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Overread  63746 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 1:53 PM

Just out of interest anyone know any good shops that take second hand/trade-ins. I've not had much luck selling my 150mm macro privately so I'm considering hunting around and seeing what deals I can get from shops combining the sale of the lens with the buying of the new OS version *unless of course I can get a sale on the 150mm private*.

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315243 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 1:58 PM

Most of the independent stores now do commission sales, so they will take the lens of your hands and give you nothing, when the lens sells the will pay you, less their commission.

Trade in deals more often than not will work in the favour of the store, best sell privately.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 2:03 PM

Stick it on Fleabay with a starting price of 99p. It will get sold. Don't worry over the low starting price - it will find its appropriate level.

I have sold a number of lenses over the years and always got decent prices this way.

Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 2:10 PM

Try mpb and ffordes.

saxon_image
30 Jul 2011 - 2:26 PM

London Camera Exchange (LCE) do part exchange though prices are not very good compared to what you might (and I stress might) get on Fleabay - simple and painless transactions though. In addition to Ffordes etc you could try Mifsuds or Peter Walnes

Paul

Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10577 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 2:32 PM

I agree with CB stick it on Fleabay, just sold two lenses and got well over what I expected for them.

franken
franken e2 Member 113108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 2:53 PM

I sold a couple on Ebay a few months ago with a starting price of 99p. One of them was on old 80's 90 mm Vivitar pk macro that went for 85.00.

Ken

MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93497 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
30 Jul 2011 - 3:13 PM

I assume you've tried EPZ classified...I've sold half a dozen lenses on there....and FREE...thanks Pete Smile

...and you have more control over who purchases ...unlike Ebay.

Last Modified By MikeRC at 30 Jul 2011 - 3:16 PM
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Overread  63746 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 3:23 PM

Ebay can be good, but I've no previous selling history on there, not even small things, so its a big jump to a sudden few 100 item from an "unknown".

The lens is on the Classifieds on EPZ and a few other large photography communities based in the UK and thus far - no bites sadly.

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 3:37 PM


Quote: I've no previous selling history on there

Nor has a single member of eBay........... when they started selling! Smile

Offer a Returns policy and you should be OK. Oddly enough I never have and I think my first ever sale was about 600.

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114511 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 5:38 PM

MPB Photographic.....But I doubt you'll get anything like what it's really worth....

Ade

thewilliam
30 Jul 2011 - 6:26 PM

MPB is a great place to buy. Remember that they have to make a profit, so need to buy in cheaply.

Overread
Overread  63746 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 6:36 PM

Aye I know if I sell direct to a shop that I'll get less than with a private sale - the only thing I might hope for is that if I'm buying at the same time from the same shop as selling it might slip the odds a little more to my favour.

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110248 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2011 - 6:40 PM

I use both MPB and Mifsuds who have done me great part ex deals, old for new, in the past. Both are super to deal with

andymcdonald
31 Jul 2011 - 11:49 PM

I've always found FFordes to be pretty good.

Andy

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