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Optical Marketplace™ provides a unique, online service for you to Buy and Sell second-hand or new and discounted optical equipment and practice Supplies.

Benefits of Buying at Optical Marketplace™

  • Great value pre-owned equipment and Ex demonstration stock
  • Quality low priced new Ophthalmic Equipment and Practice Supplies
  • Fully interactive service 24 hours a day 365 days a year
  • All products are clearly priced

Updated daily, there are lots of great quality products available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You shop at your leisure, be it at home or at work. Take advantage of the fully interactive service. If you want to buy anything on offer the process is simple and fast. Shop the Site for the item you want put it in your basket, checkout and decide how to pay. If you want any additional information on anything advertised you simply quote it's unique OMP reference number.

Benefits of Selling on Optical Marketplace™

  • Get the best cash price for your old opthalmic instruments, beats low value trade-ins & you decide the price!
  • Advertise your surplus equipment for free
  • We have a no Sale no Fee policy
  • Benefit from 1000's of visitors

If you want to capitalise on the old equipment in your Practice, rather than trade it in, why not sell it privately here at Optical Marketplace™. Your advert is free and you decide how much to sell for. If your item sells successfully then there is a small fee to pay. If your item remains unsold you don't lose out, as you have not had to pay for advertising. To start selling is simple. Complete the online form and your items will be up for Sale within 24 hours. You can even include a photo all for free.

Press Release:-

'Eyebay' offers way to trade unwanted items

An 'opticians e-Bay', enabling practitioners to buy and sell second-hand optical goods, has been launched this week by a Bolton Specsavers partner.

The venture which is independent of the multiple is the brainchild of Mark Barclay, whose aim is to help colleagues who wish to sell their unwanted stock and enable students to save money on textbooks.

'The idea came about after I realised how much students starting out need to spend on their textbooks,' he told optician this week. 'And the fact that others who have been in the profession are hoarding unwanted, but valuable products.

'I'm trying to help people in the profession help themselves, by saving some money and by making some as well.'

The website opticalmarketplace.co.uk is billed as an online trading platform for practitioners to sell second-hand optical equipment and practice items. Included are discounted new items, ex-demonstration stock and other users' second- hand equipment which can be bought at 'fantastic prices'.

With equipment items the price can include delivery and in some cases warranty and installation. 'The price you see is the price you pay including VAT,' the site claims.

Those who want to buy follow a simple checkout basket process before deciding how to pay. The site is updated daily and additional information on advertised items is available via an advert code.

Advertising old equipment is free, including loading photography to publicise it, and if it sells there is 'a small fee to pay'. Items which do not sell incur no charge.

In his publicity for the launch Barclay, who nicknamed his project 'eye-bay', has said: 'I have had a practice for 10 years and in that time I have recognised, through colleagues and friends, there was no support infrastructure available for students making their first purchases; buying new books and equipment seemed to be costly.

'Fellow practitioners hoarded surplus equipment hoping for a better deal than part exchanging. Clearly students can now source books and equipment cheaply, and practitioners can turn their surplus goods into cash. Opticalmarketplace.co.uk is a website for all to use, and for all to benefit from.'

source : Optician Magazine Feb 2005

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