Trade-In & Sell Your Used Photography Gear - Looking Glass Photo & Camera


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Trade-In & Sell Your Used Photography Gear

Do you have cameras or lenses at home that you haven't been using but they still function as they should? Put them to work for you in Looking Glass Photo's Used Gear Trade-In Program. 

OPTION #1: In-Person Trade-Ins (in the store)

Note: In-store trade-ins are for Store Credit Only

STEP 1: Send us an email at [email protected] with a list of gear you would like to trade-in, some snapshots of the gear, and any description and/or information of the gear’s condition, etc.

STEP 2: Looking Glass will send you an email within 2-3 business days with a rough estimate of the trade-in credit you will receive. This estimate is conditional, and the final offer will depend on confirming your gear’s condition and description.

STEP 3: Accept or Pass on the estimated offer. If you accept, we will schedule an appointment with you to come in with your gear for drop-off or on-the-spot final evaluation if that is your preference. Once we inspect and verify your gear, we will contact you and let you know the final offer value for final Acceptance. Once you accept, your account at Looking Glass will receive the credit for a future purchase!

Questions? Ask us with our Contact Form.


OPTION #2: By Mail Cash Offers + Trade-Ins

Note: The Mail-In option is coordinated with a national Used Gear buying team. 

We're super excited to be working with a professional Used Camera buying team based in Florida. If you've been to any of our past used gear buying events, then you've likely met them. They're great, honest and efficient. Bottom line is, we trust them.

Below we outline the mail-in process along with a link to a simple and secure form to submit your request for a quote for your used gear. They are interested in your cameras and lenses, both digital and analog. If you have questions about the process, please contact us using our Contact Form or by email at [email protected]

Learn More about the used gear team for mail-ins.


A Quick, Easy Process for Selling Your Gear via Mail:



Mail-in may be used for both cash offers & trade-ins

It's important to know, it pays to trade-in. Trade-ins get a 20% bonus added to the offer. For example, if the cash (mailed check) offer is $600, we'll boost it 20% to make the offer a whopping $120 more at $720 if you choose a trade-in credit instead. Boom! Maximum value.

Step 1: Complete the "Request for Quote" form (link to form below)

Be as accurate as you can with the description.  Include photographs, especially if you're not sure of what you have.  
You will receive an email confirmation that we have received your request.

Step 2: Receive your Quote

Within one business day, you will receive an email with our cash offer and trade offer quote. 
You will have 5 days to reply and accept the offer.

Step 3: Get your PRE-PAID shipping label & send us your gear

When we receive your acceptance email, we will email you back within one business day.
 Print out the email offer and check the box for the cash or trade option you prefer. 
Next, print out the attached PRE-PAID shipping label. Then, carefully pack your items in a box along with the printed email quote with your payment selection.
 Secure the PRE-PAID shipping label to the outside of the box and drop it off at any USPS office.   

Step 4: We confirm your gear and make payment

Within 5 business days of receiving your gear via mail, we will examine it to confirm it is in the condition as you described.
 Assuming everything is accurate, we will make payment within 24 hours as either a trade-in credit at Looking Glass or a check. If you elected a trade-in credit, we will send a Confirmation Email to you that your credit is ready whenever you are to be applied something new.
 You may take that email, and a photo ID to Looking Glass Photo to use immediately. We will also have a record of your credit in our store database. If on the off-chance your equipment is not as described, we will email you with a new quote for your consideration.
 If you do not approve of the new quote, we will return your equipment via USPS AT OUR EXPENSE.

Click here to complete the Request for Quote Form>>

Click here to learn more about the Used Gear team>>


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