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Winning proposition by MPB

Posted on Feb 15, 2024

Winner of best used specialist retailer in our Photography News Awards, leading online platform MPB can help you turn buying or selling your equipment into a personal victory…

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Everyone is typically skint after Christmas, so what better time to dig through your cupboards and see if you can turn your old photo and video gear into cash, or upcycle unused kit into better, newer equipment?

Whether you are looking to sell or buy hardware, MPB is the place to visit. 

As the largest global platform of its type, MPB offers both amateur and professional photographers and videographers a simple, safe and circular way to trade, upgrade and get paid.

Sustainability, diversity and inclusion are all central to its offering; all the packaging is plastic-free and its cloud-based platform is run on renewable energy.

Keen to stress that it’s not a marketplace, the difference with MPB is that it buys directly from sellers and evaluates all items before passing them along to new owners as MPB-approved gear.

Before agreeing to sell, the price being offered can be seen upfront, thanks to a dynamic online pricing engine that provides an instant quote.

While sellers can avoid the likes of Ebay seller fees, buyers of used products can also feel secure in the knowledge that every item is MPB-approved. The quality of the products is therefore never called into question.

With more than 625,000 satisfied customers from around the globe, the popularity of the platform is such that it has been awarded best used specialist retailer in our very own Photography News Awards, voted for by you, the reader.

A perfect partnership

Given the above, it is clear there are many factors that make MPB a winning proposition. Not least during a cost-of-living crisis, while being conscious of the carbon footprint of our actions.

In these respects, the platform has its finger on the pulse and an empathetic understanding of the zeitgeist. 

This is revealed in part via its first-class customer service, which allows customers to receive support through its help centre, or speak with an expert over the phone or via live chat. 

It’s not just Photography News readers that have noticed and rewarded its consistency of excellence; MPB is trusted by thousands of visual storytellers across the UK, with some 19,000 reviews via Trustpilot routinely rating it as ‘Excellent’.

As well as offering a risk-free transaction, users can sell from the comfort of their own home with the convenience of doorstep pick-up and the knowledge of getting paid within days.

Begin the selling process by heading to the website, enter the model to sell and pick a condition rating. In seconds, the site will generate a quote for how much it’s worth. 

Once the kit arrives with MPB and is checked over by its product specialists, you’ll be emailed a fully encrypted link to submit payment details and have the money paid to a bank account within two business days.

The kit can always be returned free of charge if you change your mind, facilitating a truly stress-free and simple transaction. 

So, don’t just sit on all that unused photo or video gear heading into 2024; blow away the cobwebs and sell it!

Turn a sale into a fresh opportunity to upgrade to the equipment you’ve always wanted to own, in order to re-energise yourself creatively and start the new year off with a bang. 

Luckily, this can all be achieved in one place, via the award-winning platform MPB.

Find out the full list of PN Awards winners.

First published in Issue 113 of Photography News.

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