Where to Sell DJ Equipment
The most popular place to sell your DJ equipment is online (consumer to consumer websites, social media, etc.), but people will often sell them at music stores that take used equipment. There is no right or wrong way to sell your gear, but if you’re looking to sell fast, selling online might be your best bet.
Is your old set of DJ speakers rusting in the back of your basement? Do you want to give it a new home? With better technologies and newer upgrades, DJs often find themselves stuck with an old piece of equipment they do not need anymore.
While these relatively old pieces might not be of use to them, they are still highly sought after in the market by amateurs and regular users. For example, headphones are the most sought after, especially if they are high quality and still in great shape. Most audiophiles look for such kinds of headphones, as they are often resold at heavily marked down prices.
So, you might want to take a look at your old stuff and sift through it. Find anything worth reselling? Read ahead and find out where and how to resell it!
Consumer to Consumer Websites:
Consumer to Consumer Websites are those where one buyer can resell used or new equipment to another buyer. No brands or big market companies have involvement in this system. Some great examples would be Craigslist or eBay.
Craigslist allows you to advertise your product to various people around your area. The biggest advantage of Craigslist is that the price you put up is the price you get. On eBay, you will find that they cut some percent of the final price and you get what’s remaining.
We recommend that you search local sites and local ad listings. This will help you narrow down people who are more likely to buy the gear. Also, you can easily ship it to the other person without worrying about the extra cost.
Official Used Gear Stores:
A huge disadvantage of Consumer to Consumer websites is that you have to find a suitable buyer for your gear. Then you have to make a deal with the buyer. This can often involve a lot of bargaining, and you might even end up losing money after paying for shipping etc.
However, there are a few Official Used Gear Stores that allow you to sell your used DJ equipment at a marked down price. You won’t have to wait around till a buyer buys it. That’s their job. They can then sell your equipment at their own preferred prices. Furthermore, some of these websites even offer free shipping.
An example can be the “Why Buy New” website. The website allows you to sell DJ, disco, or other studio gear and products. It offers a quick valuation of all your unwanted gear and allows you to quickly collect the payment. Another such website is called “Bought 4 Cash”. Here, you can sell all your unwanted gear and get a quick quote.
With the ever-increasing influence of social media platforms such as Facebook, Reddit, etc., the use of these sites is increasing as well. Facebook has a special feature where you can add a description of the product you’re selling as well as the bargaining price of the product.
There are various groups on Facebook that specifically cater to selling used or old DJ gear. The advantage of these groups is that your advertisement will reach your main target audience. It goes without saying that only the people who wish to buy used DJ gear would have joined the group. Your time, as well as your energy, would be utilized well.
DJ Gear Shops:
If you don’t want to deal with the online DJ community, then we suggest you hunt down your nearest DJ gear Store. Most DJ stores buy used DJ gear if it’s in a good condition and will even give you better prices than online buyers. This is because these shops can usually fix the problems with any defective gear. Then, they can easily make better profits by selling fixed units to other customers.
Some shops even offer special discount sales where if you bring in an old piece of gear, they will give you a discount on any new gear. So, we recommend that you look out for such sales and follow the social media accounts of any DJ gear shops near you.
If you have a lot of old DJ gear stored up at the back of the cupboard, we recommend that you hold a yard sale. Put up flyers next to the nearest DJ stores or gear shops. You can start by making an event page on Facebook. Start advertising the event on all kinds of social media outlets. Again, we recommend that you target specific DJ groups since they are the ones most liable to buy anything.
If you have some extra cash, we recommend that you put up an ad in the newspaper as well. Since it’s a yard sale, you can sell defective items or really old items at ridiculously marked down prices. No one else might buy them so you can try getting at least some cash out of it.
All in all, you can easily sell any old DJ gear that you might not use anymore at a variety of places. Of course, it all depends on you though! If you do not want the hassle of dealing with other folks, then we recommend taking your business to a Used Gear Store or a DJ Gear Store. However, you might not always get the best deal from them!
So, you can try posting it online on various public forums or ads listing sites. We recommend that you post anywhere you can and provide as much description for the product as you can. In addition, make sure to scout the market beforehand so you know how much other gear of the same type is being sold for.
Also, be sure to include any defects in the description, even if they are as simple as small scratches!
Why wait? The earlier you sell, the better deals you will get! Go ahead and get your gear out now!