Forget selling camera gear on eBay – I trade them in at my local photo store instead

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If you've recently been thinking about selling camera equipment I highly recommend trading it into your local camera retailer instead of using eBay. I've never had much luck selling stuff on eBay; either the buyer never pays, they end up requesting a refund, or the item sells for way less than I was hoping. So now, I've thrown in the towel and have decided to sell my used kit to a camera retailer that offers cash for trade-in. 

Over the years I've tried to sell several things on eBay including a Nikon D750, a Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8 lens and a Manfrotto tripod. Not a single sale has gone smoothly, I've ended up having items sent back because they "didn't match the description", had buyers win a bid but never pay for an item, and once I even had a package go missing.

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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.