Monday, April 5, 2010

Tips For Selling Us Your Gear

Many of you may sell or trade your gear with us. If so, this post is for you. We've compiled a list of tips that will help to speed up the turnaround time, and to help you get the most money for your gear. On average, the turn around times from the day we receive your equipment, until we give you a purchase or trade amount can be anywhere between 3-5 business days. Times constantly fluctuate depending on multiple factors, but if everyone follows these basic steps, the time frame can easily be shortened.

1. Make sure to already have a quote done before you send the equipment in. This can be done online through our quote wizard, or over the phone or email by one of our purchasers.

2. Answer the quote questions honestly. This ensures the most accurate quoted amount so you can have an estimate that will more closely match the final amount offered. Don't think that by saying your equipment is in "mint condition" that we will pay you for a mint condition piece if it's not.  We thoroughly check each and every piece for working condition, needed repairs and cosmetic grade as it applies to our grading system and standards.

3. Before sending the equipment in remove any stickers from the equipment such as name tags. Clean any really dirty equipment off before sending. Take any straps off and place in the package separately. Remember to include the correct battery and charger for digital cameras, and have the batteries charged when sent in.

4. When packaging, make sure to include your quote paperwork complete with your information, the buyers name, the quote number (also needs to be on the outside of the box), and equipment info. Package your equipment properly and smartly. Don't put sticky products such as tape or sticky baking wrap on a piece of equipment, especially the glass of a lens! We recommend using Ziploc baggies and bubble wrap.

To sell your gear, please contact our Purchasing Department at (770) 333-4220 or (800) 342-5534.