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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2012, 11:58:17 PM »
I sell mine on gumtree (the Australia equivalent of Craigslist).

Yep another strong vote for Gumtree if you are in Australia. eBay is officially on the nose now for private sellers.

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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #16 on: March 07, 2012, 01:09:39 AM »
I sell mine on gumtree (the Australia equivalent of Craigslist).

Yep another strong vote for Gumtree if you are in Australia. eBay is officially on the nose now for private sellers.

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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2014, 06:28:54 PM »
I sell high end kit on Amazon Marketplace.  Sometimes it can take a while to get a buyer, but I've got good prices in the past where I didn't want to risk a sale at a too low price on eBay.  I realise you can set reserves, but that doesn't seem to work for me.

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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2014, 06:44:34 PM »
ebay, CL, keh.com
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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2014, 06:54:19 PM »
Amazon marketplace has worked well for me. Sold lenses, speedlites and a whole bunch of other stuff. I like the ease of it. I would use ebay too but where I live ebay isn't popular.
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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2014, 08:43:42 PM »
fredmiranda.com

Second that. Nothing but good experiences at FM, and a HUGE amount of buy/sell traffic by knowledgeable photographers. You'll never get by with an inflated price (too many comparables), but you won't get low-balled either. Does cost a bit for a buy/sell membership if you want to upload photos, but I find that worthwhile since they also have great discussion and presentation boards.
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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2014, 02:57:07 PM »
I haven't used fredmiranda but it sounds like people think it's positive. I'm new to Canon, but I had good success on pentaxforums and on dyxum for sony/minolta. A forum is a good place, but keep your wits about you in terms of personal information protection and make sure people have good buy/sell records.

Ebay is worth it and you can set reserves.

And local online classifieds are very low risk if you are careful in your communication and always meet face to face.
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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #22 on: February 12, 2014, 03:28:36 PM »
And local online classifieds are very low risk if you are careful in your communication and always meet face to face.

Did this for the first time this week; I was seriously nervous . . . now I only have to do that 6-10 more times and I'll have reduced the clutter  ;D
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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2014, 08:24:49 PM »
And local online classifieds are very low risk if you are careful in your communication and always meet face to face.

Did this for the first time this week; I was seriously nervous . . . now I only have to do that 6-10 more times and I'll have reduced the clutter  ;D

I just meet someplace public.  Meet in a bank... they have cameras and security... and you can immediately deposit the money and the bank will swipe the marker over the bills to make sure they are legit.
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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2014, 08:18:33 AM »
And local online classifieds are very low risk if you are careful in your communication and always meet face to face.

Did this for the first time this week; I was seriously nervous . . . now I only have to do that 6-10 more times and I'll have reduced the clutter  ;D

I just meet someplace public.  Meet in a bank... they have cameras and security... and you can immediately deposit the money and the bank will swipe the marker over the bills to make sure they are legit.

I'm lucky, my work building has a lobby with a camera and a Chase in it as well.  I took the bills straight down there afterwards (when I saw hundreds I was nervous) and they ran it through a machine that vetted them.

The guy was just a little squirrely; worried about sharpness, focus adjustment, how many owners it had beforehand.  I finally got him to stop the damn thing down; he kept taking shots wide open then wondering why it wasn't all in focus  ;D

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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2014, 09:14:55 AM »
And local online classifieds are very low risk if you are careful in your communication and always meet face to face.

Did this for the first time this week; I was seriously nervous . . . now I only have to do that 6-10 more times and I'll have reduced the clutter  ;D

I just meet someplace public.  Meet in a bank... they have cameras and security... and you can immediately deposit the money and the bank will swipe the marker over the bills to make sure they are legit.

I'm lucky, my work building has a lobby with a camera and a Chase in it as well.  I took the bills straight down there afterwards (when I saw hundreds I was nervous) and they ran it through a machine that vetted them.

The guy was just a little squirrely; worried about sharpness, focus adjustment, how many owners it had beforehand.  I finally got him to stop the damn thing down; he kept taking shots wide open then wondering why it wasn't all in focus  ;D

Which lens were you selling?

And my work building also has security, cameras... but no bank... just an atm... We used to have a bank... but we moved.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2014, 10:35:47 AM »
I have used Amazon when I sold a Canon 300 2.8L and got a very reasonable price, satisfied and you know the costs up front. I also know people who have used Fredmiranda, but I'm always told that people only like to buy from sellers who have a good history unless you have someone who will vouch for you.
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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2014, 10:47:37 AM »
And local online classifieds are very low risk if you are careful in your communication and always meet face to face.

Did this for the first time this week; I was seriously nervous . . . now I only have to do that 6-10 more times and I'll have reduced the clutter  ;D

I just meet someplace public.  Meet in a bank... they have cameras and security... and you can immediately deposit the money and the bank will swipe the marker over the bills to make sure they are legit.

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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2014, 11:47:53 AM »
Selling my used gear is one of my strong points ... over the last few years, I think I kinda mastered this art ... I work in a company that has 150+ office based employees and  1000+ rig based employees (offshore/onshore) ... because of my hobby, some of the management staff requests me to make images of our rigs and other equipment (some of which are used in our company brochures, presentations and news paper adverts etc ... to my good fortune the so called professional photographers our company hired here so far, have produced some very shabby images and the management prefers the ones I make). This led me to a few of the office staff asking me questions about camera gear selection ... which eventually got me into conducting weekend "workshops" on simple photography principles like f/stops, shutter speeds, ISO etc ... which led to building trust with several of my colleagues ... and when I was planning on upgrading my EOS 400D, one of the colleagues asked me if I was planning on selling any of my camera gear, so I made my first "in-house" sale, he was very happy with that deal and the reputation grew from there ... as on date I have 14 customers who have bought various things from me (i.e. 6 cameras, 18 lenses, 2 tripods, 1 MBP, 1 iPad, 2 iPhones, 1 Samsung Mega, 1 Samsung Tab, 1 Alienware Laptop etc) ... just today, I sold my EOS-M & Tamron 24-70 f/2.8 VC to one office colleague (he didn't have enough money so he only paid me $500 and will pay me the remaining at the end of the month), plus I've got another office employee lined up to buy my Canon G1 X within the next 2 weeks ... one of the things that works for me is that I accept credit cards ... I sell my used gear and tell them that they can pay me with their CC by purchasing something I want from B&H, Adorama or Digitalrev ... this has worked for me really well since 2008.
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Re: Where do you sell used lenses
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2014, 12:40:32 PM »
I think everyone here at CR would like and appreciate if CR would start a trade page to sell used gear to other CR members, etc.  Sort of a CraigsList for CR.  Call it CansList or CRList or something.   :)

Otherwise, I prefer to sell (in order of preference)...
1.  In Person to friend
2.  In Person from CraigsList
3.  Amazon
4000.  eBay  (eBay is not fun anymore like it was years ago)

I have never tried Fred Miranda but I may look into it.

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