Cex now selling Game Boy Original Games - Pokemon Red/Blue £10 each (unboxed)
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Cex now selling Game Boy Original Games - Pokemon Red/Blue £10 each (unboxed)

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Found 9th Mar
Pokemon Red and Blue £10 each unboxed £20 each boxed, many more deals online now before they change prices.
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dannykerner19905 m ago

You better be careful when it comes to boxed. CEX are apparently illegally …You better be careful when it comes to boxed. CEX are apparently illegally producing boxes and inflation price the product


Source?
As someone who works for CeX replacement media covers are only printed in cases of stolen boxes, which legally is needed to sell games with pegi age ratings. Boxes are never reproduced for boxed retro items, plus if the cartridge is fake it is covered under the 2 year warrenty and can be returned just saying
Edited by: "tsmith_24" 9th Mar
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Sure they have been selling these for awhile now.
Edited by: "Robert.Taylor94" 9th Mar
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Robert.Taylor941 m ago

Sure they have been seeking these for awhile now.


Now they've found them and are selling them
Edited by: "BuzzDuraband" 9th Mar
Beware of fakes! Especially gba games, make sure a imprinted number is in the label embossed/embedded)
Have some heat for retro game deal postings!
You better be careful when it comes to boxed. CEX are apparently illegally producing boxes and inflation price the product
dannykerner19905 m ago

You better be careful when it comes to boxed. CEX are apparently illegally …You better be careful when it comes to boxed. CEX are apparently illegally producing boxes and inflation price the product


Source?
dannykerner199022 m ago

You better be careful when it comes to boxed. CEX are apparently illegally …You better be careful when it comes to boxed. CEX are apparently illegally producing boxes and inflation price the product


I cant believe cex are actually producing them tho maybe taking the odd 1 in on exchange not noticing there repro etc.
Edited by: "gemvis" 9th Mar
I have had to return DS games I bought online from them because they had their own "reproduction" sleeves with the cex logos all over the back of them.
mixmixi9th Mar

Source?


33412216-MiuPi.jpg33412216-pmgeU.jpgVideos on YouTube plus these pics to prove
As someone who works for CeX replacement media covers are only printed in cases of stolen boxes, which legally is needed to sell games with pegi age ratings. Boxes are never reproduced for boxed retro items, plus if the cartridge is fake it is covered under the 2 year warrenty and can be returned just saying
Edited by: "tsmith_24" 9th Mar
These covers are made by CeX if they don't have the original one on hand or it becomes damaged they are reproduced and sent out to stores.

Just to follow this up retro in this instance is older than PS2/Xbox/Gamecube all of the retro items would have the official box if they are in boxed or mint condition.

When an item is traded in legal ownership of the product is transferred to CeX by the customer so they can reproduce the covers, of course if you buy the product online and are unhappy with the reprint you can return the item but the store has the option to not send the product if the cover is of poor quality or condition (Which I would say most stores do)

This has been practice for a long time now and has never been an issue with Trading Standards.

(I also work for CeX)
deleted7990629th Mar

So your basically diluting the collectors market with repros then , tsk tsk


Well I personally am not, I don't make these choices so I am not sure why you are getting at me. I can understand where you are coming from but again this is only used in cases where the product cannot be sold because there is no cover.

Customers have a choice and have the option to return it. I rarely ever comment but I wanted to clear something up but tsk away all you like.
Edited by: "KingofClassy" 9th Mar
deleted7990629th Mar

I ain’t attacking you personally , I’m attacking cex as a company as I kno …I ain’t attacking you personally , I’m attacking cex as a company as I know for sure they sell repros and it’s just scummy, I know this because I’ve actually sold them one which was fraudulently sold to me elsewhere,which even clearly stated on the barcode it was a reproduction in small print for some reason.


The media itself is genuine and the product states it is a reprint: now if you wanted to go down the road that members of staff should make it clear that they are reprinted when you purchase them then I would agree and I do so myself if the item is more expensive and as I have said before we are not supposed to send out the covers if they are clearly of poor quality.

I won't get involved in how you feel about the company in general or how they operate (despite it being perfectly legal) as it has nothing to do with me, I simply wanted to state the facts but in the situation you gave they should not have done that, we are not allowed to buy in other reprints not made by us nor are we allowed to buy in products that don't come with the original box/cover (minus retro)
Just because they bought it from you does not mean it was made available for sale.
deleted7990629th Mar

I know but that’s 50/50 either way , it just means more of the staff need t …I know but that’s 50/50 either way , it just means more of the staff need to be made aware of what to actually be looking for, the reproduction copies out there at the moment is unfortunately quite rife at the moment with the popularity of retro , and while not illegal any replaced covers or labels should really by default be declared to the customer upfront before purchase as kingofclassy fortunately goes out of his way to do, it’s just a shame it’s not company wide policy , as personally this puts me off.


As much as everyone makes mistakes there is a wide wealth of knowledge and info made available for staff so these things should be getting spotted and we know the issues with fake/repo carts as its money down the drain, the store itself and the company will be the ones losing out in the end.

Again retro is a weird one because the company has pretty clear rules about conditions and stuff but I see a lot of customers get burned because of silly mistakes, again customers voting with there wallet is the best thing to do in most situations.
Reprinting any cover is illegal, doesn't matter if it's to do with PEGI ratings in order to sell. Printing for display purposes is legal, printing to sell a disc only item as the same value as a original boxed game IS illegal. Also the images have TM's and are copyrighted. Look up Nintendo's law suit against BlockBuster for re-printing manuals
Be careful buying these games the games are at an age now where the batteries in them are old enough to be dying out so saving on some carts will be impossible as your save will just be wiped when you turn off your GB.
Have seen CEX getting a right bashing on various social media platforms for printing their own covers...rightly so!

It's a disgusting practice and the buyer needs to be made fully aware they are getting a fake cover that should lessen the value of the product.

I don't believe for one second its to do with any sort of rating...they sell loose games, and games in blank boxes...as do many other stores as well.

It's a sneaky little trick to try and protect the value of the product without the customer knowing.

I'd always rather have a genuine cover in bad condition than some fake printed by CEX.

ps. And anyone from CEX reading this, £1.50 per item postage from your website now. Stupid. Just go back to the old system.
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mixmixi9 h, 42 m ago

Source?


Sometimes when the boxes are stolen they make replacement boxes with Cex written on it, however, that won't happen with gameboy and other cardboard boxes
Dynastone_15 m ago

Sometimes when the boxes are stolen they make replacement boxes with Cex …Sometimes when the boxes are stolen they make replacement boxes with Cex written on it, however, that won't happen with gameboy and other cardboard boxes


I understand but they don’t do it illegally. A replacement cover is clearly marked with CeX logo. Smyths also does this for the games with stolen boxes. The disc you’re getting is still original. With GB cartridges it’s a bit of different story. You sometimes really need to be a pro or need to open the cart to see if that’s a fake or not. The difference is sometime just over an IC you’ve got on the board. Sadly with GB, there are more fakes in the market than the real ones.
Edited by: "mixmixi" 10th Mar
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mixmixi4 m ago

I understand but they don’t do it illegally. A replacement cover is c …I understand but they don’t do it illegally. A replacement cover is clearly marked with CeX logo. Smyths also does this for the games with stolen boxes. The disc you’re getting is still original. With GB cartridges it’s a bit of different story. You sometimes really need to be a pro or need to open the cart to see if that’s a fake or not. The difference is sometime just over an IC you’ve got on the board. Sadly with GB, there are more fakes in the market than the real ones.


I never said it was illegal
Dynastone_27 m ago

I never said it was illegal


I know mate. someone else did, not you.
Retro game prices have gone silly, but its supply and demand I guess. Something is only worth what someone is willing to pay
KingofClassy10 h, 16 m ago

Well I personally am not, I don't make these choices so I am not sure why …Well I personally am not, I don't make these choices so I am not sure why you are getting at me. I can understand where you are coming from but again this is only used in cases where the product cannot be sold because there is no cover.Customers have a choice and have the option to return it. I rarely ever comment but I wanted to clear something up but tsk away all you like.



It’s not just a case of lost covers, cex will bulk buy discs and mass produce covers of the same title.

Countless times I’ve seen a new release Blu-ray have 20 “fake” sleeves for a film that’s just been released.
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imsomethingyournot9 h, 34 m ago

Reprinting any cover is illegal, doesn't matter if it's to do with PEGI …Reprinting any cover is illegal, doesn't matter if it's to do with PEGI ratings in order to sell. Printing for display purposes is legal, printing to sell a disc only item as the same value as a original boxed game IS illegal. Also the images have TM's and are copyrighted. Look up Nintendo's law suit against BlockBuster for re-printing manuals


So it's illegal to sell an item for more than it's worth?
Pokémon Red is actually £15 unboxed not £10.
deleted79906210th Mar

Correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t a lot of them the same batteries used as …Correct me if I’m wrong but aren’t a lot of them the same batteries used as watches etc? If it is the case then fortunately they are replaceable to bring them back to life.https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Game+Boy+Cartridge+Battery+Replacement/27213


Yeah that will show you how to do it. Sadly staff don't seem to mention if you're buying one with a dead battery or not and don't reflect this in price either as i bought one with a dead battery and i got told they'd all be like that now use youtube and it'll tell you how to replace them. Annoying really when they'd sell the same game with a working battery for same price if they had one.
Dynastone_3 h, 42 m ago

So it's illegal to sell an item for more than it's worth?

I'm not sure if sarcasm or not (_;) it's not about the value of the item, but reproducing material that is copyrighted in order to pass off an item as original and boxed when it isn't IS illegal. Misrepresentation and misinformation consumer act
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imsomethingyournot3 h, 6 m ago

I'm not sure if sarcasm or not (_;) it's not about the value of the …I'm not sure if sarcasm or not (_;) it's not about the value of the item, but reproducing material that is copyrighted in order to pass off an item as original and boxed when it isn't IS illegal. Misrepresentation and misinformation consumer act


The item is never described as boxed on the website, and it clearly shows that it's not legit in store.
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JohnCrichton6 h, 1 m ago

Pokémon Red is actually £15 unboxed not £10.


My bad! I meant yellow
Went to buy Pokemon SoulSilver for £40 (yes I I know its high but thats roughly the price) but thanks to you guys here I noticed the reprinted cover. Without it being boxed the cart is only worth £15-£25 they really are taking the piss. Luckily the DS boxes are see-through and you can notice it straight away.

Just found this article too that someone has written up:

pomelopictures.com/hom…ses
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