MPB used gear origin

1 year 2 months ago #747923 by Richard Taylor
Just confirming, if you buy gear from MPB website and you are in the United States, that gear is from USA, and not other countries, right?  


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1 year 2 months ago #747942 by TCav
That sounds like a question for MPB.


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1 year 2 months ago #747947 by icepics
The company is in the UK (in Brighton, or at least that's where they started). They had a warehouse here that they used for shipping and returns; now as far as I know they have an office here in the US. I don't know where they obtain cameras they sell.

Sharon
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1 year 2 months ago #748118 by Amy Porter
When you buy from U.S. website, all that gear is procured from here in the states.  Overseas is left for overseas markets.  


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1 year 2 months ago #748220 by Richard Taylor

TCav wrote: That sounds like a question for MPB.


I emailed them on Monday (two days ago) and still waiting on answer.  


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1 year 2 months ago #748221 by Richard Taylor

icepics wrote: The company is in the UK (in Brighton, or at least that's where they started). They had a warehouse here that they used for shipping and returns; now as far as I know they have an office here in the US. I don't know where they obtain cameras they sell.


OK, thank you for your help!  I sent email on Monday, so hopefully I'll hear something soon from them.  


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1 year 2 months ago #748277 by Inez Villarin
I bought a lens from KEH last October and asked where they pull their gear from and got them to assure it was USA gear. 


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1 year 2 months ago #748308 by Jerrid

Inez Villarin wrote: I bought a lens from KEH last October and asked where they pull their gear from and got them to assure it was USA gear. 



They are talking about MPB, different company.  I don't think KEH has a overseas location.  That said, to the OP question, this was a question I had asked MPB years ago, as it was important to me before I bought from them.  I was assured that they don't mix gear from overseas with the USA market.  Now this was a good 3-4 years ago when I asked this. Actually might have been around the 3 year mark.  Either way, it's been a minute.  That said, I've bought many lenses from them and (knock on wood) no problems.  I hope this helps.  


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1 year 2 months ago #748322 by Don Granger
What's funny is reading this post, I will honestly admit, when I'm shopping on MPB, I have thought the same.  I'll go further and say that I've wondered if for example they are running low on Nikon Z7 bodies here in the USA market and there is a huge demand, will they pull from a slower market that has inventory to make the sale in the more demanding market?  They sell these with 90 day warranty through themselves.  Any sort of manufacture warranty will likely be toast, and most won't check anyway.  Makes you wonder!  ha ha ha


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1 year 2 months ago #748342 by Richard Taylor
Thank you all, I feel much better about this now.  These days it can’t hurt to ask!  Speaking of KEH, between the two, which has the better inventory?    


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1 year 2 months ago #748370 by Petroguy
I just pulled up this company on Google, so when you all are buying used stuff, how do you know you are getting something that is going to last?  Or better yet, what if a lens you buy breaks or stops working 5 months down the road? At least with buying new you get a warranty.  As I have said in one of my first posts on this site, I'm a bit new to all of this and really learning the ropes at this point.  


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1 year 2 months ago #748437 by Ian Stone

Petroguy wrote: I just pulled up this company on Google, so when you all are buying used stuff, how do you know you are getting something that is going to last?  Or better yet, what if a lens you buy breaks or stops working 5 months down the road? At least with buying new you get a warranty.  As I have said in one of my first posts on this site, I'm a bit new to all of this and really learning the ropes at this point.  


They have a 90 day or 6 month warranty.  And I want to say you can get an extended warranty on top of that.  


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1 year 1 month ago #748943 by Craig Stone
Does it REALLY matter?  If the gear is out of warranty from the manufacture and MPB is giving warranty, isn't that enough?


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1 year 1 month ago #748946 by Screamin Scott
One point to ponder, if the gear is bought from someone in the States, who's to say it wasn't a grey market item they bought?. Yeah, they give you a 6-month warranty, but if it's grey market, you might find out repairs are hard to come by after that period from OEM sites if the item was grey market to begin with.

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