Finding fair market value for used camera gear?

1 month 1 week ago #738225 by Adam Nagle
I’m helping a friend list their old camera gear they have for sale, as they want to move towards another complete brand.  How are you finding out the fair market value for used gear?  


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1 month 1 week ago #738229 by TCav
See what similar products are selling for. KEH and MPD prices are usually not negotiable, but are a good indication (taking into account the value of the warranty.)

Probably the best indicator of the fair market value of an item is the winning bid of the same or similar item on eBay. You need to be johnny-on-the-spot, though, because that info doesn't hang around long.


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1 month 5 days ago #738338 by Chris Briggs
+1 MPB and KEH, check for similar on Craigslist and Ebay.  


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1 month 5 days ago #738346 by TCav

Chris Briggs wrote: +1 MPB and KEH, check for similar on Craigslist and Ebay.  


Yeah. MPB. Sorry.


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1 month 5 days ago #738347 by TCav

Chris Briggs wrote: check for similar on Craigslist and Ebay.  


Craigslist doesn't show the final sale price that may have been negotiated during actual contact between the buyer and the seller. eBay is a better source, but the actual winning bid isn't public for long.


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1 month 2 days ago #738425 by Sean Lamber
With all the shortages with new, has the used market seen any increase in prices?


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1 month 1 day ago #738508 by Silver Fox

TCav wrote:

Chris Briggs wrote: check for similar on Craigslist and Ebay.  


Craigslist doesn't show the final sale price that may have been negotiated during actual contact between the buyer and the seller. eBay is a better source, but the actual winning bid isn't public for long.


Agree, plus Craigslist has a bunch of scams on there as well 


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1 month 1 day ago #738570 by Otto F
Understatement!!  CL has become a joke.  


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4 weeks 1 day ago #738639 by Ian Stone
Look at Adorama and B&H used departments as well


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3 weeks 6 days ago #738708 by Prago
+1 those are the top 4

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3 weeks 1 day ago #738908 by KZAM
Always price shop with the big box and cross reference your usage to their inventory. 

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2 weeks 6 days ago #738960 by Uplander
Only you know your gear, take these prices and leverage your gears condition.  Make sure you get a fair rate. 


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2 weeks 2 days ago #739176 by Sanford
Depending on what you are selling, used market is hot right now.  Many new cameras are back ordered, which has forced prices up on certain older stuff.  Just saying. 


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