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Other CEX voucher and GPU?

Discussion in 'General' started by silk186, 16 Aug 2020.

  1. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    I'm selling a few things to CEX because they all old and it's easier.
    • Apple iPhone 7 128GB Black - £130.00 / £157.00
    • Apple MacBook Air 6,2/i5-4250U/4GB Ram/256GB SSD/13" - £290.00 / £350.00
    I'm also planning on upgrading to a 2060 when the 3xxx cards drop. Would I be better off taking the trade-in value and getting a 2060 from CEX later, or take cash and buy from someone upgrading here? I don't want deal with selling these on eBay and GAME said they don't want any more iPhone 7. I went to ask a few questions yesterday, my first time going into a CEX.
     
  2. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    I think CEX are a bit on the expensive side for GPUs, but you lose a significant amount of your trade-in if you opt for money instead of their in-store credit. Basically, if you're intent on selling to them, you're kinda tied to buying from them, if you don't want to take a hit.
     
  3. silk186

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    Will anywhere else give a better price for the items?
     
  4. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    You could get more money elsewhere by selling privately and, iirc CEX's stated prices paid are dependent on assessed condition once they've received it.

    That may have changed - it's been a long time.

    I suppose it's less hassle through CEX, but you do take a hit on price paid and prices of purchases.
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    But do remember you also get a two-year warranty, which coupled with the extra you get by trading for vouchers instead of cash may balance things out.
     
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    Is it a good 2 year warranty? I don't have to sell through CEX, but I'm not sure where else I can easily sell it and how much more I would get.
     
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    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Never had to claim, so I have no first-hand experience. TrustPilot suggests they're on the up-and-up, but Reviews.io says otherwise - including one guy who says they wriggled out of the two-year warranty on a faulty MacBook and he had to have it repaired at his own cost.
     
  8. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    CEX generally have inflated prices for items like consoles, games, and popular/common components.

    If you look off the beaten trail though, things that are more difficult for the lay-person to value can often be really cheap, combined with the vouchers I've had a fair few bargains.

    This doesn't help you with your GPU, but maybe worth hanging onto the vouchers for a rainy day and just shopping around for your 2060 as and when. The vouchers have no expiration, assuming CEX doesn't go under.
     
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