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by Bill Chambers on Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:33 pm
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Does anyone have any experience selling equipment to either Adorama or KEH?  I've purchased used equipment from both but have never sold equipment to either.  I've read a couple of bad reviews about dealing with Adorama, but I take those reviews with a grain of salt because, well, just because.

I would appreciate anyone's actual experiences with either company, or any other company.  Thanks in advance.
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by E.J. Peiker on Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:43 am
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I haven't sold to Adorama but have to KEH and stopped using them.  Every time I have sold to them, I have given them an accurate description, they made me a quote and then significantly lowered what they would pay once they received the gear with vague reasons.  I now use MPB (MPB.com).  I have sold many items to them and they have always paid exactly what they quoted and paid within a few days of receiving the gear, rather than weeks later.
 

by delong1301 on Fri Sep 23, 2022 5:54 am
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Another vote for MPB
 

by Bill Chambers on Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:31 am
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Excellent. Thanks so much for your replies! I will check out MPB.
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by Bill Chambers on Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:59 am
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I contacted MPB and created an account, and received a quote and scheduled shipping. The quote I received from MPB was considerably higher (~$1650) than the ones I received from Adorama (~$1350) nd KEH (~$1450), so things look good so far. I hope to get it packaged up and sent out today and hopefully will receive funds before long.

Again, thank you both for your help!
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by Brian K. on Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:48 am
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Bill Chambers wrote:
I contacted MPB and created an account, and received a quote and scheduled shipping.  The quote I received from MPB was considerably higher (~$1650) than the ones I received from Adorama (~$1350) nd KEH (~$1450), so things look good so far.  I hope to get it packaged up and sent out today and hopefully will receive funds before long.

Again, thank you both for your help!



Bill,

Please keep us posted as to how it goes. I switched over to the Canon RF system and have a bunch of EF lenses and bodies to sell. 

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by Bill Chambers on Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:08 am
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Brian K. wrote:
Bill,

Please keep us posted as to how it goes. I switched over to the Canon RF system and have a bunch of EF lenses and bodies to sell. 

Thanks,
Brian


Will do, Brian.  I'm very interested also; if this one goes well, I also have several other lenses I'll selling to them in addition to this one.
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by E.J. Peiker on Sat Sep 24, 2022 12:43 pm
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What will happen is that within a few days of receiving the gear, they will evaluate it and make sure that you rated it accurately. The primary thing that people get downgraded for is if a lens is cosmetically like new and you state that it is like new but there are some specs of dust in the optics. Once they evaluate it they will get back to you and you click on a link to put your routing number and account number for your bank and a few hours later the funds will be sent direct to your account. It's very straight forward and fast.
 

by Bill Chambers on Sat Sep 24, 2022 2:03 pm
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
What will happen is that within a few days of receiving the gear, they will evaluate it and make sure that you rated it accurately.  The primary thing that people get downgraded for is if a lens is cosmetically like new and you state that it is like new but there are some specs of dust in the optics.  Once they evaluate it they will get back to you and you click on a link to put your routing number and account number for your bank and a few hours later the funds will be sent direct to your account.  It's very straight forward and fast.


That sounds great, E.J..  I believe I described it accurately.  Listed it "Like New".  I only used it a few times so the lens caps weren't off & on a lot and it was very clean, plus I sent it to them in the original box with everything that came with it, even the little lens pouch.  Hopefully they will agree with my rating.  I will post here when I hear back from them - sent it off this morning.
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by E.J. Peiker on Sat Sep 24, 2022 3:13 pm
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Bill Chambers wrote:
E.J. Peiker wrote:
What will happen is that within a few days of receiving the gear, they will evaluate it and make sure that you rated it accurately.  The primary thing that people get downgraded for is if a lens is cosmetically like new and you state that it is like new but there are some specs of dust in the optics.  Once they evaluate it they will get back to you and you click on a link to put your routing number and account number for your bank and a few hours later the funds will be sent direct to your account.  It's very straight forward and fast.


That sounds great, E.J..  I believe I described it accurately.  Listed it "Like New".  I only used it a few times so the lens caps weren't off & on a lot and it was very clean, plus I sent it to them in the original box with everything that came with it, even the little lens pouch.  Hopefully they will agree with my rating.  I will post here when I hear back from them - sent it off this morning.


I have probably sold 50 items with them or more and only in one case did they downgrade something and that was due to some dust inside the lens.  In every other case I got exactly what they initially offered.
 

by Arnie Berger on Sun Sep 25, 2022 9:24 am
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I too have sold items to MPB.  They quoted me a value higher than anyone else and paid me right away.  The only thing that I didn't like was to provide them via email my bank account info.  I don't know if they still request it.

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by david fletcher on Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:20 am
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Arnie Berger wrote:
I too have sold items to MPB.  They quoted me a value higher than anyone else and paid me right away.  The only thing that I didn't like was to provide them via email my bank account info.  I don't know if they still request it.

Arnie


Used them recently and was paid same day as bank details provided via secure log in.   :)
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by Arnie Berger on Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:46 am
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Thanks I'm glad they now have a secure login to provide your bank info.
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by Bill Chambers on Sun Sep 25, 2022 6:33 pm
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Thanks everyone! Sounds like MPB is the real thing.
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by E.J. Peiker on Tue Sep 27, 2022 6:57 am
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Bill Chambers wrote:
Thanks everyone!  Sounds like MPB is the real thing.


They've been around in Europe for a long time and have been in the USA for at least 7 years and maybe more.  I've been using them regularly since first opening their USA operations.
 

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