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MPB values your camera

Posted on Jun 24, 2023

For the buying and selling of used equipment, MPB is the destination of choice. Its online quote tool offers a quick valuation of kit, while it also takes care to check and maintain the equipment it ultimately sells on to other photographers

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In offering the largest online platform for buying and selling used photographic equipment and videography gear, MPB may already be familiar to the majority of Photography News readers. 

MPB differs from other online traders in second-hand goods, in that it’s not a marketplace. It buys kit directly from current owners, with a team of product specialists evaluating all items before they are resold. While sellers avoid the likes of Ebay seller fees, buyers can also feel secure in the knowledge that every item is MPB-approved – the quality of products available for purchase is never called into question.

Put simply, if you’re looking to monetise your existing kit, perhaps in order to upgrade to the latest covetable equipment, MPB can put a value on it. 

Selling to MPB is risk-free because your equipment is fully insured from collection to payment. You can even change your mind at any point up until you get paid, and gear will be returned to you free of charge. 

As well as offering a secure transaction, you can sell from the comfort of your own home, with the convenience of doorstep pick-up and the knowledge that you’ll get paid within days.

For what it’s worth

If you’re seeking to sell, it all starts with the MPB online quote tool, which provides the right price for any camera or lens – letting users see straight away how much their photography or videography kit is worth, while avoiding any difficult negotiation process. MPB’s dynamic pricing engine is data-driven by supply and demand, with the value of kit based on real-world factors including age, popularity of the brand and condition. On average, MPB customers earn £650 each time they sell their gear to the platform – even increasing your seller’s quote if it’s found to be in better condition than expected. Instant quotes are guaranteed for 14 days.

Alternatively, if you’re visiting the site looking to buy, do so in the knowledge that MPB customers spend an average of a third less buying used kit versus brand new. Handy to know your money will go further – especially in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis. 

As well as affordability, sustainability is likewise at the heart of the MPB offering. All packaging is 100% plastic-free, its cloud-based platform utilises 100% renewable electricity and zero in-bound or operational waste is sent to landfill. Currently, it’s on target to reach net-zero carbon emissions for its buildings by 2025, data centres by 2030 and courier services by 2035.

All the more impressive when we learn that MPB has served more than 625,000 happy customers to date, and every year recirculates 485,000 cameras, lenses and accessories. Each week, more than 3000 products are added to stock, with visitors to its site able to conveniently compare, filter and shop for thousands of products in the knowledge that each item shown will be the one they receive. And there’s something for everyone – from beginners to professionals, and whether you’re shooting stills or video. 

Even recently released products are available on the platform within an average of three months after initial launch. These all come with the peace of mind of a six-month warranty when sold, having first been carefully inspected by MPB’s product specialists.

MPB offers over a decade of experience in buying and selling kit, having become the trusted reseller for thousands of customers in the UK – part of the reason why it was voted best used specialist retailer in the 2022 Photography News Awards. But don’t just take our word for it: the platform is also rated excellent on Trustpilot, with more than 19,000 customer reviews.

For an instant quote, simply head to mpb.com/en-uk/about-selling.

Alternatively, to choose from thousands of cameras, lenses and accessories, visit mpb.com.

Originally published in Issue 108 of Photography News.

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