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Trading upmade easy!

Used cinema equipment specialist MPB not only saves you money, but also takes the stress out of buying and selling

W hen it comes time to invest in some new gear, andmaybe get rid of some of your existing kit, it makes sense to talk to experts – especially if they can save you both time andmoney. MPB does just that, offering an easy way of getting rid of your equipment without the risk and worry of private sales, so you quickly have the cash, ready to spend on your new camera, lens or gimbal. And as the firmhas one of the biggest inventories of used and fully tested photo and video equipment, buying fromMPB is not only a worry-free move, but one that can save you a lot of money. Sending in your old equipment and using its value against something fromMPB’s vast stock is the savvy way to save time and lots of money, without any risks. With bases in the UK and US, MPB sells used equipment with a six-month guarantee, typically around 30% cheaper than new. The team is made up of experts, who not only know the profession of filmmaking and cinematography, but are camera technicians who fully inspect and check all the kit.

possible through its website. Sellers fill in a simple form, listing the gear they have to sell and its condition, then receive an instant quote. MPB arranges tracked and insured collection of the items free from a local drop-off point, or collection from home or business on a suitable day for a small fee. MPB’s product specialists check the items based on 40 different criteria to make sure it’s in reliable and working condition. In some cases, quotes are adjusted up or down if items are in better or worse condition than described. The seller is always asked to confirm they are happy with the final price before finalising the sale. The money from the sale is paid directly into the seller’s bank. If they change their mind, the items are returned free of charge. Or, of course, the money can be used against the purchase of equipment for sale on the MPB website, where top- quality kit is available at far cheaper prices than new. It’s a modern way to recycle your old kit, or simply trade up to new equipment to help you create your next cinematic masterpiece.

ABOVE Every bit of kit is thoroughly checked to ensure it’s accurately described and works as it should

MPB always has lots more stock than new camera retailers, giving a wider choice when you need it. The inventory boasts a range of cameras from the likes of Canon, Red, Sony, Blackmagic, Panasonic, DJI and Arri, as well as cinema lenses to suit. And there is a huge stock of DSLR andmirrorless cameras and lenses, as well as accessories. There are lots of photos of the actual kit for sale, and a detailed and honest description of the condition and what it includes. MPB makes the process of buying, selling or part-exchanging as easy as



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