A guide to selling your old photographic equipment
There is a big market for second-hand photography equipment, and selling your unwanted camera is an easy way to raise cash fast.
We all have times in life when we need a little extra money, whether it’s to cover an unexpected expense such as a boiler replacement or car repair, to cover the cost of a birthday or Christmas, or simply to tide us over during a particularly expensive month.
Luckily there are some quick and easy ways to raise some extra cash, from selling your unwanted belongings at a car boot sale to monetising your skills and taking on casual, freelance work. Many of us have valuables or fancy gadgets hanging around at home that we no longer use and selling these can really help you to earn some extra money quickly. In particular, there is a big market out there for second-hand photography equipment. So, if you have a decent camera that is just sitting there gathering dust, you might want to consider putting it to good use and selling it.
Do your research
Before you rush out and sell your camera, take some time to think about what price you want to get for it. You don’t want to set the bar too low and leave yourself out of pocket, but at the same time you don’t want to set a too-high price that could deter potential buyers. To avoid either of these situations, it’s best to carry out a little research to see what the market will bear. Take a look at eBay and used-camera sites to see what similar items in a similar condition are selling for and use this as a guide for your selling your own camera.
If you’re going to the trouble of selling your used camera, you want to make sure you get as much for it as possible. Cameras that are in their original boxes with their original accessories tend to command a higher price than those without, so take some time to try and dig out these items. Giving your camera a thorough clean will also help it to look its best, increasing your chances of finding a quick buyer and receiving a fair price.
Use an expert
When it comes to selling your used camera, there are a number of different options open to you. Many people decide to go through eBay or similar auction sites as they offer access to a wide pool of potential buyers, as well as offering protection for both buyers and sellers. However, you’re likely to be competing against many similar items, and you could be waiting a while to find a seller. Online marketplaces such as Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace pose a similar problem.
If time is of the essence and you need to quickly sell canon camera for cash, we would recommend going through a reputable dealer in second-hand cameras – either in person or online. A dealer will be able to give you an immediate quote and, upon approval of the item, immediate payment for your used camera. This means that you avoid a lot of stress and hassle and, although the price may be slightly lower than you’d get elsewhere, to our mind the speed and simplicity of the transaction more than makes up for it.
Selling your old camera doesn’t have to be difficult. And with a bit of research and effort, it offers a quick and easy way to raise that extra cash that you need.