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Offline Suka

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Maybe not off topic, but
« on: February 13, 2014, 05:37:54 PM »
Has anyone sold a used lens to B and H?  Is that a better option than Craigs list or Ebay?

Offline Doodle

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Re: Maybe not off topic, but
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 06:09:12 PM »
Has anyone sold a used lens to B and H?  Is that a better option than Craigs list or Ebay?

I like trying to initially sell on Craigslist. (not so much buy as sell though)
For one thing, they come to YOU.  Or...you meet at a really close public place.
Secondly, you would get the highest price. B&H is good but they are buying wholesale to sell retail.  And eBay (or Amazon) charge a fee which eats into your money. 
So unless I need to sell something fast, I try for a week on Craigslist and then I go to Amazon next, followed by eBay and then to a camera store last.
But...that's just me. Oh...and don't forget to post for sale on here at the same time you post to Craigslist. Cant hurt!
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?

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Re: Maybe not off topic, but
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2014, 06:00:29 PM »
Has anyone sold a used lens to B and H?  Is that a better option than Craigs list or Ebay?

I like trying to initially sell on Craigslist. (not so much buy as sell though)
For one thing, they come to YOU.  Or...you meet at a really close public place.
Secondly, you would get the highest price. B&H is good but they are buying wholesale to sell retail.  And eBay (or Amazon) charge a fee which eats into your money. 
So unless I need to sell something fast, I try for a week on Craigslist and then I go to Amazon next, followed by eBay and then to a camera store last.
But...that's just me. Oh...and don't forget to post for sale on here at the same time you post to Craigslist. Cant hurt!

Thanks Doodle for this info.

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Re: Maybe not off topic, but
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2014, 07:09:24 PM »
I've had the best luck selling (and buying) used gear on fredmiranda.com. It's a huge community, and well moderated. Good folks.
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Re: Maybe not off topic, but
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2014, 07:22:11 PM »
I've had the best luck selling (and buying) used gear on fredmiranda.com. It's a huge community, and well moderated. Good folks.

You're the second person that has mentioned that site.  I haven't been there yet but will be heading over there now to see what it's all about. 
Options...I love options. :)
Take your camera with you dammit. You can't take your next "best photo" if your camera is sitting at home in the bag, now can you?