Today Nestor, from some place in Hawaii, asked me for some advice about where to sell his used Canon Xti and a Canon 10-22 lens and what to ask for it. He's decided to move up and want's to use the cash from his old equipment for his new gear.
This is a great subject. There's no reason you have to use new gear. There is plenty of great quality used gear out there and there are plenty of people out there that will buy your used gear.
I've always used Ebay to buy and sell used gear and my son has bought and sold more stuff on Ebay than I have. Just a few months ago I gave him all my old Nikon film bodies (Nikon 6006s and Nikkormats and all the glass that when with them) and he sold them all on Ebay. I did save my first black body Nikkormat and the 55mm Macro lens that I purchased in 1972 as a keepsake.
There are a couple of other sites worth mentioning that are useful for trading used camera gear. They are:
I believe Ebay still has the most gear traded. Since Ebay became popular in the early 2000s there have been an number of other copycat auction sites but I don't think any place trades as much camera gear as Ebay. I believe that since Ebay supports PayPal (they actually invented it) it can be used any where in the world.
The one feature on Ebay that I love is that you can search closed transactions. So if you have a Canon 10-22mm lens and want to know what this lens has been selling for you can search all closed transactions on Canon 10-22m lenses and see that someone sold one on Nov 14 for $560. That is the lowest price on record and you can see what all the other transactions have been. There have been at least 21 Canon 10-22mm lens sold in just the last week between $713 and $560.
What is others experiences with buy and selling used equipment.