We're planning a few updates to the website, with new images of our products and some new products too.
Trip Man is busy searching for more Trips and we hope to keep a good level of stock in early and late cameras. Let us know if you are selling your Trip 35 camera - we will make you an offer! We will be concentrating more on Trips, rather than Pens, RC, RD and SP other cameras.Trips are still the most popular 35mm compact and we want to continue to offer the best quality refurbished cameras. This is what we do best!
New - Museum Photo Frames in Real Hardwood!
We are launching our own range of high quality photo frames and will be selling them here on our website plus a new Museum Frames website, as well as on our Etsy and Folksy stores. I've been framing pictures for years but have only recently decided to sell ready-made photo frames. They will be hand-built using the finest hardwoods and museum quality components - unbuffered cotton mount boards and the best UV glass. They will be made to last and designed to protect your precious photos for a lifetime.
We are delighted to announce that we have collaborated with high-end leather accessories designer Ally Capellino on a range of special edition cameras. The Trip 35 cameras have special high quality veg-tanned Italian leather with the 'AC' logo embossed on the side of the camera leather. The cameras will be available in 4 beautiful colours - navy blue, tan, red and cream. They will be sold in the 3 Ally Capellino shops in London - Shoreditch, Portobello and Marylebone. http://www.allycapellino.co.uk/london-shops
For more than 30 years, Ally Capellino accessories have taken their place on the global stage, reliant not on trends, but on timelessness and quality of design, and discreetly representative of a discerning type of modern consumer.
Ally Capellino also stock camera bags and straps, using the same high quality leather. They have an on-line store and ship worldwide. Watch their website for details of the release of the cameras shortly.
We also sell our Trips in The Photographers' Gallery in Central London just near Oxford Circus and Liberty's. There may be some cameras there with a different colour and type of leather than those on our website. The gallery has a great bookshop in the basement and our Trips have pride of place in the glass display cabinet. They come with instructions, lens cap and wrist strap in a little white box.
Good news and bad news in as much as we have had to raise the price of our cameras a little on the website. This is because we are finding it harder and harder to find good Trips at a reasonable price. On e-bay for example, the prices have risen by at least £12 on average in the last year. For Trip owners this is good news as the value of their camera has risen and is set to continue to increase, making them a good investment.
I believe we can easily justify the price of our Trips. Ours are excellent value considering we have completed a full service and replaced the light seals. All cameras have had any necessary repairs. We don't sell cameras with dents. We buy lots of cameras with damaged bodies, but we use these for spare parts. Probably every 3rd or 4th camera we buy is only suitable for parts.
We sell the cameras fully serviced/repaired like this so that we can be confident in offering our 6-month worldwide warranty.
There are many other sellers out there claiming to have serviced a Trip and with new leather and light seals. Some are done better than others. Many offer no warranty. I believe we are the best in the market, having 10 years experience doing what we do. We have more than 2000 happy customers around the world and we have lots of repeat customers. (Thank you to all of you!)