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#1 blibecap

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

I have reached the point that I need / want to sell some underwater photo gear and I am wondering what is the best option. I have sold on ebay and was wondering what others think is the best way to seel this gear. I can, 1: advertise it here, 2: advertise it on ebay, 3: advertise it here and list it on ebay.

I am interested in the thoughts of others that have sold used specialized photo gear.

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:13 PM

I have reached the point that I need / want to sell some underwater photo gear and I am wondering what is the best option. I have sold on ebay and was wondering what others think is the best way to seel this gear. I can, 1: advertise it here, 2: advertise it on ebay, 3: advertise it here and list it on ebay.

I am interested in the thoughts of others that have sold used specialized photo gear.

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#3 eric black

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:52 AM

Id start here and see if you can avoid the ebay fees on the sale- I will note that it seems most members here already come with an array of gear and I havent had much luck selling systems, only components. Patience on either selling forum is required in most cases- its taken me up to 3-4 months to get a serious buyer on non- small parts like sales (i.e. housings or lenses).

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 09:50 AM

I suggest here and the Scubaboard.com site since there is a huge amount of members there.
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#5 mheinemann

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Is there a trick to selling here. It says that i "cannot post any new topic." I will keep looking....

#6 Cerianthus

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

as a new member you need to introduce yourself (perhaps in the " new member introduction thread"), but since you now replied to a topic, you may find that you are able to start a new topic now.
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

Fred Miranda forum is one of the biggest. I think I get more enquiries there then on ebay. There is a small for you need to pay in order to post in their classifieds

#8 Alex_Tattersall

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 08:44 AM

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

I sold a flash unit on eBay in October. While I did get a good buck for it, after paying about 12% in fees (9% to eBay and 3% to PayPal) the extra eyeballs and bidders didn't really net much to me.

With that said, the flash was gone in 7 days and I had my money to squander elsewhere. They did, however, freeze the funds for almost a week. I guess some sellers take the money and don't send anything to the buyer.

eBay worked for me in this case because I started the bidding low and took my chances.
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#10 BigMako8

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:35 PM

Ebay is just a pack of lowballers!