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  • Buying and Selling used gear

    as i'm selling off quite a bit of gear this past month, it's interesting how while some people are asking for picturelah, asking for discountlah, asking for more details lah..

    and then some decisive buyers gave me a call, set appointments to view the items, we met up, they tested the items to their heart's content and COD + we completed the transaction.

    to all of you selling your equipment or have sold your equipment, can you relate to me when i say "some people are more talk, less action. and some people are less talk, and more decisive action." i have no problem with the former, however, i can guess how far in photography the latter group will go. agreed?

    ps - sometimes i still get late night calls and sms, asking for advice about gear.. sometimes even totally unrelated to the gear that i'm selling. eg when i was selling off my Nikkor 17-55mm f2.8 lens, some joker called me at 2am and ask me "your Nikon is better or the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 is better ah?"
    "eerrr.. excuse me Sir. it's 2am. can you please call me tomorrow morning... please..."

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    Re: Buying and Selling used gear

    maybe they are at other countries that at day light and we at 2am hahaha.
    saya budak dah lama belajar,tp tak pandai lagi

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    • #3
      Re: Buying and Selling used gear

      Originally posted by num_lock View Post
      maybe they are at other countries that at day light and we at 2am hahaha.
      ok. hahaha

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      • #4
        Re: Buying and Selling used gear

        How come you're always having so much stuff to sell?

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        • #5
          Re: Buying and Selling used gear

          Originally posted by chinks View Post
          How come you're always having so much stuff to sell?
          why not, boss?

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          • #6
            Re: Buying and Selling used gear

            sold off my old no longer in use super-zoom recently. the new owner tested kau kau and finally bought it
            asked me if I got other gears for sale which I said no.
            2 days ago, I got a late night sms asking if I got some speed light for sale.
            yeah, I sold some 1 off items, but I am no 2nd hand shop dealer

            few months ago, I sold my car. New Owner bugged me non stop about maintenance, repair etc. Despite telling him to call service center, he still treated me like I owe him after-sales services

            guess when we sell used stuffs, we can't run away from the 'heavy' responsibility

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            • #7
              Re: Buying and Selling used gear

              Johan, I was interested in one of your newer 7D but by the time I saw your ad, it was already booked. sigh! This month I manage to sell off 2 camera bodies and 90% of my lenses. One of canon bodies + 3 lenses to James (your geng in SiemReap). Good luck for your sales.
              D600, D700,D7000, 15 lenses & 3 flashes

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              • #8
                Re: Buying and Selling used gear

                not just camera stuff. it's everything. when i sold off my car, many people called me asking how's maintenance of the car, what's the FC of this car compared to that car, how's the performance of this vs that, how to get loan, etc.. some via calls, some via SMS. some send multiple SMSes asking this that but obviously just want to chat rather than to buy. usually if they SMS more than 3 times, it's a sign they are not serious.

                and the eventual buyer? he just called for an appointment, came down, see & test the car, then paid some money to book it. few days later, he paid for the car in full.

                and i immediately took down the advert after that.

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                • #9
                  Re: Buying and Selling used gear

                  Things happen for a reason.......

                  Some things happen for no reason.....

                  Some people find a reason ........

                  Some, unreasonable..........

                  Good thing is, those who take action without much talking are the ones going far.
                  Saya Ipoh Mali...jom pergi tengok jetfynn.com

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                  • #10
                    Re: Buying and Selling used gear

                    What gets to me is that when I put used items for sale, priced it accoRding to the age and condition, described the condition and what is included, some joker will still waste my time when viewing coz they expect the item to be in showroom condition. Some will lowball on the spot even tho the price stated is firm.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Buying and Selling used gear

                      Quite true, Johan. I have currently an item on sale and in theory I have sold it more than 20 times but it is still waiting for a new owner. Despite clearly stating all the details, questions that are answered in thread come over and over and over and over and over ....

                      But it is the other way around too, there are some threads running on annoying sellers so it is all a matter of having more respect for each other in general.
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