Best way to sell a camera?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Kamera RAWr, May 24, 2007.

  1. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

    Kamera RAWr

    May 15, 2007
    I'm where I need to be
    Hi, I'm Troy McClure, you may remember me from such threads as "Worth upgrading to the D200?" :D I'm now very much considering selling my D80. I'm not the biggest fan of eBay... and trying selling it locally, so far hasn't yielded much. Any advice is always greatly appreciated. :)
  2. Zeke macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2002
    Greenville, SC
    #2 has a very active Buy&Sell. But you may have a hard time gaining trust since you would be brand new there.
  3. CptnJustc macrumors 6502

    Jan 19, 2007
    I don't know what your experience has been like, but I've found eBay to be particularly good for cameras and equipment, so maybe you should give it another look. Cameras (and especially lenses) hold their value pretty well. Takes some practice to get efficient at the process and know all the little snags to avoid, but it can be quite rewarding after a while.
  4. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2003
    I use eBay all the time and have no troubles. You can keep your fees down if that is why you are not a fan. Don't use fancy listing stuff and don't use paypal those will help with the fees. I like paypal also so that is a selling point for me when I use eBay. Craigslist, local bargain traders, or even a local camera shop that you have a good relationship with. The camera shop option will yield the worst return but is an option.
  5. Lovesong macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2006
    Stuck beween a rock and a hard place
    KEH is an awesome site. They usually give you a fair price for used equipment, and it's probably more straight- forward than e-bay, and you aren't as likely to lose money on your D80.
  6. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 21, 2003
    It's funny I recommend KEH all the time to buy gear. Forgot to mention them for selling. KEH is a great site. On a side note they are having a big web sale on May 25-27th.
  7. walangij macrumors 6502

    Mar 10, 2007
    Like others have said, or ebay are the best bets for making a lot of money, I've had no experience with KEH.

    At you have to pay a small fee though (but substantially less than ebay, maybe like $4.95 in compared to $20+ depending on your final price for ebay)

    I sold my old DSLR gear which was the Digital Rebel kit for far more than I expected, sold it for $400 on ebay with a buy it now, I didn't expect it but someone bought it. That made the most money and I bought a Rebel XT for the same price I sold the Digital Rebel, not so bad trade off. Fredmiranda is probably the safest (you set the price) and best site though if you want a quick response, very friendly people and awesome prices to buy used but most likely you'll make the most on Ebay (maybe).

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