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Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« on: November 13, 2013, 02:01:42 AM »
Going to be stepping up to the Canon 6D around Christmas and I need to sell one of my 40D bodies, 40D battery grip and Canon 430EZ flash.

B&H will give $145 for the 40D Body, KEH will give $148.75 or should I try to sell it on Craigslist?

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Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« on: November 13, 2013, 02:01:42 AM »

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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2013, 02:30:21 AM »
I feel like it always makes sense to try first on craigslist. On CL, it doesn't cost anything to list, you get to deal with someone face-to-face, no deal happens unless both parties are satisfied, and there's no risk of negative feedback.

As I see it, the only two downsides of CL are possible security issues (meet inside a public place) and you might get more online if you live in a small market.

I just sold a 5D2 via CL and it went smoothly and I got the price I wanted within a few hours of listing it.

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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2013, 02:30:39 AM »
CL i've found will fetch me a more dollars than say eBay, but i've grown weary of no shows and how long it's taken to find serious buyers at times.

i've found the best way to sell used gear is asking friends who may know of friends looking for used gear, whether that's for entry level stuff or parts of a pro kit.

you can always throw it up on your FB wall  :P
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2013, 05:52:06 AM »
I use CL exclusively.  Maybe not so effective if you're not in a major urban area, or if you're in a hurry.  I've never had a no-show (but plenty of email looky-loos and a few 'can you send the lens to Nigeria' obvious scams). 
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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2013, 06:43:02 AM »
on dslr-forum.de and ebay.

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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2013, 06:58:58 AM »
If you try to sell on CL, make it a fair price.  Some people try to get $400 for a Canon XS... and that just isn't happening. 

I also sell things on Amazon.  They take an 8 percent commission, but that seems fair.
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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2013, 08:11:03 AM »
I sold my nifty fifty via the office notice board. People are more keen to buy from a known face than by taking a chance on eBay or other websites.

I set the price midway between Calumet trade in price and their 2nd hand retail price, that resulted in a quick sale. I was also able to lend the lens overnight to someone I had enough trust in, that tends to overcome any indecision in the buyer.
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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2013, 08:17:58 AM »
I use CL exclusively.  Maybe not so effective if you're not in a major urban area, or if you're in a hurry.  I've never had a no-show (but plenty of email looky-loos and a few 'can you send the lens to Nigeria' obvious scams).
Come on! ... offers from Nigeria are very famous and "highly" *trustworthy, especially those that offer some dead/missing man's wealth into our bank accounts ;D
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« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2013, 08:46:47 AM »
I use CL exclusively.  Maybe not so effective if you're not in a major urban area, or if you're in a hurry.  I've never had a no-show (but plenty of email looky-loos and a few 'can you send the lens to Nigeria' obvious scams).
Come on! ... offers from Nigeria are very famous and "highly" *trustworthy, especially those that offer some dead/missing man's wealth into our bank accounts ;D

I got a call from someone today at my work phone claiming to be from publishers clearing house.   evidently i won a  Mercedes and a cash award.

 the CEO called himself..  strange how he couldn't really speak English.
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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2013, 09:12:36 AM »
Have a look on Ebay to gauge how much things are going for (or at least how much people are prepared to pay).  $145 for 40D in UK terms is unbeievably cheap - more like $300-400 over here.

It'll give you an idea of a realistic price you can charge on Craigslist, eBay or whatever.
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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2013, 09:35:36 AM »
Unless you live in a big city, I guess, I'd recommend eBay over CL...  Even after fees and shipping I feel like I make more there than CL.  I live in atlanta.
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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2013, 01:48:35 AM »
I use CL exclusively.  Maybe not so effective if you're not in a major urban area, or if you're in a hurry.  I've never had a no-show (but plenty of email looky-loos and a few 'can you send the lens to Nigeria' obvious scams).
Come on! ... offers from Nigeria are very famous and "highly" *trustworthy, especially those that offer some dead/missing man's wealth into our bank accounts ;D

I got a call from someone today at my work phone claiming to be from publishers clearing house.   evidently i won a  Mercedes and a cash award.

 the CEO called himself..  strange how he couldn't really speak English.
So did you get the Mercedes and the cash award? ;D
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2013, 07:15:46 PM »
I use CL exclusively.  Maybe not so effective if you're not in a major urban area, or if you're in a hurry.  I've never had a no-show (but plenty of email looky-loos and a few 'can you send the lens to Nigeria' obvious scams).
Come on! ... offers from Nigeria are very famous and "highly" *trustworthy, especially those that offer some dead/missing man's wealth into our bank accounts ;D

I got a call from someone today at my work phone claiming to be from publishers clearing house.   evidently i won a  Mercedes and a cash award.

 the CEO called himself..  strange how he couldn't really speak English.
So did you get the Mercedes and the cash award? ;D

I didn't.  I really wish they would call back because I seriously could use some ass warmers in my car seat.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2013, 12:35:25 AM »
I'd say that you could get on the order of $250 - $300 on Craigslist, depending on the condition, and maybe a little more for original box with CD's manuals, and genuine Canon battery.

You can check the number of shutter actuations too, low actuations will sell it faster.

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« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2013, 02:21:44 AM »
I use CL exclusively.  Maybe not so effective if you're not in a major urban area, or if you're in a hurry.  I've never had a no-show (but plenty of email looky-loos and a few 'can you send the lens to Nigeria' obvious scams).
Come on! ... offers from Nigeria are very famous and "highly" *trustworthy, especially those that offer some dead/missing man's wealth into our bank accounts ;D

I got a call from someone today at my work phone claiming to be from publishers clearing house.   evidently i won a  Mercedes and a cash award.

 the CEO called himself..  strange how he couldn't really speak English.
So did you get the Mercedes and the cash award? ;D

I didn't.  I really wish they would call back because I seriously could use some ass warmers in my car seat.
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