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by Qikz » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:07 pm

How reliable are they for second hand consoles? Anyone had any experience with them?

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by Saint of Killers » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:36 pm

Bought my PS3 (slim, not the gooseberry fool one, the first version) off 'em many a year ago and it's still running.

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PostRe: Question about CEX
by Denster » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:01 am

They're usually pretty good for stuff like that. I think they test stuff pretty vigorously.

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by gamerforever » Sat Aug 06, 2016 5:15 am

I remember when i got a Japanese ps2 from rathbone place near tottenham court road and got home to find it wouldn't work! My original ps1 was bought from there and became faulty after a few years, but that was normal anyway.

I usually do not buy second hand hardware, but if cex offer a warranty, why not, if the saving is good.

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PostRe: Question about CEX
by Slayerx » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:42 am

They supply a 2 year warranty that's how much they stand behind there testing.

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PostRe: Question about CEX
by gamerforever » Sat Aug 06, 2016 6:57 am

Lastly, their second hand prices are shocking, especially during the summer holidays where they bump up their prices. Only get it if you have vouchers to use up.

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by Trelliz » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:30 am

The best thing about cex is price-matching their trade-in prices with GAME to get actual new stuff.

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PostRe: Question about CEX
by more heat than light » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:55 am

Trelliz wrote:The best thing about cex is price-matching their trade-in prices with GAME to get actual new stuff.


This. Game will beat CEX trade in prices by a pound, so you can usually get some good money trading in.

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PostRe: Question about CEX
by Qikz » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:17 pm

Ok, so what I gather from this thread so far. The second hand consoles are good quality, but more expensive than they should be?

Should I just buy new?

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by Karl » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:21 pm

It's good to see GRcade contributing to StayDead's cex education.

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PostRe: Question about CEX
by Hyperion » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:51 pm

Bought Metroid Prime Hunters from Cex. It's just arrived, the case is in a state and it's the demo inside :fp:

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PostRe: Question about CEX
by Super Dragon 64 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:42 pm

Qikz wrote:Ok, so what I gather from this thread so far. The second hand consoles are good quality, but more expensive than they should be?

Should I just buy new?

That depends. What are you buying, stranger?

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by Qikz » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:12 pm

Super Dragon 64 wrote:
Qikz wrote:Ok, so what I gather from this thread so far. The second hand consoles are good quality, but more expensive than they should be?

Should I just buy new?

That depends. What are you buying, stranger?


PS4

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by Green Gecko » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:27 pm

Hyperion wrote:Bought Metroid Prime Hunters from Cex. It's just arrived, the case is in a state and it's the demo inside :fp:

:lol: that's the definition of screwed. Or rather CEX got screwed. Good work!

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PostRe: Question about CEX
by Super Dragon 64 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:28 pm

Qikz wrote:
Super Dragon 64 wrote:
Qikz wrote:Ok, so what I gather from this thread so far. The second hand consoles are good quality, but more expensive than they should be?

Should I just buy new?

That depends. What are you buying, stranger?


PS4

You may as well buy a new one as the prices on CEX aren't that great. There have been some great bundles over the past few months and I'd expect more to crop up as we get closer to the announcement of the Neo. If you need it immediately, I'd recommend one of the following:

1TB console for £239.99
http://www.simplygames.com/p/sony-plays ... -drive-ps4

500GB black console with Uncharted 4 for £269.99 (use code TDX-KHTX)
http://www.tesco.com/direct/uncharted-c ... d=125-3294

500GB white console with Uncharted 4, Ratchet & Clank and Minecraft: Story Mode for £279.00 (use code TDX-KHTX)
http://www.tesco.com/direct/special-off ... 0060.promo
http://www.tesco.com/direct/uncharted-4 ... d=788-2788

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PostRe: Question about CEX
by ITSMILNER » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:32 pm

Looking at CEX website, a PS4 500gb unbowed is being sold for £210. You could probably pick up a good bundle deal for not that much more to be honest

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by Green Gecko » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:35 pm

Yeah, CEX aren't great for console prices.

Best for trade ins to buy underrated games or ones too prolific to command a high market value in my experience.

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PostRe: Question about CEX
by Super Dragon 64 » Sat Aug 06, 2016 3:52 pm

Super Dragon 64 wrote:
Qikz wrote:
Super Dragon 64 wrote:
Qikz wrote:Ok, so what I gather from this thread so far. The second hand consoles are good quality, but more expensive than they should be?

Should I just buy new?

That depends. What are you buying, stranger?


PS4

You may as well buy a new one as the prices on CEX aren't that great. There have been some great bundles over the past few months and I'd expect more to crop up as we get closer to the announcement of the Neo. If you need it immediately, I'd recommend one of the following:

1TB console for £239.99
http://www.simplygames.com/p/sony-plays ... -drive-ps4

500GB black console with Uncharted 4 for £269.99 (use code TDX-KHTX)
http://www.tesco.com/direct/uncharted-c ... d=125-3294

500GB white console with Uncharted 4, Ratchet & Clank and Minecraft: Story Mode for £279.00 (use code TDX-KHTX)
http://www.tesco.com/direct/special-off ... 0060.promo
http://www.tesco.com/direct/uncharted-4 ... d=788-2788

You could also get the 1TB console, Lego Force Awakens, Force Awakens Blu-Ray, Overwatch, Minecraft Story Mode and an extra controller for £325 (use code TDX-KHTX). You could trade in all the games to CEX for £65 or get GAME to beat that price, if you have one nearby.
http://www.tesco.com/direct/special-off ... 0057.promo
http://www.tesco.com/direct/special-off ... 0062.promo

Alternatively, the 500GB model with Lego Force Awakens, Force Awakens Blu-Ray, Overwatch, Minecraft Story Mode and Ratchkey & Clank is just £295.01 with the code TDX-KHTX
http://www.tesco.com/direct/special-off ... 0058.promo
http://www.tesco.com/direct/special-off ... 0061.promo

John Lewis has 500GB consoles with Uncharted and an extra controller for £279.95:
Red extra controller: http://www.johnlewis.com/sony-playstati ... p236414331
Blue extra controller: http://www.johnlewis.com/sony-playstati ... p236414337

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PostRe: Question about CEX
by Qikz » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:17 pm

Super Dragon 64 wrote:
Super Dragon 64 wrote:
Qikz wrote:
Super Dragon 64 wrote:
Qikz wrote:Ok, so what I gather from this thread so far. The second hand consoles are good quality, but more expensive than they should be?

Should I just buy new?

That depends. What are you buying, stranger?


PS4

You may as well buy a new one as the prices on CEX aren't that great. There have been some great bundles over the past few months and I'd expect more to crop up as we get closer to the announcement of the Neo. If you need it immediately, I'd recommend one of the following:

1TB console for £239.99
http://www.simplygames.com/p/sony-plays ... -drive-ps4

500GB black console with Uncharted 4 for £269.99 (use code TDX-KHTX)
http://www.tesco.com/direct/uncharted-c ... d=125-3294

500GB white console with Uncharted 4, Ratchet & Clank and Minecraft: Story Mode for £279.00 (use code TDX-KHTX)
http://www.tesco.com/direct/special-off ... 0060.promo
http://www.tesco.com/direct/uncharted-4 ... d=788-2788

You could also get the 1TB console, Lego Force Awakens, Force Awakens Blu-Ray, Overwatch, Minecraft Story Mode and an extra controller for £325 (use code TDX-KHTX). You could trade in all the games to CEX for £65 or get GAME to beat that price, if you have one nearby.
http://www.tesco.com/direct/special-off ... 0057.promo
http://www.tesco.com/direct/special-off ... 0062.promo

Alternatively, the 500GB model with Lego Force Awakens, Force Awakens Blu-Ray, Overwatch, Minecraft Story Mode and Ratchkey & Clank is just £295.01 with the code TDX-KHTX
http://www.tesco.com/direct/special-off ... 0058.promo
http://www.tesco.com/direct/special-off ... 0061.promo

John Lewis has 500GB consoles with Uncharted and an extra controller for £279.95:
Red extra controller: http://www.johnlewis.com/sony-playstati ... p236414331
Blue extra controller: http://www.johnlewis.com/sony-playstati ... p236414337


Thanks for all the help!

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PostRe: Question about CEX
by Moggy » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:52 am

Karl wrote:It's good to see GRcade contributing to StayDead's cex education.


This should have gotten more love. :lol:


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