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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, you're 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 you are 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 you're 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, ParcelForce, to collect your part-exchange items from you at home or from a place of work at no cost to you. If you don't want to wait in for a collection, you can drop it into your local Post Office, we'll need to send you a label.

    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.

    Mint: Like New with very minimal signs of use. Boxed with all standard accessories. The lens mount may show minimal signs of use but no deep marks. Clean Optics with no Dust or Scratches. Clean Sensor
    Pro Bodies - up to 30K actuations 
    Non-Pro - up to 10K actuations

    Excellent: Very good with some light Signs of Use. Preferably Boxed with all/most accessories
    No significant marks or scratches and little wear. Clean Optics with no scratches very little dust (if any). Clean Sensor
    Pro Bodies - up to 60K actuations 
    Non-Pro - up to 20K actuations

    Good: More Obvious Signs of use with most accessories including Battery and Charger. Items will show cosmetic wear from overtime. Optics/camera viewfinder may have a small amount of dust inside but will not affect images in any way. Clean Sensor
    Pro Bodies - up to 80K actuations (Depending on camera)
    Non-Pro - up to 40K actuations

  • Well Used: Heavier signs of use, however, it will work perfectly and will include Battery and Charger as a minimum. Optics/camera viewfinder may have a larger amount of dust inside but this will not affect images in any way. Optics may have small/light marks but this will not affect image quality. Clean Sensor
    Pro Bodies - 80K+ actuations
    Non-Pro - up to 70K actuations 

    Heavy Use: Extensive wear but working, may have heavier scratches on optics and dust in viewfinders but will not affect image quality. Clean Sensor – Each listing will be personalised to the item


    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 the age of the item. In these instances, we aim to advise how best to sell/dispose of your equipment.

  Purchasing your New or Used Equipment   >  

Once we've received and valued your gear and you're 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 you're 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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