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Selling GPU to CEX

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by djsco, 13 Jun 2021.

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  1. Cooper

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 Jun 2004

    Posts: 2,937

    Would have been much better off by just finding the extra cash and going for the full fat 3090 experience.

    Now you have the hot running runt of the litter :p

    Tempted to do the same myself wiht my 3080 but I don't have any way to bypass the 1 card per household limit. 3090's always hang around long enough to snag anyway.
     
  2. Trig

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,165

    Location: Leicestershire

    Temptation is there to pop down to CEX, voucher it and then flog the voucher on here for more than CEX would give you cash, don't fancy my chances of getting a replacement card though any time soon....
     
  3. Defy Belief

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    Joined: 29 Sep 2010

    Posts: 4,765

    You usually lose about 20% of the voucher value, plus finding a buyer who wants to spend £1200 ish at cex, I'd say bad idea!
     
  4. Gavster

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Dec 2020

    Posts: 269

    Yeah it is a bit toastie :cry: my waterblock will keep it under control though ;)

    I had already formulated a plan for watercoling my rig before the Ampere release and bought the EK waterblock in December, I didn`t manage to land the 3080FE until April and I couldn`t justify the extra for the 3090FE over the 3080FE, the 3080ti was only speculation back then.
    The EK waterblock fits the 3080ti so if I went for the 3090FE then I`d also need another waterblock so just going up to the 3080ti made more sense.

    I got my dad to set up an account and gave him the links when they went live so I managed to get around the one per household.
     
  5. Trig

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,165

    Location: Leicestershire

    Well given you bought my last CEX vouchers.... lol..
     
  6. Defy Belief

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    Haha wasn't £1200 worth though :p
     
  7. Darujhistan

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Oct 2011

    Posts: 5,377

    Decided to sell my Gigagyte Gaming OC 3060ti non-LHR.

    Sapphire 6700XT Nitro+ ordered.

    I figure worst case scenario, i'll swap out a year old card for a brand new one and keep 3 years warranty, slightly faster, and with 12GB VRAM for longevity - for free. Hopefully turn a profit if prices hold up.
     
    Last edited: 11 Nov 2021
  8. ATIorNvidia

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Sep 2006

    Posts: 1,206

    Location: UK

    What's the drop and go process like at CEX? Do you get a receipt or some kind of acknowledgement that you've dropped off the item?
     
  9. Trig

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    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,165

    Location: Leicestershire

    Yes, I dropped off a load of old hard drives, they listed all of the serials, gave me a receipt and then called me back the next day after they had tested them.
     
  10. Gavster

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    Joined: 20 Dec 2020

    Posts: 269

    When I dropped off my graphics card I got an email for the receipt and was told they would ring within 2 days of there was an issue. I dropped it off on Sunday and got an email on Tuesday morning that my payment had been processed and had the money Tuesday morning in my bank.
     
  11. koeiwong

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    Joined: 4 Feb 2010

    Posts: 290

    good to hear that, I am about to sell my card to them. Do they open it to check at the store before sending it out for testing? Also, should I take a photo of the card SN before dropping off?
     
  12. Gavster

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Dec 2020

    Posts: 269

    Yes they give it a visual inspection first just to make sure it is what you say it is. I took photos of the serial number just to be on the she side. It was quite funny to see the lads face when he had a 3080FE in his hands, it was like he was holding the holy grail
     
  13. koeiwong

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    Joined: 4 Feb 2010

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    Just been to cex, the guy took them in without checking them. Got email confirmation for booked in when I was walking back to my car, 20 mins later received two more emails one confirming payment and the other is receipt.
     
  14. Gavster

    Gangster

    Joined: 20 Dec 2020

    Posts: 269

    Good result :D
     
  15. Monkeynut

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    Joined: 7 Nov 2007

    Posts: 6,636

    Location: Unknown

    I'll just say though every GPU I have bought from CEX has been faulty. You get your money back but it seems like an easy way for people to oven trick their GPUs and trade em in.
     
  16. Jimbo

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,076

    Location: Newcastle, England

    I've got a mint Power color Red Devil 5700 xt boxed. Wonder what cex would offer me? Looking at site for generic 5700xt it's below five hundred so not sure to just sell on ebay.
     
  17. THX1138

    Gangster

    Joined: 30 Aug 2021

    Posts: 290

    Location: coventry

    Selling on ebay at this time of year can be a bit risky.
     
  18. kohlditz

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    Joined: 27 Sep 2005

    Posts: 4,368

    Location: London innit

    I've got a 5700xt Red Dragon, keeping an eye on stock levels. Swapping for a voucher and getting an upgrade to 6700xt for ~100 and a couple of days downtime sounds semi okay to me. Steering clear of Ebay.
     
  19. CvrPaddyCvr

    Associate

    Joined: 28 Nov 2012

    Posts: 56

    Contemplating trading my 3080FE that I got today into CEX. Already have a L5P 3070 laptop, had 0 intention of getting rid of the 3080 but for the price I can't refuse it. Do they still check if the card hasn't been opened? Do they offer more for unopened cards I wonder?
     
  20. lnoton

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    Joined: 14 Apr 2009

    Posts: 4,438

    Location: Cheshire

    The price is used as I understand it. No difference for BNIB.

    The price at cex has been at that for a while. So I'm sure you knew the value before purchase.

    Why don't you sell in on MM for rrp. Or raffle it off with proceeds going to a charity?

    Or simply sell it to cex as you had planned, double your money.