where is the best place to sell a panasonic kit lens fast?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by colbycheese, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. colbycheese

    colbycheese Mu-43 Veteran

    May 1, 2012
    Way up there.
    i have a Panasonic 14-42 kit lens that is collecting dust. I just found out about the 99 dollar sigma lens deal. Should i sell it on craigslist or similar, or will a local camera store buy it? I am just looking for a fast way to get rid of it without paying to do it.
  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Real Name:
    Craigslist is probably your best bet, although you could try a local camera store. Kit lenses usually have less retail value/are less in demand than primes and faster zooms. You can try the buy/sell section here but it may not be any faster.
  3. colbycheese

    colbycheese Mu-43 Veteran

    May 1, 2012
    Way up there.
    ok, thanks
  4. funkright

    funkright Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 15, 2012
    eBay and Craigslist @ the Same time.. First to go gets it
  5. OM Dude

    OM Dude Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 30, 2012
    Ku'u home o Honolulu
    I sold my kit zoom on Amazon and it sold pretty quick for a better price than eBay, but amazon payments take about a week after sale date.
  6. arentol

    arentol Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 29, 2012
    If possible I sell my old gear via Amazon. You just find the same item on their site and post it. Takes just a few minutes per item and if you have the lowest price most things sell very fast.
  7. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2010
    I'm surprised nobody has pushed you towards the buy/sell forum here. It reaches a large market that is interested in what you are selling and it costs nothing. It's my first choice for selling M43 gear.

    In my experience if you post at a fair price or at slightly below market your item will sell. If you reduce your price by the 15-20% or more that eBay or Amazon will cost you, your item will sell really fast.

    I'm not too crazy about CraigsList. As a buyer, I have gotten some good deals but many sellers are very unrealistic about their pricing. As a seller, I think buyers for specialty items like M43 are too scarce in a single local market. You might get lucky, but you are hoping that one of just a handful of M43 buyers is looking for what you have.

    Selling to a local store might be fast but it will also be expensive. A retailer probably cannot pay much more than 60% of the current market price. He needs that much to cover store overhead and the inevitable fraction of his used inventory that must eventually be deeply discounted to sell. Also, selling a used lens may cost him a sale of a new one, so the used lens must produce a worthwhile margin for him.
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  8. nublar

    nublar Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 22, 2013
    Craigslist. Sold my g3 kit lens for $120 in socal.
  9. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Buy and Sell here and Ebay.
  10. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Real Name:
    Keh and b&h both buy used lenses.