Product Grading

We grade all of our products according to the cosmetic condition that they are in, what accessories or inserts they include, and their functionality.

If they do not meet any of these grading criteria, they will not be sold in store or on the website, but may instead be found on our eBay shop.

Consoles/Vintage Computers

New – A brand new device, in sealed packaging with full manufacturers warranty.

Pre-Owned – Mint & Sealed – A second hand device that has never been used and is as new, or “new old stock”. Box seals are still intact (where appropriate).

Pre-Owned – Boxed – A second hand device that is in good or very good condition, contains all required accessories, and an original, matching controller. It will be in its original packaging with all inserts. Original manuals and leaflets may be missing. There may be signs of wear appropriate to the age of the product, and the packaging may have cosmetic damage.

Pre-Owned – No Box – A second hand device that is in good or very good condition, and contains all required accessories, and an original, matching controller. It will not have its original packaging. There may be signs of wear appropriate to the age of the product.

Accessories/Controllers

New – A brand new accessory, in sealed packaging with full manufacturers warranty.

Pre-Owned – A second hand accessory that is in good or very good condition. It may or may not have its original packaging. There may be signs of wear appropriate to the age of the product.

Software

New – A brand new product, in sealed packaging with full manufacturers warranty.

Pre-Owned – Mint & Sealed – A second hand product that has never been used and is as new, or “new old stock”. Box seals are still intact (where appropriate), or original sealed wrapper is in place.

Pre-Owned – Very Good – A retro boxed product that show limited signs of wear, and is complete with original instructions (where appropriate). This is deemed collectors condition.

Pre-Owned – Boxed – A second hand game that is complete with box and original sleeve (where appropriate). The product may not contain original instructions. There may be signs of wear appropriate to the age of the product, and the packaging may have cosmetic damage.

Pre-Owned – No Box – A second hand game that has no outer packaging. It will be cart only for cartridge based systems, or disc only for disc based systems.

When we buy from you

To receive one of the ratings above on your trade in, the following requirements apply.

  • Consoles must come with an original fully working controller, a power supply, and all essential leads.
  • Consoles must power on and read their intended media without fault.
  • Power supplies must be in good condition, with no visible damage to the casing or wiring.
  • There must be no signs of water damage to the item, or packaging.
  • Retro game cartridges must have their original label.

We will accept consoles and games that do not meet these requirements, however they will be accepted For Parts/Spares Only, and their value will be at the discretion of the duty manager/supervisor.