So this year has been tough, I was laid off from the day job and doing a bit of second shooting at weddings has dried up with the guy I was shooting for (if any UK chaps are looking for a South East based second, please drop me a line!) so with Christmas knocking on our door I was filled with a sinking feeling when my step daughter (12 years old) said she wanted a camera like mine and wanted to learn all about photography.
Now this would be a lovely pass time for us and give us more chance to bond so I set about looking for a used low end dslr and settle on getting her a 450D as they have enough features for her needs starting out and cheap enough for my current situation.
I call Wex and get talking to a rep there and explained what kind of thing I was looking for and my level of equipment (5d3 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8 etc) and rather than just go to the huge stock list and just send anything, seems to have found me a very good example.
Boxed near mint looking original packaging 450D with most cables still in original packaging which is a great start indeed. Open the box and the body looks like it is brand new, as does the kit lens (18-55) so I am chuffed to bits with the service and the quality being totally as described which is quite unusual for used equipment.
Needless to say I will be looking for another body should I ever start to shoot weddings solo and she will want to upgrade from the 450D at some point and get a couple of her own lens....Wex will now get a good bit more trade from me in the future as good customer service is something long lost these days (or maybe I was just too used to Jessops lol).
Anyway that is all, if you want a bit of kit, sure they are not as cheap as a bunch of online traders...but you get a service that online cheap box shifters never give...so props to them