New (Safe) Used Gear Marketplace for Photographers

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novon New Member • Posts: 12
New (Safe) Used Gear Marketplace for Photographers


I'm one of the co-founders of ShareGrid "The Camera Sharing Community."

We started back in 2014 with a simple idea, a passion project to allow creatives like ourselves to rent gear to one another, getting to experiment with the latest gear on shoots without having to own it. Fast forward four years and it's turned into a full-on vibrant community of 53,000+ verified photographers/filmmakers sharing their gear in the US, with instant insurance to back them up.

We recently had a new idea - why not use the credibility ShareGrid members have built up and allow them to buy & sell gear to each other?

"Free" online marketplaces like Facebook, Craigslist and OfferUp are ripe with fraud and lack a focussed audience. On paid marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay + PayPal, there have been many horror stories of fraud, and non-existent customer support with money and gear disappearing.

This is why we built the ShareGrid Buy & Sell marketplace dedicated to photographers and creatives. Anyone can list, buy and sell gear in their local community or ship (US only for now).

We’ve spent years perfecting advanced fraud checks and manually verifying the ID of each member on ShareGrid - you can see exactly who you are doing business with, their professional background, reviews etc.

We handle background checks, marketing of your gear, payment processing, customer service, and in the rare case of disputes, mitigation services. It’s free to list and if you sell your gear on ShareGrid we charge a low rate of 5% + payment processing - cheaper than eBay, Amazon or trading it in to a broker. It's the safest and easiest way to sell your gear or buy used gear.

You can check it out at: or learn more about listing you gear here .

We are in the early phases of this new marketplace - and all ears. If you have any suggestions on how to make it work better for you let us know!


 novon's gear list:novon's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm F4 ASPH Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS Voigtlander Nokton 25mm F0.95 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II ASPH Mega OIS +1 more
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