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How do you get used lenses on the cheap (UK)?

 
Colin ­ Glover
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May 07, 2018 17:59 |  #1

Title says it all. Thanks in advance,
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May 07, 2018 19:24 |  #2

Well I'd start with LCE and WEX. Do Clifton do secondhand? Then start looking at some of the more specialised secondhand dealers sites. I forget the names now, but buy a copy of Amature Photographer for a look at the adverts. Or just check it out next time you are in Tesco/Asda/Sainsbury's​. There's Ebay of course, but I would want to be able to do a pickup personally, since you then get a chance to inspect the goods before parting with your money. Oh and if I were to sell on Ebay I would insist on pickup/cash only. I suppose that Ebay/Paypal do at least usually come down on the side of the purchaser, even when they are probably more likely to be the scammer than the scammed.

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May 07, 2018 19:52 |  #3

BigAl007 wrote in post #18621502 (external link)
Oh and if I were to sell on Ebay I would insist on pickup/cash only.

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It is surprising to see this recommendation. . I wonder, is this advice based on personal experience, or not?

I have bought (and sold) thousands of items on eBay, and never had a transaction end up going awry. . As a purchaser, I would use eBay/PayPal without any hesitation whatsoever, inasmuch as "customer confidence" is concerned.

However, camera gear tends to sell for top dollar on eBay, so if I were looking for bargain basement prices, I would not bother with eBay, because used lenses are simply more expensive than they are via other sources.

The place where I find used lenses consistently listed at cheaper prices than anywhere else would be the classifieds on the Fred Miranda forum. . The classifieds here on our forum have a lot of good used gear, too, although the folks here seem to ask for more money than the people selling at FM.


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