How to Buy and Sell Used Cameras

How to Buy and Sell Used Cameras

by David Arndt
     
 

Skills necessary to successfully buy and sell used photographic equipment—such as inspecting cameras and lenses, negotiating and determining retail and wholesale prices, and finding interested buyers—are covered in this detailed guide. Key issues surrounding used-camera sales are examined, including the impact of collector demand, how geography

Overview

Skills necessary to successfully buy and sell used photographic equipment—such as inspecting cameras and lenses, negotiating and determining retail and wholesale prices, and finding interested buyers—are covered in this detailed guide. Key issues surrounding used-camera sales are examined, including the impact of collector demand, how geography influences camera prices, and legal matters such as return and refund rights. Real-life case studies, camera-condition rating scales, and information on restoration and repair all lend practical, hands-on advice for the novice or experienced used-camera buyer and seller.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
There has always been a healthy market for secondhand photo equipment, but how does the novice determine the good from the bad and not get gypped? This slim volume offers some guidance for both sellers and buyers of used gear, including such tips as discriminating between the well used and the abused, where to buy gear (prices vary from region to region), how to understand the standard grading system used by all camera dealers, and what your legal rights are as a consumer. The advent of eBay and other online auction sites has opened up an unprecedented venue for buying and selling camera gear and offers incredible bargains for those willing to risk buying sight unseen from a nondealer, so the more information buyers/sellers have before entering into such an agreement the better. Some of the advice offered is impractical, but overall this book does impart helpful information, very basic. A marginal purchase. Michael Rogers, "Library Journal" Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584280354
Publisher:
Amherst Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2000
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
8.56(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

David Neil Arndt is a professional photographer and the author of "How to Shoot and Sell Sports Photography," "Innovative Techniques for Wedding Photographers," and "Make Money with Your Camera." He lives in Plano, Texas.

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