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is this a rip off

STUARTHILL758 18 38 1 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2003 3:51PM
my cannon eos100 has developed a fault so i popped down to jessops 105.0 to service plus a bit more for any parts right i say how much will i get for a trade in when this is done i say they say 80.0 is there mug righten on my forehead
robob 17 1.0k England
13 Nov 2003 4:00PM
Try an independent repairer, there are a few advertised in the back of Practical Photography, You will get the price nearer to 50 quid.
aworan 17 145
13 Nov 2003 4:16PM
Yep.. you might want to look around other indie repairers, Stu. I had a similar problem. Turns out it would have cost me more just to repair than even buy a better lens, which i ended up doing...
User_Removed 18 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2003 5:32PM
Not a rip off Stuart but a fact of commercial life.

Jessops aren't a charity and cannot charge you less just because your camera is not worth the money and equally they can't offer more on a trade in just because they feel sorry for you.

ukbillok 17 16
13 Nov 2003 6:27PM
They dont build em like they used to, how long will digitals perform?
User_Removed 18 7.3k 6 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2003 6:35PM
What on earth do you mean by that Bill.

Digtal is a technology not a "make" or "construction type" so in itself the statement is meaningless

Elucidate Smile

robob 17 1.0k England
13 Nov 2003 6:55PM
When Jessops take in a repair, apparently they send them to an outside repair company and simply put 40% on the bill. So cut out the middle man.
bppowell 18 2.2k 2 England
13 Nov 2003 8:58PM
Jessops have never been know for cheapness when selling, only when buying, but they do offer good backup. The offered me 40 for my E10 that I later sold for 400

j 17 38
13 Nov 2003 10:27PM
I certainly wouldn't go to my local Jessops for any advice. Half the people employed there look down their noses at you if you don't understand the jargon and the other half haven't got a clue what they are talking about. Having said that they do develop good photos, although they don't do 6X4 'in house' any more. You have to get the bigger (more expensive) 7x5 if you don't want your film put into the hands of a delivery driver and Kodak! Ho hum!
pj.morley 17 947 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2003 1:13AM
40.00 for am E-10.. I'll have one of those Wink
14 Nov 2003 8:33AM

Jessops still do 6x4 in house it is just some stores have more work coming in than the lab has production time available so 6x4 is sent to Kodak to keep it all running.

As for only being offered 40 for an E10 it maust have been knackerd as the current trade in value is 250 to 290 depending on condition. Most people also forget that when a second hand camera is traded in at Jessops there has to be a mark up to make a profit and if the camera takes weeks to sell due to the constant flow of new models it will end up being sold for less than purchased for. Also Jessops give a 12month warranty on used equipment which most others give only 3 or at best 6 months.

bppowell 18 2.2k 2 England
14 Nov 2003 10:07AM
The E10 was in perfect working order, it was replaced in its box with all cabling and accessories. Do you think someone would pay 400 for a camera that was knackered?

STUARTHILL758 18 38 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2003 7:03PM
thanks for the replys ill look about but it made a bit of a stir stuart
tragicharpy 17 50
16 Nov 2003 3:42PM
put it this way

i bought a sony f717 last week from jessops it was up at 899 u paid 504 hmm

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