Get £215 for your 3DS at CEX
Changed your mind and want to get rid of your unopened 3DS? Here’s £215. Already opened it? Fine, here’s £205.
Some people just aren’t that excited about 3DS. Some people have tried it at the Believe Your Eyes sampling tour and decided that glasses-free 3D makes them feel sick, or gives them a headache. Some people have tried their friend’s 3DS and decided that, you know what, this just isn’t for me.
We are not ‘some people’, of course. Far from it. But if we were, we’d be mildly tempted by the offer that CVG spotted currently running at CEX.
If you take your 3DS to this second-hand games, films and gadget retailer, you can walk away a whopping £215 richer. Although, that’s only if your 3DS hasn’t been opened.
If you have already freed the multi-talented handheld from its cellophane-sealed cardboard prison, you can still trade it in to the eager chaps at CEX and leave the store with a semi-whopping £205 in your pocket. Which isn’t terribly shabby.
However, we should probably warn you that if you’re going to CEX with the intention of buying a brand new 3DS, it will set you back a most-definitely-whopping £280. We’re not quite sure why it’s that much, given that almost everyone is selling it for £200 or less, but Nintendo has always said it lets retailers set the price.
There are alternative trade-in offers, of course. HMV is promising to give gamers £200 for their 3DS if you trade it in before April 7th. Meanwhile, anyone that bought their handheld at GAME can get £190 in store credit or £180 in cash if they return the device by April 25th. Isn’t the competitive marketplace great?
There’s no word on how much you’ll get for the 3DS games when you trade in the device, but experienced game-traders will tell you that it probably won’t be very much.
And just remember that if you do take any of these stores up on their offers, we 3DS-owning people will judge you. Harshly. Well, some of us will. Well, I will. Maybe.