With so many photographers and sellers selling things on eBay, setting your item apart from others is crucial. So how can you make money selling your photography gear on eBay? Let me show you.
Recently I put my Canon 50mm 1.2L lens up for sale. I had picked up the 24-70 2.8L II and didn’t need both camera lenses. I’ve sold a lot on eBay – most often cell phones, mobile phones, iPhones etc. But here’s the secret to making money on eBay – be honest and take your time.
A lot of sellers offer their camera equipment without many photos. Photography gear is expensive, so give your eBay bidders some proof as to why they should bid on your camera equipment. Taking multiple photos of your item is super important. Take photos from above, below, all sides, and up close of any damaged areas. Before you ask – yes – wear and tear is damage worth noting. Here are the images I took for the 50mm 1.2L lens I put up for bidding and why I took the photographs from these angles:
How much did I sell the lens for? The lens retails for $1,500 and I pocketed $1,250. The average winning bid for this lens sits around $950, meaning my efforts made me around $300.
What are your tips for making money selling photography gear on eBay?