Anyone who is inclined towards photography and owns a few pieces of gear, always keeps trying to upgrade or acquire more tools and equipments. For this, they may often need to first sell their old pieces so as to make money to buy the new ones.

But selling used photography equipment can be tricky since there are many ways to do so and choosing the best option may take time. Also, there are certain things you may first need to do before selling the gear. The following is a list of the best ways to sell your used photography equipment:

ways to sell your used photography equipment

Clean and Pack

The first way to make sure you make a sale on the equipment is to clean it properly using a photography equipment cleaning kit and make sure it has no broken parts or pieces. Pack it into a plastic wrap first and then in the original box. If you don’t have the original box, then find another cardboard box to pack it.

Price It

The next way or step to sell your used photography equipment is to price it fairly. The best way to do this is to search for ‘used photography gear’ on the internet and specify the name and model of the equipment you wish to sell. This will give you a list of prices with the number of years of usage.  This will give you an idea of how to price the gear.

Select Where to Sell

The next and most important part of this process is to figure out where you wish to sell the equipment. Some of the places where you can consider selling including online photography forums, eBay, Craigslist, Facebook groups, online photography groups, online photography stores and used photography equipment markets. For getting the best options, you can post the price with images on the maximum number of these places and then wait for people to start responding.


If you haven’t already put up the exact price, then you can also leave some room for negotiations. Quote a higher price than what you intend to and then negotiate down from there.  Always contact the interested buyer over a phone call to decide the manner in which you will deliver the equipment and receive the payment from him/her. Make sure the person is genuine and give equipment only on receiving payment first.

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