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★★★★★

“Easy Option for selling your gear”

Written on: 31/07/2015 by Joelm337 (1 review written)

I've sold several items of equipment using Ffordes commission based sales recently and all sold within a reasonable time and for a price that I was happy with. Maybe I could have sold privately for slightly more, but I honestly don't think it would have been worth all the time, aggravation and risk had I done so and I suspect I would still have some items for sale. The pick up courier service for sending equipment to them is excellent, hassle free and very good value for money. I'll certainly… Read Full Review

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“FIVE STARS, items as described, quick service & well...”

Written on: 23/07/2015 by brightoncamera (1 review written)

A first time customer, I placed an order via their web site and received it by royal mail the day after. A satisfied customer and I intend to use Ffordes again. Very happy!… Read Full Review

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“Long term customer”

Written on: 21/07/2015 by Petercrane (1 review written)

I have used Ffordes for several years now, part-exchanging virtually all my film camera and slide equipment, buying new and secondhand cameras, lenses and a projector. And recently returning a Leica compact that had failed - replaced with a later brand new model. The quality of the secondhand equipment has been superb, and the service unsurpassed.items have been well packed and often arrived overnight. I have total confidence in buying anything photographic from them… Read Full Review

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“Genuine Professional and Polite Service.”

Written on: 08/07/2015 by MrRobertson (2 reviews written)

I had been looking for a camera bag for my holiday. I knew from searching the WEB that to meet the strict airline carry on baggage size that I would need a Kata R103. I knew that this bag was no longer available new so started my on line search. Ffordes Photographic was my first choice. I looked and saw they had the exact bag that I required. I phoned the shop and spoke to a guy who confirmed that they still had the bag. I asked a couple of questions one which was if the rain cover was with the… Read Full Review

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“Olympus E3 ”

Written on: 06/07/2015 by Bauerhz256 (1 review written)

Quite simple and a bit boring really, I had a look on Ebay and LCE etc for an E3, the E USER group forum always seem to recommend FFords so I thought I would give it a go, found a couple of E3`s, picked it, payed for it , delivered it (with 48 hours), low shutter count , clean as a whistle, rekindles my Olympus fire, again apologies for the boring review but when its right its right !! thank you FFordes… Read Full Review

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“Quick and accurate service”

Written on: 03/07/2015 by wbarkingmad (1 review written)

The camera, a Bronica ETRS, was exactly as advertised and arrived very well wrapped. All in all a good service and I will definitely call again… Read Full Review

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“Selling a big pile of Sony gear.”

Written on: 03/07/2015 by Kevlar_Ork (1 review written)

I have recently moved from Sony A mount to Sony E mount and was looking at the best way to sell all my gear. eBay being a hotbed for scammers on large value sales put me off so I looked to more local means. Ffordes has a great name in the UK and after a few emails, very quickly replied to, I decided to sell through them. As a commissioned sale, they sell for the market value and ONLY take 20% which is amazing. As of right now, full frame E mount lenses are not featured too heavily on their… Read Full Review

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“Fair dealing at FFordes”

Written on: 30/06/2015 by skennama (1 review written)

I have found over time that FFordes description of equipment is very accurate . I find them very fair in their dealings with me. I have never had to return any equipment. They offer excelent service and advice… Read Full Review

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“Highly recommended!”

Written on: 18/06/2015 by Dariusw113 (1 review written)

I would highly recommend this firm. We had good and fast communication via email and I received sound advice in buying a camera. And at a bargain price. And not forgetting the very prompt service. I only have praise for this company!… Read Full Review

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“Bronica cameras”

Written on: 18/06/2015 by 349Short (1 review written)

As usual the second hand film backs and Metz flash bracket where above expectations they where listed as used but appear to me to be like new. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to friends,first class service. I know that anything I order in the future will be of first class quality… Read Full Review

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“Dependable service ”

Written on: 12/06/2015 by DesmondAndersen420 (1 review written)

I have bought from this store (and sold items through them on a commission basis)several times over the years. I have always found the staff to be helpful and the secondhand items well graded for their condition. I have bought lenses marked as 'EXC++' and found this to be a very conservative description! I highly recommend this store… Read Full Review

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“A happy customer”

Written on: 06/06/2015 by 456Richardson (1 review written)

I have used Ffordes for many years when buying and selling camera gear. I have found the staff always to be competent, courteous and helpful… Read Full Review

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“Superb personal service”

Written on: 26/05/2015

I've wanted to get a macro lens for a long time but it was confusing with so many options out there, especially as I didnt have the option of physically going into a shop and trying lens' out. It was a relief and refreshing to get genuine, tailored advice. I wasn't made to feel like my questions were an inconvenience and then was given good advice on a product more suited to my needs than the one I initially picked out...Puts wearhouse ordering to shame. I absolutely love my new lens! Thank… Read Full Review

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“Simply The Best”

Written on: 23/05/2015 by fjWise459 (1 review written)

I dealt with Ffordes a number of years ago, without any problems. Nothing has changed over the years, they are are still a 1st class company to deal with. I would strongly recommend them to Family & Friends. Advice is only a phone call away… Read Full Review

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“There's no one better out there.”

Written on: 20/05/2015 by wojtekk (2 reviews written)

Yeah, FFordes' website might be dated and not particularly user friendly. Yes, they're far away in Scotland. But they rock. Their stock is always super-carefully inspected and there's always plethora of choice. They're not the cheapest, but they compensate with an absolutely unparalleled quality of service. I bought my first digital camera from them in 2007 and I will continue buying things from them, as they always deliver all I need and they do it super-quick. I've used services of LCE Group… Read Full Review

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“Very good service received”

Written on: 17/05/2015

I have recently received the final cheque for items you have sold for me lately. I thought I would like to tell you how I appreciate the excellent service you provide. Over many years now you have sold various items for me and I have bought some from you, I seem to change my kit fairly often! The service has always been very prompt and efficient and I think thanks are in order Replies and payments are always prompt. A clear valuation is given for goods submitted for sale. Purchases are very… Read Full Review

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“Great prompt service”

Written on: 05/05/2015 by THXB (1 review written)

This is the second time I have bought from Ffordes Photographic. I ordered a used Canon 180mm Macro lens. The lens arrived very quickly and a very nice lens it is too, just as they described on the telephone. Great service. … Read Full Review

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“Ergs & sqai film backs”

Written on: 23/04/2015 by 318Hogan (1 review written)

Both 120 film backs arrived as promised this morning,they are as advertised (good condition) I will be very happy to use you again and will have no hesitation in recommending you to friends Thanks again Richard holt… Read Full Review

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“Excellent service”

Written on: 22/04/2015 by Shaynag364 (1 review written)

Ordered a very small flash component which was delivered in error. Their effort, speed and persistence to correct their mistake was very impressive and I would certainly recommend them to others… Read Full Review

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“You dont get much better than this”

Written on: 20/04/2015 by Cameron_McMurdo (1 review written)

I have used Ffordes for many years, mostly buying pre loved photographic equipment. Their helpful attitude, professionalism, and service levels are hard to beat. I required a a 17mm TS-E Canon lens, and they had one listed on their used kit list. Ordered Thursday afternoon, received 8.30am Friday morning, although listed as used the lens is immaculate, looks un-used. I would have no hesitation in recommending Ffordes to my fellow photographic professionals, family and friends… Read Full Review

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