Photography News 86 Newsletter


ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE Second to none MPB is very good at buying and selling used equipment. It’s so good, in fact, the company has picked up a coveted PNAward. Here’s why...

MPB IS CHANGING THE WAY we buy and sell used photographic equipment. As the world’s largest online platform for used photo and video kit, you can use it to free up space in your gadget bag by selling unwanted items without fuss and buying high-quality replacements in complete confidence. That’s because every item the company sells has been inspected by a team of product specialists and comes with a six-month warranty. No wonder Photography News readers voted MPB Best Used Retailer in our awards. From small beginnings in Brighton, MPB has expanded into Europe and the US by offering the right price for every piece of kit based on make, model, condition and market, across a huge selection of camera bodies, lenses, filters and accessories. WHY SELL TO MPB? Simplicity is the key with MPB. Its service is quick and easy, whether you’re buying, selling or both. If you’re looking to finance your next

ABOVE All kit received by MPB is checked over by a team of experts before being accepted. If the team feels you have been overly harsh assessing your kit, they will increase the amount offered

purchase, MPB makes trading kit simple. Start by using the online valuation tool on the website. Enter the details and condition of the item(s) you want to trade in, add your email address and you could have a price in seconds. Prices for certain items take longer, but MPB’s in-house experts aim to get an offer to you in a matter of hours. Once you’ve accepted, carefully box everything up and a courier will be arranged to pick up the kit from your doorstep at no cost to you. MPB’s quotes are based on the information you provide, so honesty

is always the best policy. Once the kit arrives with the company, MPB checks it over to make sure it’s in the stated condition and pays the money quickly. Within a couple of days, the cash reaches your bank account. There’s more good news. If you’re overly pessimistic about the condition your kit is in and the MPB team thinks you’ve been unfair on yourself, they may increase their payment based on the original quote. It’s a complete win-win scenario! Before you go rooting around in the loft for your parents’ old film cameras, it’s worth knowing exactly what MPB buys. Stills and video cameras should – with a few exceptions – be digital, but the company also accepts a wide range of lenses, plus accessories including flashguns, tripods, bags, batteries and filters. The range of accepted brands is similarly broad. If you’re in any doubt, just get in touch at

GOOD FOR YOU, GOOD FOR THE PLANET Sustainability is increasingly important, and using MPB is one way of doing your bit for the planet. Every year, MPB recirculates more than 300,000 items to photographers and videographers, breathing new life into kit and keeping unnecessary waste out of landfill. The company is committed to making gear more accessible and affordable, and helping visualise a more sustainable future.

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