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AlanF

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Selling used gear
« on: September 18, 2017, 04:55:05 AM »
I look after my gear and have sold no longer wanted items for fair prices on eBay with excellent feedback. I now have a lot of higher end lenses and cameras for sale and got a quote from MPB. Their offer is close to what I would expect to get on eBay after I have paid deductions to them and PayPal and postage. Has anyone had any experience with MPB or other dealers? Their Trustpilot feedback tends to be good. It would be less hassle to have them collect it all.

I haven't used my 300mm f/2.8 II since buying the 400mm DO II, and really don't want to sell it but I can't justify keeping it any more as also my 7DII since buying the 5DSR.
5D IV, 5DS R, 400mm DO II, 1.4xTC III, 2xTC III, EF 1.8 STM,  EF 24-105, 100-400 II, EF-S 15-85, Sigma 150-600mm C, EOS-M5 15-45, f/2 22, 11-22, Samyang 8mm f/2.8 fisheye: sold 7D II, EOS-M, Powershot G3 X,  Sigma 10-20, EF 300/2.8 II, 70-200/4 IS.

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Selling used gear
« on: September 18, 2017, 04:55:05 AM »

Mikehit

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Re: Selling used gear
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 05:15:03 AM »
I have bought from MPB and found them to provide excellent reliable service and I have also used Mifsuds and Ffordes with equally good experience. The only place I have sold gear is Wex as part-ex and their valuations seem reasonable.
Some places buy the gear from you, others act as a shop window where you get the money when it is sold so make sure you know what the terms are.

AlanF

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Re: Selling used gear
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 09:03:29 AM »
The deal with MPB went through very smoothly.  I sent them my estimates of condition based on their criteria. They sent me a quote that I accepted. They collected by courier, and revised down to of the items. I accepted their new quote and they paid within a day or two. The items are all on their site with a mark-up of 30%, allowing for VAT (so I got 77% of selling price and they have born the costs of postage). The items downgraded are on offer at the downgraded description.
5D IV, 5DS R, 400mm DO II, 1.4xTC III, 2xTC III, EF 1.8 STM,  EF 24-105, 100-400 II, EF-S 15-85, Sigma 150-600mm C, EOS-M5 15-45, f/2 22, 11-22, Samyang 8mm f/2.8 fisheye: sold 7D II, EOS-M, Powershot G3 X,  Sigma 10-20, EF 300/2.8 II, 70-200/4 IS.

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Re: Selling used gear
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2017, 09:03:29 AM »