You’ve got a lot of camera devices that you don’t use, and you’re wondering if you can sell them to generate some extra cash. This is a great way to get rid of old equipment, freeing up space for new stuff that you need.
There are a few ways to go about selling your gear, depending on the condition and whether it’s being sold online or in store. If you’re selling it on an online marketplace like eBay, be sure to set a realistic price for the gear. This will help to avoid a seller ripping you off and paying too little for your used camera gear.
If you’re selling it to a store that pays for used equipment, such as KEH, they will be able to provide you with a more accurate valuation of your camera body or lens. They’ll also be able to check it against their own criteria and make sure that it’s in good working order.
Before you ship your camera to the store or an online marketplace, you should take a few moments to make sure that it is clean and in perfect working order. This is a big deal because it ensures that you’re getting the maximum value for your used camera.
Start by carefully cleaning the exterior of your camera or lens, using a soft microfiber cloth to remove dust and fingerprints. Be sure to wipe all glass surfaces, including the sensor. You can even try a soft-bristled brush to whisk away grime in hard-to-reach areas.
After cleaning, you should then make sure to test the camera or lens to be certain that it is in good working order. This can be done by opening the back of a film camera and sniffing for mold, or by opening the body and checking for scratches or spots on the sensor for lenses.
Once you have verified that the camera or lens is in good condition, it’s time to list your gear for sale. Be sure to detail all the specifications of the gear, including any accessories that are included with it. This will help buyers to know exactly what they are buying, and it will be a big help for them to understand the equipment’s capabilities and functionality.
Include the original box, manuals and any accessories that came with it, if you have them. This will make it easier to ship your gear, and it will give buyers an added level of confidence that they’re getting a good deal.
In addition, if your camera or lens includes any special equipment like an exposure meter or flash unit that may no longer be available, be sure to locate it and test it to be sure it works properly. You should also check that the battery is charged, as this can be an important indicator of the camera’s overall condition and may be a sign of wear and tear.
After you’ve written a good description of your camera, be sure to upload pictures so that your potential buyers can see the item up close and personal. Take pictures from different angles and in good light so that buyers can see the condition of your camera or lens.