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“Phenomenal customer service”

Written on: 05/12/2018 by KAcrossThePond (1 review written)

I recently purchased a lens online from Ffordes' used department. I live in the USA, and this was my first time as a Ffordes customer. Unfortunately, the lens was damaged during shipment–a disappointment, but not necessarily Ffordes' fault, and always a risk when purchasing photo gear through the mail. I immediately contacted Ffordes about the issue, and they were very responsive and helpful. They immediately offered to accept the lens for repair under their used equipment warranty, and… Read Full Review

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“Needed a 2nd Nikon Lens”

Written on: 15/11/2018 by Jetnoise (1 review written)

Required a 2nd lens having 2 camera bodies (D7200 & D500 and only one 600mm lens), found the lens, asked a very helpful member of staff, just to be certain. The purchase went through without a hitch and arrived, well before the time given. Packed securely, everything was intact and in perfect condition. The lens was as advertised, in mint condition. Would highly recommend Ffordes, for their professional and caring customer experience. Also the quality and knowledge of what they stock. Would… Read Full Review

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“Always reliable”

Written on: 26/10/2018 by GeorgeIV (1 review written)

I have ordered many items from FFordes in the past 5 years including cameras, lenses and film. I have never had any problem with the products I have received (many of which were used) and the service has always been fast and reliable. No hesitation in recommending them to others… Read Full Review

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“Nikon F5 film camera”

Written on: 24/10/2018 by LawsonDillon165 (1 review written)

Excellent service from this dealer. I was looking for an Exc++ F5. Many of these have been used by pro photographers and have very high mileage and a lot of wear to the chassis. This one was not like that. It has no paint rubs, and is in really terrific condition. Ffordes sent me loads of pics before I bought, and the item was every bit as good as it was described. Despatch was speedy and well tracked. Very happy all round. Ffordes price was very competitive, and with a 15 day return policy… Read Full Review

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“Swarovski 10x50 El best price”

Written on: 22/10/2018 by Clarenceq250 (1 review written)

I have been searching the internet for sometime looking at the Swarovski's 10x50 EL binoculars. Swarovski 'upgraded'their accessories on these binos in 2015 which brought the price close to £2000. That was too much for even myself to justify paying. I happened upon Fforde's website and they had a pre 2015 pair of 10x50 EL for sale at a very attractive price.They promptly sent me the pair which proved to be spectacular binoculars. To put the icing on the cake I soon came to realize that the pre… Read Full Review

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“Commision Sales”

Written on: 15/10/2018 by PeterOfCambridge. (1 review written)

Great firm to deal with. Now selling my third set of gear through them. Generally I get more for the equipment from them than if I was selling it myself, they seem to have a very good idea of what things are worth. Any payments due are paid quite quickly. When I've spoken to them, they are quite friendly and easy to talk to. They have a massive range of stock (I'd love to spend some time in their shop but the north of Scotland is a long way away). I've recommended them to several people. The… Read Full Review

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“Ffordes, the "go to" camera dealer !”

Written on: 14/09/2018

Ffordes Photographic has to be any discerning photographers "go to" place. The staff go out of their way to help and advise and "really" know what they're talking about. Want advice ? No problem ! Want a vintage camera ? No problem ! Want an "all singing/dancing digi camera ? No problem ! These guys recently gave 110% on my purchase of a 1949 Leica, sent detailed photos, sourced a rare "take-up" spool and kept in touch after delivery to check that the camera performed correctly with its first… Read Full Review

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“5 star service”

Written on: 07/09/2018 by nikonic (1 review written)

Ffordes have been my go to camera shop for some time and their service has always been top draw.From their competitive pricing to their product grading and prompt delivery.My latest purchase an M9 came so well packed I doubt Leica themselves could do a better job.So from a very satisfied customer thanks Ffordes for being the best… Read Full Review

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“Buy With Confidence”

Written on: 15/08/2018 by badwolf4561 (1 review written)

Came across Ffordes whilst searching for a Nikon Full Frame camera. Had searched other Pre Owned suppliers, but Ffordes had a particular camera I wanted, in stock, with original packaging and with a very low shutter count at a better price than the others (like for like). I also liked the fact they accepted Paypal as payment method, order went through very quickly, and efficiently. Got a dispatch confirmation via email the next day (ordered late in the day prior), and in less than 24 hours my… Read Full Review

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“Excellent service always”

Written on: 14/08/2018 by robstroud (1 review written)

I have just received a package in the High Peak, Derbyshire, which left Inverness yesterday. I have been looking for a decent macro lens for a while now but as it is to be seldom used, I wanted a bargain. I got this from Ffordes, the price was superb and the condition of the lens was far better than described (in my opinion). The only real difference between this and a new one, apart from the price, was the lack of a box. Ffordes always package things in a sensible and protective way - I have… Read Full Review

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“The good old days!”

Written on: 13/08/2018 by Geordiekeith (1 review written)

I remember the days when I used to go the the professional photo shop in town (Newcastle) to drool over the equipment that a poor student could only dream about, and chat with the staff, get some tips and even get to handle that longed for equipment.Advice was freely given that such and such latest lens/camera body/gadget was not all it was cracked up to be and my Canon AE1 was just as good and I would be better off spending my money on something else (usually cheaper). Good service in a… Read Full Review

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“Superb service”

Written on: 13/08/2018 by gordonkirkup (1 review written)

If you are looking for good quality photographic equipment then look no further. Dont bother with ebay, FFordes prices are always competitive and comes with a guarantee. Excellent friendly and speedy service. Definitely fully recommended… Read Full Review

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“Purchased a Canon 1DX MKII”

Written on: 09/08/2018 by JohnMillard (1 review written)

Fantastic help in purchasing a used Canon 1DX MKII. A very expensive bit of kit so I was bit hesitant at first but I need not have worried, my dad lives near by and popped in to have a look and the staff where brilliant with him. I had to wait a few days to boost the credit card (10 in fact) and they kept it for me! It was dispatched swiftly and came even better than described being just about mint condition and at a way better price than anywhere else I had seen around. Fantastic bit of… Read Full Review

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“ FUJI FINEPIX S9900W”

Written on: 06/08/2018 by christopherrrough (1 review written)

Fantastic service. Next day delivery , quite unbelievable considering ordered 12.15pm previous day and we stay in a very remote area . Well packaged. The two guys I dealt with were great people to deal with. Camera is in almost mint condition. Highly recommended and a pleasure to do business with . Cheers. … Read Full Review

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“Great Customer”

Written on: 01/08/2018 by Robertod152 (1 review written)

I recently traded in my cameras and lens for a mirrorless camera due to ill health weight wise .The service I received from Ffordes was excellent .The staff were all so helpful.The quote they gave me was far better than any others I tried .I am looking forward to using my new camera .Thank you to all the staff at Ffordes… Read Full Review

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“Leica M3 and Leica Elmar lens purchase”

Written on: 30/07/2018

I have just purchased a Leica M3 and 50mm F2.8 Elmar lens from Ffordes. They came extremely well packaged with lots of protection in a strong box. The camera and lens were described on the Ffordes website as Ex++. Actually, both are pretty much mint, especially the camera body - there is not a mark on it and details like the red paint and the film speed dial on the back are in perfect condition. Having bought quite a lot from Ffordes over the years, I have found their used equipment ratings to… Read Full Review

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“Great professional personal touch”

Written on: 23/07/2018 by rayvieweg (1 review written)

Brilliant personal professional touch. The person I dealt with was excellent in all domains. This is sometimes lost in the modern world of the internet.ffordes combine the best of the old and new… Read Full Review

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“Quick service, product 100% as described”

Written on: 18/07/2018

Ordered a used Fuji lens online. Prompt next day delivery by Royal Mail. Lens was VERY well packaged, and in excellent condition. Perfect service. I would recommend to friends and family… Read Full Review

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“Fast,tidy and correct,”

Written on: 14/06/2018 by 760d (1 review written)

Super service,perfect condition,well packed.Just as described, will definitely use again!… Read Full Review

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“Very pleasant to deal with”

Written on: 08/06/2018 by Dotmw (1 review written)

This was my second, or third transaction with Ffordes, and, as previously, they were most helpful and efficient… Read Full Review

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