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Old 22nd February 2021, 09:41 PM
Nat Polton Nat Polton is offline
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Default RH Designs and Secondhand Darkroom Supplies. Shut.

Tried to get in touch by email with RH Designs to check if it is OK to place an order during lockdown. No reply.

Secondhand Darkroom Supplies (SDS) have a notice on their site saying moving to larger premises, reopen in April.

Reading the websites it appears that RH Designs and SDS are part of the same company.

"Reopen in April" that's a lot of business to lose.

The place I used to work for shifted their engineering machinery, lathes etc, stores, racking, furniture, benches, office equipment, communications, everything a small light electrical engineering firm needed, and all in one day.
Up and running within the week.
April?, I suppose it gives me time to save up.

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Old 22nd February 2021, 10:23 PM
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Frustrating. During lockdown I've come across a lot of companies in different fields which are just not open or contactable without any obvious reason. At least SDS give an explanation!
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Old 23rd February 2021, 09:03 AM
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When Dr Richard Ross retired a while ago SDS took over the RH designs, I was looking to get something from them and saw the same notice, I suppose it makes sense to make this move during lockdown, business would be very much down during this time, I know that during your last lockdown last March they were closed and on furlough a lot of the time
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Old 23rd February 2021, 10:11 AM
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Default In and out of trading

Second Hand Darkrooms has not had a lot of luck recently, but has always come back. Not helped by his website failure a short while ago. I have been to his place a couple of times when his business was run from where he lived then he moved the business side a few miles away.

Where he is going to, no one knows but I have confidence that he will be back up and running when he says.....



What is more of a mystery is, what has happened to Collectable Cameras? His website used to have a whole list of quite collectable (and very usable) items. Plus sometimes a real gem or two.

Again I have been to the premises several times but since he changed his website there has been so little activity. I don't think it has changed for a few months now. Has anyone been in contact or has any other information.
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Old 23rd February 2021, 11:13 AM
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I have wondered about Collectable Cameras myself, He used to have a big list, updated all the time, then his old site was left with nothing new for a year in 2019, now this new online site nothing seems to change, and such a tiny amount of stock, I have bought a lot from Simon over the years, but he seems to be almost stagnant now, shame
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