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eBay Unveils ‘My Gadgets’ Feature, Keeps Track of How Much Your Gear is Worth

It seems like new and improved camera gear pops up every couple of weeks these days, leading to an endless cycle of discover, buy, sell and repeat. Well, if you’re the kind of person who always wants to have the newest gear around, and you’re constantly selling off your old gear on eBay to make it happen, the website has just officially announced a new feature that will make your life much easier.

Called My Gadgets, the new eBay feature can keep track of all of the gear you own and let you know about how much you can expect to make when you sell it, making it that much easier when it comes time to upgrade.

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The feature was announced yesterday, and after giving it a quick spin, it seems to work like a charm. Once you’ve logged in to eBay, the My Gadgets page allows you to begin populating your gear collection. This doesn’t mean you’re putting it up for sale, you’re simply letting eBay keep tabs on the gear you own so that when it comes time to sell, the process is that much more predictable.

Once you’ve populated your list with all of the cameras, lenses and accessories you own, eBay will give you a ballpark figure on how much your entire collection is worth. Individual item prices and trends can also be viewed by simply clicking on the item you’re thinking of selling.

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Finally, when it comes time to actually sell your old 5D Mark II or D700 in preparation for the next big thing, you can take advantage of the little “Sell Now” button that pops up every time you scroll over the item in your gadgets list.

To learn more about the feature or start populating your own My Gadgets list in preparation for some upcoming releases (we hear there’s an NEX full frame on the way…) head over to the eBay My Gadgets page by clicking here.

(via Engadget)


 
  • Jeremy Madore

    Genius! Wonder how long before the list is compromised and data mined?

  • ckoerner

    Adam Lisagor!

  • David Liang

    This is a pretty cool development. I’m sure once users see the relative value of their stuff, they might be more inclined to make more transactions.

  • markz

    I can’t say that aside from insurance I’m even remotely interested in how much my gear is worth, just what I can do with it and how much enjoyment I get out of it.

    as a hobbyist/no longer pro photographer the only time it’s value comes in to the equation is when I’m looking for a selected piece of equipment and I’m working out if it is a justifiable purchase or not (often not)

  • http://alphacorner.eu/ Sky

    I approve.
    Sounds like a BRILLIANT idea.