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    Kina Lamb

    Hey! πŸ˜€

    My brother and I recently filmed & interviewed our dentist/orthodontist about a procedure he offers. While there, he mentioned to me that he has a ton of Nikon equipment – camera, lenses, and a whole lot of gear, apparently – that he wants to sell because he recently upgraded to a dentist camera that was designed for dentistry. I guess he’s having a hard time selling it and told me that if I sold it for him, I could keep some of the profit. πŸ˜€

    Since I have a thing or two to sell myself, I’m going to go for it!

    Does anyone have advice on how to/where to sell camera gear? I hate to say it, but I have extremely little knowledge on how to sell through amazon, ebay, or craigslist (though I do know how to buy from them.) I have heard of KEH, but it seems like they take a significant cut.

    Thoughts appreciated! πŸ˜€

    ~ Kina

    Ernest Lloyd

    I sell on Ebay, and that works fairly well. (except the 9% of item value that Ebay takes out. πŸ™‚ )
    But that is just something that you have take into consideration anywhere you sell.
    I seem to get the best price for my items when selling through Ebay though.
    You could also see what Adorama or B&H photo would give you. It would be far easier if you would go with one of them since you do not have to take the time to take pictures and type out item description etc. As with Ebay.
    I believe the price they would give you for a used lens (for instance) that is in good condition, is about 70% of the new price of that item.
    So lets say you have a used (good condition) lens that is worth $1,000 brand new. They would probably give you $700 or so for it.
    I would definitely look in to one of those two options if you want it to be a super easy process, but if you want to get top dollar you might be better of using Ebay.
    This just my advice, but I will be interested to hear what other people have to say on this topic!

    Ezra Morley

    I sell on Ebay, and that works fairly well. (except the 9% of item value that Ebay takes out. πŸ™‚ )

    Keep in mind also that PayPal takes their ~3% cut from eBay sales.

    I don’t use Facebook personally, but I’ve heard that Facebook Marketplace is a pretty good way to sell stuff these days. (It’s similar to Craigslist, but probably more effective).

    Do a little price sleuthing and find out what the gear is actually worth, then do an instant quote with KEH and see what they’ll give you. Then you just have to decide whether it’s worth the extra time and effort to photograph and list them yourself. πŸ™‚

    Can’t hurt to list it here on Lenspiration as well, you never know who might be looking to upgrade!

    Kina Lamb

    @ernestf-lloyd @buddingphotographer Thank you very much Ernest & Ezra! Very helpful suggestions, just what I was looking for. πŸ˜€ I’ll try to see if I can do one of those (or some of those!)

    James Staddon

    I actually find the best way to sell stuff is by word of mouth. πŸ™‚ Of course, it helps when you know a lot of people who are photographers, when you’re selling photography equipment, but one benefit of selling it directly to folks is you don’t have to worry about any fees or anything.

    Kina Lamb

    @jamesstaddon Yes, It’s always so wonderful when there are people you know that you can simply announce you’re selling stuff to! XD πŸ˜€

    I’m thinking of actually using KEH. As opposed to B&H, (I’m waiting to hear back from Adorama) they give a much better price. He just sent me the photos of the gear, so here I go! πŸ˜€

    John Machen

    If you could post some pictures on here, that would be awesome! You never know who (myself included) might be interested!πŸ˜‰

    Ernest Lloyd

    @kina I would be interested to know what percentage KEH gives you just in case I would want to sell some of my equipment to them.

    Kina Lamb

    @hayhand02 @ernestf-lloyd Sure thing! I’ll be working on getting them on KEH & here soon. πŸ˜€

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