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Best way to sell used camera lens?

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Pezza, 7 Jun 2006.

  1. Pezza


    Joined: 8 Jan 2003

    Posts: 102

    Location: London

    Not sure of the 'legality' of asking this, but I've read the FAQs and I think I'm ok...

    Anyway, I have a 20D and upgraded to a 24-105mm F4L lens over Xmas, which really is fantastic to use. As such I'm not getting as much use out of my 70-200mm F4L lens as I used to when I had my 18-55mm kit lens, plus when I do use it I'm finding it a little short of 'reach'. So I'm going to buy a 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L lens and sell the 70-200mm.

    Now I no longer have access to the MM here, and given how I only ever like writing thoughtful posts (as opposed to the "me too" variety) it's going to take me forever to get to the 250 mark. So my question is what would you guys recommend as the best way for me to sell my lens? It's in immaculate condition, and has a Hoya SuperHMC Pro UV filter on it too, so I imagine someone somewhere wants it. Is eBay the best bet - have to admit I've never sold anything on there.
  2. mad_allan


    Joined: 17 Dec 2003

    Posts: 3,215

    Location: Peterborough

    POTN would be a good place but if not, ebay will be your best bet.
  3. dod


    Joined: 31 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,863

    Location: Inverness

    funnily enough I was just trying to sell my 100-400 not that long ago. Got a couple of daft offers through the MM here and POTN so didn't bother to push it. eBay is probably the best place to sell for a reasonable price.
  4. Pezza


    Joined: 8 Jan 2003

    Posts: 102

    Location: London

    Do you still have your 100-400 for sale?

    Have sent you an email to your hotmail address...
  5. ^^Gord^^

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,966

    Location: Nottingham

    I'd say eBay is your best bet overall but due to fees etc I'd do as dod did and try the forums first.

    EDIT: I really need more sleep.
  6. TomWilko


    Joined: 3 Jun 2003

    Posts: 4,088

    Location: UK

    I bought a 70-200 off Ebay and I presume the guy who sold it to me lost about £100 in 9 months according to the receipt that was included with the original purchase.

    Original purchase cost was £480 for him and I still have the lens with I think 1 more months warranty on it.
    Last edited: 7 Jun 2006