A second-hand exchange store in the U.K. has started dishing out virtual currency bitcoin to customers in return for old videogames.
London-based CeX recently announced that you can receive bitcoin when you sell your old gadgets, DVDs, phones and games in the U.K. However on Monday it went one better. To coincide with the move, it has confirmed that its main street store in Glasgow in Scotland will accept and pay out with the cryptocurrency for three days this week.
"To celebrate the online launch we have turned our Glasgow Sauchiehall Street store a pound free zone," the company said on its website.
"We're excited to run such an innovative trial. Like you, we live and breathe technology so it's only natural we looked at bitcoin."
Bitcoin - a "virtual" currency that allows users to exchange online credits for goods and services - has received criticism and praise in equal measures since appearing in the spotlight back in April last year. Seen as a libertarian movement with no central bank, the price rallied to well over $1,000 last November before regulatory moves in China and problems at major exchange Mt.Gox curbed investor appetite.