Selling High-End Cinema Camera Gear Online

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Jun 25, 2020

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There is a wealth of information out there on how to sell used camera gear online. But what extra steps/precautions do sellers need to take when selling high-end cinema camera equipment? Of course, we cherish all of our equipment no matter the retail value. But it can be understandably harder to part ways with equipment that costs more than your car.

Selling High-End Cinema Camera Equipment

When it comes time to part ways with a piece of valuable gear, selling anonymously online can be a bit nerve-wracking. When you've invested a significant amount of money into your gear, packing it up and shipping it off to a stranger can be scary. Both emotionally and with the worry that you are possibly being scammed. [caption id="attachment_1974" align="alignnone" width="625"]Selling Red Cinema Camera Selling High-End Cinema Camera Equipment[/caption] Used camera gear is being bought and sold online at an ever-increasing rate. It just makes sense to widen your customer base by selling your video camera equipment online to a worldwide audience. This is especially true for selling high-end cinema camera equipment! Although, there are some very important things to consider when selling online.

Sell Your Used Cinema Video Camera

When selling high-end cinema camera equipment you'll want to take certain precautions. These precautions are true of all online video camera sales. However, with more valuable gear, scammers are more likely to target you for a bigger payoff. So be sure to minimize the threat of a scammer by following these general suggestions. Red Komodo Release Date

Tips for Selling Used Camera Equipment

It's always safer to avoid meeting someone in person. Never meet a stranger to sell your video camera. If you for some reason MUST meet to sell camera gear, head to a very public place to make the sale. Never meet at someone's house or any abandoned area. In fact, it is best to plan to meet the person at a police station or firehouse. Many police stations offer safe meeting spaces for online transactions. Use a third party service to sell your video camera. Selling high-end video equipment can be as daunting as buying used video equipment. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, using a third party neutral service is the best way to protect yourself. So if you are buying you'll know that your money is safe. If you are selling a video camera, you'll know that the money has been received and is held until you have shipped the item and it is delivered. In this way, both buyers and sellers are safe from potential scammers. Always remember to require signature when shipping your high-end cinema camera gear via FedEx, UPS, etc. You'll always want proof that the person who bought it has signed for the receipt of it. Verify shipping and billing addresses. Any third party service worth their salt will actively monitor listings and sales with an eye for fraudulent behavior. When buying used camera gear, your credit card company may be over zealous in declining a transaction that they find suspicious. In the same way, companies such as Gear Focus will monitor suspicious ordering behavior. Scammers often try to have items sent to different shipping addresses than their billing address. Be sure to keep your eye on shipping addresses when someone has bought your used camera equipment.

Shipping Your Gear

It can make you a bit nervous to load your high-end cinema gear into a box and drop it off at the shipping carrier. It is important to properly pack your camera gear for shipment. Once it is properly packed, head to your preferred carrier to drop it off. Most importantly - on high-value packages you will want to be sure to add insurance to the package. In case anything were to happen, it is important that you have insured the package.

Selling Used Arri Camera Gear Online

Arri cameras are some of the most sought after, high-end pro cameras on the market. These professional cameras are used in a variety of shooting situations. For example, the 2019 film "Joker" was shot on an Arri Alexa LF (among other Arri cameras). If you are selling a high-end cinema camera such as an Arri Alexa LF, be sure to list with a trusted company such as Gear Focus.

Sell Your Used RED Camera Online

Parting with a RED camera can be a tough decision! But if you are in the market to upgrade to a slightly more robust camera system, it may be time to sell the RED cinema camera gear you currently own. Selling RED camera gear online is likely the best option as you will have the widest audience of filmmakers looking at your gear. If you intend to sell a RED Dragon-X 6K, for example, be sure to accurately price the item so it has the best chance of selling quickly.  

Budget-Friendly Cinema Cameras

Of course these tips still apply to selling other cinema cameras. Used cinema cameras such as the BMPCC4K and BMPCC6K are very popular. If you are selling a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, you'll want to make sure to follow these tips as well. Selling a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is no different. You always want to deal with a safe and cost-effective third party marketplace and ship items with trusted carriers adding shipping insurance.

Sell Your Used Cinema Camera Gear

Whether you are selling a used Arri camera or you have a used RED camera for sale or even just selling your old point & shoot cameras, it is important to go about things safely. Safety first is an excellent motto, because no amount of money is worth putting yourself at physical risk. That is why using a service such as Gear Focus for online camera gear transactions is the smartest and safest option. Considering the low cost of seller fees, Gear Focus is the best choice to get your high-end cinema camera equipment sold!

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