What Options Do I Have to Sell Unique Cameras?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Over Achiever, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Over Achiever macrumors 68000

    Over Achiever

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    Hello,

    I own a Sigma DP-1 which I want to sell, but I don't know which avenues to go by besides eBay. Selling it here in the MR Market doesn't seem like it would work because it's such a specialized camera, and the only other forum I frequent is DPReview, which doesn't have a buying/selling forum. So I was wondering if there are other forums or companies that would buy the camera?

    Sorry if this is such a vague question, but I figure someone in the photography forum would know.

    Thanks!
    OA
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    KEH generally works well or Amazon marketplace. I would also try Fred Miranda. Do you know what you want to sell it for ... out of general interest?
     
  3. Over Achiever thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I hope to get at least $500 for it, it's still in good condition, and I have many accessories that go with it (a second battery, filters, the hood adaptor, viewfinder, etc). Considering I spent over $1,000 on everything, I'd be happy with at least $500.

    I'll take a look at Fred Miranda.
     
  4. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Why is that unique? A new one costs $550 with a simple search.

    Digital cameras have very high depreciation.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I was just saying over a grand? $550 for a new, unused camera. $20 lens hood, the viewfinder looks to be about $150 per amazon (dunno if that is right), extra battery $20, filters range depending on quality and quantity ... so, baring in mind the camera is used, I would say no more than $700 flat without further info on the filters.

    $1,000 is a fool's buy. Ebay is the place to sell to fools.
     
  6. toxic macrumors 68000

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    the DP-1 is a unique camera with a niche market.

    fredmiranda requires a $25 subscription to post in the buy&sell forum. you can answer any WTBs, though. there's also the photography-on-the-net marketplace, but that requires 30 posts.

    and then there's nikonians, and all the other forums catering towards other companies.
     
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  8. joeyjojoe macrumors regular

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    You could try Photo net. They have a for sale forum and have a group of people really interested in photography.
     
  9. jons macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, FM or photo.net have worked well for me. $25 is well worth it on FM, as there are tons of people watching those board all day long.
     
  10. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    If its a camera anyone wants, Then Ebay will get you the most dollars. Sites like FM, or Photo.net are full of informed buyers so your NOT going to get the most $$$.

    Ebay opens it up to everyone, not just photo people (and sometimes some stupid buyers that pay more for used than new) and if your lucky you will get a nice bidding war toward the end.
     
  11. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Plus, eBay users may be "one stop shop" and not bother with going to many other sites, and who may have PayPal money to pay your auction with.

    If you are willing to just get rid of it, figure out shipping and costs and use "buy it now"
     

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