I've been searching through threads to get an opinion on Cash Converters (Liffey St, Dublin). Was in there yesterday for the first time, and saw a lot of iPods going for a good price, obviously second hand.
Any idea of what kind of standard they pre-test stock at? Ever had or heard of any issues with them?
It's a secondhand shop, what kind of testing were you expecting them to carry out? As long as the menu comes up and the scroll wheel works they regard the unit as working.
Pot luck, caveat emptor etc.
Not so much; buying from a retail oulet, which cash convdertors is, you expect that the item should work despite being second hand so there should be a warranty, albeit a limited one.
OP; have you asked in the shop when you were browsing what standards they test to and what gaurantees they give; they should be able to give you a much better idea than asking online.
Thanks, i'll definitely be doing that, but it's worth asking the general populus of the board of their experience too.
I would agree, being a retail outlet, they have a standard check that they would have before they pay out money for something to resell, before I'm even able to buy.
They don't call them Trash Convertors for nothing
I thought, they went bust? Or was it only the shop on Meath Street/Thomas Street?
Just the Thomas St one.
Would not buy anything out of Cash Converter. Think they are <SNIP> to be honest.
Strange. I checked on 'cashconvertersireland.ie', got the message that the 'business is no longer trading'
Yes that would be true because the business is actually called Cash Connectors .
Shop around - Cash converts is indeed bust in Ireland.
There is also CeX - very good for testing stuff
Kit Swap (or something like that on Parnell st)
and a few others.
TBH you'll find alot of stuff brand new online cheaper.
You have rights buying second hand goods which offer almost the same protection as if the goods were new.
These Cash "converter" shops may soon be forced to register as pawnbrokers and subject to the laws and regulations applicable to Pawnbrokers as it has been shown that they are in fact acting in a very similar way to pawnbrokers!