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“Items for valuation treated like scrap”

Written on: 24/05/2017 by IanBarke (1 review written)

I took to Ffordes my old Pentax SV with 3 lenses and a 2/3x teleconverter, and my current Kodak Z990 bridge, for a valuation against a possible purchase of a Panasonic FZ330, or perhaps a FZ1000 or something similar. Having been told I would be called with a price within a couple of days, after a week I called in to enquire on progress with the valuation. One lens was of interest as a purchase / trade in and the remaining items were stored in a cardboard box. Of course that itself isn't… Read Full Review

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“Great purchase, exactly as described.”

Written on: 21/05/2017 by Schoolhouse (1 review written)

Was in touch with Ffordes about a camera and lens purchase and had emailed them about some details. They responded extremely quickly, nothing was too much hassle. Bought said camera, waited some days for it but that was due to courier. On receipt of camera and lens, all were in excellent condition as described, even the batteries are like brand new. Very pleased and better value than shopping locally here. I'd be very happy to recommend them and will definitely be sourcing more equipment from… Read Full Review

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“Customer service foremost”

Written on: 18/05/2017 by d.r.wilson (1 review written)

I have had the pleasure of dealing with Ffordes several times. I have sold both vintage and modern lenses, and bought a number of products from them, all online. In every instance I have had personal correspondences that have been informative, honest, and show a high level of customer care. I once enquired about the optical quality of a vintage 50mm lens I wanted to buy from them - the reply came back that some fungus was discovered and Ffordes did not see fit selling the lens at all until… Read Full Review

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“1st Class Service”

Written on: 12/05/2017 by EddieBleica (1 review written)

I've been a customer of Ffordes for at least 10 years - since I started using Leica products. Quite simply, they are the best! The staff members' product knowledge is second to none. Queries are answered quickly; demo's readily arranged. Stock levels are usually good - if an item needs to be ordered they'll give you a realistic delivery time. I've traded in old equipment with Ffordes - and was pleasantly surprised at the values given. I always seemed to get a very fair deal. I've also bought… Read Full Review

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“ The best UK Camera Dealer and Stockist”

Written on: 09/05/2017 by JRMMurphy (2 reviews written)

As always, absolutely 1st class courteous service and communication. Reliable, trustworthy, and pleasure to deal with. Very highly recommended… Read Full Review

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“Great value & service from a professional business”

Written on: 03/05/2017 by Andy_Lancs (1 review written)

Got a really great price from Fforbes, they quickly confirmed the camera I was looking for was in stock and they dispatched my order very quickly. Sometimes the best prices, service and stock are not found on Google or Amazon! Very pleased with my purchase and experience. Well done Fforbes, will be back again!… Read Full Review

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“Appreciated personal contact.”

Written on: 28/04/2017 by Fox269 (1 review written)

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“Excellent”

Written on: 26/04/2017 by leitzxenon (1 review written)

Probably the best in the UK for good quality and reasonably priced second hand cameras and equipment. Have used them for years with no complaints at all. Highly recommended… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Response & Service”

Written on: 12/04/2017 by richreeves (3 reviews written)

Many years of quietly given advice & sale of new and used photo products to me, the used photo equipment usually in much better condition than its Ffordes advertised rating indicated… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Response & Service”

Written on: 12/04/2017 by richreeves (3 reviews written)

Many years of quietly given advice & sale of new and used photo products to me, the used photo equipment usually in much better condition than its Ffordes advertised rating indicated… Read Full Review

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“Glad I found it!”

Written on: 09/04/2017 by Abernathy426 (1 review written)

Stumbled on this wonderful place near where we holiday in the far north of Scotland whilst internet-searching for something else, and paid them a visit. Impressively stocked fine renovated chapel, staffed by helpful folk who know their business. Ended up buying a spotting scope, and traded in an old Bronica SQ-A and lenses in part exchange. This had to be inspected and valued (along with a lot of other folks' stuff) and was delighted that they were prepared to jump the queue for me to meet my… Read Full Review

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“Customer Service at it's Best”

Written on: 06/04/2017 by gbealnz (1 review written)

I was looking for a slightly obscure item, an angle finder for an old Leicaflex SL. Ffordes showed a selection of them, and I e mailed them. Within less than half an hour I had a reply, a very courteous reply, and within the hour I had settled on what I wanted, and paid for the item. The cost was reasonable, very reasonable in fact, and the postage costs equally so. The item arrived in about a week, very good service considering we could not be further apart geographically. Service, price… Read Full Review

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“Excellent service!”

Written on: 01/04/2017 by R.Graham (2 reviews written)

I'd bought a Fuji GX680 and various lenses from Ffordes a while back and was impressed with both quality and the speed of delivery. While on the lookout for an Imacon scanner, I noticed Ffordes had one in good condition in stock for a really good price. I had no hesitation in ordering, and am glad I bought it before someone else did! It was dispatched the next day and arrived the day after, with emails from both Ffordes and the delivery company to keep me updated on progress. The scanner was… Read Full Review

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“Sensor replacement Leica ME.”

Written on: 30/03/2017 by Woodwardxy22 (1 review written)

Just a huge thank you to at Ffordes for the outstanding effort you made on my behalf regarding the replacement of the sensor in my Leica ME. I had not even purchased the camera for Ffordes. I have dealt with Ffordes for many years both buying and selling equipment and they have always been 100% Truthful and Reliable as a company to deal with. I have recommend a lot of other people who have been very please with their final outcome too. I am sure you will keep up your 100% record with me in… Read Full Review

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“Very happy once again. ”

Written on: 27/03/2017 by Dan-wood (1 review written)

I've been a customer with Ffordes for 15 years and their customer service, quality of goods and communication is second to none. I have even visited their wonderfully located shop near Inverness to part-ex some stuff. Recently they sold a lens for me on commission and I was delighted with their efforts and the resulting cheque that landed on my doormat. Highly recommended business and top class blokes. Cheers… Read Full Review

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“Very satisfied customer.”

Written on: 22/03/2017 by codawoof (1 review written)

I have bought many items from Ffordes photographic and have always had excellent service from them. Over more years than I care to remember I have only ever had one problem and Ffordes sorted it out very quickly. This firm is my first port of call when ever I need equipment. My latest order was placed at Fri. 8 am, it arrived at 9.30 am the next day!… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic service”

Written on: 11/03/2017

What a great team very helpful nothing too much trouble and the delivery of items bought were well packed so can't be damaged and arrived earlier than said brilliant thank you… Read Full Review

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“Conflict of Interest”

Written on: 11/03/2017 by Napier372 (1 review written)

This is one of those rare companies the you really want to keep to yourself but have to recommend in order to keep their business healthy. They are an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated team. If only the rest of the net had their integrity… Read Full Review

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“Top notch product & service!”

Written on: 08/03/2017 by Johnmell (1 review written)

I had heard a lot of positive things about Ffordes but this was my first purchase from them and I was very impressed with the level of service I received. I bought a used Nikon 300mm lens which was delivered next day and it was in immaculate condition, way better than I expected. I also emailed them after I received my order to ask them a question about another product and they replied back with some very useful information but there was no pressure from them for me to make a further purchase… Read Full Review

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“EXCELLENT SERVICE, USED ITEMS AS DESCRIBED AND BETTER”

Written on: 05/03/2017 by Chancey320 (1 review written)

I deal with photography aince 1975 and I always want to have the appropriate gear because I use it as e professional. The problem is always the cost of the gear, if you want to be always up to date. I found the solution in this problem at Ffordes First because they are experts in photography and if you ask them , they can suggest the beter solution(s) for your problem Second because they have plenty of gear in excellent and very good condition and you can search in their site to find… Read Full Review

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