I wish I'd found this company years ago! I don't have the time these days to find buyers for my used gear before upgrading - this company takes the hassle out of it and gives a fair price to boot! Having done my homework, I know the price MPB gave me for my lens was only slightly lower than I could have got privately but then I didn't have to worry about postage and packing and transaction fees as I would have elsewhere. Top notch service from start to finish, customer care is excellent and all my questions were answered without delay. I shall definitely be coming back, can't rate them highly enough.
Lisa Dearnley-Davison found this review useful
I've used MPB Photographic one two separate occasions and had great experiences both times. I'm not easily pleased but woul definitely recommend this company to friends or anybody thinking about buying new or used camera equipment. First time I ordered a used macro lens (better price than other UK sites). A few friends have ordered slightly cheaper goods overseas, mainly in Hong Kong, but HMRevenue have sent them a Import duty form which adds about 20% on top. It's worth bearing that in mind and buying from a UK company. Second time was earlier this week when I part exchange my old camera body and lens for another used lens (an upgrade). They picked up the goods for free, made sure they were in good condition and are delivering my lens on Monday. Great!
Just bought a 1Ds mkII camera body from them, described as Exc+ condition. Arrived the next day (great packaging and fully trackable) and it was mint with only 695 actuations on it. Not my first purchase and definitely not my last. 6 months warranty takes the risk out of it, why risk Ebay ever again. Top stuff.
Very well organised system for buying in, very polite emails answered promptly and in a friendly manner. I new I could get more for my gear selling it other ways but I did not have the time and I was pleased with the quote I got from MPB which was fair seeing as they are resellers. I am also impressed that they check and test the equipment and will keep an eye on their stock as I would have no hesitation in buying from them.
Fantastic service. As someone has already said, yes, you may be able to get a higher price when selling your equipment 2nd hand if you go private - but MPB take all the stress out of it and make life so much easier.
I just sold eight items to them, all stuff that has been sat in my cupboard gathering dust for the last few years. It would have been a real pain in the butt selling the items individually, so with MPB's free courier service, and a really fast response and payment, the whole thing was effortless.
Their offer price was also higher than two other "leading" companies, so I would say MPB are fairer in this field too.
Cannot rate them highly enough.
I'm a very hard hard guy to please, and I'm extremely quick to complain - not needed with MPB. Okay so the prices on some things may not be as much as you get selling it privately but when you take into account free postage (they send a courier next day), lack of commission / any other fees and waiting for a buyer to be happy etc... quite reaosnable.
Staff are all polite, knowledgeable and very quick to respond to emails.
Top notch service.
Easy as pie - contact MPB, get a quote, package up the camera, two working days later, the cash hits your bank account!
Olivier's customer service was superb and the overall experience was smooth and extremely easy.
I'd heartily recommend MPB to anyone - if you want to trade in your old kit for an upgrade, look no further!
This is the first experience with MPB Photographic and I must say the service was excellent. I contacted them about selling a lens and from the first contact to the money being deposited into my bank account was less than a week. They kept me up to date by e-mail the while time. Extremely impressed with the service and will definitely be recommending to friends. Thank you, it has been a pleasure
A totally satisfactory experience; am delighted with the lens and with the fair price offered in part X for the one I had.
Delivery of the item bought and collection of the part x lens carried out exactly as stated.
I shall recommend them to everyone.
once again, i have bought from mpb in brighton. as usual the service was excellent.
the description of the body on the website was spot on with the actual item that i received!!
i have also sold items to them as well and the whole experience is as one would hope for!!
they carry amazing levels of good quality stock too! i can say that they are the ultimate people to try if you are looking for great gear and a good deal!!
Very impressed with the service, quick to send me a quotation, answered all my queries satisfactorily and in a speedy fashion, gave me what I considered a very fair price for my Canon gear, collection was free and well organised, prompt payment into my bank completed a very smooth and impressive transaction. I would definitely recommend MPB Photographic, not far off an excellent company.
I have just completed a part exchange deal swapping a lens for a new Canon body, and the whole process could not have been easier. I was offered a very fair price for the lens i wanted rid of, and exchanged it for a new canon dslr which is perfect for my needs.
I would thoroughly recommend these guys to anyone, who is looking for quality used equipment and does not have the time to faff about. Give MPB a bell and they will sort it all for you.
Well Done and thanks you I am sure I will be back.
Bought a used Nikon D 200 SLR (listed as Mint-) opened the box, gave it a good checking over, to be honest I think it was given a lower rating that it deserved. To be truthful its as good as brand new (WELL DONE). The camera arrived next day, what service, fully tracked and good customer service from MPB and DPD.
This is probably one of the best buys I have ever made, anyone out there reading this give MPB a serious thought. I would recommend then to friends / family without hesitation.
Due to the service I received also ordered two Nikon lens to compliment the D 200 and they will be here tomorrow, can't wait to get out and use the camera. 100% satisfied.
I wanted to buy a new Nikon lens and wondered if I could part exchange my existing lens. I asked MPB for a quote and received a response within minutes - a far better quote than others I received. I accepted the quote late on Monday afternoon. On Wednesday my old lens was collected and the new one delivered. On Friday the money was in my bank account and I was kept informed every step of the way. I challenge any other company to beat that kind of service. Excellent company and one I can sincerely recommend.
I have never sold a lens before but reading about this company i thought why not, this lens had been unused since i changed my camera so i wouldnt miss it! i decided to trade it in for another & MPB made it all so easy, free quote,free collection & free delivery, loads of friendly,helpfull & prompt emails & the lens i received was almost as new.....i would recommend them to anyone who wants reliability & no stress & would trade with them again!
I had decided to sell my Canon 85mm 1.2 II L lens but was not looking forward to the hassle that can be associated with this. Then I heard of MPB and decided to give them a try. What a brilliant service and wonderful staff! I was given a quote, my item was collected for free, then quickly checked and within a matter of days, the agreed money was in my account.
I would have absolutely no hesitation in using this wonderful company again.
I wanted to sell an item; I thought of the usual on-line auction, but then there would be the effort and expense of advertising it, dealing with prospective buyers, waiting for the auction to end, then maybe accepting an offer that I may not have liked, and worst of all sending it through the post and waiting for signs of approval, which you would expect, but not always get.
Then, knowing about MPB, I contacted them, and they took all the stress and delay out of the expected task. They made me an offer which I accepted, and within a day, I had the item packaged for immediate collection, cost-free, at a time convenient to me, and within another day I was informed that the agreed amount would be in my bank forthwith. It was; there were no deductions for commission, which take a lot of pleasure out a deal, It was all so straightforward, stress-free and well-organised.
I enjoyed dealing with MPB, and I will again. Many thanks.
This is my first time dealing with MPB. But I can tell you, it almost certainly won't be my last. Effective and accurate communication, enthusiasm about the product and attention to detail.
Thanks MPB, you have made my Christmas.
I am a short-film maker, and amateur photographer. I was looking at upgrading my kit, as there were some things that would help me on other cameras, that I didn't have on mine.
I started out with the Canon 500D, and this wasn't enough for me, so I looked around, and I found that the Canon 60D would suit me. The professional look, with the qualities I needed, however the price was a little too high. I then thought about second hand purchasing, so I looked around, and stumbled upon MPB Photographic, and I can truly say the service was incredible. It took 2 days to deliver, it came out of the box like it was brand new and everything seemed to be okay.
I had also been talking to one of their employees for a long time about selling my camera with them as well. Which, because of their service, I think I will do in the future.
So, overall, they are a great company, with great prices, great services and they are very helpful.
I found www.mpbphotographic.co.uk through both an advert and also by reading a recommendation in a forum topic on www.ephotozine.com.
I decided to browse the site and eventually I found a lens that interested me. I placed an order for a Tamron sp 90mm f 2.8 Nikon fit lens. It was described to be in good condition with only very slight signs of wear at the base of the lens. It took only a couple of days to arrive and was in even better condition than stated in the review.
I found no signs of wear on the lens at all. In fact it could easily have been passed off as brand new. As well as adding a quality macro lens to my camera bag at a bargain and receiving a very prompt service I was also impressed at all the other goods that are on offer. There are other lenses of interest and as I am also interested in a sturdy tripod as well as an extra flashgun I am sure that my next major purchase will be from mpbphotographic.
They are also based in Brighton which is only 26 miles from where I live and easy travelling distance. I am sure I will pay a visit to their store fairly soon. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.
Wow, wow, wow.
What a great company exceptional service and courteous staff.
My queries were responded to quickly and my item dispatched immediately. Communication was brilliant and I knew to within one hour when I would get my lens.
Lens is excellent and was well priced.
I will definately be doing more business with MPB and they will be my first choice for camera equipment.
I sold a lens to thee people. They gave me an excellent price, paid for the shipping and paid up very promptly. All in all a first rate professional outfit. They also sent plenty of mails so that I knew what was happening.
Having decided to sell a large quantity of valuable Canon equipment, I had a quick look for an alternative to the hassle and risk of online auctions. I saw a couple of recommendations for MPB and searched for some reviews. I can't remember seeing so many 5 star ratings for an online trader before so I thought it would be worth giving them a try.
Having filled in the online form, I received a quote much sooner than expected. A fair price was offered without needing to haggle, and I agreed to sell. The whole process from there was exceptionally efficient. My packages were collected the following day, and I was pleased that DPD were used as they sent a 1 hour time slot for collection by text first thing in the morning.
I was able to easily track the packages to ensure that they arrived safely the next day. Considering the quantity of items sent, I was amazed to receive an email that afternoon confirming that everything had been checked. A few minutes later, I received an instant payment into my bank account for the full amount agreed.
I couldn't be happier with MPB's service and I thoroughly recommend them.
This is the second time i have used MPB photographic first time was to sell a camera and I cant fault them I have recently bought a lens off them marked as mint and it was it was like new not a mark on it ,it came next day they even kept me informed by text to advise when it was due .
Theses guys are passionate about what they do and its rare to find people nowadays who are willing to go that extra mile.
I wont hesitate buying from them again and would recommend them to anyone first class service .
I obtained a quote late on the friday afternoon, equipment collected by courier on the following tuesday, checked by the thursday and money cleared in my account the following friday. Considering my equipment had to travel from N Ireland to Southern England, I consider this a rapid service. Good communication by email and very helpful and polite telephone service. I can't fault this company at all. I am a cynic when it comes to internet based transactions but would wholeheartedly recommend this MPB Photographic.
I had been looking for a low count Nikon D2h for some time, and just happened to stumble on MPB Photographic after doing a Google search. They had just what I was after, and at a very good price. The condition was stated as Exec+ which meant it had signs of light use. I purchased it, and am very glad I did. The condition shows that it has had VERY light use, and with a shutter count of a tad over 19,000 I am very happy indeed. Add to that next day delivery and you have a winner of a Company. Thank you very much you will be getting more of my hard-earned in future.
I recently bought a DSLR camera & was looking for an additional lens. I saw a second hand one on MPB Photographic web site & decided to purchase it. I had several options of delivery days, so arranged a convenient day in 2-3 days time.
One the day of delivery I received delivery confirmation on my mobile phone & the option to change the delivery day, what a brilliant idea! My lens arrived in perfect condition, it was well packaged & I am really pleased with it. Thank you to all concerned at MPB Photographic for an excellent level of customer service.
On deciding to upgrade my camera I was left with problem of selling my old model and various lenses. MPB made the whole process so easy and offered me a very fair price. The whole process was simple, and carried out in a very professional manner. Thanks to all at MPB, I am sure I will use your services again and will happily recommend to others.
I've bought from MPB three times now and each time I have been looked after as if i was the only customer they had. The service is second to none and Ellie and Matt have been fantastic.
With my first order the courier screwed up but MPB sent me a whole host of cokin filters and a hoya UV filter on my new lens even though it wasnt their fault! You cant ask for anything more than that.
I have since bought another lens and a camera body from them and again their service has been impeccable. The new camera body came with extra batteries and a battery grip and the new lens was packed within an inch of its life - truly brilliant.
I simply cant recommend MPB highly enough. And i am a FUSSY customer!
I would like to thank you for the exceptional service I received from you, from receiving your quote, which was very good, and accepting it I was kept informed through out, you arranged collection free of charge on the Tuesday and the payment was in my bank account on the Friday, a thoroughly professional manner.
I will certainly recommend you to all of my friends and will not hesitate to use your services again.
Ken Torson. Cheshire.
Arranged to sell some used equipment with MPB.
All I can say is that their customer service is fast, polite on the phone and email whilst being professional.
Fast turn around and excellent updates.
If you're looking to sell your equipment, look no further
This was the best customer I have ever received, from any company, ever. I part-exchanged a lense with them and from receiving the quote back within an hour, to the collection the next day and the delivery of the new lense in 3 working days - the process was fantastic! Would not hesitate to use them again, in fact I will be in a few days time.
Sold my camera body to MPB in what can only be described as a flawless, informative, and professional manner.
From the pick up of my gear on Wednesday to the funds being in my account Friday am the whole process was so straightforward and painless that I began to get a wee bit worried that all might not be well ( we are not used in this country to this level of service ) However, well it indeed was. Great prompt communication at all stages combined with a very fair quote ( so unlike some firms derisory offers)
I cant praise this firm highly enough and would be my first port of call either buying or selling in future.
Thank you MBP - wish you all the success you deserve.
So glad I dealt with MPB Photographic. Their friendly and efficient service was much appreciated. I was dreading trying to sell my equipment privately my D80 and I parted company for what I can only say was a very acceptable price. I'll certainly use them in the future so thanks again guys.
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