5 ways to get more money when you trade in your camera gear – according to an expert

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So you’ve decided it’s time to upgrade your camera kit and instead of faffing around taking photos of it to sell on eBay, Gumtree or Facebook Marketplace, you want to trade it in. Some people think you get less money but after paying things like seller fees, but often there isn’t much in it. 

There are lots of shops that offer trade-in services such as Wex and London Camera exchange in the UK or Adorama and B&H in the US. MPB operates a trade-in service throughout the US, Europe and Asia and rather conveniently will pick up your equipment for you.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.