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Online Photographic Retailers: Your Top Three


Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
27 Mar 2012 11:32AM
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 10 17.9k 8 Norway
27 Mar 2012 11:39AM
Not in any specific order:

Amazon / T4 / Digigood
GlennH 9 1.9k 1 France
27 Mar 2012 12:07PM
Good experiences with materiel.net (French), cameratools (Netherlands-based; exceptional service), Amazon.
27 Mar 2012 12:37PM
Ffordes, MPB and Wex.

I've used both of the first two for used equipment and they've been superb
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
27 Mar 2012 12:45PM
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
NEWDIGIT 3 401 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 12:49PM
Park
Jacobs
1st cameras
JJGEE 9 6.4k 18 England
27 Mar 2012 1:13PM
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
Stuart463 e2
7 564 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 1:20PM
My top three are Amazon, Park and Wex. Had excellent service from all three.
Stuart
JackAllTog e2
5 3.7k 58 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 1:35PM
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 4 4.6k 1 Scotland
27 Mar 2012 2:32PM
Amazon.co.uk
7-Day Shop
Premier Ink and Photographic
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
27 Mar 2012 3:36PM
Yes - MPB. I agree. That makes my Top Four Wink
MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 3:42PM
...'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 8 1.7k England
27 Mar 2012 3:44PM
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.
27 Mar 2012 4:10PM
Amazon
Digital Rev
Premier Ink.

The second was a big surprise. Significant saving, yes a grey import, but next day delivery.
Britman 8 1.7k England
27 Mar 2012 4:13PM
oh yeah Digital Rev, for got about them considering I just bought the 85mm f/1.8 from them!

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