Question for the Brits

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by chromatin64, May 7, 2011.

  1. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

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    A Leekist in York, UK
    If you're selling camera gear, what have you found to be the best way?

    eBay? Trade in? Camera fairs? Local newspaper ads? Sumfink else?

    Feel free to contribute if you're not a Brit but I'm particularly interested in how my fellow British do it.
     
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  2. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 13, 2010
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    I usually just trade mine in. I have sold successfully a few times on mu-43rds forum but I always worry just in case anything were to go wrong with the camera after I sold it!
     
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  3. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus SC Top Veteran S.C. Charter Member

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    Ebay. Always. Good prices and protection for seller and buyer if you take care.


     
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  4. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Selling camera gear ?... I'm sorry, I don't really understand the question ...
     
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  5. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

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    I know, I know. I have quite a bit of Nikon DSLR digital gear that doesn't really get used these days; if I sold it/traded it in, it would make the decision to buy some MFT gear easier. Especially for wifey.
     
  6. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
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  7. Penny

    Penny SC Veteran

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    I sold two cameras on E-bay just before Christmas one went to a dealer no probs my money came through paypal right away but the other went to a private buyer who messed me around; and paypal made me wait for three weeks for money (I didn't actually mind that) but the buyer wouldn't respond to my emails.
    Personally I wouldn't use E-Bay again they're asking for money which they are not entitled too either.
    I have two cameras that I bought through Amazon which I might try to sell on their own market place in the future, otherwise trade-in to a local shop in Liverpool or St Helens.
     
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  8. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Pennayann do you mean eBay are trying to take fees which are more than or not in their terms and conditions?
    In what way?
     
  9. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
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    Hey, you're welcome, I'm surprised by this reply, dutch, wow, are you a dutchman living in York?
     
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  10. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Not British, but I always sell on eBay (in Australia), but you need to understand the market for the product you're selling.

    For example;

    Canon and Nikon SLR equipment -> high demand -> auction-only starting at low bid price

    Olympus -> lower demand -> start auction at a higher bid price, closer to what you ideally want for the camera

    eBay fees can be a pain but I don't think there is a better way to sell a camera for a decent price (in Australia anyway).
     
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  11. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

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    A Leekist in York, UK
    No, I'm a Welshman living in York who has in interest in languages. Incidentally, being Welsh means I don't struggle with the Dutch 'g'... :wink:

    Thanks for all your comments folks.
     
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  12. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Hi Russ, do you just struggle with 'g' or also with 'r'.
    It's always a pleasure to hear my German lady talking to me in dutch/german and find myself answering her in dutch.
    Funny: "Holländische Frikadelle oder eine Frikadelle".
    Oder: "Bellen in dutch, which means anrufen in deutch". (Bellen (deutsch) bedeutet blaffen (dutch)).
     
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  13. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

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    Neither Herman - they're second nature to the Welsh; the Welsh language is full of rrrrrrrolled 'r's and soft 'ch's.
     
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  14. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
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    and phlegm....
     
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  15. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    [snigger]
     
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  16. chromatin64

    chromatin64 SC Veteran

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    A Leekist in York, UK
    I must admit I thought of a few other adjectives than "soft" to describe the 'ch's. Like "throat-clearing".
     
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  17. BBW

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    Jul 7, 2010
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    Russ, don't pay them any mind! Sean Connery is a Welshman. They're just jealous.:biggrin:
     
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  18. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
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    Sean Connery? Welsh? Not unless he's defected.
     
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  19. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 7, 2010
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    Well, there you go - wrong again - what do we colonials really know. I see he was grew in Edinburgh! I'm afraid I became confused in my memory with Richard Burton's origins...in South Wales... And he is another heart throb, so forgive me. I must have been swooning as I typed earlier.:wink:
     
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