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'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 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.