Alternatives to Equipement Exchange or eBay?

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jnh
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Alternatives to Equipement Exchange or eBay?

Post by jnh »

Sometimes selling stuff through the Equipment Exchange here is - not unexpectedly - a bit hit and miss. Then there's eBay, but the fees are ridiculous. Does anyone know of other sites with an audience that might be interested in microscopy-related gear?

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Re: Alternatives to Equipement Exchange or eBay?

Post by Scarodactyl »

Some fb groups, though that's also hit and miss.

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Re: Alternatives to Equipement Exchange or eBay?

Post by jnh »

Not touching FB with a 9ft pole...

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Re: Alternatives to Equipement Exchange or eBay?

Post by Scarodactyl »

Put frankly, facebook has eaten most other social media. Photomacrography is a rare exception, thankfully(!!!) Still, if you want to find a large audience outside the confines of a fee-charging marketplace facebook is almost unavoidable, even though it's also the worst.
Probably best to just add to the asking price to cover the eBay fees.

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Re: Alternatives to Equipement Exchange or eBay?

Post by Doppler9000 »

Fred Miranda buy and sell is very active - about ninety photographic listings in the past hour, for example.

There are fees to join but no commissions. $59/year, with shorter and longer options.

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/board/10

The forum is more for general gear, not microscopy stuff.
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Re: Alternatives to Equipement Exchange or eBay?

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Do they do microscope stuff there? If so I need to spend some time checking it out.

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Re: Alternatives to Equipement Exchange or eBay?

Post by Doppler9000 »

Not so much for microscopy gear, more for general photo stuff.

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Re: Alternatives to Equipement Exchange or eBay?

Post by dy5 »

I've had good luck with the Fred Maranda Buy/Sell board. Macro equipment of various sorts shows up occasionally, e.g. Novoflex bellows, macro focus rails, flashes of all kinds, and occasionally an enlarger lens or other exotic glass. No microscope equipment that I can remember seeing.

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