Selling with Adorama

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  1. edouble

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    Does anybody have experience with selling your used equipment to Adorama?

    They seem to have a robust program :
    - you send them your equipment with prepaid shipping label they give you
    - they appraise your equipment
    - an appraiser calls you with a price that they will buy your equipment
    - you either agree to the price or they ship it back to you
     
  2. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You can get an online quote. I just recieved one and the appraiser called next day with a very good offer on my equipment. No shipping involved.

    Mark
     
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    Hmmm..a rep called me and said that they have to visually inspect my lens before they can offer a quote.
     
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    We usually only offer an estimate prior to seeing an item - unless a unit is particularly sought after / in extremely short supply. A 'firm quote' following the visual appraisal.

    With the free shipping (insured) offer, you really don't have anything to lose - but if you have any additional queries please don't hesitate to drop me an email, directly.

    Helen Oster
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    That's a smart move on Adoroama's part since resale value is intrinsically tied to condition.
     
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    Thanks HelenOster.

    I need to decide if I will get more from selling on eBay or Adorama.
     
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    In all honesty, my offer from Adorama on my equipment was very good for being from a store. Depending on what you are trying to sell, you would probably get a better price from selling on Ebay, however. Either way, you will be getting a good deal.

    Mark
     
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    Delighted to hear it!



    For sure - as we have to factor in our costs such as warehousing, cleaning & repair, staff costs, shipping & insurance for appraisal, advertising etc - AND the boss expects us to turn a profit!

    BTW, the used department will usually consider a more generous offer if a part-exchange is involved.
     

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