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Re: Resale recommendations
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2013, 04:08:37 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.

There's a difference because paypal charges you another fee. End up paying over 12%.
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Re: Resale recommendations
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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2013, 05:27:42 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 #17 on: June 21, 2013, 05:55:02 PM »
fm = Fred Miranda

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.
what is fm?
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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2013, 06:10:10 PM »
fm = Fred Miranda

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.
what is fm?

Fred Miranda, another forum for buying and selling gear, much like photography-on-the.net ...

http://www.fredmiranda.com/testforum/board/10
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2013, 06:18:36 PM »
So do yall take checks?  That obviously filled with fraud.  I guess paypal?  My wife used to have an account to process credit card transactions, but I really doubt a stranger would give their CC number to you. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2013, 07:19:31 PM »
So do yall take checks?  That obviously filled with fraud.  I guess paypal?  My wife used to have an account to process credit card transactions, but I really doubt a stranger would give their CC number to you.

You can get a credit card reader for your smart phone (at least works with paypal).  I have one.

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« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2013, 07:32:30 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.

There's a difference because paypal charges you another fee. End up paying over 12%.

Well that's just not...fair !!!

Has anyone used the photography section of an audio website I have used in the past?  Audiogon, their camera section used to be "photogon", but it appears that it does not exist anymore.

I also have binoculars I'd like to sell.  There is a website called "astromart", they charge a $15 fee, not sure if it's a 1 time-only fee or not.  I doubt they have a section for cameras or lenses, but they might.

I had thought birdforum had a classified section, but evidently they took it down.

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« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2013, 09:04:29 PM »
Amazon reaches a far wider population.  There are a lot of laypeople,  non professionals who get their opinion on amazon and make their purchase there.  I was able to sell my 24-105 and 50 1.4 at reasonably good price. And I listed them for only a day or two. Maybe it'd be a different story if you try to sell very expensive equipment. 

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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2013, 10:02:12 PM »
Amazon reaches a far wider population.  There are a lot of laypeople,  non professionals who get their opinion on amazon and make their purchase there.  I was able to sell my 24-105 and 50 1.4 at reasonably good price. And I listed them for only a day or two. Maybe it'd be a different story if you try to sell very expensive equipment.

Occasionally I'll throw up gear at a higher price than I would expect to sell it at while I continue to use it.  If it sells at my inflated price... great... and time to replace it with something different.  But if I really want to sell something, I will look at the competition... I will price it either aggressively or higher than my competition because I have a 100% positive rating (4.80 stars).  And what is annoying is that my lone 4 star rating, the woman complained that the price was higher than she wanted to pay.  WTF?  Then don't buy it.  I got her order and within and hour it was shipped in perfect condition (it was a video game).  How is her being too cheap a reflection on my quality as a seller? 
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 ->100L & 85L

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« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2013, 10:20:44 PM »
I've bought and sold quite a few things on POTN. You need to be a member (which is free.) If you want to sell something, there's a minimum number of posts required (iirc 30) and a minimum duration before you're allowed to list it.

I've also been active on Astromart (commented on above.) The minimum fee is $15 per year which allows you to browse the listings and make (iirc) 10 so listings but if you don't pay the fee, you don't get to browse. Astromart has sections for digital cameras, lenses, binoculars, telescopes, eyepieces and several other categories. On the whole, there are very few cameras or lenses offered here.

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« Reply #25 on: June 25, 2013, 06:05:59 PM »
Amazon reaches a far wider population.  There are a lot of laypeople,  non professionals who get their opinion on amazon and make their purchase there.  I was able to sell my 24-105 and 50 1.4 at reasonably good price. And I listed them for only a day or two. Maybe it'd be a different story if you try to sell very expensive equipment.

Occasionally I'll throw up gear at a higher price than I would expect to sell it at while I continue to use it.  If it sells at my inflated price... great... and time to replace it with something different.  But if I really want to sell something, I will look at the competition... I will price it either aggressively or higher than my competition because I have a 100% positive rating (4.80 stars).  And what is annoying is that my lone 4 star rating, the woman complained that the price was higher than she wanted to pay.  WTF?  Then don't buy it.  I got her order and within and hour it was shipped in perfect condition (it was a video game).  How is her being too cheap a reflection on my quality as a seller?

I can relate, people just want to complain about nothing.  I too have a 5 star rating.

I have the Fujinon 12x60 FB binoculars for sale, if anybody wants them, please message me.
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« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2013, 08:09:36 PM »
How do you guys go about selling stuff on craigslist? like for anything over 100$ I kinda worry that if it were a small expensive item like a lens, that it'd be just so easy for them toget up and walk away or claim it was theirs after you handed it to them for testing out on their camera etc.

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« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2013, 08:34:35 PM »
How do you guys go about selling stuff on craigslist? like for anything over 100$ I kinda worry that if it were a small expensive item like a lens, that it'd be just so easy for them toget up and walk away or claim it was theirs after you handed it to them for testing out on their camera etc.

I've had good luck selling gear on both Ebay and on Craigslist. 

The downside to Craigslist, for me at least, is that I'm definitely not comfortable shipping and face-to-face should only be in a very public place.   Most people are honest, but it is always safer to have a witness(es).  Craigslist also results in the least "additional" expenses.

The downside to Ebay is the commissions/fees, but... the payment guarantees, etc. make it worth it for me.  I've consistently managed to get top reasonable $ for the items I've sold - free market economics at it's best.   
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« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2013, 08:38:39 PM »
Haven't we missed the obvious question?

What are you selling? :D
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« Reply #29 on: June 25, 2013, 08:51:23 PM »
How do you guys go about selling stuff on craigslist? like for anything over 100$ I kinda worry that if it were a small expensive item like a lens, that it'd be just so easy for them toget up and walk away or claim it was theirs after you handed it to them for testing out on their camera etc.

More often than not, they are the ones who are concerned that they are going to get robbed since all they have is straight cash. 

But meet someplace public... Mall food court, bank, etc.
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