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Dec 16, 2020 06:42 |  #31

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Upon getting the quotes from MPB on several camera and lenses of mine, I decided to adopt a strategy of trying to sell mine on Craigslist locally. The ones that I'm not getting any buyers, I'll go through MPB. Just this past week, I sold one camera body and two lenses at higher prices than the MPB quotes. One that I'm not getting any inquiries, I'll probably ship it off to MPB after giving it another week.

People still use Craigslist? Around here, there is no activity on there, OfferUp is more secure, and much more popular.


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Jan 06, 2021 23:43 |  #32

Huge credit and thanks to MPB they have waited over a month for me to pay for gear they put on one side for me - that is amazing.

What a company.

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Jan 06, 2021 23:47 |  #33

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Good to know. I've never heard of MPB before, but given all the testimonials so far, I think I'll give them a try.


Completely recomend them - they are Brilliant - have had no issues with them In any form.

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Jan 06, 2021 23:48 |  #34

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I've not sold to them, but I just picked up a like new Sigma 300-800mm from MPB. I bought from them via eBay, and I was very impressed with the transaction.
The lens is better than described,. seriously looks brand new, but was priced very well.


They are good mate.

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Jan 07, 2021 00:32 |  #35

sold my 5DM3 to them, got more than I was offered selling on ebay...much easier to deal with also.




  
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Jan 07, 2021 06:08 |  #36

goalerjones wrote in post #19177977 (external link)
sold my 5DM3 to them, got more than I was offered selling on ebay...much easier to deal with also.

Same here and a less stressful transaction.


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Jan 07, 2021 11:38 |  #37

Getting my gear from them tomorrow -

Nikon D7500 low sh count, Nikon 300 F4 PF mint, Nikon 1.4 X mk3 TC mint, Nikon 18-55 AF-P mint.

Cant wait.

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Jan 08, 2021 00:05 |  #38

I sold around $3500 worth of Canon gear to them after my switch to Sony. What most impressed me is even though I chose “excellent” for my gear when scheduling my quote, they actually upgraded several items to “Like new” and paid me more money. One of the bodies had extra Canon OEM batteries, so they added a few bucks for each of those too, which I wasn’t expecting. I’d definitely sell to them again. MUCH less hassle and probably more money than I’d have got from eBay or anywhere else. I know they were higher than KEH’s online quote, so that’s all I have to compare to.


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Jan 08, 2021 08:37 |  #39

Mine has arrived today - great service as always superb quality as they always are -

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Jan 14, 2021 13:57 |  #40

I've bought and traded with MPB several times and had no issues, great service , smooth transaction. Two weeks ago I sent a camera and a 2 lenses along with some other smaller items to sell. I wasn't happy with price they offered ,and I asked that they please cancel the transaction and ship my items back to me. Well it's now 7 days later and I've yet to receive my items or any response at all after several emails. Needless to say I'm not too thrilled.


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Jan 14, 2021 15:44 |  #41

darthrazz wrote in post #19181331 (external link)
I've bought and traded with MPB several times and had no issues, great service , smooth transaction. Two weeks ago I sent a camera and a 2 lenses along with some other smaller items to sell. I wasn't happy with price they offered ,and I asked that they please cancel the transaction and ship my items back to me. Well it's now 7 days later and I've yet to receive my items or any response at all after several emails. Needless to say I'm not too thrilled.


Have you tried to ring them? I know they have been very busy and some times takes a few rings to get to them.

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Jan 14, 2021 15:55 as a reply to  @ Pagman's post |  #42

Finally able to get through and my stuff will ship tomorrow.


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Jan 14, 2021 16:20 |  #43

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Finally able to get through and my stuff will ship tomorrow.

Thats good news - sometimes they can just be busy and ity takes a bit of a go to get through to them, I had a similar situation over christmas where thier phones where very busy then I was contatcted by more than One email, kind of like they know they have been busy and try to correct it.

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Jan 26, 2021 12:45 |  #44

Okay, my first successful transaction with MPB completed.

My strategy of selling my gear worked out very nicely:

1) get the current market value of the items, including MPB quotes
2) since MPB quotes are generally lower than the going rates
3) advertise them in local Craigslist or something similar at higher price than the MPB quotes
4) what doesn't get sold locally, ship off to MPB

This is how I have four lenses off my hands in the past month: three sold via local Craigslist at higher prices than MPB quotes, and the one that wasn't moving, I shipped it off to MPB. The lone lens that wasn't moving, EF 70-200 f/2.8 v.1, was just evaluated, accepted, given $25 more (I think they slightly low ball the quote and give higher, if the condition is as good as you stated, price at the end to make you feel good about the transaction), and processed the final phase of the transaction via bank routing.

Just about the only "hassle" of selling through Craigslist was having to take photos of the items. Once someone wants to buy them, it's just meeting the buyer in a public location and collecting the cash. The "hassle" of selling to MPB is having to wrap everything in a suitable box with cushioning material and driving to a FedEx collecting place. I'll call that just about equal hassle, either way. I suppose the only advantage with the MPB route is that it can be quicker than via Craigslist if the items take longer to sell, but I'm not desperate for quick money, anyway, so going first through Craigslist for more money than the MPB quotes worked out very nicely.



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Jan 26, 2021 13:07 as a reply to  @ SYS's post |  #45

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That sounds like a really good strategy!

You are quite fortunate to live in an area that has a Craigslist. . Us rural folks are S.O.L. when it comes to using such venues.


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