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Thinking of upgrading your photographic & optical equipment, why not part exchange?


  • We offer part exchange on all major brands, against new or used equipment. The prices we offer are competitive and we always aim to offer the current market value.

    When it comes to trading in your items, your in good hands.  We have years of experience in this field and can make the process quick and easy at every step.  If your looking to upgrade and have quality gear that you no longer use simply submit a valuation request (link at the bottom of this page) and we'll get back to you without delay.

    We're able to supply guide prices on your equipment to give you an idea of the value before making a decision.  If your happy with our guide prices then we'll arrange to collect your gear from your home or work, for FREE!

    Below you'll find full details about our easy, part-exchange service.  If you don't find the answers your looking for then please get in touch with us on 01453 548128 or > Click Here to send us an email
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    Collection From Your Home or Work

    If you don't live close to us, don't worry, we're happy to  arrange for our courier, DPD, to collect your part-exchange items from you at home or from a place of work at no cost to you.  

    Please Note:  There are postcode restriction for collections, which include offshore and some rural addresses. If we are unable to collect, we can supply details for you to post the items in.
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    Come and visit us!

    Due to the time needed to evaluate your equipment we always recommend making an appointment with us first, this way we can ensure that we have one of our part-exchange specialists on hand to give you all the help you need.

    Simply call us on 01453 548128 or send us an email to arrange a convenient time. 


  How we grade condition    >   

  • The price offered is subject to the condition and what is supplied with the item/s. We also consider actuations, or shutter count, with all D-SLRs and CSC cameras that have the facility for this to be checked.  This is especially important with mid to high end D-SLRs.  We also have to consider current offers from the manufacturer's, such as cashback, free items etc.
    ne of the main pieces of information we need is the condition. For a better understanding of these please see below:

    (Mint)  As new, boxed and complete with all the standard accessories as from new. The item should show virtually no signs of use. With lenses, the optics would be unmarked and dust free. Cameras would have a scratch free screens, no marking on any of the body work and internally clean.

    (Mint - )  Almost as new, preferably boxed with all or most of the accessories as from new. Accessories such as battery, charger, strap, 
    caps, and hood would be required. The item should show very light signs of use on the bodywork. A lens should have no internal dust and cameras should be internally clean, no marks on the sensor.

    (Exc++ )  Very good, preferably boxed with all or most of the accessories as from new. Accessories such as battery, charger, strap, 
    caps, and hood would be required. The item will have light markings on the body. A lens would have no or very little internal dust and cameras should be internally clean, no marks on the sensor.

    (Exc+ )  Good, no box with only battery, charger, and strap. Noticeable signs of use on the bodywork, paint wearing, rubber discolouring/wearing, etc. The lens would show signs of internal dust but still minimal. A camera would show slight dust in the viewfinder but a clean sensor.

    Please note: In certain circumstances we may be unable to accept equipment due to the information supplied. This may reflect our current stock levels, market demand, or age of the item. In these instances, we aim to advise how best to sell/dispose of your equipment.

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  Purchasing your New or Used Equipment   >  

Once we've received and valued your gear and your happy to proceed, any balances due to us can be easily made, below are the options :

Card Payment
If you decide to pay the balance due by card, our part-exchange team will email you a link that will allow you to make a quick and secure online payment.

If you would like to use our finance option, simply complete our online application we'll then reimburse you the  value of the part exchange. This payment usually takes 3-5 working days to be processed.

If the value of your trade-in exceeds the value of your purchase then we will pay you back any monies due, directly into your bank account!


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    Selling your items

    If your looking to simply sell your camera gear, binoculars or scope.  > Get in touch!  We're always looking for good quality gear and pay competitive prices.
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    Commission Sales

    Contact us today to find out about our commission sales service.  Once we've agreed on the selling price, we'll find you a customer.  We charge a 20% commission fee.

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