MPB is the best place to buy used cameras
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The following is a list of the most recent articles. Fake buyers swindling photographers out of their cameras to shady sellers hawking counterfeit camera batteries, we’ve heard dozens of horror stories about bad actors on untrustworthy online marketplaces. Fortunately, there’s a better—and safer!—way to buy and sell used gear in 2024.
MPBIt is not a platform. Every item sold through this trusted platform—including the 485,000 items they recirculated last year—is individually inspected by a product specialist and checked for performance, scratches, mildew, and more. When you buy an MPB-approved camera, you know that you’re getting The exact wording is: what you ordered, as each item is photographed—from every angle—before it’s listed (no misleading stock photos, ever).
MPB protects photographers who sell their gear too: instead of listing your item and dealing with a buyer you don’t know, MPB buys your camera from you directly. Their product specialists are experts at what they do, and they’ll let you know if your camera is in better or worse condition than you described it (if it’s better, they’ll pay you more than your original quote). There are no listing fees or hidden costs.
MPB has a Trustpilot score of 4,87 in the US & UK. This shows that trust is important when shopping online. Each camera and lens are rated according their condition, so you can choose the right gear to suit your budget and needs. And each item comes with a six-month warranty. Plus, the packaging is 100% plastic-free—just as it should be.
MPB is a leader in the photography community for its commitment to sustainability, which goes beyond keeping hundreds and thousands of cameras out of landfills. MPB’s cloud-based platform already uses renewable energy, and the company is on track to hit its goal of using 100% renewable electricity across all its buildings by 2025.
According to Data from MPB, nearly half of photographers are concerned about the environmental impact of their craft—and seven in 10 of those under 35 agree that buying used is the best way to reduce that footprint. The used market makes photography accessible to more people. 69% agree that selling or exchanging gear will allow more people to enter the industry.
MPB makes circularity easy. The average savings for “Like New” models on MPB versus brand-new is 30%, making buying used a no-brainer for photographers. Even if you want the latest releases, you’re better off choosing MPB, as it only takes an average of three months for a newly launched item to make its way over to the platform.
The average amount earned by those who sell their gear is $900. They can also upgrade or trade in (shipping costs are free on both ends). Online, you can get a quote instantly.—the pricing engine is driven by real-time data, so it’s always accurate.
Camera bodies are in demand. According to MPB the fastest-rising camera modelsIn 2023, the Fujifilm X-T5The following are some examples of how to get started: X-H2The Sony A7R V,Then, there is the Canon EOS R10The following are some examples of how to get started: R6 Mark I. The company also expects strong sales figures for the Canon EOS R5The following are some examples of how to get started: EOS R50The Panasonic S5 II, and the Nikon Z8—so if you have one of those, now might be the perfect time to sell.
These days, there’s simply no reason to buy brand-new gear: ResearchMPB reports that Americans have $650 in their collective bank accounts. It is estimated that there are about a billion people in the world.The value of unused tech. The average adult in the US has at least one camera they don’t use anymore. With MPB you can sell your camera and use the money to buy a new one.
More than 625,000 visual storytellers have already bought and sold used gear through MPB, so here’s a New Year’s Resolution anyone can keep: Stop buying brand-new and shop more sustainably in 2024. Whether you’re searching for the perfect lens, looking to sell your camera body, or upgrading to something better, their product specialists have you covered. With 3,000 new products added every week, chances are they’ve got what you want—at a price you’ll love.