Top 5 Golden Rules to Remember When Selling Your Camera Equipment

Every now and then, photographers are bitten by the bug which causes them to desire new, better and generally more advanced camera equipment to meet ever-changing photography demands, be it lenses, camera bodies, lights or any other gear.

Perhaps you’re one of them – and once you’ve been bitten, you need to do something about the old gear, right?

In this article, we discuss the top ten most important things to remember when selling your camera gear so that you can fetch the best price for it:

What to do before Selling Your Old Camera Equipment – Top Five Golden Rules

1. Patience is Your Friend

If you’re really, really lucky, your camera gear might sell within the hour. However, in many cases, you may need to wait days or even weeks. You see, photographers’ desires is something you don’t have any control over. They tend to fluctuate and the only thing you can do is roll with the ride.

Still, if you’re looking for a super-quick sale, then you may have to lower your price – a route we would not typically suggest.

2. Honesty is Key

It goes without saying that you should be 100% honest and upfront about what you’re selling, the condition it is in, and everything that’s included or not included. The online camera selling industry is blessed with a fair amount of trust, which means you shouldn’t take advantage of it.

Any misleading information can prove to be a major headache for you in case the buyer decides to raise a dispute through whatever channel you have chosen to sell your camera equipment.

3. Include All Paperwork

Include every piece of paperwork with the equipment that you’re selling. This will not only instil trust between yourself and the buyer but pave the way for breezier future sales.

By paperwork we don’t just mean the user’s manual or purchase receipt but all receipts from repairs, maintenance, cleanings, etc.

4. Don’t Discard the Old Camera Equipment Packaging

You will find that by keeping the original packaging in which your camera and camera equipment came, you can fetch a better price. We’re not quite sure why, but in the photography circle at least, there are plenty of hoarders when it comes to camera equipment in its original packaging.

So we would encourage you to include all boxes, padding, plastic and whatnot along with warranty cards and user manuals when it’s time to sell.

5. Keep Those Date Codes Handy

Date codes may not be important to you, but they are to many photographers out there. Lenses incorporate a date system to help determine when they were built. Always include the date code with your listing, as this would mean less questions from the buyer, helping you sell quickly and establishing a better sense of trust.

Where to Sell Used Camera Equipment?

While places like eBay or Facebook might offer interesting ways of listing and selling your used camera equipment, you will most likely not find an easier and more hassle-free 3-step process than the one at Camera Exchange Store.





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