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“Sale of Bronica Equipment”

Written on: 06/12/2017 by Keithk56 (1 review written)

Found my self in the position that my Nikon D80 had developed a fault that was uneconomical to have repaired. I decided that due to the fact I wasn't using my Bronica ETRS to it's full potential and I needed a new Nikon I approach Ffords to sell the equipment for me. After discussing the details they arranged to have the equipment collected and then tested before putting on their website. They have now completed the sale of the various pieces and all monies received. All in all an excellent… Read Full Review

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“Great service and price”

Written on: 04/12/2017 by domtomlondon (1 review written)

I'm a big fan of legacy lenses for my Fuji X-E2, especially Zuiko OM lenses as they are very compact and quite sharp. So when I wanted to trade in my 24mm f2.8 I searched around and got a great trade in price for my old lens. I packaged it up and sent it via signed for royal mail. But two weeks later and ffordes still had not received it. I also lost my receipt with the tracking number so I was sure it was lost forever. I still ended up picking up a Zuiko 28mm f2 from Ffordes. And it was… Read Full Review

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This is an update to my initial review in which I gave...

Written on: 28/11/2017 by doanh (1 review written)

This is an update to my initial review in which I gave Ffordes 1 star due to a dispute over the condition of a camera I purchased. 
I have been using Ffordes for around 2 years and have enjoyed a good service up until the incident. 
Ffordes intervened and was understanding and quickly resolved the matter. Thank you. 
My change in rating reflects the service and customer care that he has provided. 
It is good to know that Ffordes has good people like him working there.
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“New and Used purchase - LF Camera and Scanner”

Written on: 15/11/2017 by Lawrence1990 (1 review written)

I was in the market for a large format camera. I called Ffordes and spoke to a very helpful and knowledgeable man who guided me to a Shen Hao camera as well as a number of other accessories. The person I dealt with answered all my questions and appreciated my lack of knowledge and at no time did I feel awkward. The person I dealt with and Ffords were very helpful and I received the items the following day. In addition I got some film and a used scanner. I would definitely return as a customer… Read Full Review

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“excellent service.”

Written on: 08/11/2017

A very satisfactory company to deal with. All questions answered promptly and comprehensively. My order was expedited very quickly, next day delivery, packaging was exemplary. Altogether an excellent organisation to deal with: highly recommended… Read Full Review

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“Great Selling Experience”

Written on: 02/11/2017 by Mikejohnwebster (1 review written)

Ffordes have sold three lots of cameras for me over the last two years. They have managed to sell every item I sent to them at the best possible price, always with friendly and helpful advice. I would not hesitate to recommend them and will certainly be using them again. Personal thanks to the person I dealt with for representing such good service. … Read Full Review

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“Super service and qulity item”

Written on: 26/10/2017 by tyronet2000 (1 review written)

Ordered a bellows from Ffordes in the afternoon and they were delivered the next day. The item was in very good condition and well packed. No hesitaion recommending this company to anyone looking for photographic equipment… Read Full Review

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“Two successful sales”

Written on: 26/10/2017 by Treyt31 (1 review written)

I wanted to sell a couple of underused prime lenses to fund the purchase of a rather special photobook. I was recommended ffordes by a fellow photographer. Contact was easy and I was quickly able to talk to someone about the various options for getting the lenses to them. I was offered what I thought were good prices, and after three months both lenses had been sold and I had received the money. I was pleased with this timing as had the sale been quick I would have thought - "underpriced", and… Read Full Review

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“Selling 5x4 equipment”

Written on: 26/10/2017 by DPearc (1 review written)

I sent various items of 5x4 equipment for Ffordes to sell through their used department and have been hugely impressed with their service. They were extremely knowledgable, helpful, and very professional. True, one or of the more obscure items took a little while to sell but the main equipment sold very quickly at prices they previously agreed with me. They were excellent at sending cheques to me as and when things sold. Every item was itemised and I never had to chase them either for money or… Read Full Review

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“Very pleased with first purchase”

Written on: 10/10/2017 by RKett (1 review written)

I got Ffordes name off a photography blog and found some good reviews. As they had a lens I wanted and at a fair price I plucked up courage to buy from them online. I needn't have worried. The Fuji 60mm f2.4 Macro was describes as 'Exc++'. It arrived next business day before 1pm as per Ts & Cs but the condition was, to me, like new. I can't find a physical mark or blemish anywhere. The photographic results are all I hoped for and more. In short, I'm glad I bought this used lens from Ffordes. I… Read Full Review

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“Great Service, very Happy”

Written on: 09/10/2017 by rupertilkley (1 review written)

I sent 4 items for sale, and was happy with the price offered. I part exchanged the equipment on a new Epson V800 scanner. The scanner arrived the next day, before I had even returned a call to pay the part exchange difference. Staff have always been happy to talk and discuss equipment prices and make suggestions. In no way did I feel hurried or pressured. I definitely think this is a good quick way to get rid of unused equipment and buy something more useful!… Read Full Review

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“Brilliant service!”

Written on: 27/09/2017 by Devonk352 (1 review written)

Wow! I'm so happy. I needed to replace my DX lense with a lense suitable for my Nikon D700 and Ffordes sorted me out with a great Tamron 24-70mm lense. Meant to be a used lense but looks brand new and performs brilliantly. Needed a quick turnaround and got that too (part ex deal). Very satisfied… Read Full Review

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“So glad to have found Ffordes”

Written on: 08/09/2017

When my husband, a dedicated amateur photographer, died two years ago, I did not know what to do with his legacy of camera equipment. His cousin who has the good fortune to live in Scotland (near Edinburgh) knew about Ffordes and elected to take the collection to them. I can truly say that I have rarely met such efficiency and interest from your office, which is continuing unabated, it seems. I have absolutely no complaints, and it relieved me of what could have been a major problem. I will… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic service, thoroughly recommended!”

Written on: 05/09/2017 by 12Devon (1 review written)

I have just used Ffordes to sell some used camera equipment and cannot recommend them highly enough. They were polite and very helpful right from the initial call I made to enquire about the process which was explained clearly and works really well. Emails are answered swiftly and I trust them for their advice and help. I wasn't sure what the best way to sell my gear would be but without doubt, using Ffordes is well worth the commission fee and they have been a pleasure to deal with. The… Read Full Review

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“Best advice”

Written on: 22/08/2017 by LucyJohnston (1 review written)

I have used the ffordes website quite a few times and what I love about them is their honesty at reviewing second hand equipment. Every product I have received has been as good if not better than the quality stated. My knowledge of lenses isn't great and when I emailed to ask for advice on which one to get I was so surprised at how quick and detailed the response was. To advice I got was great and it helped me choose my lens. I wouldn't hesitate to ask for advise again and I would definitely… Read Full Review

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“Ffordes Professional and Trustworthy Service”

Written on: 09/08/2017 by Drone2017 (1 review written)

I have just received my latest payment from Ffordes Commission sales dept. Thank you for your professional service and timely payments. I felt confident from the first enquiry phone call that Fffordes would probably sell my surplus equipment for the right market value price and charge a fair commission for their services. I had considered selling the items myself via the internet but felt safer with less risk using a specialist photography company. All equipment was sold quite quickly and the… Read Full Review

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“New customer - great service”

Written on: 09/08/2017 by gwpics (1 review written)

I telephoned Ffordes at about 10 a.m. to discuss the purchase of a used Leica 24mm viewfinder, of which they had 5 listed. I purchased one, and asked that they choose the best as I couldn't see them (obviously). The prices were very sensible compared with other vendors and Ebay. The viewfinder arrived Special Delivery almost exactly 24hours later and is like new - to be honest it doesn't look as though it has ever been used. Great service, and very helpful and polite member of staff. Would… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Superb Customer Service Irish Buyer. Super transaction!”

Written on: 26/07/2017

I bought a Canon Battery grip, online transaction, attention to detail of Ffordes is truly superb, very confidence inspiring, received the grip within 3 days, perfect secure packaging, grip as new, box and instruction too.I am delighted with my purchase and will buy again. 110% Thank You … Read Full Review

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“Shipment to Saudi Arabia.”

Written on: 10/07/2017 by Ishbilya (1 review written)

Camera and Lens shipped to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Monday 10 July 2017 Equipment ordered Wednesday 5th July. Received this am (GMT 07:15) Monday 10th July 2017. Tracked via website,all the way. Well packed. Goods as described. I am returning customer. And I do recommend Ffordes Photographic, it is normally a "One Stop Shop" with good advice if you ask. High quality Service, Accurate descriptions of goods, acceptable prices… Read Full Review

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“Provides excellent service ”

Written on: 05/07/2017 by Bailey295 (1 review written)

After my husband passed away I had some professional camera lenses which I couldn't use. A friend recommended forded and after a few emails we came to an agreement. They sent a courier to collect the lenses and sent me a range of options for their sale. We decided how they would be sold and it all went well. I received my payment from them promptly and am happy. I would recommend them to anyone… Read Full Review

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