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    Posted: 25 January 2019 at 22:29
Hi all,
      Havent post in a long time. I am switching from A mount to E and was wondering the best way to sell the A mount cameras. Seems like everything is a little beat up so not sure if here would be better or eBay. Thoughts?

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I prefer to sell on Amazon. They have lower fees than eBay. It is slower though.

I haven't tried selling on here much. Buying here is riskier.

Used bodies seem to sell for more than I think they are worth. I bundled my A65 with an extra 18-55 and 55-200 SAM. I think it helped.

I want to sell my A6000, and I could definitely reduce my lens collection substantially.
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I have bought and sold here, and on eBay. Generally, if it's Minolta/Sony gear I prefer to start here. If nothing happens in about 10 days to 2 weeks, I switch to eBay. I try to price things here about 10% less than what I'd ask on eBay. In truth, eBay tends to be more successful, but I'd rather buy/sell to someone in this community, as long as they've been around long enough. This is not the place to come only to sell. Regardless, A mount is in a period of price decline. Some things still get good prices, but run of the mill items are not in much demand.

You can always list what you have to sell and see if you get any messages of interest.

Question for QuietOC, why do you see buying here as risky?
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I feel it's a lot less risky to buy on here, but I only buy from members that have been around a while and participate in the forum. Most of the active members on here didn't join just to sell their equipment, and I don't think would want to risk their reputation because they want to stay active. I've never been ripped off or lied to yet.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2019 at 00:46
Originally posted by 2manycamera 2manycamera wrote:


Question for QuietOC, why do you see buying here as risky?

I take risks in buying and selling. There is not really any oversight here. I can't say I've had any horrible experiences here though. I got some duds, but that happens everwhere.


Edited by QuietOC - 26 January 2019 at 00:49
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Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

I prefer to sell on Amazon. They have lower fees than eBay. It is slower though.

I let my Amazon seller account lapse years ago. Now it looks like you have to pay $40 a month to be a seller, plus some other fees. Is that correct?
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote QuietOC Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 January 2019 at 02:54
Originally posted by sybersitizen sybersitizen wrote:

Originally posted by QuietOC QuietOC wrote:

I prefer to sell on Amazon. They have lower fees than eBay. It is slower though.

I let my Amazon seller account lapse years ago. Now it looks like you have to pay $40 a month to be a seller, plus some other fees. Is that correct?

I don't pay anything per month. They just take a percentage of the sales.
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Okay, I finally found the page where the account types are explained. $39.99 per month plus referral fees and closing fees is for a Professional account. Individual account fees are $0.99 per item plus variable closing fees.
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Originally posted by 2manycamera 2manycamera wrote:


Question for QuietOC, why do you see buying here as risky?


I see a problem in buying than selling here (on ebay its the opposite, the buyer normally has the upper hand)
My experience has generally been positive on here, possible because most of them were done in person. unfortunately unlike some other forums admins don't really help out much in sales that don't go well (but they are upfront about it, not that it matters when things don't go nicely for you ).

I had only one issue whereby I bought a lens and it had some fungus. So I requested a return with the user. He didn't pay me back the return postage and I lost money in conversion and bank charges all through no fault of my own. The person got away with no money lost on his part, he didn't even reply to my request for a refund of the return postage.
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Buying and selling here is riskier as there are no procedures when it goes wrong.

It is less risky as it is easier to have a feeling for the trustworthiness of the person you're dealing with.

Pick whatever you prefer.

But I do not think it is good to sell here as this is (now) a very small marketplace. A-mount will be slow everywhere BTW.

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FWIW I decided to swop mounts at the end of 2017 and start with the a7 series. Rather than the hassle of selling I traded virtually everything, cameras and lenses, to WEX and LCE. I suppose I could have got more selling privately but decided for simplicity, security and speed of total crossover to take the hit.

Actually I wasn't disappointed with the trade in values probably because I had kept my kit in pristine condition which was reflected in the values I was offered. I should stress that everything was "traded" as opposed to "sold" so I ended up with a similar number of bodies and lenses in E mount and paid the difference. For me it was worth it and I am very happy, but I daresay now that mirrorless has really taken hold the values of A mount are shrinking.

Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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a-mount selling in my home country is the very painfull action. The most important is to be patient and happy with what you get.
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