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Buying an iPhone from CEX tomorrow

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Hey, I've a plan of going to CEX tomorrow to pick up a 128GB iPhone 6 Plus but I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to save a few bucks there? Not by trading in anything, I mean as in d… Read More
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
Hey, I've a plan of going to CEX tomorrow to pick up a 128GB iPhone 6 Plus but I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas on how to save a few bucks there? Not by trading in anything, I mean as in discount codes or something since it's over £600 and would be nice to save a few pennies. Also, whilst I'm on the topic, does anyone know how strong their grading system is (the one I've saw is Grade A) and how to check the warranty remainder on the phone?

Thanks.
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2y, 5m agoPosted 2 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Cex don't do any discount codes so the only way to get money off would be to trade goods/items for store credit and use it against the phone.

Don't know about others on hete but i personally wouldn't spend £600 on a phone from cex as id rather buy it out right from store brand new if its around the sane price. I do buy games and blu rays in cex bit for a high value item like that i would prefer it new and sealed rather than second hand unless their is a big difference in price
#2
are cex open tomorrow
#3
Yeah, they're open for a couple of hours. The phone is worth around £800 new and I simply don't have that kind of cash nor can I justify spending it on a phone. My other option is to get an iPhone 6 Plus 16GB for £450 off a mate who hasn't even opened it yet, plus his is unlocked. I just don't think the 16GB will suffice for my needs though and when you look at the prices for 64GB phones, you think why not just take the big jump haha.
#4
Cant justify 800 but you can 600. You dont make any sense op.
#5
I'm a student, I pay £400 rent and have other outgoings. I can just about work out having £600 from gathered up Christmas money and from my old phone. I have a sim only deal at £6.90 from 3. If that doesn't justify it then I don't know what does. £200 is a lot of cash for an 18 year old in Uni.
#6
Sukh96
I'm a student, I pay £400 rent and have other outgoings. I can just about work out having £600 from gathered up Christmas money and from my old phone. I have a sim only deal at £6.90 from 3. If that doesn't justify it then I don't know what does. £200 is a lot of cash for an 18 year old in Uni.


Yea so buy a phone for £300 quid which will be just as good and save £300 for drink and drugs ;)
#7
Grade a at Cex is virtually new, it should be brand new opened by the store..
#8
Sukh96
I'm a student, I pay £400 rent and have other outgoings. I can just about work out having £600 from gathered up Christmas money and from my old phone. I have a sim only deal at £6.90 from 3. If that doesn't justify it then I don't know what does. £200 is a lot of cash for an 18 year old in Uni.
If your going to Uni I would get it insured. How about paying one up with Giffgaff if they have one? 8)
#9
Grade A just means its complete and has absaloutely no marks, I've had phones graded an A which I've owned for months, just looked after them well. To the op surely you can get better than igarbage and still have plenty of cash left? Cannot see the appeal but each to their own.
#11
i would not spend that kind of money on a second hand phone
#12
get an android - far cheaper and most have expandable memory
#13
just imo
#14
Have you checked out this bad boy? https://oneplus.net/uk/one:D
#15
I wouldn't rush into it tomorrow. Better to check out any sales deals first. 8)
#17
It's all fair and well seeing there's phones out there but can anyone show me an iPhone 6 Plus 128GB for £600?
#18
Why exactly do you want this iPhone?
#19
you know you it won't help you pull birds don't you..
#20
There's nothing to stop the original owner reporting it stolen and getting it blocked. It could also be linked to a contract, which the original owner stops paying, again resulting in it being blocked. Brand new, you don't have these worries; plus you have a full warranty for peace of mind.
#21
Id buy the phone from your mate and buy a 64gb ipod touch for music and storage i picked up a 5th gen for £100 from ebay
#22
Best thing I can think of is getting some CEX Voucher from eBAy or have a look on the sales section on HUKD ... You usually get like £100 worth of vouchers for like £80.

So in your case you'd need £600 worth of vouchers. Assuming this, you'd save £120. So in effect you'd be paying £480 for a £600 phone from CEX.

Keep that £120 and buy a case for the iPhone 6 ... or even a small safe to lock it away at night whilst at uni :)
#23
It depends if it's a Corporate Shop or a Franchise....

Franchises have more leeway in giving discounts as they can also offer more for your goods and they do price match now but not 100% sure if it just relates to Games so will have to ask....or try and find someone who works there as Staff get 15% discount.
#24
For phones, A grade means it is as new, no marks, all accessories. In a lot of stores they'll only mark something as A grade if its not been used at all. Although not all stores are like but, if there is any marks on it, they'd grade it as B grade, I'd only ever buy a phone which is A grade - unless I can see the B/C grade phone as I've taken a new phone in with no marks and was told it would have been A grade but, as the headphones were open it had to be C grade. Other C grade phones though are complete wrecks :S.

The only way to check the remaining Apple warranty is by entering the serial number of the phone into the Apple website, something you'll probably not be able to do unless you buy it, as CEX give their own 12 month warranty anyway, so even if they'd had it in since launch day, you'd have the remaining Apple warranty but, CEX warranty until January next year anyway.
Best way to save some money is, as suggested try and get CEX credit notes for less than their value, trade some stuff in - sometimes their trade in prices are pretty decent, ie recently CEX were giving £40 cash and £44 trade in value for GTA V which you could buy for £38 brand new.

Also to address another comment, if the original owner of the phone were to have it blocked, I've heard that CEX are pretty good at replacing phones in that instance. So I wouldn't let that put me off.
#25
If you are paying £7 a month and £600 for a phone, that's £768 over 2 years. What's the cheapest deal on a 2 year contract? Might be worth taking that route.

Kind regards,

JP
#26
Grade A all the way
find out what their returns policy and testing procedure is. at a minimum, you want them to check it's not locked, barred, stolen or iCloud locked. full diagnostic tests are not easy and often can be overlooked e.g. i spoke to someone who supplies old iPhones. he doesn't (and can't) perform the same battery diagnostic tests that apple can in-store. less important for a nearly new phone though
the 128gb 6+ is notorious (to a small degree, enough to have an article and mention in wiki) for having an issue with its flash storage that causes it to reset intermittently. this happened to me a lot in the first couple of days on a factory sealed model direct from apple (supposedly this issue occurs if you have 700+ apps and have restored the phone rather than setting up as new, but there isn't enough info out there to make more of a conclusive judgement on the cause)
if you buy applecare+, it can only be added 90 days from the date of the device being bought (£79 cost, then for 2 years, you get to replace the device up to twice for £55 excess for accidental damage). difficult to tell with 2nd hand stuff whether it's within this window or not.
some trustworthy sites such as avforums have people selling 128gb 6+ in new/boxed or grade A condition for fantastic prices. obviously you still have to exercise the same level of care as you would if you bought from FS/FT here or gumtree or eBay, however the structure there and here do allow for some better due diligence before committing.
#27
cacaman123
Id buy the phone from your mate and buy a 64gb ipod touch for music and storage i picked up a 5th gen for £100 from ebay

top idea.
i've been in the market for one since upgrading. there's no way i can strap that 6+ beast to my arm when running! (and that is my excuse for not going jogging this winter (_;) )
when I looked around at the time, they were nowhere near that price! am off to eBay now.....
#28
When you're having to work out how best to buy an iPhone then clearly it's best not to. Live within your means.

Buy a cheaper phone or make do with what you have.

If you don't agree, get your mates iPhone and save some monies.

Cheers
#29
Captainbeavus
When you're having to work out how best to buy an iPhone then clearly it's best not to. Live within your means.

Buy a cheaper phone or make do with what you have.

If you don't agree, get your mates iPhone and save some monies.

Cheers

or how about you don't force your buying philosophies on others?
you didn't even present them as suggestions, you repeatedly used the imperative.
#30
Captainbeavus
When you're having to work out how best to buy an iPhone then clearly it's best not to. Live within your means.

Buy a cheaper phone or make do with what you have.

If you don't agree, get your mates iPhone and save some monies.

Cheers
But he has the money to buy an iphone and is trying to save money on that purchase.....which is the whole point of this site, to save money on things you're going to buy (and sometimes things you dont need but, saving money off the normal price anyway).
#31
borofan47
There's nothing to stop the original owner reporting it stolen and getting it blocked. It could also be linked to a contract, which the original owner stops paying, again resulting in it being blocked. Brand new, you don't have these worries; plus you have a full warranty for peace of mind.



this happened to me at CEX. They were fine about it (as they should have been) but you don't get money back just a credit note with them. so bare that in mind
#32
Hi Op.

Just wondering how you're getting on? I'm considering an A grade iphone as the trade in on mines quite good........

the years warranty is helping me beleive it will all be fine.....

:-)

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