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  • 4.0 star rating
    14 check-ins First to Review

    CEX is a good store for two things, one if you want to sell stuff, two if you want to buy stuff.

    The range of stuff they have is very good starting with DVD and Blue-rays to your high end electronic items, Laptops, games consoles and phones.

    The staff in my experience seem knowledgable about the items they are buying as well as the items they are selling.

    I have bough bought and sold items in this store, they are good at checking your itms and if they need longer to check items they have a system for that also.

    I like the fact that any item you purchase from them is covered by them for 12 months from the time you purchase it so if it develops a fault you can bring it back, better than buying off the web as you can go back and have a conversation not just be ignored by email!!!

    The shop is located a little way from the main shopping area but I guess the rent is cheaper for them. This store is always busy regardless of the time of day I have been in there and as it is always busy with people buying and selling they are obviously doing something right.

    The price they give for your items, in my experience, has always been better than mot places. All in all a good place to go for a vast range of movies alongside game and most electronic items.

    • Qype User sirilu…
    • London
    • 53 friends
    • 45 reviews
    3.0 star rating

    I have a picture of the new shop which has just opened on George Street but the review counts for this one and the original shop which is next to East Croydon Station as well.

    CEX is basically a second hand dvd and games shop. They also have mobile phones, mp3 players and peripherals for all of these things. I generally go there to peruse the dvds which cerainly cost less than you would find brand new but are not dirt cheap. However, sometimes you can find a gem which costs about £1 and clearly no one else wants. They have special sections for cult and world cinema which makes things easy to find if you like that sort of thing.

    I'm afraid I don't know much about gaming so I can't tell you much about that except that they have a huge selection. Both shops do seem to be run by young men of a certain type so if you wanted to ask any questions you would probably get a very informed answer.

    • Qype User Superj…
    • London
    • 2 friends
    • 47 reviews
    1.0 star rating

    CEX is a company which specialises in buying products from members of the products and selling them at prices which are more expensive than Brand New Prices (such as a Wii Fit for £100 2nd hand when 1st hand is £70). Its okay to trade stuff in if your desperate for cash but otherwise avoid

    • Qype User Hayley…
    • Derby
    • 92 friends
    • 128 reviews
    2.0 star rating

    The Cex in london seems even worse than the one in derby apart from the fact that the staff here do make an effort to talk to you, even if it is only to moan. Games are placed in no kind of order so it's really hard to find what you are looking for and the staff seem to go out of their way to hinder rather than help.

    • Qype User irresi…
    • London
    • 0 friends
    • 1 review
    5.0 star rating

    I recently went to the new CEX on George Street and i was extremely impressed. Everything was clearly displayed and easy to find, all the staff there are very friendly and helpful. The store at East Croydon is good, but after seeing the one at George St i think they've done amazingly well. I would definitely recommend to everyone reading this to go and visit either of the Croydon CEX stores. WELL DONE GUYS!

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CeX buy, sell and exchange technology and entertainment products. Our range includes mobile phones, video games, films, tablets, computers, cameras, iPods and digital electronics. Best cash prices paid instantly for sellers or exchange your old stuff for something new.

A recent Which? Report by the Consumers' Association stated, "During our Research, we found that CeX, the entertainment and technology store, consistently offered us the best prices."

You can also donate your unwanted games and gadgets to charity at CeX. Check what's in stock at your local store plus live prices 24/7 on our website.


Established in 1992.

"A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away - well, London to be exact, as we couldn't find Tatooine - we had a firm belief that there was a second hand market for computers, gadgets and games. Increasing obsolescence was rapidly increasing the need to recycle.

We couldn't afford the most exotic kit or get rid of our old kit. What's a geek to do?

We wanted a retailer where one could pick up second hand oldies-but-still-goodies at knockdown prices. And we genuinely all cared about the environment - we're hippies, but dressed unhippyishly stupid so as to not admit it.

We also didn't want a store stuffing rubbish in our faces, a retailer that colluded with software houses and hardware manufacturers to hard flog what they couldn't shift. We would sell everything at the market price, if something doesn't sell, we reduce the price and if it sells too well, we increase the price. Simple market economics.

Today CeX operates in Australia, India, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, UK and USA."