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Resale recommendations
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:31:48 PM »
I am looking to upgrade my equipment and looking to sell a few items.  Which sites do you get the best price for your products? 

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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 10:51:36 PM »
I am looking to upgrade my equipment and looking to sell a few items.  Which sites do you get the best price for your products?

I sell at Amazon and off Craigslist.  I get about the same at either because I price my items  at market value minus the 8 percent commission.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 11:58:10 PM »
I've done CL and amazon as well.  Probably will try ebay again also, it's been a while since I've used it.

One thing is for sure.  It's always been easier for me to sell Canon products used, than other brands.  The brand means something!

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 12:08:45 AM »
I've done CL and amazon as well.  Probably will try ebay again also, it's been a while since I've used it.

One thing is for sure.  It's always been easier for me to sell Canon products used, than other brands.  The brand means something!

Agreed.  I don't touch Sigma, Tamron, or Tokina... unless I want that for my own personal use... which hasn't been the case yet.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 01:33:41 AM »
If you're in a more populated area, Craigslist is definitely a top choice. Avoiding shipping/commission charges is huge.

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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2013, 02:34:11 AM »
I've done CL and amazon as well.  Probably will try ebay again also, it's been a while since I've used it.

One thing is for sure.  It's always been easier for me to sell Canon products used, than other brands.  The brand means something!

Agreed.  I don't touch Sigma, Tamron, or Tokina... unless I want that for my own personal use... which hasn't been the case yet.

I've sold a couple of Sigma lenses, a Rokinon, and a Tokina lens recently.  All sold relatively quickly, all were Canon mount.  And a I got a fantastic price for my XXD body, as well. 

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« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2013, 06:45:47 AM »
I've done CL and amazon as well.  Probably will try ebay again also, it's been a while since I've used it.

One thing is for sure.  It's always been easier for me to sell Canon products used, than other brands.  The brand means something!

Agreed.  I don't touch Sigma, Tamron, or Tokina... unless I want that for my own personal use... which hasn't been the case yet.

I've sold a couple of Sigma lenses, a Rokinon, and a Tokina lens recently.  All sold relatively quickly, all were Canon mount.  And a I got a fantastic price for my XXD body, as well.
I'm not saying there isn't a market for the lenses/brands, I'm saying there is a smaller market for them and their resale value used is marketedly lower than I like. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L-> 85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm -> 85mm f/1.2L mkii

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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2013, 11:02:59 AM »
Craigslist, FM and Evilbay has worked well for me. I'm sure some users have seen a few things 4 sale on my Signature from time to time.

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« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2013, 11:29:10 AM »
Craigslist, FM and Evilbay has worked well for me. I'm sure some users have seen a few things 4 sale on my Signature from time to time.

The fees for ebay is absolutely ridiculous now. I sell things on amazon now.
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2013, 01:28:51 PM »
I've done CL and amazon as well.  Probably will try ebay again also, it's been a while since I've used it.

One thing is for sure.  It's always been easier for me to sell Canon products used, than other brands.  The brand means something!

Agreed.  I don't touch Sigma, Tamron, or Tokina... unless I want that for my own personal use... which hasn't been the case yet.

I've sold a couple of Sigma lenses, a Rokinon, and a Tokina lens recently.  All sold relatively quickly, all were Canon mount.  And a I got a fantastic price for my XXD body, as well.
I'm not saying there isn't a market for the lenses/brands, I'm saying there is a smaller market for them and their resale value used is marketedly lower than I like.

I only lost about $15 including shipping cost and listing fee, off what I paid for the Rokinon brand new.  That's quite a good value!  It was slightly discounted for Christmas.  One of the Sigma lenses I sold, was about the same.  It was discounted enough when I bought it new 4 years ago, that I practically lost nothing when I sold it used.

You can't make sweeping generalizations about other camera lens brands, and how they supposedly don't hold their value.  From everything I've seen, bought, and sold, they actually do hold their value very well.  The Canon name and system mean a lot.  But third party lenses with Canon mounts, mean as much or more...since their price when new, is already heavily discounted compared to the similar Canon lens.  That's not generalization, either.

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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2013, 01:33:18 PM »
Craigslist, FM and Evilbay has worked well for me. I'm sure some users have seen a few things 4 sale on my Signature from time to time.

The fees for ebay is absolutely ridiculous now. I sell things on amazon now.

Is it really that different?  Amazon's listing fee is around 9%, and the shipping credit they allow, is always below my shipping cost.  Then they turn around and charge the buyer a higher fee for shipping than what it cost me (at least for smaller items).  Quite a business model, Jeff Bezos!

I say there's room for a new classifieds website.  Enough people are tired of Ebay, and obviously they made more money than they need...having paid a few billion $$ more for Skype a few years ago, than it was worth.  A black mark on Meg Whitman's record, no doubt.

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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2013, 02:48:59 PM »
The fees for ebay is absolutely ridiculous now. I sell things on amazon now.

+1. I used to sell a lot on eBay, but their fees have gone through the ceiling.  I just sell on Craig's List now.
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« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2013, 02:50:46 PM »
ebay for me... but if you can find someone via a society or club you save a load of fees...

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« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2013, 02:58:22 PM »
Ebay but fees are high and ever one is looking for a deal
FM - hard to get started as newbie
Craiglist - minimal suspect there - lots of people asking to buy it (pay over my price and have me ship it internationally - smells of fraud big time)
Camera clubs.  Occasionally get a sale.

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2013, 04:01:56 PM »
I say there's room for a new classifieds website.  Enough people are tired of Ebay, and obviously they made more money than they need...having paid a few billion $$ more for Skype a few years ago, than it was worth. 

And this is why it would be nice to have a Classified Buy/Sell section here on CR.

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