You’re planning on buying a new TV, but you still haven’t decided what to do with your old model. It’s in good shape, so you don’t want to just throw it away.
Is there a way to make some extra money from your used TV? And would CeX be willing to buy it?
Is CeX good to sell to? Would you be able to buy it back if you change your mind?
Keep reading to find out!
- Can I Sell My Used TV to CeX?
- Does CeX Buy Broken TVs?
- Is CeX Good To Sell To?
- How Can I Get More Money When Selling My TV to CeX?
- If I Sell Something to CeX Can I Buy It Back?
- What Are Other Good Options?
- Wrapping Things Up
Can I Sell My Used TV to CeX?
Yes, you can sell your used TV to CeX.
CeX will certainly buy your used TV.
However, they only buy used TVs in-store and will not pay the original price.
Instead, they will pay you a little less than half the price they sell the same model for in-store. Most payments are made in cash.
If you buy your new TV from CeX, then you can ask to be paid in store credit. You’ll earn back more of the TV’s original value and it will make buying your new TV a breeze.
You can see the estimated price CeX is willing to pay for your TV by going to the official CeX website and entering your TV model or brand in the search bar.
Note that their prices will vary depending on the condition of your TV.
Does CeX Buy Broken TVs?
Yes, CeX buys broken TVs.
CeX will buy your broken TVs, though at a much lower price than a TV in good condition.
Instead, they will evaluate the condition of your TV to determine how much it’s worth.
Note that it’s always possible that CeX could refuse to purchase your TV if it’s in particularly poor condition.
How Does CeX Measure an Electronic’s Condition?
You may have noticed the letters A, B, C, and F next to every used product on the CeX website.
Each one of these letters represents a grade assigned to a product based on its condition.
Let’s go over what each grade means.
Grade A: This means your electronic is in perfect condition, complete with all the necessary cables and original packaging.
Grade B: Your electronic is in satisfactory condition with all its cables, though not its original packaging.
Grade C: This means your electronic is in poor condition but still performs all its basic functions and has its cables and other accessories.
Grade F: Your electronic does not work at all and you don’t have any of its accessories.
Is CeX Good To Sell To?
Yes, most resellers say CeX is good to sell to.
Most people who sold items to CeX say it’s a reliable place. They usually pay you in cash, and the customer service team is prompt and polite.
However, it should be noted that their website isn’t always up to date and it may take them some time to grade your electronics before giving you their final offer.
On busy days, the cash register may not have cash on hand. On occasion, they have been known to send you the money via a bank transfer.
How Can I Get More Money When Selling My TV to CeX?
Follow our suggestions to make more money when selling your TV to CeX.
When reselling your TV, you want to make sure you’re getting the biggest bang for your buck.
Follow our tips below to make more money the next time you sell your TV to CeX.
Keep its Original Packaging
TVs will be most valuable to CeX if they’re in their original packaging.
This is a good reason to hold onto your TV box and keep it in good condition.
Place your TV in its original packaging and try to package it neatly by removing any loose strands of tape or plastic from the box. Neatly tape it up before presenting it to the CeX staff.
Gather All of its Accessories and Cables
It’s best that your TV comes with all the accessories and cables that were in the original packaging.
Consult your TV’s manual to see the list of included accessories and cables to make sure you have all of them to sell to CeX.
If you don’t have your TV’s manual, try looking it up online on the brand’s official website.
Ensure Your TV’s Hardware is Clean
It’s a good idea to give your TV a wipe-down before taking it to CeX.
Always ensure your TV is unplugged and cooled before cleaning it.
Use a soft microfiber cloth to clean any dust from the screen, vents, and cables. If the ports are filled with grime, clean them using compressed air.
You can remove any smudges from the screen and buttons using screen wipes. Alternatively, you can use a microfiber cloth sprayed with distilled water mixed with a drop of dish soap.
If you use distilled water and dish soap, remember to thoroughly dry your screen afterward to prevent the liquid from damaging the hardware.
Note: Be gentle when cleaning your TV’s screen to avoid damaging its pixels and decreasing its value.
Watch the video below to learn how to properly clean your TV.
If I Sell Something to CeX Can I Buy It Back?
No, you cannot buy something back from CeX.
According to CeX’s Terms and Conditions, CeX will legally own the item once you’ve sold it to them and you cannot buy it back.
So, you must be sure you want to sell them your items before finalizing the purchase since there’s no going back.
What Are Other Good Options?
There are many other good places to sell your old TV besides CeX.
If you’re unhappy with CeX’s offer or don’t have a store near you, it’s still possible to sell your used TV.
See our suggestions below for good places to sell your TV for cash.
While some websites charge a fee for setting up a profile to sell your electronics online, it’s completely free to create a profile on eBay.
However, they will take a 1.5 to 15% cut of whatever you’ve sold.
It’s easy to upload a picture of your TV and add a description stating its condition, dimensions, brand, model, etc.
eBay also makes it very easy to ship your item to your buyer by preparing the shipping label for you so it’s ready to print and stick on the package.
If your TV model is highly sought after, you can even have buyers bid on it and select the highest price.
If you’ve never sold something on eBay before, watch the video below demonstrating how via a step-by-step tutorial.
Facebook Marketplace allows you to sell items to people near you.
All you need is a Facebook profile and a clear picture of your TV.
Buyers can message you privately about your product, and you can arrange a time and place to meet them and make the sale.
The only downside is meeting strangers off the internet can be dangerous, so make sure you meet in a public place and consider bringing a friend with you.
Watch the video below to learn how to sell items on Facebook Marketplace.
Another good way to sell your used TV is by placing an ad on Craigslist. Note that you will have to pay a very reasonable advertising fee.
Simply create your ad and wait for buyers to contact you!
Like on Facebook Marketplace, sales over Craigslist take place in person, so it’s imperative you consider your safety and only meet people in public locations. We also recommend you take someone with you and share your location with a loved one.
Watch the video below for some tips and tricks for selling on Craigslist.
Wrapping Things Up
Don’t throw away your old or broken TV!
You can sell it to CeX, even if it’s not in mint condition. Make sure to include all of its original box and accessories (if you have them), and give it a good cleaning before taking it to the store.
But, don’t be surprised if they give you a lower price than what is stated on their website.
If selling your TV to CeX isn’t your cup of tea, give eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and Craigslist a try.
Remember, when meeting strangers on the internet, always consider your safety first and never go alone.
What’s your experience selling your used TV to CeX? Has our article helped you understand how selling to CeX works and how to make more money when selling to them?
Let us know in the comments below!
Yesenia Achlim is a technical copywriter and editor with a focus on AV equipment. She aims to break down complicated topics and make technology accessible, no matter your technical expertise. When she’s not teaching you how to replace a projector lamp, you can find her reading and baking.