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Online Photographic Retailers: Your Top Three

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 11:32 AM

Just thought it might be useful if people listed their Top 3 online photographic retailers (or e-tailers) are based on experiences over, say, the past couple of years or so. I don't think there's much point going further back than that as quality of service can change, as we all know!

Listed below, in alphabetical order, are some of the best-known retailers, but no doubt there are many others.

ABC
Amazon
Bristol
Calumet
Camera World
Castle
Clifton
Dale
Digital Depot
Dixons
1st Cameras
Fotosense
Harrison
Jacobs
Jessops
Mathers
Mifsuds
Park
Pixmania
SRS
T4
Wex
Wilkinson

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User_Removed
27 Mar 2012 - 11:39 AM

Not in any specific order:

Amazon / T4 / Digigood

GlennH
GlennH  91894 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 12:07 PM

Good experiences with materiel.net (French), cameratools (Netherlands-based; exceptional service), Amazon.

andymcdonald
27 Mar 2012 - 12:37 PM

Ffordes, MPB and Wex.

I've used both of the first two for used equipment and they've been superb

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 12:45 PM

I've a Top 5

Amazon
Calumet
Wex
Bristol

And Flash Camera Otherwise known as Kerso or Ian Kerr, great for cheap grey import lenses.

Ade

Last Modified By Ade_Osman at 27 Mar 2012 - 12:50 PM
NEWDIGIT
NEWDIGIT  3401 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 - 12:49 PM

Park
Jacobs
1st cameras

JJGEE
JJGEE  96225 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 1:13 PM

Top of my list would have to be

Park Cameras

The only issue is I do not use them "online" as I live nearby and just pop in anytime when they are open Wink

Last Modified By JJGEE at 27 Mar 2012 - 1:14 PM
Stuart463
Stuart463 e2 Member 6555 forum postsStuart463 vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 - 1:20 PM

My top three are Amazon, Park and Wex. Had excellent service from all three.
Stuart

JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53540 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 1:35 PM

eBay - for loads of cheaper items and smaller worldwide companies not yet trading elsewhere - excellent delivery.
Amazon - for good reliable prices and a good degree of trust from Amazon, or good free delivery from their market place sellers.
Wex - for good prices and delivery on the more specialised equipment and consumables

User_Removed
27 Mar 2012 - 2:32 PM

Amazon.co.uk
7-Day Shop
Premier Ink and Photographic

User_Removed
27 Mar 2012 - 3:36 PM

Yes - MPB. I agree. That makes my Top Four Wink

MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93488 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 - 3:42 PM

...'gotta be Amazon ...1st. class service.

I used to get everything from WEX 'till I paid over the odds plus extra for Saturday delivery for a lens I needed for a christening on the Sunday...stayed in all day on the Saturday and it came on the Monday.
...never even got an apology.
Since then I've bought 2 cameras and no end of lenses elsewhere but never been back to WEX.

It's a mutual thing, they don't give a damn about me and I feel the same way about them.

Britman
Britman  81669 forum posts England
27 Mar 2012 - 3:44 PM

In no order

WEX
Park Camera
Premier-Ink
7 Day Shop (good for batteries and cards)
Amazon (but only amazon, no 3rd parties unless it's fulfilled by amazon )

I've had zero issues from any of these stores.

Last Modified By Britman at 27 Mar 2012 - 3:48 PM
stevew10000
stevew10000 e2 Member 258 forum postsstevew10000 vcard United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 - 4:10 PM

Amazon
Digital Rev
Premier Ink.

The second was a big surprise. Significant saving, yes a grey import, but next day delivery.

Britman
Britman  81669 forum posts England
27 Mar 2012 - 4:13 PM

oh yeah Digital Rev, for got about them considering I just bought the 85mm f/1.8 from them!

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