SELL US YOUR OLD CAMERA GEAR
Cash-4-Cameras, our most popular event, is taking place during Memorial Weekend. Friday - Monday! What is it? And how does it work?
Cash-4-Cameras is an opportunity for you to get top dollar for the camera equipment that you no longer use. Whether it’s your late model DSLR that has been sitting in your closet since you started using your new mirrorless, or it’s a dusty box full of grandpa’s photography stuff. Trade it up for better gear, or sell it for money! Why bother hanging on to camera gear if you’re not going to use it?
On Friday May 28th through Monday May 31st, a team of expert appraisers will be at Horn Photo. Cash-4-Cameras is made possible by Robert Kepko and Josh Kern, who travel from Florida to serve our customers. They have been faithfully coming to Horn Photo for years providing our customers with appraisals and offers for their used gear. Without them, we would not be able to deal with the volume of used cameras and lenses that come through our store.
If you have attended any of our Cash-4-Cameras events in the past, you’ve already met Rob or Josh. If you’ve never been to one of our Cash-4-Cameras, here’s how it works:
You bring your old camera equipment to Horn Photo. Our staff will check you in. You’ll place your gear on a table where Rob or Josh will appraise each item and offer you a price. Once accepted, they will write you a check or give you a Horn Photo trade-in voucher to use to purchase new gear. It’s just that easy.
We trust Rob and Josh implicitly to treat you with respect, honesty and integrity.
We’re not above the law! Rob, Josh and Horn Photo must abide by local laws when purchasing used camera gear. In order for us to buy any used camera equipment from our customers, we must check the customer’s driver’s license and obtain information from them including a digital fingerprint. We take care of this during the speedy “check in” process.
Bring in the gear that you no longer use, and let them make you an offer. You have nothing to lose!
Here are answers to the seven most frequently asked questions we get regarding our Cash-4-Cameras event.
1. Why should I sell my gear at Cash-4-Cameras?
Because it’s simple and it’s quick. You walk in with your gear, and you walk out with a check or trade-in voucher. You don’t have to post photos and descriptions of your gear on line, put your information on the internet, or meet some stranger in a hot parking lot in hopes of making a smooth transaction.
2. How much should I expect to get for my gear?
Top dollar. Rob and Josh know this industry. Appraising and purchasing camera equipment is what they do for a living. They are familiar with their competition. That’s why we can say Rob and Josh pay the top dollar when compared to others that provide the same service.
3. I inherited some old cameras and lenses. Can I just sell you the gear?
Yes. You don’t have to trade up to new gear. You can bring your gear in, get your check, walk out and drive off. We frequently have people coming to Cash-4-Cameras that have no interest in photography, but inherited a closet full of camera equipment. They can take the money and run!
No one will pressure you into stopping by Horn Photo’s camera counter, even though it sparkles and shines with the most enticing new cameras and lenses.
4 . What kind of gear do you buy?
Just about anything related to photography. There’s more stuff that Rob and Josh do buy than there is stuff that they don’t buy. Your best bet is to bring in what you have and let them take a look at it.
Here’s the short list:
Point and Shoot Cameras
Large Format Cameras 4x5 and 11x14
But there’s much more. You may be surprised at the items they will buy.
Here are a few things that they don’t usually buy: They don’t buy tripods and darkroom equipment. They normally don’t buy Polaroid cameras.
5. How do I get paid?
You have a choice. You can get paid with a company check or get a Horn Photo trade-in voucher to use towards new camera gear. If you elect to get a trade-in voucher, it will include an additional 10% value. For example, if Rob and Josh value your gear at $1,000, they will either write you a check for $1,000 or give you a Horn Photo trade-in voucher for $1,100.
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6. How long does the process take?
Minutes. Once Rob and Josh take a look at your equipment, they will make you an offer. They will write a check or give you a trade-in voucher within minutes after you’ve accepted their offer.
There may be other customers ahead of you. This is a popular event, and it is first come - first served. If there is a wait, we will have chairs setup for your comfort. It’s hard to predict which days and times will be the busiest. The good news is that Rob and Josh will be available for four days, Friday through Monday.
7. Can I buy some of the stuff that you purchased from other customers?
Yes, but not right away. Every year, people see the items that we bought from other people and want to purchase them. Local law requires that Rob and Josh have to hold on to purchases for 30 days. At the end of the 30 days, they are allowed to sell the items. If you are interested in a particular item that was purchased from another customer, let the sales staff at Horn Photo know exactly what you are interested in, and Rob and Josh will do their best to get you connected to that item.
What we cannot do:
We cannot accept your items to be appraised without proper identification and your thumbprint.
Thank you for reading!
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