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Old 08-12-2018, 11:03 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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I posted this in the Photography forum a while ago and got no replies (literally, none):
I want to sell several Nikon bodies (FM, D70, D90) and lenses (the classic 105mm F-mount, kit zoom lens that came w/ the D90). There are local (Philly metro) stores that might buy this stuff, and the NextDoor app has a For Sale section, so those are some possibilities (I want to avoid CraigsList!). What I'm wondering is if anyone has had experience (like the thread title says "good or bad" selling online (e.g., KEH) and could make some recommendations. I'm at the point where I'd rather have a reasonably pleasant, hassle-free experience and get decent prices than have to deal with unreliable/untrustworthy people (in person or online) that would pay higher prices. Mental health trumps monetary reward, in other words.
Thanks for your suggestions!
I still don't want to use CraigsList, but am now open to selling to local shops. Some of the possibilities are Cardinal (Lansdale, if that makes a difference), and Larmon in Abington.

Does anyone have experience with either of these shops, or can recommend others in the area? As I said in the original post, my ideal transaction is where I walk out of the store with cash and without mental scars. Really not asking too much, right?
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:11 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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I posted this in the Photography forum a while ago and got no replies (literally, none):
I want to sell several Nikon bodies (FM, D70, D90) and lenses (the classic 105mm F-mount, kit zoom lens that came w/ the D90). There are local (Philly metro) stores that might buy this stuff, and the NextDoor app has a For Sale section, so those are some possibilities (I want to avoid CraigsList!). What I'm wondering is if anyone has had experience (like the thread title says "good or bad" selling online (e.g., KEH) and could make some recommendations. I'm at the point where I'd rather have a reasonably pleasant, hassle-free experience and get decent prices than have to deal with unreliable/untrustworthy people (in person or online) that would pay higher prices. Mental health trumps monetary reward, in other words.
Thanks for your suggestions!
I still don't want to use CraigsList, but am now open to selling to local shops. Some of the possibilities are Cardinal (Lansdale, if that makes a difference), and Larmon in Abington.

Does anyone have experience with either of these shops, or can recommend others in the area? As I said in the original post, my ideal transaction is where I walk out of the store with cash and without mental scars. Really not asking too much, right?
Contact the University of the Arts. You may be able to sell direct to students.
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Wow-didn't realize The Chestnut Hill Camera Shop closed (after 6 decades!) I was going to recommend them as this sounded like something they would be interested in and would help with. Sorry I'm no help.
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Old 08-13-2018, 08:37 AM
 
Location: East Mt Airy, Philadelphia
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Wow-didn't realize The Chestnut Hill Camera Shop closed (after 6 decades!) I was going to recommend them as this sounded like something they would be interested in and would help with. Sorry I'm no help.
Yeah, it was sad to see them go. I was there about a week before it shut down. While I didn't ask why, exactly, it was closing it became pretty obvious: the owner started talking about it, saying among other things that people would come into the shop asking for help (presumably at no charge) using equipment they bought online (really? Who does that? What barnyard were they raised in?). That wouldn't be the only reason, of course, but at minimum it would be part of the proverbial writing on the wall.
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Old 08-14-2018, 05:35 AM
 
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I think there's a place in Southampton called "New York Camera". They sell used equipment. You could call them.
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