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I'm possibly looking to sell one of my lenses and know I can place an ad in the classifields section. I dont want to use the other well known place due to some of the horror stories and therefore have some concerns about selling on line. As I have never sold anything on line before what are the possible Pitfalls to look out for.
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An alternative is to sell through the likes of Ffordes where they take 20% of the sale price, but they deal with any hassles and give a trial period and warranty to the buyer, so you tend to get a better price. Also try MPB and Mifsuds.
What lens are you selling?
Quote: An alternative is to sell through the likes of Ffordes where they take 20% of the sale price, but they deal with any hassles and give a trial period and warranty to the buyer, so you tend to get a better price. Also try MPB and Mifsuds.
Thanks for that i will look into your suggestions.
Bangalicous - If I sell it which I probably will - it a Sigma EX 105 2.8 Macro (Nikon Fit) used once for a project and probably had 5 pics taken with it so as new as new can be. I just dont use it and macro stuff is not my thing so I had just as well sell it and buy something that I will make more use of.
We have a for sale section on our work website so I might try there forst as that way I get to see the buyer and no posting etc is involved.
Sell it on Ebay and stipulate payment by Paypal.
I have bought and sold well over 1300 items on Ebay, including my present D300 camera and half a dozen lenses. My most expensive purchase was probably the D300 and the most expensive sale was a Jaguar car.
No problems at all.
Just take all the sensible precautions - such as being scrupulously honest in your description of the lens and not posting it until the money is safely in your Paypal account. Oh - and say you will only post to verified Paypal addresses and post (and charge) by Special Delivery with enhanced compensation according to the value of the item.
I have also heard some horror stories about online transactions - but in every case the complainants have been total numpties. Be sensible and cautious and you won't go wrong.
also re Ebay ditto the above and I confine my sales to UK buyers only; perhaps restrictive but safer.
Agree with Eric, If you are carefull Ebay is not as bad as some make out.
Its not perfect, But nothing is today, Your just as likely to get someone trying to buy your gear, Then ask you to post it to somewhere in Africa, But of corse they need to have your " Bank " details ( according to them ) before they can proceed...... That scam is as old as the Internet..... And one that came via the EPZ classifieds too....
However as I say, So long as you remain wary, Double check the prospective purchaser, Make sure that in EPZ clasifieds for example that you recieve and cash any payments " Before " You part with the goods, Its a great way to sell camera gear...... As 9 times out of 10, You can see who you are dealing with via thier membership status.....
I have not been as busy as Eric on ebay, But I have around 500 (100%) Positive feedbacks from sales as well as purchases over an 8 year period, Sure I have had the odd scam buyer try thier luck......But they tend to get an " Unprintable on here " reply.....Using the 2 same letters for starters " F-O " ..... I always make a point of reporting anything even vaguely suspicious.
Anyhow the lens your selling is a very popular item, I would be seriously suprised if you did not get a decent price for it, By advertising it on ePHOTOzine classifieds, To a genuine buyer......
Quote: Sell it on Ebay and stipulate payment by Paypal.
You don't actually have any choice about that, Paypoo is compulsory. Also offer Payment (cash on collection) and bank transfer, as you may get lucky and avoid Paypoo fees.
I don't know why sellers think PP is best for them its not, its the most expensive option and low feedback sellers can now have their payment put on hold until the buyer leaves positive feedback or after 21 days (whichever occurs 1st).
Ray, please PM me with your asking price.
Hello Ray.... Please also PM me what you are after for the lens.
Just incase Bang doesnt want it
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