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Other Best place to buy used slr and lens?

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by obaidbd, 28 Nov 2014.

  1. obaidbd

    obaidbd Minimodder

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    Hi Guys

    Just wondering what is the best place to look for used SLR camera and lens? apart from ebay.

    I am up for Canon 6D + may be EF 135mm as well

    Thanks :)

    EDIT: or even NEW with great price :D
     
  2. sonicgroove

    sonicgroove Radical Atheist

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    I have heard that the cheapest way to buya top end DSLR and Lens is to fly out to Swizerland and buy it there. It may sound odd, but it's possible to shave up to 25% off the UK price, even when you factor in the price of the flight. Flat pack the box and mail it home, and put the rest in your bag.
     
  3. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    wex photographic is a good place to look - they trade in and then sell on second hand equipment and give a 12 month warranty on it. I've bought a 2nd hand lens from them before and it's not missed a beat.
     
  4. silk186

    silk186 Derp

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    Depends if you are looking to buy something from a shop or private sale, like a forum like dpreview
     
  5. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    www.mpbphotographic.co.uk are one of the bigger pre-owned resellers. They are all really nice guys, all photographers and their kit is quite decently priced. It's where I get all my stuff from, can't recommend them highly enough.
     
  6. megamale

    megamale Minimodder

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    Ha ha, yes I've done just that and nabbed a D750 for 40%. Check this thread:
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=278947

    It doesn't work for all the cameras, but it's worth investigating.
     
  7. obaidbd

    obaidbd Minimodder

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  8. megamale

    megamale Minimodder

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    Travelling to other countries is not convenient to anyone :D

    The thing to check with the ebay seller is whether it is a grey import. This would mean that the warranty is not from Canon, but from the shop. So you need to rely on them if something goes wrong. Also, the resale value will be affected if you cannot prove it's a proper Canon UK warranty.

    If you want to go the grey market route then use these guys:
    http://panamoz.com/index.php/canon-eos-6d-digital-camera-body-only.html
    I have never used them but they get decent reviews and seem quite reliaable in honouring warranties.
     

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