Turn your old gear into Money
Here at Unique Photo® we can help you get the best value for your used camera gear. Simply contact us with a list of the gear that you have. One of our trained consultants will contact you and arrange to have your equipment brought in.
After submitting your gear, one of our professional consultants will evaluate the condition and offer a fair quote. Should you choose to accept the offer you can choose several options to receive your payment.
- Store Credit +10% Bonus value for store credit trade-ins.
Please fill out the trade-in request form below to get started.
Please specify which version lens and camera you wish to trade.
Submit a Quote Today
To begin the trade-in process or to find out what it's worth, fill in the form below taking care to describe the condition your gear is in. To ensure the best appraisal estimate, make sure to note any scratches, dents, or dirt you can find.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How can I submit for a quote on my equipment?
A: You can submit your equipment by filling out our online form, via email to trades@uniquephoto, or by by coming into our store.
Q: I HAVE RECEIVED A QUOTE, DOES IT EXPIRE?
A: All quotes are good for 14 days from the date it was provided. If you receive a quote online or over the phone it may change one the item is inspected in person based on actual item condition.
Q: Do I need an appointment?
A: We do not require a scheduled appointment to review your equipment. A trades consultant is always available in-store so feel free to drop by at any time during our operating hours. Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the store closes to allow time for evaluation.
Q: What if I live out of the area?
A: After you receive a quote, we can provide you with a pre-paid shipping label for you to send us your gear. Once we receive and inspect your equipment in person, we will offer a final quote.
Q: WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY MONEY?
A: Once we have received your gear, we will thoroughly evaluate your equipment and offer a final quote. If the trade in value is agreed upon, a store credit will be available immediately for use. If you request for payment by check it will typically be mailed out within 24 hours Mon-Fri.
Q: WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DOES UNIQUE ACCEPT IN TRADES?
- DSLR Cameras
- Mirrorless Cameras
- 35mm/medium/large format film cameras and lenses
- Pro Video Cameras
We DO NOT take:
- Studio Lighting
- Broken/Defective Equipment
- Slide Projectors
- Darkroom Equipment
If you are unsure if we would be able to buy any specific item that may not be listed here please reach out through our web form or via email@example.com.
Q: WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE?
A: You can choose to receive either store credit or a check for your trades. We offer 10% bonus when choosing store credit.
Q: CAN I GET CASH FOR MY TRADE IN?
A: No, we are unable offer cash as a payment method.
Q: HOW MUCH WILL SHIPPING COST?
A: We cover all shipping costs & your items are insured for the price we quote.
Q: WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND?
A: All trades are final once you’ve agreed to the offer and payment has been made.
Q: HOW DO YOU DETERMINE EQUIPMENT CONDITION?
A: We will rate your equipment condition as 'Like New', 'Excellent', 'Good', 'Fair', or 'As Is'. We do not accept broken or non-working equipment. We do not factor in shutter actuations in our offer. Please view our Terms & Conditions for more details on what each condition grade entails.Grade Scale for Used Equipment
Like New: Equipment rated as "Like New" will show no signs of prior use. These items are considered to be anywhere from 95-100% of their original condition. Items in "Like New" condition will come with the original box and accessories, and will be free of any wear, scratches, dust and/or haze.
Excellent: Equipment rated as "Excellent" will show almost no signs of prior use. These items are considered to be anywhere from 90-95% of their original condition. Camera bodies will have only the most minor/small marks visible under very close inspection. Lenses rated as "Excellent" have practically no wear on the housing and the glass elements are in pristine condition with no dust, scratches, or markings. The lens mount will show almost no signs of being attached to a camera.
Good: Equipment rated as being in "Good" condition will have a small amount of cosmetic wear and some blemishes from regular use. Equipment rated as "Good" will be anywhere from 80-90% of the original condition. Cameras may have small scratches, or some markings on the bottom of the body, and/or minor wear on the rubber grips. Lenses may have slight markings on the housing, but the glass elements are unmarked and very clean. Zoom and focus rings may show minor signs of fatigue and/or oxidation.
Fair: Equipment rated as "Fair" will show cosmetic wear and marks from being used. "Fair" equipment is considered to be in 70-80% of the condition it came in originally. The equipment is still in full good working order, however cameras may have dings, and/or scratches. Rubber grips may show heavy signs of use and/or reattachment. Lenses in "Fair" condition may have cosmetic wear on the lens housing. Glass elements may have cleaning marks, small scratches, or dust, but not enough to impact image quality. Zoom and focusing rings on lenses rated as "Fair" will have signs of use and/or oxidation.
As Is: Equipment rated as "As Is' may or may not be in a working condition. Items in "As Is" condition may have dents, scratches, cracks, and/or may need repair. These items are sold without a 90 day warranty, and are non returnable. If there are any questions pertaining to a specific item, please call (973-377-2007).
Q: Is I.D. required?
A: We require a government issued photo I.D. with EVERY trade-in. (Passport, Driver’s License, etc.)
Q: CAN YOU PROVIDE A SHUTTER COUNT ON USED CAMERAS?
A: We generally do not provide this information on our used cameras. Modern camera’s shutters lives can vary from camera to camera, while cosmetic wear is more likely to indicate a camera’s current condition.