Adorama wants your used Canon EOS 5D Mark IV and Canon EOS R, and they're willing to pay a bit more this month.
Prices offered (Condition Dependent)
- Canon EOS 5D Mark IV $1200
- Canon EOS R $1000
This is a really simple process.
- Get a quote here
- Print the prepaid label and ship your gear to Adorama
- Get cash, store credit or trade-in credit
Yes, one can get more selling privately, but for some people, that eBay fees and/or dealing with buy & sell forums isn't worth the hassle.
Walk into a camera store and one can be surprised by the "specials" that are available at authorized dealers across the brands. I was told that they are special distributor deals that cannot be advertised online. Patronize your local stores. You might be surprised of the deals that can be found in them.
Also it will be an excellent backup camera of R5.
P.S The 5DMkIV is suitable for all the above too. The advantage of R is the one it gets from 15-35 IS and 24-70 IS 2.8 lenses.
Right now you can have a brand new 5d4 for $2199 from an authorized dealer and they are $1900 new on ebay. Is $1200 for a used camera highway robbery not so much right now, but of course there is a big asterisk there which is "condition".
You could go through the hassle of trying to find a buyer on the used market yourself so the conveniece of selling to one of these big guys is really the value they offer it's never usually the prices they pay.
Personally, I've never sold any gear to a big reseller if anything it's always been on the street private party transactions, and never made less than any quote I've gotten from the big guys.
As far as bodies go though, I don't usually sell until it's 2 gens old and keep them as a back-up in the meantime. The difficulty with the 5d4 is that if you're planning to go all in at once and grab RF glass having the body around doesn't make as much sense, so trading it in and buying a cheap used R as a back-up to your planned R5 may make more sense in these cases.
Long story short I agree the cameras have more value either in your bag or on the street.