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CEX grading - anyone know what Grade B (not phone) actually means

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Found 15th Jan 2014
looking to buy a tablet from CEX.

i have bought a Grade A tablet recently and it was really mint.

But does anyone have any experience of a Grade B Tablet or similar electronics.

Their help pages show the grading for phones but not other electronics.

Just wondering if a Grade B could turn up with a scratched screen and accessories missing.

anyone have any experience ?

thanks

EliTom

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In my experience

Grade A - perfect as near to new as you can get it to be - quite often it is new just out of the packaging to put on display.
Grade B - minor marks but nothing to effect the workings and enjoyment of the device and that you'd notice without getting close up, you will be able to tell someone has used it before. Some minor bits may be missing but the basics you need to work it will be there.
Grade C - Battered and bruised, from a distance you'd be able to tell it too
Grade F - Scrap barely worth buying even to go straight in the bin.

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Astec123

In my experience Grade A - perfect as near to new as you can get it to be … In my experience Grade A - perfect as near to new as you can get it to be - quite often it is new just out of the packaging to put on display.Grade B - minor marks but nothing to effect the workings and enjoyment of the device and that you'd notice without getting close up, you will be able to tell someone has used it before. Some minor bits may be missing but the basics you need to work it will be there.Grade C - Battered and bruised, from a distance you'd be able to tell it tooGrade F - Scrap barely worth buying even to go straight in the bin.



so in your experience a Grade B should not have a scratched screen or bits missing - just some signs of use

EliTom

Grade A is as you say mint condition, Grade C is unboxed with no accessories and not in great condition, Grade B is usually boxed with with accessories with no more than light scratches or slight wear and tear at the most.
Ive had a Grade B phone was boxed and had slight rubbing round the edges and that was it.

Depends which CEX you buy from too, some are harsher than others when grading, which is good when you're buying.

Generally speaking, A grade is new, very unlikely that they'd sell a perfect condition item but used as A. B on the other hand, well I've took a perfect condition phone in with all accessories and they wanted to grade it C till I argued and got B but, I have seen some B grade devices with very light scratches/marks, then again me and my partner are very fussy. When buying from CEX we look for A grade. Would consider B grade but would have to see it first because CEX aren't consistent. C grade I wouldn't touch with a 100 foot barge pole and no that isn't a typo!

Edit, although that said I did also take a perfect condition phone in and did get C grade because it had no headphones which apparently B grade needed.

I've just realised though, most tablets with the exception of iPads generally only have an A grade or B grade. So with tablets A grade would be mint but maybe used. B grade could extend to C as there isn't a C grade for everything. I don't think the Nexus 7 is available in C grade for example.
Edited by: "bex85" 15th Jan 2014

elitom

so in your experience a Grade B should not have a scratched screen or … so in your experience a Grade B should not have a scratched screen or bits missing - just some signs of useEliTom



Yes, it may have marks on the casing but the screen should be fine. It may be missing accessories such as headphones etc.

Best bet if you are looking at CEX for something that's not stocked at your local store is to go into the shop anyway. Have a look at some grade B's to get an idea of the standards they set for grade B and if you're happy then make the order.

Have you tried to find a grade A model of what you are looking for elsewhere? a few other options to consider that you may not have looked at already.

Cash Converters / Cash Generator website
smartfonestore.com/

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Astec123

Yes, it may have marks on the casing but the screen should be fine. It … Yes, it may have marks on the casing but the screen should be fine. It may be missing accessories such as headphones etc.Best bet if you are looking at CEX for something that's not stocked at your local store is to go into the shop anyway. Have a look at some grade B's to get an idea of the standards they set for grade B and if you're happy then make the order.Have you tried to find a grade A model of what you are looking for elsewhere? a few other options to consider that you may not have looked at already.Cash Converters / Cash Generator websitehttp://www.smartfonestore.com/



good shout Astec123

just got a boxed / sealed one from cash convertors

cheers

EliTom

I have to disagree with cex tablet description categories. I went to the Aylesbury store last April to pick up a B grade Nexus as I thought they are quite critical and should only have small scuffs or a missing box or something. It had a MASSIVE scratch right over the front of the screen. The manager said it was a B because you couldnt see it when on. Well only if you had a bad squint or looked at it from the next room .... It was so bad I had to pay extra to get an A grade.

Astec123

Yes, it may have marks on the casing but the screen should be fine. It … Yes, it may have marks on the casing but the screen should be fine. It may be missing accessories such as headphones etc.Best bet if you are looking at CEX for something that's not stocked at your local store is to go into the shop anyway. Have a look at some grade B's to get an idea of the standards they set for grade B and if you're happy then make the order.Have you tried to find a grade A model of what you are looking for elsewhere? a few other options to consider that you may not have looked at already.Cash Converters / Cash Generator websitehttp://www.smartfonestore.com/



Hi, since you've mentioned Cash Converters, wonder what the reviews are like? Is it okay to buy from them?

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dylanrash

Hi, since you've mentioned Cash Converters, wonder what the reviews are … Hi, since you've mentioned Cash Converters, wonder what the reviews are like? Is it okay to buy from them?



I am going to call the selling store this morning just to check the condition as it is described as

BOXED AND SEALED

16GB WIFI

PREOWNED

AVAILABLE IN STORE AND ONLINE

so for me boxed and sealed should be as new - but will check first

EliTom
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