4 tips to help you get the best price for your unwanted equipment

In order to get the best price for your old Canon camera, you need to do a little bit of research and put in some effort to get it looking its best.

If you have a Canon camera at home just sitting there gathering dust, why not make some extra cash by putting it up for sale? As well as clearing some space at home, it can also give you money to put towards upgrading your camera to the next model.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to your old Canon camera, here’s how you can get a quick sale and a great price.

Choose the right time of year

You might be ready to put your camera up for sale, but that doesn’t mean you need to do it straight away. In order to get the best value for money for your old equipment it’s important to choose the right time of year to sell. The consensus is that summer is the best time to sell cameras and photographic equipment. You will be able to target all those people who are about to go on holidays, as well as potentially reaching photography students who are just finishing up their course. What’s more, did you know there tends to be a baby boom in late summer – and who loves taking photos more than new parents?

Get your camera looking its best

In order to get a quick sale and the best price for your camera, you need to take a little time to get it in tip-top shape. Cameras can pick up lots of dirt through day to day use, so use a small brush to clear any dust or grit from the gaps in the camera body. Meanwhile, a lint-free microfibre cloth and some rubbing alcohol will help to clean up any marks or smears from the casing. To make your equipment extra attractive to potential buyers, try to find its original packaging and accessories. Cameras with these items tend to sell more quickly and for a higher price.

Set the right price

When selling your unwanted photographic equipment, it’s imperative to set the right price. You want to set a price that is attractive to potential buyers, but at the same time you want to make sure that you get the best value for money and are not left out of pocket. To help you do this, take some time to do a little research. Look online to find out what similar items are selling for and use this as a guide to set an appropriate price for your own camera.

Select the best sales platform

Now that you’re completely prepared, it’s time to decide how and where to sell your old Canon camera. The obvious choice is to sell on eBay or on a similar online auction platform, and this certainly has its advantages. It’s relatively hassle-free and you get the security of seller protection, however, you will need to arrange postage and pay commission on any sale – there will also be a lot of competition, which could drive the price down and make it harder to get a quick sale.

If you want to sell Canon camera for cash, you might want to consider selling it via a dealer in second-hand photographic equipment – either in-store or online. You will get an immediate quote and, once you have accepted it, an immediate payment for your equipment. The dealer will take some commission so you may not get the price you were originally hoping for, but it offers a quick and easy sale with little effort from you, so you may feel like it’s worthwhile.

Selling your camera is a great way to earn some extra cash and, with a little bit of effort and some strategic thinking, you’ll soon be able to sell your Canon camera for a great price.