View Full Version : value of an EM5

16th September 2013, 03:39 PM
Desperately trying to find out what my EM5 ( in lovely condition) would be worth if I were to go for the EM1, I can't find many for sale second hand but think there be a few soon.
I also have the HLD-6 grip and wrist strap which would be sold with it or separate...whatever works best.

any suggestions would help thanks.

16th September 2013, 04:27 PM
try http://www.mpbphotographic.co.uk/ and http://mifsuds.com/, they will both give you the best deals around for straight sales

(I see mpb have a body only used at £599, may give a clue as to what they would value it at?)

16th September 2013, 04:37 PM
thanks....just means I have to be even nicer to the other half for a while LOL...;)

17th September 2013, 08:37 AM
You're likely to get a better price if you send it to Ffordes (http://http://www.ffordes.com/) to sell on commission, although you may have to wait a little longer for it. They will give you an estimate over the phone. They currently have 3 used EM-5 bodies in at around £650 - £690. Perhaps they have come from new E-M1 users!

17th September 2013, 02:03 PM
That is where I am going tomorrow, :-)

17th September 2013, 02:25 PM
I've always had good service from them and in fact just last week bought a HLD-6, "used" but like new in box, presumably from an EM-5 buyer who didn't want his free one!

17th September 2013, 02:56 PM
I bought the OMD EM5 from them:-) now going to sell the OMD + HLD6 and Hand grip.... But whatever way raises enough to subsidise the EM1!

17th September 2013, 02:57 PM
Ffordes are very good. They recently sold my Leica M9 on commission for me and it sold within 3 weeks. Remember that they do charge 20% commission. This covers their costs and when they sell the purchaser benefits from a warranty.

Selling through the Classified section on this forum does not cost anything. It is probably wise to set a fair but slightly optimistic price as your customers are likely to try to haggle it down a bit.

17th September 2013, 02:58 PM
Yes thank you.... :-)

Ulfric M Douglas
17th September 2013, 06:00 PM
It is probably wise to set a fair but slightly optimistic price as your customers are likely to try to haggle it down a bit.
Actually on this forum and m4/3rds I've hardly seen any haggling,
Usually the seller reduces as time goes by, without prompting.

On TalkPhotography the haggling is brutal!

Here we are civilised. :cool:

17th September 2013, 06:45 PM
I have a 100-300 on here at silly low price and it's in lovely condition but no takers.... :-(