Do you want to buy your dream camera or lens? Your camera equipment can make a nice deposit on your next piece of gear with our Trade-in service, making things a little bit more affordable.
Why not trade in for credit if you’re not ready to buy? We can present you with a credit note that you can apply to a newer model when you’re ready.
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The process is easy!
Tell us about your equipment?
Send us an email with images of your camera or lens and best describe the condition. How used is the item? Are there any marks, or scratches? Alternatively, you can bring it to us and we can give the valuation on inspection. Any quotes made will need an inspection.
Bring the camera or lens to us
Once we’ve given you a valuation we will notify you to bring the item to us. We will inspect the item to make sure it is in working order and either give you a part exchange value or if you are not quite ready to make the purchase we can give you a store credit for you to spend at a later date.
Upgrade to your new camera or lens
Now armed with a credit note or part exchange value why not speak to our experts about what camera or lens you wish to upgrade.
How to grade your equipment
When it comes to trading in or part exchanging we inspect every camera and lens and grade its by it condition. We do this so we can give you the fairest value for your item. When you contact us here are some terminology you can used to help us better understand your item when giving you a quote over email.
Your equipment is in pristine shape as if you had just purchased it. Even if you don’t have the original packaging, the item is still regarded as ‘Like New.’
The item should be close to ‘Like New,’ although there may be some minor cosmetic flaws that reduce its rating.
- Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
- Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens.
Your equipment is not quite excellent, but it is far too good to be classified as good. The paintwork on your item may show some cosmetic damage.
- Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that do not affect its display.
- Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear.
Cosmetic wear is becoming more visible on the equipment.
- Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
- Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
Your equipment will be displaying severe wear. The paintwork will wear off in huge sections, revealing the metal body.
- Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
- Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.
We cannot offer anything for faulty equipment however we can offer the recycle if you cannot.
- Faulty equipment
- Smashed or faulty LCD screens
- Any damaged/ faulty portals including memory card slot.
- Smashed/damaged lens elements
- Fungus inside of lenses
Accessories that affect your trade in value
Having the original accessories that come with either the camera or lens will improve the valuation we give.
What people say?
Your most frequent questions and answers about camera and lens repairs.
We accept DSLRs, Mirrorless cameras, lenses and selected compact and bridge cameras. Original branded battery grips and flashes are also accepted, as well as selected GoPros. We also accept selected film cameras and lenses.
Unfortunately, we don’t accept bags, tripods, camcorders plus other accessories.
All quotes display a maximum value as all items that are submitted for Trade-In are subject to inspection. A member of staff will inspect your item against our criteria and perform some simple tests. The inspection process combined with the number of accessories you have with your camera will determine the final value of your item. This value will be confirmed with you before you continue with your new purchase.
All quotes display a maximum value as all items that are submitted for Trade-In are subject to inspection. A member of staff will inspect your item against our criteria and perform some simple tests. The inspection process combined with the number or accessories you have with your camera will determine the final value of your item. This value will be confirmed with you before you continue with your new purchase.
Yes, an instant valuation is available in all of our stores. You can walk into a store without an appointment and they can value your items for you and complete your new purchase. If you have an online quote and you want to complete the Trade-In at the store, then just respond to the email and we can check the stock of the new item for you ahead of your visit to the store.
Please take your Trade-In items – including a fully charged battery, all original accessories, chargers and packaging (if you have it) and the store will do the rest.
All items should be in good working order and have UK plug.
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