My feeling is that people should support London Camera Exchange ( LCE )
They are into photography. That's all they do pretty much. It is a privately owned family business running for some 60 years. They have a good secondhand section and from personal experience I know that in store you will find a lot more S/H kit than appears on their website, especially in the bigger towns. And some of their stores, not all, carry stock of commonly used materials/sizes including fibre based papers. These tend to be in towns/cities with colleges running photography courses. Worth checking out their site at link above and read their about us page to see if thats what you can reasonably expect to hear in todays market. And of course they will order materials for you and if the demand is there they will stock it on a store by store basis. i.e. each store decides what it stocks according to demand and not waht is dictated from on high as with jessops
Jessops is a lost cause. Sure they have far more stores but that counts for nothing if they don't carry stock and their staff don't know anything about photography. I have always found LCE staff to be knowlegeable about photography.
p.s. I have no affiliation to LCE whatsoever. I just find them to be a real photographers shop whereas Jessops has lost that and become an electrical goods store.
Last edited by litody; 11-07-2012 at 08:58 AM. Click to view previous post history.