Selling Games on Amazon, Ebay, HotUK or trading for cash at Cex?

Found 28th Nov 2016
Like the overly long title implies I'm in a bit of a conundrum. I have about 10 games (PS3, PS4, 360) maybe more that I want sell, altogether I can get about £50 cash at Cex.

Thing is after reading amazon, ebay, Cex selling prices I feel like I can get more.
For instance Broken Sword 5 gets me £7 at Cex and it sells for near £20 new on other sites while used go for £15. I could easily sell for less than £15 and get more (I only played it once, finished it in a day and left it in a drawer with my other forgotten story games), even Watchdogs goes for £10 used whilst Cex gives £4.

Question is should i use a trade site or just go Cex? I can get a bit paranoid when reading stories, like when customers claim for lost product or its not as described.

No telling what the truth is, plus the fact that this would be my first time selling means I have no positive ratings to rely on.

I've rambled but overall from experience what would be the best option, sell online or easy money from Cex?

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What PS4 games you selling?

I use eBay all the time, just send with a signature on delivery, no problems.

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m4rky2011

What PS4 games you selling?



​Transformer Devastation, Mad Max, Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Broken Sword 5 and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1

CEX is rip off sell on ebay or amazon

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m4rky2011

I use eBay all the time, just send with a signature on delivery, no … I use eBay all the time, just send with a signature on delivery, no problems.



​Never considered that, funnily the 1st thing i thought of was amazon fulfillment but that seems a bit excessive.

My advice would be to sell to people, if you want more money.
Sell to CEX, if you want convenience.

Rather than eBay or Amazon though, where you're charged to sell, use Gumtree or Facebook local selling groups. Just be smart when using sites that require you meet people in person. Obviously meet in public, don't send items for paypal etc..
Alternatively, if there's a deal going in a store that you're interested in (GAME perhaps) then take them there, they generally price match and you'll get more for trade in voucher than you will for cash.

Edit: And as you say, you've no feedback on the likes of eBay, you won't be many bids any way.
Edited by: "SeraphXii" 28th Nov 2016

or list them on here.

I often sell games on Ebay for this exact reason but what you need to take in to consideration is the processing fees from Ebay (10%) and Paypal (4% I believe). I've often found that when I take that in to consideration just trading the games in can work out around the same but without the hassle of dissapearing items etc

when I got a load of watch dog 2 from nectar double up I did better getting 36 quid each from cex rather than sale on ebay after factoring in fees and shipping costs

Take them to GAME they will price match plus give £1 extra more per game then CEX.

marcb4617

Take them to GAME they will price match plus give £1 extra more per game … Take them to GAME they will price match plus give £1 extra more per game then CEX.



Do this if you have a GAME close by to a CEX store. Try Gumtree but it can be a hit & miss depending where you live.

Ebay normally is the best even after fees as people at times pay more than it cost new.
Just work out how much CEX gives you & if you can get more by selling it on eBay after fees. I never send it recorded. Just make sure you at least get a proof of posting when sending it. I put everything up for Buy it Now rather than bidding because you never know what you will get. Put in a Best Offer option if you're happy to take a little less but make sure you automatically reject low bids because you get people who think a £10 offer on a £20 game is acceptable.
Edited by: "chris88" 28th Nov 2016

Original Poster

Thank you all for your opinions, thinking to give ebay a try since it'll be quite handy in the long run, will probably start with something low risk. Also nice to know about the GAME price match and extra £1, my nearest GAME and Cex are across the street from each other so it's a good fall back.

Pay extra for signed delivery, the costwill still outweigh the knock down price you'll get from cex
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