ShareGrid Buy & Sell Local is Live!

July 9, 2018
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ShareGrid started as a small community of camera enthusiasts sharing gear through a trusted marketplace. Over the years, it has grown to become the biggest community of creatives renting gear to and from each other, with over 50,000 people sharing half a billion dollars’ worth of gear.

Today, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re expanding beyond rentals, and launching ShareGrid Buy & Sell.

Traditionally, buying specialized camera gear has been a pain. Current platforms like eBay, Craigslist and Facebook have major problems with fraud and are not photo/video focused. Payments are messy, and at the end of the day you could be on the hook if the gear is not what you expected.

As an owner, selling your used gear is also troublesome. Reaching a targeted audience of creatives is hard, and you could end up losing your expensive gear with fraudulent payments. You can sell to a broker or dealer, but you’ll often lose 10-30% of the market value of your gear.

Our industry deserves a dedicated marketplace - a safer and easier way to buy and sell used and new gear. That’s why we built ShareGrid Buy & Sell which we believe completes the “circle of ShareGrid” ecosystem to get the most value from your creative gear.

The Virtuous Circle of ShareGrid

Trust is out foundation and it’s what makes our community so strong. Here’s how we ensure a positive experience within the ShareGrid marketplace, whether you’re a buyer or a seller.

As a buyer:

Wide selection of photo and video equipment
Browse hundreds of listings you can instantly buy or make offers on. Due to our low fees and large network of sellers, you will find great deals on a variety of gear.
Buy with confidence
Buy used and new gear at great prices from local sellers, and setup a time to meet. You are in control of payment, only pay once you've inspected and are happy with the gear.
Talk to a real human
Dedicated in-house support team that is available via phone, email, or chat to back you up before and after the sale.

As a seller:

Thousands of creatives are waiting to buy your gear
As the largest online rental community we have over 50,000 members ready to buy more equipment.
Reach creatives beyond ShareGrid
We'll get your gear advertised in front of even more creatives. Listings on ShareGrid are regularly advertised through Google, partner sites, emails, social media and many other outlets.
Verified members & payment
The same anti-fraud technology that has kept our rental business safe will be applied to Buy & Sell. Every member’s identity will be verified and payment is securely held until they pickup the gear.
Low Fees
List as many items as you want for free. If they sell, ShareGrid's selling fee is only 5% with a cap of $500. In addition banks charge fees to transfer money between buyers and sellers. These fees can vary from 0.8% to 2.8% depending on the payment method.
Dedicated support team
Just like with rentals our rockstar support team will be there for you. In the unlikely event of a dispute, ShareGrid will assist both the buyer and seller to help come to a fair resolution.

View the Seller Page to learn more.

We hope you enjoy using it and as always, we are looking forward to hearing your feedback!

- The ShareGrid Crew

Questions? Check out our ShareGrid Buy & Sell FAQ

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Arash Shiva

CPO/Co-founder of ShareGrid

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