Selling camera gear on ebay?

5 months 4 days ago #675905 by J Photo Man
Have you sold any camera gear on ebay before?   I'm trying to find what sort of fees do they charge for this.  I can't seem to find a camera, photo, or anything relating on:  https://www.ebay.com/help/selling/fees-credits-invoices/selling-fees?id=4364#fvf

Also is there any other sites besides Craigslist you would recommend? 


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5 months 3 days ago #675925 by effron
I sold quite a lot on ebay years ago, I hear the fees can get expensive now. Some still find it a good market, better than CL methinks. My issue came from paypal, who allowed me to get scammed. (wasn't successful and PP got mad)
Know the rules, read reviews and research, etc.....

Why so serious?
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5 months 3 days ago #675934 by garyrhook
Yes, I use eBay. There might be a listing fee (often waived) and then a final value fee to the seller.
I don't think I've ever been hit with a 10% fee for a lens. You can probably consider it to be 3.5%, but I've not sold anything for a while.


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5 months 3 days ago #675958 by Roman Omell
Pretty sure you will pay 10% when it sells and another 2% to PayPal.   


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5 months 3 days ago #676041 by Frost Photography
+12% is about what you are going to be wacked.  

"The quickest way to make money at photography is to sell your camera."
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5 months 2 days ago #676062 by Olivia
I avoid ebay as much as I can.  Sorry, the fees IMO are just too high.  


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5 months 2 days ago #676152 by Cory J
The problem with Ebay is their fee schedule is just to high if you ask me.  10% is highway robbery.  5% would be much more fair.  Then you get nailed 2% from PayPal.  


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5 months 1 day ago #676237 by Jeff Scott
I prefer to use Craigslist, ebay is to rich for me.  Rates are to much.  


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5 months 13 hours ago #676259 by effron
I'm not the one to defend ebay, but if you compared what a reseller like KEH, or MPB offers for your gear, you'd gladly pay a 2% to 5% fee and you'd do nothing but package and ship. I used them for years and did well. Not every sale is like the other.

Why so serious?
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5 months 10 hours ago #676264 by garyrhook

effron wrote: I'm not the one to defend ebay, but if you compared what a reseller like KEH, or MPB offers for your gear, you'd gladly pay a 2% to 5% fee and you'd do nothing but package and ship. I used them for years and did well. Not every sale is like the other.


Yeah, I just quoted my Nikon 85mm f/1.4D at KEH, and the offer is $204. They're selling for $400 on eBay.

I'll take my chances with an auction.


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5 months 10 hours ago #676272 by effron
Yup, back when the D700 was only one generation old I got KEH and B&H to quote me, they were still selling for twelve to fourteen hundred everywhere....450.00, if in excellent condition. I still own it. 
There were also times I got a lot more in auctions than I expected, it happens.

Why so serious?
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4 months 4 weeks ago #676313 by Kenta
Sell on Craigslist save yourself some $$ and use that towards new gear.  


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4 months 4 weeks ago #676333 by Chase Audate
My sister has been selling on eBay for 12 years, it's how she makes a living.  If you build in the  eBay costs into what ever you are selling, the reach can't be beat.  


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