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Broken ps4 controller - anyone know where I can buy a new one on the cheap in the UK?

  • 14-04-2019 6:46pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭ The Phantom Pain


    My L3 button on my PS4 controller has given out so I'm looking to buy a new controller. Problem is they're traditionally quite pricey and I'm nearing my gaming budget for the month. Is it optimistic of me to hope I can get a brand new and unused genuine one for no more than £30? :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭ Robert ninja


    My PS4 pad's face buttons got mushy and became too sensitive because of it making it impossible to play the only games I use it for (DMC, Tekken). So I went to a local CEX and traded it in for an even more modern version of the pad. Just payed the difference in price which was €25 or so if I remember correctly. Couldn't be happier.


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    My L3 button on my PS4 controller has given out so I'm looking to buy a new controller. Problem is they're traditionally quite pricey and I'm nearing my gaming budget for the month. Is it optimistic of me to hope I can get a brand new and unused genuine one for no more than £30? :D

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OFFICIAL-SONY-PS4-DUALSHOCK-4-WIRELESS-CONTROLLER-NEW-SEALED-UK-POST/401747145864?hash=item5d89fef488:g:NaoAAOSwCCpckiht

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OFFICIAL-SONY-PS4-DUALSHOCK-4-WIRELESS-CONTROLLER-NEW-SEALED-UK-POST/401747145864?hash=item5d89fef488:g:NaoAAOSwCCpckiht


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭ The Phantom Pain


    My PS4 pad's face buttons got mushy and became too sensitive because of it making it impossible to play the only games I use it for (DMC, Tekken). So I went to a local CEX and traded it in for an even more modern version of the pad. Just payed the difference in price which was €25 or so if I remember correctly. Couldn't be happier.

    Cool, never done a cex trade-in before. Will they accept my controller even though it has some wear and tear on the joysticks (skin is literally peeling off) and the L3 button is faulty?


  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Cool, never done a cex trade-in before. Will they accept my controller even though it has some wear and tear on the joysticks (skin is literally peeling off) and the L3 button is faulty?

    only if they couldn't be arsed testing it!


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,878 ✭✭✭ Robert ninja


    Cool, never done a cex trade-in before. Will they accept my controller even though it has some wear and tear on the joysticks (skin is literally peeling off) and the L3 button is faulty?
    I guess it depends on the store/staff.

    I got a really sound guy whom after I explained in detail what issue I was having with the pad (it made tekken and DMC completely unplayable for me), knew exactly what I was talking about and gave it a quick test and said it was fine for them to accept. I even returned the pad they initially traded to me because it had the same issue but I couldn't tell until I tried it at home. I traded that one in again and I didn't even need a receipt or anything.

    That said, there was nothing visual different about my pad. If your sticks are peeling that's immediately visually identifiable, is something even the most casual players will notice/feel and might make them turn it down or heavily devalue it just because of it looking bad on shelves. There's really no harm in just trying though if there's any CEX near enough to you.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭ The Phantom Pain


    I guess it depends on the store/staff.

    I got a really sound guy whom after I explained in detail what issue I was having with the pad (it made tekken and DMC completely unplayable for me), knew exactly what I was talking about and gave it a quick test and said it was fine for them to accept. I even returned the pad they initially traded to me because it had the same issue but I couldn't tell until I tried it at home. I traded that one in again and I didn't even need a receipt or anything.

    That said, there was nothing visual different about my pad. If your sticks are peeling that's immediately visually identifiable, is something even the most casual players will notice/feel and might make them turn it down or heavily devalue it just because of it looking bad on shelves. There's really no harm in just trying though if there's any CEX near enough to you.

    I see. Thanks for the detailed info. I'll give my local cex a call. If not, looks like I'm gonna have to return a recently purchased Far Cry 5 and get the controller instead. :(


    @glasso regarding those ebay links. Ebay was the first place I looked and there was something dodgy about those sellers when you view the feedback and seller history. Didn't quite add up. Some of them claim to deliver from the U.K. but HO based in China and I've had bad experiences with foreign companies on ebay in the past.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,434 ✭✭✭✭ K.O.Kiki


    Yeah those Dualshocks for £27.90-ish are most likely cheap clones.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 28,611 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Shiminay


    If you don't mind the cable, a new wired controller costs around €30 in Argos. I have my PS4 at my desk, so just just the wired one and can give the wireless to any visitor's on the couch. The only issue, if you could call it that, is that the wired one I have doesn't seem to turn the console on when you press the PlayStation button in the middle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,307 ✭✭✭ The Phantom Pain


    Shiminay wrote: »
    If you don't mind the cable, a new wired controller costs around €30 in Argos. I have my PS4 at my desk, so just just the wired one and can give the wireless to any visitor's on the couch. The only issue, if you could call it that, is that the wired one I have doesn't seem to turn the console on when you press the PlayStation button in the middle.


    If I was going to get wired it'd have to be much cheaper than £30 and about 4m long minimum.


    tbh I think my best bet is just to get the controller from shopto for 47 quid. It was always a long shot thinking I could get a brand new dual shock for anything less. :D


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