Cheap Wii u games cex -  mass effect 3 - £2 mario maker - £15 (Instore or +£1.50 P&P)
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Cheap Wii u games cex - mass effect 3 - £2 mario maker - £15 (Instore or +£1.50 P&P)

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Did anyone else quickly see the title as £2 mario maker
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Did anyone else quickly see the title as £2 mario maker
adrianchan198122 m ago

Did anyone else quickly see the title as £2 mario maker


Yes me too. Mass effect is tempting but the P&P nearly doubles the price if you want it delivered, still better than the £2.50 they used to charge...
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adrianchan198139 m ago

Did anyone else quickly see the title as £2 mario maker


My bad. Sorry.
ST312326 m ago

Yes me too. Mass effect is tempting but the P&P nearly doubles the price …Yes me too. Mass effect is tempting but the P&P nearly doubles the price if you want it delivered, still better than the £2.50 they used to charge...


Used to be £2.50 per order. Now its £1.50 per item. Which totally sucks. I used to do big orders of lower priced games. Now, I can't. CEX sucking a lot lately.
Istanbul_Kop13 m ago

Used to be £2.50 per order. Now its £1.50 per item. Which totally sucks. I …Used to be £2.50 per order. Now its £1.50 per item. Which totally sucks. I used to do big orders of lower priced games. Now, I can't. CEX sucking a lot lately.


It's fair enough, they're coming from franchised stores. Why should the franchisee pay the postage for online sales?
Krooner3 m ago

It's fair enough, they're coming from franchised stores. Why should the …It's fair enough, they're coming from franchised stores. Why should the franchisee pay the postage for online sales?


I think the point is that they now charge per game, so they profit.
Krooner31 m ago

It's fair enough, they're coming from franchised stores. Why should the …It's fair enough, they're coming from franchised stores. Why should the franchisee pay the postage for online sales?


To be competitive in the online marketplace, lots of other retailers do free postage or at the very least offer it above a certain min spend. Not doing either makes cex v noncompetitive for online sales. I'm sure they could devise some way of reimbursing individual stores for the postage. Game and many other retailers have brick & mortar stores and online presence and don't charge P&P.

It's a real turn off for me, which is a shame as their base prices are often great but the postage kills it for little purchases like this....
Krooner36 m ago

It's fair enough, they're coming from franchised stores. Why should the …It's fair enough, they're coming from franchised stores. Why should the franchisee pay the postage for online sales?


Erm...why should I care if they're franchises? Why should it affect me? I'm buying from CEX only.
You'll also need to check the see if the inlay is a fake. Cex are now printing sort of convincing covers for discs they had lying around. There's no warning on these inlays until you get home and find a cex logo printed on the inside. Would recommend avoiding this retailer these days. Its a shame cause they used to be decent
Krooner2 h, 3 m ago

It's fair enough, they're coming from franchised stores. Why should the …It's fair enough, they're coming from franchised stores. Why should the franchisee pay the postage for online sales?


This is a very strange statement to make as a customer...
Why would you wanna pay more as a customer to line the pockets of a franchisee?
Doesn't make any sense. Especially on this website hahah
Istanbul_Kop1 h, 42 m ago

Erm...why should I care if they're franchises? Why should it affect me? …Erm...why should I care if they're franchises? Why should it affect me? I'm buying from CEX only.


Well they're in a dying market. Head office only reimburse the "buy-in" price too, the money has to come from somewhere, I'd rather pay fair postage than the price of items goes up across the board. Wouldn't you?

ST31231 h, 48 m ago

To be competitive in the online marketplace, lots of other retailers do …To be competitive in the online marketplace, lots of other retailers do free postage or at the very least offer it above a certain min spend. Not doing either makes cex v noncompetitive for online sales. I'm sure they could devise some way of reimbursing individual stores for the postage. Game and many other retailers have brick & mortar stores and online presence and don't charge P&P. It's a real turn off for me, which is a shame as their base prices are often great but the postage kills it for little purchases like this....


I'll go with that, it is make or break on little things, yeah.

mooty2 h, 15 m ago

I think the point is that they now charge per game, so they profit.


Not if the whole order isn't coming from the same store. If I order 5 copies of Mass Effect 3 for a £2 a piece chances are the order will be made up of multiple copies across different stores, they will often try to leave each store with at least one copy if they have multiples.
Edited by: "Krooner" 10th Mar
carrxc5 m ago

This is a very strange statement to make as a customer...Why would you …This is a very strange statement to make as a customer...Why would you wanna pay more as a customer to line the pockets of a franchisee?Doesn't make any sense. Especially on this website hahah


It's not lining the pockets of the franchisee though, £1.50 postage is pretty much inline with the Royal Mail £1.30 for a DVD cased game. I don't believe paying fair postage costs is a negative, really. If it's something small like this I'd head to a store.
Krooner, Krooner, Krooner.

You've got this completely backwards.

You talk of fair postage? So, say I bought 20 games at £1 each. Do you think its fair that I pay £30 postage on my order? £30? Really. Reeallly. £1.50 is a fair price for one dvd sized package. £1.50 per item is nowhere near fair for the customer.

As the end user, I'm buying from CEX. If they don't have Internal postage systems in place to send out an order as a single package, then that isn't my problem. I shouldn't be punished because they operate as franchises.

And you say just go to the store? Well, some people might not have a local. Some stores might not have all or specific items available in other stores.

Fact is, I wouldn't have traded in items for vouchers if I knew this change was coming. It makes it totally impossible for me to order items online without paying a ridiculously large amount in postage. An amount that no other retailer even comes close to offering. It will be the death of their lower value items online. Nobody is going to pay the kind of postage they're demanding.
Edited by: "Istanbul_Kop" 10th Mar
Krooner11 m ago

It's not lining the pockets of the franchisee though, £1.50 postage is …It's not lining the pockets of the franchisee though, £1.50 postage is pretty much inline with the Royal Mail £1.30 for a DVD cased game. I don't believe paying fair postage costs is a negative, really. If it's something small like this I'd head to a store.


I can pretty much guarantee that cex or any cex franchise will not be paying £1.30 to post a DVD sized parcel.
Businesses have business rates.
The company did nothing but expand when the £2.50 postage was in place for max 10 items. In fact, I would hazard a guess that £2.50 is exactly what they pay Royal Mail for every 10 items posted.
Istanbul_Kop15 m ago

Krooner, Krooner, Krooner.You've got this completely backwards.You talk of …Krooner, Krooner, Krooner.You've got this completely backwards.You talk of fair postage? So, say I bought 20 games at £1 each. Do you think its fair that I pay £30 postage on my order? £30? Really. Reeallly. £1.50 is a fair price for one dvd sized package. £1.50 per item is nowhere near fair for the customer.As the end user, I'm buying from CEX. If they don't have Internal postage systems in place to send out an order as a single package, then that isn't my problem. I shouldn't be punished because they operate as franchises.And you say just go to the store? Well, some people might not have a local. Some stores might not have all or specific items available in other stores.Fact is, I wouldn't have traded in items for vouchers if I knew this change was coming. It makes it totally impossible for me to order items online without paying a ridiculously large amount in postage. An amount that no other retailer even comes close to offering. It will be the death of their lower value items online. Nobody is going to pay the kind of postage they're demanding.


I get what you're saying. And you're right, I hadn't considered me wanting, say, 15 sticks of RAM and having to pay on each one. I would prefer a per-order charge. Absolutely. But in this instance. £3.50 for a copy of Mass Effect on the Wii U, It doesn't feel extortionate. In fact I'd imagine it was traders abuse of the 'Per order' system that forced the change.
I must say, I liked the days of buying 50 20p CDs and paying £2.50 postage - for a total of £12.50 for 50 CDs (and they came from all over the country)...

Maybe they should be able to reimburse part of the £1.50 item postage when two or more items come from one location.
Edited by: "EQL" 10th Mar
Istanbul_Kop4 h, 2 m ago

Used to be £2.50 per order. Now its £1.50 per item. Which totally sucks. I …Used to be £2.50 per order. Now its £1.50 per item. Which totally sucks. I used to do big orders of lower priced games. Now, I can't. CEX sucking a lot lately.


I buy everything gaming related used and I've started shopping outside of ebay more recently, I can't believe the prices CEX get away with charging compared to Grainger, I don't even bother checking their site now, not combining postage is a joke. I hope their greed drives them out of business.
spaceinvader13 h, 5 m ago

I buy everything gaming related used and I've started shopping outside of …I buy everything gaming related used and I've started shopping outside of ebay more recently, I can't believe the prices CEX get away with charging compared to Grainger, I don't even bother checking their site now, not combining postage is a joke. I hope their greed drives them out of business.


Another good money saving tip is to buy some things brand new on release (or very shortly after as a lot of good deals come just after) - complete it quickly and sell on for the same price, or at a tiny loss.

This only works if you have a guaranteed good amount of time to play, and only with shorter games. But it does work.

For example, I platinumed Until Dawn in a weekend and sold on for a profit. Uncharted in a week, sold on for a penny less. Horizon Zero Dawn in 2 weeks, broke even. Just some recent examples.

But Battlefront 2 has taken me nearly 4 months to plat, so it didn't work for that for example - and I might want to keep it for the future anyway with it being multiplayer focused.

But yes, only works on games you can complete quick, you don't want to keep, or won't interest after the initial completion.
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Istanbul_Kop23 h, 14 m ago

Used to be £2.50 per order. Now its £1.50 per item. Which totally sucks. I …Used to be £2.50 per order. Now its £1.50 per item. Which totally sucks. I used to do big orders of lower priced games. Now, I can't. CEX sucking a lot lately.


I did too was a great way to try a bunch of games id never otherwise bother with. I'd spend like £20 and have over 100 items. I had a week where I got about 80 Parcels. They're just greedy now. Think they've changed the price 3x now
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