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Dec 28, 2021 16:58:13   #
Pez
 
Trying to find price guidelines on cameras and lenses. Any suggestions on where to look?

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Dec 28, 2021 17:06:36   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
The easiest way is to find the same equipment model and condition rating from a high-volume reseller like MPB.com or KEH.com. Comparing on ebay tends to find a wide variety of offer prices, and even the sales-completed data is rather variable.

When looking at a reseller, remember they have a return policy and typically free shipping. You should consider a price that is 25% less, at least. Also, assure you plan for how and where you'll ship. Including original boxes may seem like you can charge a higher sales price, but that premium is likely to be eaten up by the extra costs to ship a larger and odd-sized box. The most efficient shipping is the 2-day USPS Priority prepaid boxes. You should include the shipping in your single offer price, stating that explicitly, as well as your accepted payment options.

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Dec 28, 2021 17:26:05   #
Greg from Romeoville illinois Loc: Romeoville illinois
 
Pez wrote:
Trying to find price guidelines on cameras and lenses. Any suggestions on where to look?


If your looking for used equipment, try here

https://collectiblend.com/Cameras/search.php?param=bron

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Dec 28, 2021 18:07:25   #
Pez
 
Looking to sell. Handling an estate. Bob, has 35mm Canon F-1 with 3 prime lenses.

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Dec 28, 2021 18:07:51   #
Pez
 
Thank you.

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Dec 28, 2021 18:22:46   #
BebuLamar
 
Pez wrote:
Looking to sell. Handling an estate. Bob, has 35mm Canon F-1 with 3 prime lenses.


Which version of the F-1 and which are the 3 prime lenses?

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Dec 28, 2021 18:38:11   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
Pez wrote:
Looking to sell. Handling an estate. Bob, has 35mm Canon F-1 with 3 prime lenses.


A F-1 in good condition has a surprisingly high value for a manual focus camera, possibly around $250 if you can find an interested buyer. The FD lenses have been jumping in value / cost with their use on digital mirrorless bodies. But, really only the fastest / widest aperture versions of an prime focal length has the highest 2022 price potential.

Look closely at the F-1 and see if it has any extra features, such as an alternative view finder or motor-drive to advance the film. Use a pen-light flashlight to shine a light through all the lenses, looking for fungus or excessive dust inside or scratches on the outside. Original Canon end-caps and original Canon hoods have some impact on potential price.

If one of the lenses is the Canon FD 14mm f/2.8L, send me a Private Message (PM) and I'll make an offer on the spot.

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Dec 28, 2021 21:28:10   #
Pez
 
Thank you!

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Dec 29, 2021 06:10:30   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
Pez wrote:
Looking to sell. Handling an estate. Bob, has 35mm Canon F-1 with 3 prime lenses.


Those are not going to be worth much. Go to Ebay, look up each of your items, then go down the left column and find "sold for", click on that and up will come those items and what they sold for. Then you can decide if you want to list it on ebay for sale.

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Dec 29, 2021 10:51:37   #
StanMac Loc: Tennessee
 
Greg from Romeoville illinois wrote:
If your looking for used equipment, try here

https://collectiblend.com/Cameras/search.php?param=bron


Better this way: https://collectiblend.com/Cameras/

Stan

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Dec 29, 2021 11:02:57   #
Greg from Romeoville illinois Loc: Romeoville illinois
 
StanMac wrote:


You are right. I was looking for a "Bron" at the time and copied the extension.

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Dec 29, 2021 11:20:32   #
Thomas902 Loc: Washington DC
 
Thank you for sharing your wisdom Paul.
I have benefited from many of your recent post here on UHH.

Totally agree that eBay pricing (even sold for) have a considerable standard deviation.

"...Any suggestions on where to look?"
Pez I'll add Roberts and B&H to the list of competitive pricing and comprehensive "grading" systems.

Words of wisdom from a "Master" in sales: "Never be in a hurry to either buy or sell"

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Dec 29, 2021 11:36:58   #
BebuLamar
 
I still don't know which version of the F1 the OP has. If it's the Canon new F1 then it could be worth $500.

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Dec 29, 2021 14:24:39   #
OldSchool-WI Loc: Brandon, Wisconsin 53919
 
It is hard determining just from whom to buy used equipment from. One looks to determine if the eBay seller is a private individual, a pro-photographer who wore the item out; a reseller like a hock shop; or a reputable re-seller like B&H. But that is common sense. Sometimes if the photo is sharp enough of the item--you can tell if it has been repaired by the screw heads. Buying and selling "is an art." In my experience----I only buy what I want and never sell.----ew (and I have buyers guides and books---going w-a-y back.)

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Dec 30, 2021 01:07:14   #
Pez
 
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