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★★★★★

“Excellent service, but also you feel confident with...”

Written on: 21/08/2016 by iyWyatt287 (1 review written)

Recently I decided to change my equipment. I do not usually buy new gear, as I believe, with patience, you can eventually get just as good as new, but at a budget cost. But when you buy secondhand, there can be more of a risk, especially if there is no added warranty or post-purchase support. With Ffordes I fell extremely content and assured of first rate sales, whether secondhand and new gear. I recently part-exchanged some used gear, wanting to "upgrade". Not only did Ffordes give me a good… Read Full Review

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“A straightforward part exchange transaction.”

Written on: 15/08/2016 by AynsleyCooper (1 review written)

I have been a ffordes customer for some time, on and off, always been happy. Don't often p/x gear, but this offer seemed acceptable to me. The communication from them (mostly by email) was good and clear, and they got back to me quickly. I'd recommend ffordes on the basis of my own experience… Read Full Review

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“Excellent service”

Written on: 10/08/2016

Recently had cause to use Ffordes to sell unused camera equipment and PX's for a compact, I was given a couple of options as to how to proceed which I found very fair. I then traded back the compact for an SLR lens, I missed the viewfinder on the compact and from start to finish they were once again very fair both in px and in selling price of the lens I was buying. They are very friendly and freely offer advice. A company I will be dealing with again. … Read Full Review

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“Christmas Day in July!”

Written on: 28/07/2016 by moire (1 review written)

It’s not often that you get that Christmas Day feeling in July, but I certainly felt that way this morning when the used camera I ordered from Ffordes arrived! It was listed as signs of use, but the camera looks almost mint to me! Prior to ordering the camera, I’d already read lots of rave reviews singing praise for the service and quality of the products from Ffordes. So I guess I’m now one of those people preaching to the converted. I will most definitely be using Ffordes again in the… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Had a Rolleiflex camera to dispose of and found...”

Written on: 23/07/2016 by vjLewis225 (1 review written)

Had a Rolleiflex camera to dispose of and found Ffordes easily on the Internet. Quoted a good deal including the repairs required and was happy with sale price. Would thoroughly recommend Ffordes to anyone buying or selling camera equipment… Read Full Review

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“Nikkor 85/1.8 nonAI (1972)”

Written on: 21/07/2016 by lemonadedrinker (1 review written)

The lens was as described. It arrived safely,well wrapped. It seems a clean and tidy lens and from the few photos I have taken so far seems pretty good. Over the years I have bought a few cameras and lenses from Ffordes and have never been disappointed. While not actually a fetishist about lenses, I do like the scalloped focus ring on these earlier lenses and it was this feature particularly that obliged me to buy it! Thak you Ffordes… Read Full Review

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“ffordes know cameras”

Written on: 20/07/2016 by 347Tennant (1 review written)

I have been dealing with and buying cameras from ffordes of Scotland which I prefer to call them, for 16 years. During those years I have bought Leicas, RB and RZ 67's, and Nikons and enlargers etc. All of the equipment is still in good working order and I have recommended ffordes to friends far and near. In these day when digital photography is necessary it's good to see that ffordes still support those of us who like to maintain the old ways of film and the darkroom as well as the latest… Read Full Review

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“Expert Advice and Superb Service”

Written on: 19/07/2016 by GianFranco_Todd (1 review written)

I have been trading photographic equipment with Ffordes for 4-5 years now and I can honestly say that they give me a very fair appraisal of any equipment i wish to sell or purchase, offer get trade-in prices and sell very competitively whether brand new stock or carefully used equipment. It has allowed me to gravitate towards a CSC system with wide range of lenses and two bodies. I would throughly recommend their expertise, thoroughness and speedy dispatch… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely cracking”

Written on: 14/07/2016 by Voiladhras (1 review written)

After delaying a visit to Ffordes for far, far too long this week was finally the week! I was in the market for a lighter-weight camera to use in place of my heavy DSLRs. My own research led me in a certain direction but advice from the shop helped push me in to something even more ideal. From start to finish, the chaps I dealt with could not have been more friendly and helpful. As for the shop itself? It was genuinely difficult not to get lost in the selection of kit available! I would not… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Excellent”

Written on: 07/07/2016 by 236Lacroix (1 review written)

Great camera shop. My trade in went great, I packed up the kit and a courier collected it, Ffordes valued it and then phoned me. All the kit I bought was secondhand and all was exactly as described. Website easy to use with pics of the items for sale. None of the worry encountered which you can feel when using online auction sites. Very pleased and have already recommended them to another photographer!… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Service and Quality”

Written on: 30/06/2016 by peaseaphotography (1 review written)

Ffordes are my go-to shop for lens and camera postal trades, decent price, quick turnaround but most importantly peace of mind as to the quality of the goods they sell. They list very accurate and honest ratings and if they say it's Mint, then it's Mint. Having been burned by the quality of some ebay items listed as "Mint" this is very important… Read Full Review

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“Service par excellence”

Written on: 30/06/2016 by KeyonFitch427 (1 review written)

Yesterday I visited what is, in my opinion, the finest photographic toy shop, for the second time. The expertise, helpfulness and integrity of the staff is just first class. I heartedly recommend that, if you can manage the time and travelling, a personal visit is well worth it. You not only come away with the photographic equipment you wanted but will have also tried out various alternatives and been able to discuss the relevant attributes and merits with people who have actually used the… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“They simply do not get any better than Ffords. ”

Written on: 24/06/2016 by DRTphotos (1 review written)

I am a long standing customer of Ffords over many, many years. I cannot recommend them highly enough, for service, quality of equipment for sale and courtesy of all staff. Nothing is too much trouble. Being extremely fastidious about what I buy, I know when I ask them to give a peace of kit the once over before making a purchase, the answer I get will be honest and accurate all helping to make the process as painless as possible. In short, a pleasure doing business with them... … Read Full Review

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“Swarovski binocs”

Written on: 20/06/2016 by outdoor10 (1 review written)

thanks for replacing the eyecup free of charge and nice rapid service… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Excellent service and quality”

Written on: 13/06/2016 by 96Herndon (1 review written)

Visited site an suggestion of a friend who had previously bought from Ffordes. Found exactly what I wanted, ordered it and it arrived within 24 hours. My purchase was a Sony E 55-210 lens for my A6000. It arrived very well packaged and in excellent condition. Will certainly consider using Ffordes again and would happily recommend Ffordes to other people. … Read Full Review

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“Quality Service”

Written on: 11/05/2016 by peeler45 (1 review written)

Bought a Canon DSLR of them listed as having signs of wear, had a good "play" with it, I have yet to find any sign of use looks brand new, paid for it on a Monday got it next day,very good item and service, will use the co. again… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“great, rapid, efficient service”

Written on: 09/05/2016 by greenmidget (1 review written)

I have used Ffordes for many years and they are always my first port of call when looking for new equipment, or used stuff. Their commission or part-exchange service is excellent. The staff are always knowledgeable and polite. The service is also excellent, whether they are sending equipment directly from Beauly or arranging supply from manufacturers. They will also arrange pick-up from your home. I rarely go anywhere else. … Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Dissapointing Customer Service”

Written on: 03/05/2016 by cthodgson (1 review written)

A very disappointing buying experience. I purchased a £1600 lens that had clearly never been tested and then had to chase my refund up which took a further week to be received. I still haven't had any communication from them apologising for any of the hassles or the time wasted (including calls from abroad as I'd left the country for my trip). Or an email saying they had received the lens back (as requested by me). How long does it take to put a lens onto a camera body and see that it doesn't… Read Full Review

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Ffordes's Response to cthodgson's Review

Written on: 05/05/2016

As per my email to you Chris yesterday , we are really sorry to hear that you had problems with the lens that you purchased from us here at Ffordes , We are waiting to hear back from Sigma UK regarding the problem and what may have caused this , as on tests done Pre-listing all AF functions and distances were correct to manufactors spec Due to the amount of equipment coming in daily we have now set in place that any return whether it be a fault or returned under 10 day condition approval period will have to be marked RETURN this will highlight the box (which are nearly all brown) to our testing guys , so that we can process returns quicker . I'm sorry that your box, that we arranged to collect free of charge wasn't processed until after the back holiday weekend . Ffordes are continuing to try and improve our service by speaking with courier cross the UK to reduce the collect times from 3 working days to less 24 hours were possible , at the moment this seems a pretty hard thing to do and you would think we were on a Island the way some of them speak , we are also in the midst of recruiting more specialist staff so that we can help and advice customers quicker , every sale big or small is important to Ffordes and I can only apologies and say that this was a very unusual situation . All the Best Alister Bowie

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★★★★★

“Great Customer Service”

Written on: 27/04/2016 by AveriLoomis278 (1 review written)

I've bought a fair number of bits and pieces off Ffordes over the years and always had excellent service. No matter how daft or picky your question is, the team always do their best to answer your enquiries promptly and accurately. Their gradings are also very accurate and you know you can buy in confidence with the surety that every package will be incredibly well packed. It is hard buying photographic gear online without the opportunity to inspect things personally, but Ffordes make it an… Read Full Review

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“Great Service, Great Stock.”

Written on: 25/04/2016 by 400Watson (1 review written)

I first started buying from Ffordes Photographic back in 2007 and got some lenses for my Pentax and Nikon Film SLR's. These lenses were second hand but in fantastic condition and were well described on their website. Just recently I bought a used Pentax DSLR and lens from them. Both items were in superb condition and delivered very quickly. When you phone the shop to order the items, no matter who answers the phone, they are always friendly and very helpful to you. Any time I have had a… Read Full Review

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