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Conns Cameras Reuse of Cameras

Conns Cameras is a family-run business situated in Dublin city centre. While their primary activity is to sell cameras and other photography and video equipment, Conns Cameras have provided trade-in options and equipment rental for many years. Repair services can also be facilitated through the company. In 2021, more than 750 reused EEE units were sold. as second-hand equipment makes up a significant portion of Conns Cameras’ business.

Member Initiative / Micro-enterprise / SME / Producer / Retailer / Batteries / Other Small Equipment / Repair / Reuse

Key Findings

  • High consumer interest in reuse programme
  • Supply driven by trade-in of used equipment
  • 2021 resold items worth over €350,000
  • Operating along side an equipment rental service

Impacts

EEE reused (2021) 750 units
EEE reused (2020) 300 units

Summary

Conns Cameras is a family-run business established by Phil Conn in 1968. Bob and Mike Conn together with an excellent team of knowledgeable and helpful staff can guide customers through the maze of new technology.

Services include hire, try-before-you-buy and trade-in services and have an on-site sensor cleaning service for both dry- and wet-dust removal. The Conns Photolab (introduced in 1990) offers a high quality and cost effective range of services including developing, printing and scanning for film, digital or print reproduction.

Conns Cameras have provided trade-in options and equipment rental for many years. Repair services can also be facilitated through the company. In 2021, more than 750 reused EEE units were sold, as second-hand equipment makes up a significant portion of Conns Cameras’ business.

For More Information

connscameras.ie

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