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Camera shops that take 2nd hand

Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
30 Jul 2011 1:53PM
Just out of interest anyone know any good shops that take second hand/trade-ins. I've not had much luck selling my 150mm macro privately so I'm considering hunting around and seeing what deals I can get from shops combining the sale of the lens with the buying of the new OS version *unless of course I can get a sale on the 150mm private*.

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Paul Morgan 16 19.1k 6 England
30 Jul 2011 1:58PM
Most of the independent stores now do commission sales, so they will take the lens of your hands and give you nothing, when the lens sells the will pay you, less their commission.

Trade in deals more often than not will work in the favour of the store, best sell privately.
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
30 Jul 2011 2:03PM
Stick it on Fleabay with a starting price of 99p. It will get sold. Don't worry over the low starting price - it will find its appropriate level.

I have sold a number of lenses over the years and always got decent prices this way.
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
30 Jul 2011 2:10PM
Try mpb and ffordes.
30 Jul 2011 2:26PM
London Camera Exchange (LCE) do part exchange though prices are not very good compared to what you might (and I stress might) get on Fleabay - simple and painless transactions though. In addition to Ffordes etc you could try Mifsuds or Peter Walnes

Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
30 Jul 2011 2:32PM
I agree with CB stick it on Fleabay, just sold two lenses and got well over what I expected for them.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 2:53PM
I sold a couple on Ebay a few months ago with a starting price of 99p. One of them was on old 80's 90 mm Vivitar pk macro that went for 85.00.

MikeRC Plus
12 3.6k United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 3:13PM
I assume you've tried EPZ classified...I've sold half a dozen lenses on there....and FREE...thanks Pete Smile

...and you have more control over who purchases ...unlike Ebay.
Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
30 Jul 2011 3:23PM
Ebay can be good, but I've no previous selling history on there, not even small things, so its a big jump to a sudden few 100 item from an "unknown".

The lens is on the Classifieds on EPZ and a few other large photography communities based in the UK and thus far - no bites sadly.
Carabosse 15 41.0k 269 England
30 Jul 2011 3:37PM

Quote:I've no previous selling history on there

Nor has a single member of eBay........... when they started selling! Smile

Offer a Returns policy and you should be OK. Oddly enough I never have and I think my first ever sale was about 600.
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
30 Jul 2011 5:38PM
MPB Photographic.....But I doubt you'll get anything like what it's really worth....

thewilliam 9 6.1k
30 Jul 2011 6:26PM
MPB is a great place to buy. Remember that they have to make a profit, so need to buy in cheaply.
Overread 9 4.1k 19 England
30 Jul 2011 6:36PM
Aye I know if I sell direct to a shop that I'll get less than with a private sale - the only thing I might hope for is that if I'm buying at the same time from the same shop as selling it might slip the odds a little more to my favour.
brian1208 Plus
14 11.3k 12 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 6:40PM
I use both MPB and [Link=www.mifsuds.com]Mifsuds[/link] who have done me great part ex deals, old for new, in the past. Both are super to deal with
andymcdonald 7 103 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 11:49PM
I've always found FFordes to be pretty good.


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