A while ago (about a week after the release of the 3DS) my 3DS was stolen from me. Keep in mind I lost it before the eShop became avaiable. Since I still bought the system, is there anyway I would be able to get into the ambassator program? I have the 3DS serial number in case nobody believes me. If you still don't believe me, then sorry. Nothing I can do. The best I can do is give you my serial number.
Did you contact the police and give them the serial number?
Did you contact your home owner's or renter's insurance to find out if they would cover stolen property?
If you do not get your 3DS replaced by 8/11, you will not be able to enroll in the Ambassador Program.
I did pretty much everything I could to try to get my system back. It was stolen somewhere at school, so nothing covers it. Because of Nintendo not wanting to release their eShop earlier, I guess I got out of $250.
That's lame I assume you are younger since you're still in school let me give you a lesson from my life of 27 years. dont let friends barrow games, dont brag about the things you have. it makes people want to take them more and dont bring your 3DS to school on the first week it comes out people will steal it because people are greedy and not nice when it comes to things like this. the best you can do is file a police report and hope they catch the guy who stole it. warrenties dont cover theft and as far as the ambassador program goes either buy another one before August 11th or hope your's gets found before then. sorry to here about your loss may this be a life lesson to you. it sucks I know! I had my house robbed and they got away with a 44 inch LED TV a PS3 and my XBOX 360 luckily I had renters insurance so I got it all back( all though I dont think this will work for you since your's was stolen from school not your place of residence ). maybe pleading your case to your parents might help ask for extra chores and be very nice to them. as a parent myself its hard to say no to my kid when they're being a little angel Good luck to you and I wish you the best
That's not necessarily true. If you are at school, and someone robs your dorm room (or locker), your parent's home owner's insurance may cover the loss associated with the theft. Of course there may be a deductible, in which case it may not be worth filing a claim to replace the 3DS.
Did you notice any one with a 3ds after your got stolen? ask him what games do you have. if he asks do you have a 3ds says yes. If he says a game you had before it was stolen, be aware. Ask him if you can see it or if you can right down the friends code to add him. when he is not looking, turn it around and look at the serial number. if its not the same, just walk away.
I won't be getting the 3DS back anytime soon. I lost it in April so it's been months already and school is out for the summer. I'ts not like I am 12 so I can't just ask for chores. I'm 18, so the only way my mother can get me a new 3DS would be as a Christmas gift. I've tried finding a job for the past few months but nothing has come up. So there's pretty much a 0% chance I can get another one. It sucks, because I sold my DSI and much of my game collection (most of the games were ones I never played but still). I pretty paid for the system and I don't want to have to spend more money that I shouldn't have to.
Serriously, if the stupid earthquake had not happened then I'm sure the eShp would have gone up before I got my 3DS stolen.
Sorry braddah that sucks I have seen used ones at gamestop for 180$ i know that doesnt help if you dont have the money. I know one thing that worked for me when I didnt have a job and was looking for employment was to go door to door and ask if anyone needed yard work done or any odd jobs. otherwise I dont know.
Also the Earthquake was a horrible thing that happend to Japan I dont think the eshop not opening on time was the worst out come of it.
Ok now I'm really mad. So I don't get the free games and I wasted $250 on the 3DS? That's dumb. I bought the system just like everybody else. There is NO reason I shoudn't get the free games. It's not my fault my 3DS was stolen, how was I supposed to know somebody would take it from me? I always have my PSP in my backpack, and nobody ever steals that. Serriously,l want the free games as well.
Look, no offense my friend, but you how can you blame Nintendo for what happened? Why should Nintendo give you a new system? It's not their fault your console was stolen, and it's not your fault either. Just because you kept your PSP in your backpack and nobody stole it doesn't mean they wouldn't try at some point. And how do you expect Nintendo to give you these free games if you don't have the Nintendo 3DS console?
As a small word of advice, my friend, always keep close tabs on everything you have with you when you leave your house, be it a key of some sort or a lucky charm or a gaming handheld.
I would like someway to be guaranteed the free games for when I do happen to get another 3DS. I'm sure I can prove to Nintendo that I did indeed get the system before the price drop (I already registered my system because I still had all the papers and junk that came with the system). So, really, there is no reason I shoudn't be able to get the free games. I kept a good eye on my 3DS but somebody must have taken it when I was not looking for a split second.
Obviouslly though, I don't expect Nintendo to give me anything. I'm just really mad right now.
Even though you can prove you at least had a Nintendo 3DS system, the enrollment in the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program is done automatically simply by connecting to the Nintendo 3DS's eShop service before the August 11, 11:59 ET deadline. Truth be told, whoever took your system probably already has gotten the update and gotten things like Pokdex 3D and 3D Classics Excitebike. In truth though, it honestly only takes a spilt-second for a crime of any size to happen.
That may be true but shouldn't I get something? I mean, I bought the system day one. If I get it again, it's not fair that I can't be in the Ambassador program. Surely there is a way for Nintendo to let me be in the Ambassador program. I was never able to sign in to the eShop, so maybe Nintendo can take my account information and put it on hold in the Ambassador program. That way, when I do get another 3DS, I can still get the free games.
And I'm not gonna waste any of my money to buy another one. Somebody else is going to buy me one. I sacrificed almost my whole gaming collection just to get the 3DS. All of it went to waste. That's the main reason I am mad.
You did contact the police and report it stolen, right? There's always a slim chance they may find it.
Also, you may want to give Nintendo a call. Maybe there is something they can do to help you out. Their number is 1-800-255-3700.
My 3DS is long gone. I tried everything to get it back and no luck. Keep in mind, this happened a while back. What could be done has been done, there is no hope of me finding my 3DS. I'll contact Nintendo via email and see if they can help. But I'm pretty sure I am just screwed.
edit: I just sent a email to Nintendo. I doubt they will do anything but here is hope.
Personally, I think if you don't fall into Nintendo's guidelines, then no, you shouldn't get anything. If you contact Nintendo by calling them at 1-800-255-3700 (if you live in North America), who knows. They'll normally work with people, be it to replace a Club Nintendo reward or to help fix a game of some sort.
It's not that emailing them wouldn't work, but it's the time factor. While an email reply will generally take 3-5 business for a response at the earliest, if you call them, you can talk to someone there at the hotline and can get answers in real time.
I did take good care of it. It's not my fault it got stolen. How was I supposed to know somebody was gonna take it? How was I supposed to expect it? It's the theifs fault it was stolen, not mine.
So its the thiefs fault you brought into a school, filled with **** loads of kids, and many many delinquints? were it would be in your locker, unsupervised 99% of the time, yeah i think its your fault. also if you buy another one b4 august 11 11:59 then you canenroll again
Where in Earth did come up with the locker being unsupervised? I don't go to my locker, ever. I always keep all my books in my backpack on me at all times. It's more than likely that when I got up to turn in a worksheet or something the theif decided to take my 3DS.
You think wrong because it's not my fault. The theif did not have to steal it. It easy to judge, but if you were in my situation you would agree with me. It's not my fault the theif decided to take what is not his. He didn't have to steal it. So no, it's not my fault. Your really not that smart are you?
And I don't have another $250 to spend. I don't know if you know this or not, but $250 is a lot of money. I don't just have that kind of money to throw around. That's why I had to sell most of my game collection to buy the 3DS in hopes that it would get good games. I was one of the few people who bought the system at launch. There's no reason that, if Nintendo is going to give everybody else something, I shouldn't be guaranteed the free games for when I do get anohter 3DS (whihc will have to be after the price drop). I'm pretty sure that the Ambassador program is linked ot the account, not the 3DS itself. Therefore, it should be pretty simple to just register your 3DS's Pin Number before the 11th and link your account online at a website.
Is there any way a MOD can lock this thread it isnt really a tech question anyway just one kids way of complaining to people about his own misfortune and how the heck does eshop have anything to do with you getting your 3DS back? last time I checked eshop didn't come with lojack *zing* anyway done with this thread going on to help people who need it.
It's not necessarily about me getting my 3DS back. It's getting into the Ambassador Program since I bought the system first day it came out and have been a loyal customer. The whole point of the program is to pay back those who forked out $250 on the 3DS so that they don't feel left out. All I really want is a way to get into the program so that when I do get another 3DS, I will get the 20 free games that are rightfully mine. And before you make a comment about how it's fair and Nintendo doesn't owe me anything, think about yourself. They don't owe you anything either. Why should I have to be the only that gets screwed over?
If you had actually read the forum you would understand this is more about getting into the Ambassador Program in a alternative way other than signing in to the eShop. I realize I am not the only one with this problem.
Also, I'm not a kid. If you were in my situation, you would be mad too. Honestly, if Nintendo just didn't offer the Amassador Program to anyone, I wouldn't be as mad.
Honestly, if Nintendo just didn't offer the Amassador Program to anyone, I wouldn't be as mad.
So becuase you lost your 3DS Nintendo has to stop the entire program just for you? That would make ALOT more people even more mad than you are right now. Also in your last post you said that some probably took it while you left to hand in a paper, as in you left your 3DS where you were seated, unattended, alone?
I didn't say they should. I said if they didn't offer anything in the first place I wouldn't be as mad. Keyword being IF. Also, I left for like a split second. Either way, it's the theifs fault he stole it.
My personal guess is that when the Nintendo 3DS launched, although they were in the early stages of planning the NES and GBA Virtual Console games for release through the Nintendo 3DS's eShop, they had no plans to create the Nintendo 3DS Ambassador Program. I believe that Nintendo may have created the program in the past couple of weeks simply to help people who purchased the Nintendo 3DS shortly after it launched not feel like they're being completely ripped off.
Regardless, know that karma will come back to bite whoever stole your console. I've seen it happen.
Also, just for the record on your remarks about the earthquake in Japan, that had very little to nothing to do with the Nintendo eShop's launch. The earthquake was centered in Tokyo, and the surrounding areas, I believe took most of the damage. Nintendo is located in Kyoto, which I believe was mostly untouched and intact.
I agree. The Ambassador Program was more than likely made just a few weeks ago when Nintendo decided to drop the price. They knew people on the internet would complain so they created the program. I'm sure Nintendo had some sort of damage as the earthquake affected the economy of Japan. Nintendo itself was intact, but I'm sure they still had parts of the company located in Tokyo.
Regardless though, the main concern with this topic is finding another way to get into the Ambassador Program with having to sign in to the eShop. I don't want to get banned or anything so I try to keep the topic at hand.
Unfortunately, but there really isn't anything we can do to help you, as you really need to wait to hear back from Nintendo to see if there is any way to qualify for the Ambassador Program without actually signing into the eShop before the deadline.
You did mention that you still had your 3DS serial number and I believe you said you had it registered in your Club Nintendo account, but if not, you really should make sure you do have it registered, as that would help at least prove that you did have a 3DS and would have been able to access the eShop if it hadn't been stolen.
Which wasn't your fault, either for your 3Ds being stolen, or that you have been unable to go to the eShop.
Well I don't have the serial number since that's only on the console itself. However, I did register the system's pin number.
The serial number is also printed on the shipping box, so if you still have it, look for the white sticker with the bar code and underneath it, you should hopefully find the serial number starting with the letters "CW".:)
The store receipt might also have the serial number printed on it too.
I'd like to take a moment to remind all of you that we need to remain respectful and civil to each other even if we have differing opinions. This discussion has begun to distract from the main purpose of these tech support forums. Rather than letting the speculation continue, I'm going to go ahead and lock this for now.
JACOB146 - I would suggest that you contact Nintendo's Consumer Service Department at 1-800-255-3700 for any further questions regarding the Ambassador Program. We're available seven days a week from 6 AM to 7 PM Pacific Time.