CeX (short for Computer Exchange) stores in the United Kingdom are now allowing consumers to buy products with bitcoin, and sell their goods back to the store in exchange for the digital currency.
The company made the announcement this week on their official blog, and they say that consumers will have the opportunity to take advantage of the bitcoin acceptance at more than 30 of their stores scattered around the country.
But, of course, that’s not where they are calling it quits. The company plans to extend its support of bitcoin to more than 265 of their stores in the UK, “and beyond,” as they say.
Users can walk in to any of the stores that are currently supporting the acceptance and buy products with the digital currency rather easily and without hassle. Or if they are looking to make some money, they can trade in items they don’t need anymore like mobile phones, computers, and DVDs, and receive a payout in bitcoin.
Sounds cool, doesn’t it?
It’s not the company’s first run-in with bitcoin, though. In fact, you can say they have been using this year as preparation for this moment.
That’s because back in May, the company became the first national UK retailer to adopt bitcoin on their website. They also started a trial at one of their physical retail locations in Glasgow earlier this year, and we’re assuming that went well if they’re expanding this throughout all of their stores.