Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Updated Nov 29, 2022

I. General Condition of Use


Welcome to Gear Focus! We host a large group of photographers and videographers who buy and sell their used camera gear, making this marketplace a unique way to engage with the photo and film making community. Please read through our Terms and Conditions before using the site to list equipment or make a purchase. When you use the website you are agreeing to these Terms & Conditions. We welcome you to our inner circle and hope you have great success using our platform and services to receive the best return for selling used gear or finding new gear at an affordable price.

1. The Gear Focus Marketplace

Gear Focus is a marketplace that allows users to buy and sell cameras, lenses and camera equipment according to the guidelines laid out in the Terms and Conditions. While Gear Focus has measures in place to screen our members for credibility, it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the listings, or the means of the buyer to pay for items. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you agree that Gear Focus is not liable for any dishonesty on the part of its users. Furthermore, Gear Focus is a marketplace that is neither responsible for nor liable for the accuracy of its users' listings, profile images and data or user content.

Gear Focus retains the right to terminate services at any time for violation of its Terms and Conditions. Access to the Gear Focus site can be suspended or revoked at any time with Gear Focus' sole discretion. Inactive or unconfirmed accounts can be cancelled at any time.

2. Responsibilities of Members

You agree that you are 18 years of age or older and can legally enter contracts. You agree to abide by the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA") and any persons under the age of 18 agree to operate under the consent and supervision of a parent or guardian who is 18 years or over. For all intents and purposes, the Parent or Guardian is considered the "User" and is responsible for the underage party. You hereby confirm that all information provided by you to Gear Focus' website is accurate and truthful and understand that Gear Focus reserves the right to refuse access to it's site and services should this agreement be voided in any way, i.e. through the posting of inaccurate information.

You agree to abide by the local laws of online conduct and abide by Gear Focus' Terms of Use and Community Guidelines, which may be updated without notice to you. Gear Focus will make every reasonable effort to inform users of changes to this policy but does not implicitly guarantee this. By agreeing to these terms you hereby waive any and all rights and claims to immediate notice of changes to Gear Focus' policies.

It is the responsibility of the user to maintain their own username and password security. By agreeing to these terms, you accept responsibility for any failure to keep your password confidential and any misconduct, loss or damage that may result. You agree to notify Gear Focus immediately of any security breach regarding your password.

By agreeing to these terms you agree that your account information is up to date, including any personal information, billing address, valid payment method and valid email address. User accounts are non-transferable.

It is the responsibility of all members selling equipment to ensure that the items are correctly packaged. Failure to pack your items properly and safely can result in damage during shipping and sellers will be held responsible if poor packaging is used during shipping and determined to have caused any damage to items during the shipping process. It is also the responsibility of the user to provide tracking information when shipping orders. Tracking information is your proof of shipment and delivery, and Gear Focus cannot be held responsible if orders are lost or stolen. YOU, the seller, are responsible for ensuring your items have correct and appropriate tracking information.

Your Gear Focus balance will be released and available for purchases on Gear Focus or withdrawal to your bank account only after you have entered a valid credit card. This is to protect buyers and sellers by confirming the identity of the seller. In addition, a valid credit card is required to be on file in case a refund is needed on an order. This information is strictly confidential and will not be shared by Gear Focus in any way.

Sellers must include actual photos of the items showing the condition and any scratches or damage. Stock photos are not accepted for used items. New items can have stock manufacturers photos, but should also include at least one photo of each item and its original packaging.

3. Breach of Contract

Gear Focus reserves the right to terminate, without notice, any user account that violates the terms and conditions. Gear Focus may, at it's discretion, revoke membership status immediately without refund of fees, remove content, or limit a user's access or functionality when using the site. If a user has breached this agreement, or Gear Focus believes or has reason to believe a user is in breach of the agreement, Gear Focus may issue a formal warning, temporarily or permanently suspend, or otherwise prohibit access to all or portions of the Gear Focus website.