On August 21, 1957, Robert and Rose Pallman opened their store in downtown Indianapolis. They had no money, but a lot of spirit, and they poured their heart and soul into this small family owned business. More than 50 years–and a few tweaks later–we are still going strong.
In the beginning, we sure didn’t have the makings of a successful camera business. We sold everything from jewelry to small appliances to fishing poles. Downtown Indianapolis was devastated in those days – definitely not a Super Bowl city that attracted visitors and customers.
In 1968 things took an interesting turn, Robert bought a little section of catalog to see if he could sell cameras. The store had one employee who was taking a photography class in high school and he said “I think I can sell those.” It was a Minolta camera, and they started selling!
Over the years, Robert’s son Bruce Pallman, the now owner of Roberts, made customer service and knowledge about its photography equipment their top priority. Pretty soon, they were getting calls from around the world. This little store in Indianapolis was making a name for itself.
Today, Roberts Camera has become a premiere source for photo, video and electronics equipment. We have a group of professionals; many of them have been here for more than fifteen years that are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about our industry and our customers.
Roberts continues to be family owned and operated. We have two retail stores in the Indianapolis area; our Downtown Indianapolis location where we have been since 1970, and our newer Carmel store. We hope you get a chance to stop in sometime to see us!
In 2011, we decided to take our already thriving local used equipment business worldwide and formed UsedPhotoPro.com.
Using our many years of experience dealing with used photo gear, we now extend our products and expertise to all eBay-ers worldwide!
We are aggressively buying and trading for good, clean, used photographic equipment every day