Should I sell Nikon body / lenses / flash in bundle or separate?

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  1. BJB Productions, Oct 8, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2012

    BJB Productions macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

    Nov 10, 2008
    Hi all,
    I hope this is okay to post about this here. I'm just wondering:

    I'm selling my Nikon D90 with a few lenses, flash, filters, etc. Because it's sitting around collecting dust since I upgraded a year ago.

    I'm simply wondering if I'm better off selling it all as one big bundle on eBay or selling each item separately? One lens is a kit lens that came with the D90, but otherwise it was all purchased separately. Would Adorama be the best option? eBay?

    Details on what I'm selling (all in excellent condition, kept super clean and taken care of. With ALL original packaging):
    • Nikon D90 w/ charger and all accessories
    • Nikkor AF-S 50mm f/1.4 G
    • Nikkor AF-S 18-105 f/3.5-5.6 G ED VR
    • Nikkor AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G IF-ED
    • Nikon SB-600
    • Zeikos battery grip

    • Tiffen ND 67mm .9
    • Tiffen ND 67mm .3
    • Tiffen 67mm Polarizer
    • (2x) UV Filters

  2. mulo macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2010
    Behind you
    separate gets you more $$$ but is more trouble to sell
  3. fireman32 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    What you might want to do is come up with a bundle price and then decide what you want to sell each item for on its own. I usually deal with Craigslist and put the bundle price but then list what I would sell each item for.
  4. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

    Nov 10, 2008
    Yeah, good idea. I might give that a shot.
  5. george-brooks macrumors 6502a


    Oct 31, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yes, this is a good idea. When I sold my D300 and lenses, flash, etc. on eBay a couple years back, I decided to split everything up. I probably got a little more money than I would've if I sold it as a kit, but a couple items proved difficult to sell. I would list everything separately on ebay with an indication on each listing that you would be willing to sell all as a kit for a fixed price or bundle items. I would additionally post one craigslist ad stating what you are selling with individual as well as bundled prices. If it sells on one, remove the listing on the other.
  6. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

    Mar 15, 2006
    In Hell
    Sell the lenses and camera separately and bundle the filters. Sell the grip with the camera. Ebay, ship worldwide except Africa or the PIGS.
  7. spacedcadet macrumors regular

    Mar 5, 2009

    I'd sell them individually. More chance of finding buyers looking for the different items than a buyer who wants to buy the whole lot at the right price.
  8. paul4339 macrumors 65816

    Sep 14, 2009
    have you considered bundling the easy to sell item with some hard to sell items? (eg, bundle the body, 18-105 lens and maybe the battery grip...sell other lens separately. Bundle the filters with with appropriate lens).

    This will reduce the likelihood of being stuck with a bunch of leftover items that take forever to sell.
  9. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008

    I would try to sell it as a bundle first. However, if you get no takers, then start selling items individually. It's a pain, but at least you'll get money for the gear you no longer use.
  10. talmy macrumors 601


    Oct 26, 2009
    Agreement with most of what's been said. Consider that the 50mm and 70-300mm lenses and the SB600 have a wide potential customer base they definitely should be sold separately. A kit lens has little value on its own because everyone has one of these so should sell with the body. There's little market for the grip, so toss it in with the camera as well. Tiffen filters are too inexpensive to bother with, so toss them in with the appropriate lenses.
  11. fireman32 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    Let me know what you want for the SB-600 I might be interested.
  12. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

    Nov 10, 2008
    Thanks everyone. This has been really helpful--I've posted the lot on Clist listing the package price but also listed the prices for things individually. I also bundled the filters together. So far there's been a lot of interest too.


    I'll PM you
  13. macjonny1 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2006
  14. shawncooper78 macrumors newbie

    Oct 11, 2012
    RE: Should I sell Nikon body / lenses / flash in bundle or separate?

    Don't sell it in a bundle. sell each item separately as you get a fair amount of bucks by selling items separately.
  15. zombiecakes macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2012
    If the items are still being sold new then selling on amazon is easier and gets you more money, just price it at the lowest and it will sell right away if the item is relatively popular.
  16. BJB Productions thread starter macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

    Nov 10, 2008
    None of it is new, but in like new condition with all packaging. I'll look into that but eBay might be a better option for me.
  17. zombiecakes, Oct 11, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2012

    zombiecakes macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2012
    I meant if they are still being manufactured and are being sold on amazon. Amazon has a used section on every product page, but in order to have a product page it needs to still be in production. Nothing Ive sold on Amazon has lasted more than 2 days, the fastest was 8 minutes, its extremely quick. And if you dont want to do any work you can send the items to Amazon and they will sell it with Prime shipping, but they take a large cut if you do that.

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