DSLR House Cleaning – Garage Sale?


Outside of this blog, i'm busy with a few other projects. I need to make some additional space. I think it's fair to say i've collected a few items over the past year and it's time I did a bit of house cleaning. You know what they say, out with the old and in with the new. The problem has been finding the time to try and offload some of these items. I'm at the point where I may just hold a small garage sale - first come first serve. I'll have a small two hour window, you snooze you lose.

Some items i'm looking to pawn off are a couple of DSLR rigs, Rotating Skater Dollies, Follow Focus systems, Sliders, LCD monitors, lighting, and more. I won't go into specifics, but there's plenty of name brands like Gini, HanGrip, Konova, Express35, SmallHD, etc. etc. No DIY stuff. The question that's on my mind - is there anyone in the Bay Area that would show up? Or would I be wasting even more time?

96 thoughts on “DSLR House Cleaning – Garage Sale?

  1. Emm set up a table at my DSLR swap meet as we talked about over the phone:

    Here is the info for any other sellers or DSLR DP's in the Bay Area:

    December 4th 2011
    Sunday 11:30 - 5pm
    At 111 Minna Gallery

    Attention all video producers!

    Come by 111 Minna Gallery for a day filled with:
    *DSLR Video Workshops
    *DSLR Used Gear Swap Meet
    *Meet and interact with local Bay Area video producers & photographers

    DSLR and other used video & photo gear for sale including:

    -Nikon Prime Lenses
    -Canon Prime Lenses
    -Camera bodies

    1pm HDDSLR Workflow with Marlon Torres
    2pm Color Correcting Footage with Gary Coates
    3pm DSLR Rigs and Steadycam Setup with Chris Gonzalez

    Each workshop will be followed up by Q and A session

    If you would like to sell USED gear please email and include Seller in subject line

    Cover Charge: $20
    2 FOR 1 DISCOUNT ($10 each)
    By Emailing both names and email addresses to:

    21+ up with ID
    111 Minna Gallery
    111 Minna St
    (between 2nd St & New Montgomery St)
    San Francisco, CA 94105
    (415) 974-1719
    Time: Noon - 5pm

  2. Stice

    I am building my camera package now and need gear at a deal so would definitely be there. Let us know where and when and I will be there.

  3. Tyler A.

    I'd show up! I'm up in Davis but I'll drive down there for deal. Used to live in Brentwood and SF.

  4. Neokinso

    Yes! I just started into video making. I would love to see what you have for sale and try to pick up some starting equipment

  5. Kay O. Sweaver

    I'd be down if the deals were steal-worthy and you're close to BART or otherwise easy to reach by bike or transit.

  6. albert

    I would love to check out you gear emm, looking for a cheap slider. What if you made it like a ski swap, but a dslr swap could be cool.

  7. Emm, I own/operate a retail store with a pretty large backroom. If you drop off all your stuff here (Livermore, CA), I will be glad to take pictures and post them for your viewers, along with prices you want for each item. I can even video you talk about the main stuff and post it on Vimeo. It's like an extended garage sale as long as you want, since I am at the store all the time anyway. People have to pick up the items in person though. I am not equipped for boxing and shipping.

  8. Emm, I def would be interested in your gear, I'm in the Bay.

    Like a Macy "One Day Sale" you gotta get us foaming at the mouth ready to camp out on your lawn waiting for you to open the garage door and then bum rush the item we want.
    Attractive pricing is the key!

    If your trying to recoup near 100% then it might not be worth our time. Plus "Bay Area" is big so we have to factor in gas to get to your location.

  9. ghettodwarf

    If by Bay area you mean, inland Southern California, and nowhere near a bay...I would totally be there.

  10. Todd O

    Put everything in a pile, put a stickie note with a number on each item and let us pick what we want, sold as is.

  11. I think by the amount of traffic this post is getting you definitely need to put it up on Ebay, you have guaranteed sales.

    Ill stop by for some Lemonade and a Family of Pet rocks!

  12. terry_mickie


    I trust your judgment, (Hell, your site is the BIBLE of DSLR know how) Tell me the asking price and I'd buy it sight unseen. What would make that different than buying anything else online?

    Desperate in DC,


  13. Wao!!!!! Garage Sale! I'd say MEGA DSLR SALE!. Too bad I'm in the East Coast, NYC.
    This could be really big and successful if it's auctioned in your site thru Ebay. : )

  14. JJ La Britt

    I'm in Sac but I'll be in SJ this weekend. I have a bunch of equipment but if you're having anything out on Sunday I'll def come out.

  15. duderino

    Wait until the holidays when people are back home. Would definitely come when I'm back in town for Christmas.

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