Mr Cad sale

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  1. Peter Black

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    The Mr Cad ad in this week's AP announces a sale from Monday 10 to Saturday 22 December with 50% off ALL used equipment. The downside is that it also says "in store", so I guess it will be irrelevant for those of us who can't make it to Croydon. As ever, their starting prices look a touch high, but possibly a few bargains there for someone!
     
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    Thanks for the info Peter. That means their prices will be sensible for the first time in about 10 years :wink: . Much as I like the Alladin's Cave that is Mr Cad, realistic prices and quality goods have not always been their hallmark. I'll try to pop down there.

    Cheers, Bob.
     
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    I could not have put it better myself; just one point though I think it's nearer 25 years than 10! :smile:
     
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    Bob, I have to agree with you - quality has not been a hallmark of MrCad's second hand items, I had to return a supposedly good LF lens as it was unusable. That was about 15 years ago, I won't buy from them ever again. In marked contrast Robert White's quality is outstanding, excellent means like new, good means very good condition optically and mechanically, fair means still very useable.

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    yes - another bad experience here ... I bought a 40mm wide for my broni SQ, described as the PS version and excellent condition = was actually the S version and had a huge scratch down the front. It was worthless in my opinion. Back it went by return of post.
     
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    I've bought 10 qty second hand 10x8 film holders from them, had a a problem with one which they replaced by return post so my experience is not bad.
     
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    I've never had a bad experience with them either. I've had many enjoyable visites to their Croydon store, but never brought anything from them.
     
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    Hmm. I have never had a bad experience with an electric chair either. I've sat in one many times but never when the electricity was switched on.:D

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    I'm not buying mail order from MrCad again. Bought a pentax 645 body, asked if all was OK and they confirmed it was in good condition. When it arrived I found that it was 'well used' which I didnt mind, but also that it looked liek someone had been playing around with a screwdriver in body and left a work of abstract art on the focussing screen. If this had been an ebay transaction I would have been disappointed, but a retailer?
     
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    pentaxuser you have made me laugh so hard!