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Jim Ford
2nd February 2019, 12:42 PM
I have a Nikon Coolpix 995 and lenses that I want to sell on Ebay. Would it be better to sell the lenses separate from the camera, or sell the lot all together?

Jim

DerekW
2nd February 2019, 02:39 PM
I have a 990 with a few accesories and lenses - the good thing about it was the side copying accessory, bad thing was the delay before the shutter eexposed the image - a person could have walked two steps, it was my first digital camera. If I had not bought that and got imbedded in digital I woould have a ot more money in my bank account.

As for your camera - bundle it all together - help to make it look like a not to miss bargain - also you will only have one parcel to post.
But you should keep it as a reminder of the old days.

Jim Ford
2nd February 2019, 03:34 PM
But you should keep it as a reminder of the old days.

The "old days" weren't necessarily good - 3.75 MP (IIRC) and poor low light performance! I have the set of lenses: fisheye, WA, 2x and 3x lenses.

Jim

drmarkf
2nd February 2019, 06:26 PM
eBay is a nest of sharks these days. Are you sure you can't find a UK or European photo forum where it might go?

DerekW
2nd February 2019, 07:10 PM
Jim

Would you want your great great grandson running into your room saying

"Gramps - I got this camera and things for only £20 off this internet site - show us how to use it - please"

What would be your response....

Darkroom
2nd February 2019, 07:38 PM
eBay is a nest of sharks these days. Are you sure you can't find a UK or European photo forum where it might go?

Strange ! I thought this was a UK photo forum :confused:


Darkroom

Naughty Nigel
2nd February 2019, 08:28 PM
eBay is a nest of sharks these days. Are you sure you can't find a UK or European photo forum where it might go?

The biggest shark is eBay itself. :mad:

Darkroom
2nd February 2019, 08:57 PM
The biggest shark is eBay itself. :mad:

Followed closely by, or equal to, Amazon ! *yes

Has anyone noticed how both these companies are quietly being populated by a very high percentage of Asian sellers ?

Don't be fooled by the "Item Location" which is almost always London or Manchester or stated that the item is UK Stock. Simply check the estimated delivery date and if it's within 4 days thats fine but a very high majority of items now state delivery between 10 days and 3 weeks which invariably means it's coming from Asia.

I have no problem buying from Asian sellers and have done many times, providing they openly state they ARE from Asia. I do however, object to buying from sellers who blatantly and obviously lie through their rotten teeth about both their location and the item location. I searched both Ebay and Amazon recently for a relatively low priced item and was unable to find a genuine UK seller offering 3-4 day delivery from hundreds of sellers.

At the rate Ebay and Amazon are currently developing there will soon be very few UK sellers left in most item categories. A very sad situation which is totally due to the "couldn't care less" attitude of both companies.

Maybe instead of worrying about the EU we should all start taking lessons in speaking Chinese !

Darkroom

Naughty Nigel
2nd February 2019, 09:28 PM
Followed closely by, or equal to, Amazon ! *yes

An IT industry commentator recently made the observation that the most evil organisation on the planet at present was FaceBook, closely followed by Google. Amazon and eBay are clearly fighting each other to grab pole position.


A very sad situation which is totally due to the "couldn't care less" attitude of both companies.

And their customers. For without customers neither organisation would be anything.

Much the same could be said about China's ever growing power and environmental vandalism.

drmarkf
3rd February 2019, 12:20 AM
Strange ! I thought this was a UK photo forum :confused:

Darkroom

I was suggesting he might try to find a U.K. or European forum specialising in that sort of Nikon or P+S camera. This is an Olympus forum when I last checked...

Gate Keeper
4th February 2019, 10:55 AM
I was suggesting he might try to find a U.K. or European forum specialising in that sort of Nikon or P+S camera. This is an Olympus forum when I last checked...

That’s a good suggestion. Last summer, I sold all of my Nikon lenses and a Nikon DSLR on a Photography forum to a Nikon enthusiast in North America. The buyer paid all costs + postage. Incidentally, he was a lead moderator. The sale worked and we were both happy.

drmarkf
4th February 2019, 11:44 AM
Thatís a good suggestion. Last summer, I sold all of my Nikon lenses and a Nikon DSLR on a Photography forum to a Nikon enthusiast in North America. The buyer paid all costs + postage. Incidentally, he was a lead moderator. The sale worked and we were both happy.

Yes, there are still plenty of old-style enthusiast forums around (like this one) covering all sorts of things, and sales on those remain enormously more reliable than the commercial bullpits, as Darkroom describes above. You can further cover yourself by only concluding a sale with one of the members who's been there for ages, has contributed widely to the life of the forum, and who has bought and sold things before.

The actual sale price might be lower than you can occasionally luck in to on the Bay, but the risk and hassle factor are worth it.

Having said that, the last thing I sold on ebay (my daughter's car) and the only thing I've ever sold on Amazon (a camera) both went for extremely good prices to genuine people. I'd only use those when the safer routes hadn't worked, though.