Cex is an interesting shop the idea behind them is that they buy your used consoles/games/dvds/other electricals off you and give you a voucher to buy items from their store OR they give you a discounted cash amount. However in my experience whenever I have taken items to sell to them, they always say that they have run out of cash or that they are not buying items from people. Therefore I usually end up taking my items home with me rather than accepting a credit note.
Their prices for second hand games are often a lot higher than what you can buy the items for brand new. I will say that the cash prices they offer you for games is quite decent, so perhaps this is why they charge customers so much to buy their second hand goods?!
Anyway I have had a few damaged items such as jumpy dvds from Cex, so have stopped using them as I do not think that their quality checking of preowned items is very good.
Still if you have items to sell and need cash quickly, it is worth taking a trip to Cex very early in the morning and just hope and pray that they have the cash to buy your stuff!
CEX in Newcastle has changed a fair bit since I started patronising it in 2006. Their game selection has understandably shifted very heavily towards newer consoles, and there's been a change in focus towards more of a marketplace-type environment of game and electronics buying/selling. In essence, CEX, seems to have become a bit of a pawn shop for these types of items, so isn't as pleasant to browse in as the nearby GAME and Gamestation stores, which also offer similar items.
One feature, however, which I highly recommend about this CEX is the arcade-game console running the classic Marvel Vs Capcom fighter game in the rear of the store. With 3 plays running at only 50p, it's a great value and very fun way to spend a bit of time either alone or with a mate if stuck for something to do in Newcastle for a half hour or so.
CEX or entertainment exchange as its also known buys and sells games, DVDs, laptops, mobile phones and other electronics. The store is quite large and has a big selection of goods, if you want to find something it will be in there somewhere. However as all of the stock is second hand you need to be careful as it can sometimes be scratched and not work properly. Trying to take something back there and exchange it is a very hard task to do. The staff can sometimes be helpful but most of the time they are not. Basically the prices can be very cheap but most of the time you get what you pay for.
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."
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