and he is going to try and get me some in his next order for around $6-$7 each in quantity. If all goes well I should have enough carts to start something in February but now I have a different problem... I can't find my old GBAs! I do have the GBA adapter for GameCube but I need to also find at least one link cable.

    As much as I would like this to be a special challenge where everyone uses the same Pokemon to complete the challenge I am starting to see that it may not be possible due to a lack of appropriate hardware

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