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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2013, 08:50:00 PM »
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?

Thank you. :)

Craigslist first (if you can find buyers), since there's no fee.  Then Amazon marketplace, then Ebay.

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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2013, 10:23:17 PM »
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?

Thank you. :)

Craigslist first (if you can find buyers), since there's no fee.  Then Amazon marketplace, then Ebay.

Thanks! :)

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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2013, 10:44:58 PM »
I have not tried CL but eBay amd Amazon had worked fine with me. I prefer to be in the safe side.
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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2013, 10:50:49 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).

You have been lucky.  I once had a "buyer" on CL who sounded like a normal human being on the phone who lived far and wanted to meet at a Starbuck's half-way, with cash price already agreed upon.  It was a half-hour drive there, then another 45 minutes wasted waiting, with another half hour drive back.  No answer on phones, via CL, etc. 

There have been multiple jokers of various ilk on CL I've run into over the years, and yeah, you probably can get more money than via ebay, but one can waste quite a bit of time in between.   :'(

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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2013, 11:10:55 PM »
I, too, use Craigslist a lot, both to buy and sell. Yes, it can be a waste of times on the smaller items. But, I live less than an hour outside a major city, so I can often set up several appointments on one of my less busy days.  I'll usually come home with a bit more money than I started with as well as have made a few new friends.
I set the price midway between Calumet trade in price and their 2nd hand retail price, that resulted in a quick sale.
That's an excellent suggestion about pricing and one I try to apply, a win-win for both buyer and seller.
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Re: Best place to sell used Canon gear?
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2013, 09:10:53 AM »
POTN and Fred Miranda.  I've only sold 2x tc on craiglist.

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« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2013, 09:10:53 AM »