To get an idea what your camera is worth, check out online platforms like iSell or Black Market Camera or even Facebook Marketplace and Carousell.
Note that if you sell to a shop, you will likely get a lower price (the shop owner has to make a living) but you get immediate cash and no hassle of listing your kit online.
Be aware that your camera may have some trade-in value if you are buying a new camera. Check with your camera dealer.
To ensure a good price for your camera, some preparation is required regardless of how you plan to sell it.
- Having the original packaging and receipt indicates that the camera has been well taken care of.
- Thoroughly inspect the camera for any cosmetic damage or scratches on the body and lenses, and note any sensor dust that needs cleaning. Make sure everything is in working order.
- Find out the camera's shutter count by uploading the last photo taken to a service like camerashuttercount.com, which lists the shutter count and provides a rough idea of how heavily the camera has been used. Many sellers include shutter count on their listings.
- Be honest about any scuffs or damages when advertising including the working condition of the camera. Transparency about the condition of the camera can build trust with buyers and avoid potential issues with returns and negative ratings.
- Include photos of the camera and any accessories or packaging in online sales listings. Photos can also serve as proof in the event of any damage during shipping.
- Be sure to clean the camera thoroughly before taking pictures to make it more attractive to potential buyers.