We make selling your good used gear and broken gear easier than ever
Whether you want to upgrade or have lenses and cameras you just don't use anymore, we make it easy, and worry free, no matter where you are in Canada.
Have broken or damaged cameras and lenses? We buy parts gear as well for cash or in store repair credit.
Why sell on consignment with Paramount Camera & Repair?
Besides it being so easy.
How does it work?
Selling your used camera or lens has never been easier or more affordable.
Contact Us Below or Stop In
First send us a message with your info including the Make and Model of the gear you want to sell.
Also include any known issues and the current condition of the gear.
Or bring your gear into the store.
We will print out a consignment contract and discuss the terms and pricing.
Evaluation and Cleaning
We will then thoroughly test and evaluate the condition and function of your camera or lens.
Internally and externally clean it.
Then establish a fair street price for the gear, professionally photograph it and post it up for sale across all our marketing channels.
All for free. Any repairs necessary to make salable are deducted from the sale price. NOTE: Film cameras requiring a CLA (Clean, lube, adjust) to make saleable will have $140 deducted from the sale price to pay for the service.
Payout or Return
When your item sells, we box it up and ship to the buyer, then we will notify you and send you a receipt and payment, minus our commission, within 5 business days. Payment can be made by either Email Transfer or pickup Cash.
If your gear doesn't sell in 90 days, you get it back, cleaned and inspected for free.
FAQs about Consignment
Consignment is when you bring in cameras and lens you want to sell, we sell them for you, take the picture, post the add, put them in our store, and process the transaction with the buyer. You get paid once it sells, minus a small commission. For example, if you bring in a used lens with a street price of about $200. We sell it for you, get paid $200 and send you $150, and keep $50 for commission.
We have separated ourselves from other local and online shops by adding significant value to our consignment program. We also clean, inspect and test every item for free. Its included in your consignment fee that comes off the final sale. This not only ensures you get the most value out of the lens but also helps us maintain our reputation of selling on the best gear with honest condition ratings. And we provide 90 days repair warranty on your items. Which increases their used value.
25% comes off the final sale price for commission. The rest is all yours. We charge less than any other site or store we know of and had significantly more value. And if it doesn't sell in 90 days, you can leave it with us longer or take it backed, cleaned and inspected, for free.
NOTE: Film cameras requiring a CLA (Clean, lube, adjust) to make saleable will have $140 deducted from the sale price to pay for the service.
The steps are outlined above the FAQ on this page. In summary, you bring in your gear and we agree on a fair sale price based on the equipment, current street value and condition. We also agree on a lowest price you'd take in the event an offer is made. You agree to let us sell it exclusively for 90 days. We inspect, test and clean the equipment. Take photos and add it to our website store, facebook shop, facebook marketplace, instagram, ebay and more.
Once it sells, we send you 75% of the sale and keep 25% for the consignment fee. You'll be notified by text or email when it sells and and etransfered your money to your email address or arrange to pickup cash in 1 to 5 business days.
There's a lot of people with better things to do than spend time posting their add all over the place. Answering inquires, meeting people to look at it, answering questions and dealing with scammer messages. It all takes time and energy. Then you have to worry about someone complaining about it after the sale. On consignment we have a much larger audience to market your product, take care of any listing or final sale fees, answer all the questions and provide 90 days of repair warranty after the sale. All you have to do is sit back and wait to get your money. Or go take pictures. Or go on vacation. Or spend time with the family.
Its also more likely you wil sell the item faster and for more money with warranty through us, than privately. Meaning the percent of the sale may not end up that different in the end.
90 Days from the date you drop off. You can always leave it with us longer and most items sell within a week or two. But after 90 days you're free to pickup your gear at no charge. Cleaned and inspected for free. NOTE: Film cameras requiring a CLA (Clean, lube, adjust) to make saleable will have $140 deducted from the sale price to pay for the service.
Although the consignment contract requires you allow us to sell it exclusively, we're not monsters. If you buddy says hey I'd buy that camera off you, you can either direct him to our online store to purchase it, which means he gets 90 days warranty, or you can request to cancel the contract. To cancel the contract you must pay the current rate for cleaning and inspecting the equipment before pickup. Usually $140 for a full service DSLR cleaning, $40 to $240 for lens cleaning and $40 diagnostics per item, plus tax. Basically the same as if you brought your gear in for a full cleaning and checkup. This is because we can't work for free and many people would just drop off gear, get it inspected and cleaned for free then say they changed their mind and take it back. As long as the work performed is paid for, we will cancel the contract and return your gear anytime before the 90 days is up. After 90 days, if it hasn't sold, its yours to take back for free. NOTE: Film cameras requiring a CLA (Clean, lube, adjust) to make saleable will have $140 deducted from the sale price to pay for the service.
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