Need Help to Sale AlienBees B800 lights, stands, clamps

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  1. vtgquilts

    vtgquilts TPF Noob!

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    UPDATE: These have now been sold (9/25/10). Thank you.

    I am not a photographer, so please forgive the lack of technical terms.

    I have 4 AlienBees lights (B800, WS 320), 2 Lightgear USA stands (LS3900), and 2 big light clamps (they hook on the stands & hold the lights), all barely used.

    I sell antique & vintage quilts & linens. A few years ago, I hired a photographer to come in & assess my needs to be able to photograph the quilts for online sales.

    The quilts are large and they need to hang for the photos. On his recommendation, I purchased the above equipment. He also had me purchase a camera that could hook up with the lights with a wire to make them flash. The last thing he had me purchase were two other light stands so I could run a pole between them and hang the quilts on the pole. The financial output was really large, but I need a way to photograph these.

    Long story short ... I am not a photographer. Try as I might, I never could figure out how to get the lighting correct. I read, researched, asked questions on forums, etc. And gave up. Learning to use all of this equipment had to be secondary to my actual business. After a very short time, I had to move on to something that I could understand how to work ... 4 bright lights (purchased from EZCube) that stay on until I turn them off. I have continued using the new camera & same way to hang the quilts.

    So, here I am with the AlienBees lights, the 2 Lightgear stands, & the 2 heavy clamp things. I need to sale them, don't know where to start, and really could use some advice.

    How do I know how much to ask - they were purchased July 2006, but were barely used and stored in a hall closet since?

    When I list these, do I need to include photos of them or do the brand & model numbers speak for themselves?

    What other information do I need to include?

    And do y'all have any suggestions for shipping these (other than pack very well padded)?
     
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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    These are some of the most popular studio lights around, I would think that anyone in the market for them, will know what they look like. But it's usually a good idea to include photos of the gear, so that people can see the condition they are in.

    I would suggest trying to sell these locally, for pick up only. It may take longer to sell them, but shipping all that stuff would be a hassle and cost a fair bit.

    As for how much to ask for them. I'd guess that you could get anywhere from 50% to 85% of what you paid for them.
     
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  4. vtgquilts

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    I'm in San Antonio, Texas.
     
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    Agreed. Try Craigslist and/or Ebay. If you split these items up on Ebay and listed them as "lightly used/like new", you could probably get a fair amount of your money back. You may be able to sell them here, but you are a new member with some fairly high dollar items, and member trust kinda comes into play... unless someone happens to be in your area who can physically see and test them before paying.
     
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    Hey was just wondering if you have sold them yet? My husband is working on opening a studio and he has mentioned wanting these. He is just starting out so we still have a lot of thing to get. Let me know! Willing to pay for shipping. I don't know exactly how this works would love to talk to you, but I guess I have to post five times before I can email you my number. If you can email me, please do and I will call you.

    Thanks,

    Jennifer:blushing:
     
  7. Sachphotography

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    Isnt it amazing how somebody NEW posts something for sale and just so happens another NEW member on their first post just so happens to want exactly what is for sale.....

    kind like the twilight zone.......wierd... :)
     
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    Im interested as well.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    Did you already sold it? I can pick it up so you don't have to pack anything... can you send pictures? Thanks
     
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    So many new people wanting this AB. Sorta makes me want it! Not. I do smell something odd here, like sachphotography said...
     

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