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Nov 14, 2014 09:14 |  #1

What's the best way to determine a fair value for lenses you want to sell? I have a few I want to unload to fund another purchase but am not sure the best way to determine a fair value.




  
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Nov 14, 2014 09:16 |  #2

Search the Marketplace, Craigslist, etc to see what the going rate is.


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Nov 14, 2014 09:18 |  #3

Take a look at sites like keh.com (external link) and adorama (external link)- see what they are selling similar used items for, and drop your price a notch.




  
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Nov 14, 2014 09:30 |  #4

Boone13 wrote in post #17271487 (external link)
Search the Marketplace, Craigslist, etc to see what the going rate is.

Qlayer2 wrote in post #17271491 (external link)
Take a look at sites like keh.com (external link) and adorama (external link)- see what they are selling similar used items for, and drop your price a notch.

Between these two answers, I think you should have all the info you need. I'd only add that the B&S forum at FM is much larger, so check there as well for a better cross-section of data.


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Nov 14, 2014 10:52 as a reply to  @ BrandonSi's post |  #5

Ebay sold articles - only the sold ones, not the high prices that some people want for buy now.

Or search here:
http://www.jcolwell.ca​/photography/lens$db/i​ndex.htm (external link)


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Nov 14, 2014 13:39 |  #6

ZoneV wrote in post #17271718 (external link)
Ebay sold articles - only the sold ones, not the high prices that some people want for buy now.


yes this is really the best to gauge what they are actually selling for. Also looking on here at what the sold items have gone for in the past. If you went of Craigslist prices you'd probably never sell anything. Way too much stuff that is severely overpriced.

Keep in mind that on Ebay you will lose roughly 10% of your sale price and then of course another 3% for paypal so selling off ebay you can sell for a lower price and still net the same.


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Nov 14, 2014 13:58 |  #7

I've bought quite a few things off Craigslist that were fairly priced, so your assertion of Craigslist being severely overpriced may be severely overstated. ;-)a


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Nov 14, 2014 13:59 as a reply to  @ Boone13's post |  #8

Yep, KEH, Adorama and eBay.


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Nov 14, 2014 14:13 |  #9

i'd go off of ebay sold listings, and the marketplace here...

craigslist is tough, if something is priced well, it usually sells quickly, and then the ad is taken down...so the ads that last up there are usually the overpriced stuff that doesn't sell


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Nov 14, 2014 14:15 |  #10

I would not use Craiglist as a price guide. The prices there vary wildly for the same item, and also you never know for what price it was eventually sold.


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Nov 14, 2014 14:36 |  #11

So to sum this all up, do a bunch of research of prices using a bunch of different means and then come to the best conclusion of what price you should set. :-)

If it's priced right, it'll sell...eventually.


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Nov 14, 2014 14:59 as a reply to  @ Boone13's post |  #12

this might help you get a feel for the market: https://photography-on-the.net …264&highlight=u​sed+tokina


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Nov 14, 2014 15:09 |  #13

No ifs and or but the only barometer is actual selling price as you will find on e-bay. Folks who buy
used from B&H and Adorama do so for peace of mind something you cant offer. Asking prices for some
used Items can at times be quite laughable.




  
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Nov 14, 2014 17:29 |  #14

hes gone wrote in post #17272144 (external link)
=he's gone;17272144]this might help you get a feel for the market: https://photography-on-the.net …264&highlight=u​sed+tokina

Wow, great thread!


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Nov 14, 2014 20:25 |  #15

The problem with Craigslist is that you can't tell what sold and what didn't very easily... and also have no idea if the final sale price was negotiated down.

eBay "sold" listings is definitely the best way... Large marketplace, selling price is shown (not sure if shipping costs will show, which might be something to factor in). Just be sure to search for identical items, there are many similar named lenses that can be misleading.


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