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“Rocky cameras complete waster”

Written on: 12/01/2017 by Itsnotmydog (1 review written)

Purchased Mint Zorki 4 (£29.99) from rocky cameras Nov 29 2016 received wrong camera from the one that was advertised and the wrong lens, shutter not working, lens etched with mold, and definitely not in the condition advertivesd Returned the camera (£7.99 postage) emailed and phone with only one call answered (No apology made) that the replacement was going to be sent out straight away,a week went by then another week went by and guess what?????? Fantastic a camera turned up guess what its… Read Full Review

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“Rocky = Rubbish, literally”

Written on: 11/01/2017 by EileenAlvarez (1 review written)

You don't need to browse this site for long before you notice a pattern - virtually everything is "optically perfect" and "exc cosmetic condition". Peer a little closer at the photos (which are all small and poorly lit) and you may begin to have doubts. You'd be right to. I recently bought an "exc" condition Olympus OM1. I knew something was up when I opened the package and the smell of damp hit me. If this was "exc" condition when Mr Rocky sold it, I'd love to know what superlative he… Read Full Review

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“WARNING - do NOT buy - you'll loose your money”

Written on: 09/03/2016 by Kassidy454 (1 review written)

My first order ( one item,50 pounds) was delivered ok. My second order ( 4 items,146 pounds) releasing a "discount" was never delivered. I received a dispatch mail without track ID number, but never received the parcel (I suspect it was never sent). I've been trying to get a refund for more than one month now, and have complained to : 1) Trading Standards 2)/webgate.ec.europa.3) My bank I still hope to get my money back, but strongly advice you to trade somewhere else. This site is a cover for… Read Full Review

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“WORST OF THE WORST”

Written on: 27/11/2015 by AdrienLaw237 (1 review written)

Don´t ever buy here. Don´t buy and warn everyone you know about it!… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“You Get What You Pay For”

Written on: 29/10/2015 by Lilyb416 (1 review written)

Pile 'em high, Sell 'em cheap and don't bother with any QA. If you bear that in mind Rocky can be very useful. If you need a hood, a widget or a Tamron adapted mount the huge stock means he's probably got one. If you want a pristine, collectable one the maybe you should go elsewhere. Maybe, if you are buying a bunch of small stuff and get up to his discount level it could be worth taking a punt on a lens or camera, but only if you can afford for it not to work or some lens elements to have… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Pleasantly surprised after reading so many negative...”

Written on: 08/09/2015 by andymor (2 reviews written)

I was looking for an 1980 Olympics Zenit E camera and came across Rocky Cameras after a google search. While there i saw a Pentax Z-1p & decided to order, having missed out on far too many bargains by dithering in the past. It was only afterwards I came across many negative reviews about Rocky & prepared for the worst. l couldn't have been more wrong as the cameras arrived four days later in excellent condition. I then ordered another Zenit E and that came in two days! I did take screenshots of… Read Full Review

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“Bad choice! Forget this online store”

Written on: 27/08/2015 by 25Harris (1 review written)

I made two purchases in this site. First I bought a promenader for a mamiya c330. The item arrived in the schedule but missing an important piece to the promenader to work. I send a photo, he answer me that he resolve the problem, but did not. The description in the site his one thing the product is another.... The second purchase has a 250 mm lens for the same machine. In the site it says it has the covers but I only receive the back covers. And it had some damage in the rings in the lens. I… Read Full Review

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“dishonest and incompetent”

Written on: 13/08/2015 by Kamarip378 (1 review written)

I ordered several times on the site, the first time I did not know where I fell and I placed a large order of light meters with a large percentage reduction. I was very unhappy to see that my order did not correspond at all to what I had bought: light meters double, triple, broken, do not correspond at all to the description (eg if you have multiple identical models. and you buy it in better condition, he will give you the worst), in short the scammer in all its forms. Conversely, when I board… Read Full Review

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“No Reply Rocky”

Written on: 12/08/2015 by graham8520 (1 review written)

Item missing from order, emails and phone ignored. Wish I had paid more attention to the reviews rather than the discount being offered as he was away on holiday. What he sells is certainly cheap but, for the most part to be in poor/average condition. The finder I purchased was described as mint but has a chunk of paint missing. Mint? Might be time for an eye test Mr Rock… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Take with a pinch of salt”

Written on: 12/07/2015 by Faulkner37 (1 review written)

First things first: You get what you pay for - Rocky Cameras is usually pretty cheap, with 40% off sales sometimes and the standard "Buy 19 bits of junk with what you actually want for 25% off" but be aware that you might have to clean or refurb whatever you buy, and it won't always be cheaper after doing so. I've bought about a dozen things from here. Never had anything go missing completely but certainly had things not present in the box and had to chase it up. but they always sort it out… Read Full Review

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“Ordered 3 items, two arrived, one broken and the other...”

Written on: 22/06/2015 by RyannHalsey (1 review written)

Ordered 3 items, two arrived, one broken and the other not as described, returned the items, 10 emails and 2 phone calls later - no response, £125 out of pocket!… Read Full Review

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“High risk of losing your money”

Written on: 19/06/2015 by 209Henderson (1 review written)

I ordered and paid for a lens and light meters. Light meters arrived broken down and lens has never been shipped even. No refund made, just promises until he went quite totally. I must admit I found some positive feedback on this store but it was from long time ago. Over the recent few years I have found only complaints - my bad I should have researched before I paid. Based on my research there is some probability you will get what you ordered but it's very low. Most probably this guy will not… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Does not ship the goods”

Written on: 13/04/2015

I give up on this seller. I ordered at least 6 or 7 times from this seller over a period of three years, from three different locations in France (Paris and outside Paris). I received the first two orders, to my satisfaction(yes, you should not necesseraly believe the descriptions, but photos are OK). However I never received the last 3 or 4 orders. No tracking number, not confirmation of expedition, nothing. And this is not a problem with the mail. The good side is that I have been reimbursed… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great value, excellent range”

Written on: 12/04/2015 by 335Wells (1 review written)

I have been buying from Rocky for several years - he has operated from a market stall in my local town, and it has been very useful to be able to talk to him about what he has coming up. I have bought 4 camera bodies and several lenses, all of them in good condition, apart from one which he promptly replaced. You need to know what you are looking for, and to be able to relate price to condition. I would never buy used camera equipment without having a good look first or at least talking in… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great value and very fast delivery”

Written on: 31/03/2015 by KarenLRPhoto (1 review written)

I've been an avid photographer all my life and have come to regret disposing of some of my early cameras. I decided recently I wanted to collect "my life in cameras" to display in my studio and came upon Rocky Cameras whilst doing an online search for a Zenit E. I was blown away by the great prices but concerned about the poor reviews I also found online, but in the end I decided to take a chance on the basis the cameras I was ordering (the Zenit E and a Lubitel 2 TLR camera) were to be display… Read Full Review

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Bearshit's Response to KarenLRPhoto's Review

Written on: 30/07/2015

Isn't it interesting that the positive comments both start "I've been" and "I have been"?

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Bearshit's Response to KarenLRPhoto's Review

Written on: 30/07/2015

Isn't it interesting that the positive comments both start "I've been" and "I have been"?

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★☆☆☆☆

“Worst camera dealer, Avoid”

Written on: 13/02/2015 by Nylah411 (1 review written)

Terrible service, firstly shoved any old cameras instead of ones I ordered in box, except my main reason for order which wasnt in box at all, replacements for missing cameras were cheap and some broken, no notice he was going to do this, after several emails later he sent out the main camera in another package only for it arrive with no lense or shutter despite description stating shutter firing correctly, after two weeks from initial order and many emails I went to paypal for refund, which I… Read Full Review

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Bearshit's Comment

Written on: 19/03/2015

Please contact Dorset Trading Standards, because this man just doesn't learn, and he needs to be stopped.

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★★★★☆

“Good overall service”

Written on: 31/01/2015 by ChadWooten (1 review written)

There seems to be quite a lot of bad reviews about Rocky Cameras but I have bought several items from him and have no complaints whatsoever. The items have always been as described, prompt postage and Ive always been more than satisfied. More often than not, the prices are cheaper than you'll pay on ebay! Ill continue to buy from him!!!!… Read Full Review

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“Tricky Seller”

Written on: 28/12/2014 by urMooney383 (1 review written)

I ordered from this guy four times...mainly because he carries some things that are hard to find in the US and at reasonable prices (cheaper than EBAY). One of the seller's tricks is to leave items out of your order on purpose. If you order 4 items, he'll ship 2 items to you or if you order a camera with a lens, he'll just ship the camera body to you... Beware of his condition grading as well. He often states that an item is in "optically perfect condition". What does that mean,btw? Or he just… Read Full Review

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“The worst ever!!!”

Written on: 07/12/2014 by 226McDowell (1 review written)

Two months have passed since my order and payment and I'm still waiting for it!!! I've send the needed contacts by e-mail and not a single feedback from rocky cameras. Well... i'm going to press charge against him. ONLY GAVE 1 STAR BECAUSE I'CANT GIVE MINUS TEN!!!!… Read Full Review

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“Opticaly Perfect Condition?”

Written on: 16/09/2014 by Ray272 (1 review written)

I ordered some lenses of which were all described as being "In Optically Perfect Condition" When they arrived, they had very noticeably fungus and haze, by far optically perfect. It appears nothing is checked or tested correctly, so if you want to take a gable, pay with Paypal so you can get your money back… Read Full Review

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