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NikLG
NikLG  91736 forum posts England
14 Feb 2008 - 1:47 PM

Reluctantly I have decided to get shot of all my DSLR gear. I need the money and it seems the logical thing to do ( will probably get back into it at a later date.. )

I was hoping that some of you on here could give me some advice re. selling it. I would prefer to do it all in one job lot, but am not sure if a private sale or approaching Gray's or someone like that would be an option.

Kit consists of ( might miss something out.. ) :-
D200 body
Battery grip ( Nikon MB20 or whatever it's called.. )
Nikon 50mm 1.8
Sigma 10-20 ( with CP )
Sigma 100-300 f4
Sigma 1.4 TC
Nikon 18-70
Kenko extension tubes
Right angle viewfinder
5 or 6 1meg CF cards
Spare battery ( 2 in total )
Quick charger ( Nikon )
Lowepro AW mini-trekker backpack
Manfrotto tripod ( o55B I think )
Monfrotto monopod ( modo )
Manfrotto monopod ( neotech, missing foot.. )
Manfrotto ball head ( 486rc2 I think, and spare QR plate )
Wired release ( one of those ones off eBay )

Boxes for everything ( except the backpack )

As far as I can recall the whole lot set me back about 3.5K
Probably looking for 2.5 - 2k for it all maybe.. ( in total ) thought I am unsure of the second hand prices of a lot of things so might be nearer the 2k mark...

Any thoughts greatly appreciated...

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CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 1:51 PM

Don't sell.........you'll kick yourself later.

Doclassie
Doclassie  91135 forum posts England
14 Feb 2008 - 1:54 PM

I'd be tempted to ebay the lot. Its more hassle (as you'd be better off selling each item individually) but you'll likely make more money in total.

People are often put off if all they want is a body and you bundle it with a lens..... so be wary of that. However, throwing in a couple of cards and a spare battery will often make yours stand out from the others. Same for the lenses, bung in the filters/tubes and you'll get more interest. Don't forget to put in each auction "please check out my other stuff as I'm selling lots of gear" or words to that effect.

Nice bunch of kit though. Shame you have to flog it all. I hope you manage to buy another set at some point in the future.

sidaorb
sidaorb  83857 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 1:56 PM

Nick, just to echo Cathy's words dont do it mate, you'll lose way to much money and will always end up playing catch up after building such a useful collection of gear.

CathyT
CathyT e2 Member 87276 forum postsCathyT vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 1:59 PM

There must be something else you could sell.....

NikLG
NikLG  91736 forum posts England
14 Feb 2008 - 2:02 PM

Thanks guys. I will speak to my girlfriend tonight, she might talk me out of it ( it is Valentine's day after all, she should be nice to me Smile ).

I don't really want to do e-bay because of all the hassle..

Anyroad, you never know I might keep hold of it, else there will be very long small ad popping up here in the near future.. ( unless someone with a fat cheque book and a love of Nikon is reading this ? ) Smile

Cephus
Cephus  92127 forum posts England
14 Feb 2008 - 2:02 PM


Quote: There must be something else you could sell.....

Don't go there

Smile

NikLG
NikLG  91736 forum posts England
14 Feb 2008 - 2:03 PM

...I wouldn't get too much for that... Tongue

cambirder
cambirder  107202 forum posts England
14 Feb 2008 - 2:38 PM


Quote: I don't really want to do e-bay because of all the hassle..

The hassle is worth it, second hand DSLR's and lenses make very good prices, but hopefully you won't have to sell the things at all.

peterhookwilde
14 Feb 2008 - 3:52 PM

selling my cameras or getting rid of a girlfriend?
easy choice(cameras don,t nag)keep mhold of it

NikLG
NikLG  91736 forum posts England
14 Feb 2008 - 4:09 PM

She isn't the reason for it's sale...and I'd choose her over a camera any day of the week.... Smile

WelshKiwi
WelshKiwi  63231 forum posts Wales2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 4:12 PM

Nik, you have just made all the girls go awwww bless.

Hope you can find another way round it. Smile

Lee Smile

uggyy
uggyy  82104 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 4:14 PM

You will regret selling it...

My only advice would be perhaps sell the bits you can do without that hold there price more.

EG some of the lens you wont make too big a loss on, if you need the money and want to buy back later.

But if you bought new and there good nik then you going to end up being out pocket big time.

Tommy

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139395 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2008 - 4:20 PM

Isn't there anything else you can sell? Smile

.... your grandmother, maybe? Wink

NikLG
NikLG  91736 forum posts England
14 Feb 2008 - 4:50 PM

It's just that I haven't used any of it at all for the past 4-5 months, and it seems to be just gathering dust...so appears to be a good thing to get shot of. Maybe if I hang on to it till the weather is more condusive ( ? ) to photo taking I will feel differently...

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