If you’re looking for a new camera, lenses or other accessories but are restricted by your budget, you might well have considered buying second-hand or used equipment. Preowned and preloved, used camera equipment can be a great purchase – but there are some things to be aware of, especially when shopping online, to ensure you get the best deal.
The most important thing to bear in mind is to buy from a reputable retailer. Whether you’re buying from a shop, online store or private seller on sites such as eBay, it’s essential to do a bit of research. Check out the company’s reputation or individual’s rating – what are others saying about them? By checking out feedback on sites such as Amazon or stores’ own sites you can learn about previous customers’ experiences – did they get what they wanted, when they wanted? What happened if there was a problem, for example, with payments?
We at Castle Cameras pride ourselves on providing an honest and reliable service. We’ll do everything in our power to make sure your purchases are exactly what you expected, delivered as soon as possible. You can read what some of our customers have said about us here.
While seeing photographs of whatever you are buying is also a given, nothing beats physically looking at and handling the products – this goes for first and second hand items in equal measure. At Castle Cameras you are invited to call into one of our stores at any time to check out our cameras, lenses and other photographic equipment. Our team of experts is always on hand and willing to demonstrate and talk you through whatever you may be buying.
Castle Cameras’ used cameras and lenses are all carefully cleaned and checked before sale, and what’s more for extra peace of mind they are guaranteed for six months.
We tend to have a good selection of Used EOS, Nikon and Sony Cameras as well as many lenses and accessories. You can browse our latest, regularly updated list online, and if you can’t see what you’re looking for do give us a call – 01722 339909 for our Salisbury store, or 01202 526606 for Bournemouth.