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Photography Question 
Tracy A. Emerson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 8/18/2005
 

where to sell used equipment


any one have any good sites to sell some used no longer using camera and lenses?

1/24/2006 2:23:32 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/13/2004
  well what do you have? somebody here might be interested.

1/24/2006 3:00:34 PM

 
Tracy A. Emerson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 8/18/2005
  I HAVE A CANON ELAN 7E 35MM FILM CAMERA IN MINT CONDITION. SIGMA 70-300MM 4-5.6 DL MACRO SUPER LENSES AND PHOENIX MIRROR LENSES 1:8.0 F=500MM

1/24/2006 6:48:48 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 7/13/2004
  I'll give you $10 for it! lol, j/k. anyways I had a 7E with a couple lenses and B+H offered like $220 or so. There's a few, get quotes from a lot of places so you don't cut yourself short.

B+H Photo
Adorama
KEH

Also check out going rates for the stuff on ebay. I was noticing my 7E stuff was selling for about $300 or so with just a lens or two.

Also check out any pro shops you might have around. Sometimes if they sell used stuff they'll buy your stuff for cash, but also they might give you a way higher trade value if you wanna try and get anything else. I went to Peace Camera in Raleigh, NC and they were gonna give me like $260 cash or so but ended up giving me like $490 or so trade value (I traded for a Mamiya RB67 only paying like $50 out of pocket.) anyways do some research before you dump your stuff. P.S. Pawn shops usually don't give you squat for camera stuff.

Good luck,
justin

1/24/2006 6:54:19 PM

 
Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 3/17/2005
  I second Justin's suggestions on which outfits to sell to although I'd reverse the order listed. Personally, when I sell a piece of used equipment, I like to be done with it, without haggling and without someone coming back and saying "you didn't tell me there was a fine scratch on the inside of the back of the lenscap". Or something like that.

I'd avoid selling on e-bay for those reasons, among others. And trading eq. for merchandise locally is always a good idea as Justin also mentioned. You may not only get more bang for your trade-in buck but it also supports the local economy.

Take it light
Mark

1/24/2006 7:59:50 PM

 
Sandra 
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 10/31/2002
  Hi Tracy,
How much are you asking for your camera and lens?

1/24/2006 8:06:10 PM

 
Tracy A. Emerson
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 8/18/2005
  HELLO SANDRA,
I WOULD LIKE TO GET $225.00 FOR THE CAMERA AND SIGMA 70-300MM LENSES AND JUST $75.00 FOR THE 500MM. THE 500MM IS NEW JUST GOT IT IN DEC. 05 THE ELAN 7E AND SIGMA ARE IN GREAT SHAPE, JUST WANT TO GET A BETTER LENSES FOR A UP COMING TRIP TO ALASKA IN JULY. MIGHT WOULD TRADE IF ANYONE HAS A DECENT 400MM LENSES.
THANKS TRACY

1/25/2006 11:52:36 AM

 

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