COVID-19 UPDATE #02 | Monday 27th April 2020

Published 1/1/0001


Hi Everyone.

It’s been a long 5 weeks! We hope you’re all well.

Covid-19 has changed the Business World as we know it – but this is a reminder that ostensibly Progear has not: we are as enthusiastic as ever to enhance your photography experience. We have always offered trades, finance and advice. Recently we added rental. We are still the photo specialty store for all your photographic needs and will do our best to be flexible so that you may continue to follow your passion too.

Here are a few updates from Progear to now that we are moving into Level 3:


During level 3 we will once again be able to process and ship orders. All payments will need to be paid for online or by bank transfer in advance as we are unable to take payments in store under Level 3 restrictions.

If you have already made an order during Level 4, your order will be shipped out or be ready for contactless pickup from our Newmarket store on Tuesday 28 April. Please email or phone us with so we can arrange a suitable time for collection. Once this time has been confirmed, we ask that you wait in your car at 3 Railway Street, Newmarket, phone us on 09 529 5055 and we will deliver your parcel to the pickup point.

Any orders on or after the 28th April will be processed as usual – please be mindful that couriers may have capacity issues when waiting for your package to arrive.


Progear has made a name for itself for ‘recycling’ second hand items; this is a painless way to upgrade or find a niche product or to sell a ‘preloved’ item at a fair price without the fuss! We are always looking for quality second hand items and we are flexible and negotiable and we take the risk of warranty.

Under Level 3’s contact-less procedures the process may take a little longer than usual but if you’re looking to upgrade and have some gear that you no longer need this is always a great option.

You can either email images of the items to us, or phone ahead and drop them off in a box for our perusal, and we will give you an estimate which will be subject to inspection. Alternatively, you can courier items to Progear, 2 Leek Street Newmarket, Auckland.


Progear has one of the most interesting rental photographic gear libraries in Aotearoa. As soon as we drop to Level 3 we’ll be kicking this back into action!

We have items that our competitors do not, and offer multi-day packages (3-14 days) which increase value and eliminate the stress of same day returns or allow you to complete an assignment without having to purchase specialty items outright.

If you’re wanting to try out a contemporary body, a telephoto/ wide angle/ tilt or shift lens or other professional equipment, or if you are in need of lighting kits for an upcoming shoot then contact us.

And our try before you buy option will eliminate any consternation around expensive purchase decisions. If you do buy the item after renting it we will refund the rental price on your final invoice!


Progear has a range of finance options available including Credit Capable for consumer finance, Flexirent for business, and Canon finance for Canon branded photo/video products. In some cases we can also offer tailored Progear exclusive finance options (an extended credit account) for customers who have a long history of trading with us.

We are awarethat cash flow may be a short term pressure for customers and retailers alike and finance offers a cost effective matching of cash flow over a short term (12 – 18 months)

We will endeavor to reach personalized solutions.

Terms vary and many offer interest free periods so feel free to inquire as nothing ventured, nothing gained!

For more info on any of the items above please get in touch with us by phone: 09 529 5055 or by email:



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