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Pre- owned
& used equipment

Big Savings & Full Manufacturer Warranty
Certified Inventory
We buy, sell & trades gear
Quality
We carefully inspect each product
Important Info
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Open Box Items
Store Demos, damaged or missing packing materials or new items that show some sign of use.
Everything comes with manufacturer warranty and is sold as new.
Used equipment
Pre-Owned items at great prices.
These are the best of our trade in/trade up program.
All items are sold as is in good working order.
Important Info
View our frequently asked questions

Welcome to Paul's Photo Certified Used Inventory. We have been buying, trading and selling used for over 60 years and we do it right. We resell only the cleanest and best products we buy. We fully inspect each item to ensure you are getting items in great working condition. If it does not pass our requirements and inspection - we just don't sell it to our customers.

We don't rate gear on this site. We sort it by price. If you see 3 bodies listed of the same model at three different prices, the highest priced unit will be the one in best condition and lowest overall use. Remember, none of them will be in anything less than Very Good Condition - we don't sell it if it does not meet our criteria.

Feel free to reach out to us, we will be happy to give you any details and send you photos of the gear in question. We have done everything we can to simplify used purchasing and make sure you get the best gear at the best price.

WHAT IS OPEN BOX?
  • Simply, they are new items that cannot be sold at full retail

    • Items removed from kits and being sold individually

    • Products are all 100% good working order & have full manufacturer warranty.

    • Could be missing or show wear on some accessories, packaging or paperwork

  • One up items & limited availability - first come, first served

  • Contact us for additional information

  • Digital SLR & Mirrorless camera
  • Lenses of most mounts and brands
  • Digital SLR & Mirrorless accessories
  • Film SLR & Lenses in most formats
  • Darkroom Equipment
  • Film and tape based movie & video gear
  • Large/Heavy gear like C-stands, booms, lighting packs and backdrop systems
  • Drones
  • Any gear that is non-working or in need of repair to function properly
  • Film cameras
  • Scanners
  • Lighting systems
  • Point & Shoot cameras film or digital
  • Flashes and other accessories
  • Polaroid cameras
  • Tripods
  • Gimbals & Stabilizers
  • Mics & Audio Equipment
  • Collectible camera gear
  • Digital SLR & Mirrorless camera
  • Lenses of most mounts and brands
  • Digital SLR & Mirrorless accessories
  • Film SLR & Lenses in most formats
  • Darkroom Equipment
  • Film and tape based movie & video gear
  • Large/Heavy gear like C-stands, booms, lighting packs and backdrop systems
  • Drones
  • Any gear that is non-working or in need of repair to function properly
  • Film cameras
  • Scanners
  • Lighting systems
  • Point & Shoot cameras film or digital
  • Flashes and other accessories
  • Polaroid cameras
  • Tripods
  • Gimbals & Stabilizers
  • Mics & Audio Equipment
  • Collectible camera gear
Items we will buy
  • Digital SLR & Mirrorless camera
  • Lenses of most mounts and brands
  • Digital SLR & Mirrorless accessories
  • Film SLR & Lenses in most formats
Items we do not buy
  • Darkroom Equipment
  • Film and tape based movie & video gear
  • Large/Heavy gear like C-stands, booms, lighting packs and backdrop systems
  • Drones
  • Any gear that is non-working or in need of repair to function properly
Items we may be interested in
  • Film cameras
  • Scanners
  • Lighting systems
  • Point & Shoot cameras film or digital
  • Flashes and other accessories
  • Polaroid cameras
  • Tripods
  • Gimbals & Stabilizers
  • Mics & Audio Equipment
  • Collectible camera gear
Note
Contact us if you require shutter counts, photos, or other details to help make your purchase. We are here to assist you.

Please call our number during business hours or send us an email anytime.
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Frequently asked questions
WHY SHOP WITH PAUL'S PHOTO
We have been the go-to camera store in the South Bay of LA for over 60 years. We are in our second generation of family ownership and we have one of the most experienced teams in the industry. We don't have call centers in faraway places, we don't have automated picking centers in the Dakota's. We have a small expert staff that wants to help you with all your photographic needs. Education, sales, printing & scanning services - you name it we are here to help you grow and support you in all things photographic. We are dedicated to giving our website customers the same kind of quality service & support that we have provided locally for all these years. We have transitioned many of our classes, education, sales and services online over the last few years. We decided it was time to share our quality used gear with the rest of the world as well. We do it a little different, but we think we do it right.
WHY TRADE IN/TRADE UP
Photography is now a tech driven industry. We have seen so much evolution and improvement in gear over the last few years it blows our mind. Chasing all that new shinny gear can get expensive. Trading your old gear for new helps to cushion that expense and keep your bag light. It can be a big help for anyone that wants to stay in the lead of what is new and cutting edge. We can apply your trade directly to a new purchase or we can use it as a store credit for your future purchases. So, get that old gear you don't ever use out of your bag or closet and send us a note so we can get you an estimate today. Trade in credit can be used for any store services, not just for more gear. You want to learn more about a photographic technique or subject, no problem! You can apply that credit to help pay for any class, trip or lab services. Send us a note and get a quote today (link this to a used quote page)
WHY BUY USED
We just mentioned how quickly photographic technology is moving. That fast moving cutting edge equipment usually replaces very functional, quality gear that still has a lot of life left in it. Purchasing used can be a great way to get the gear you need at a fraction of the cost new. Many times the differences in model generations can be very minimal or specific in its improvements. This can be a big help for budget minded people, students or anyone looking to get started in photography.
WHY BUY YOUR USED FROM PAUL'S PHOTO
We hope that our years in business, expertise and commitment to support builds confidence in you choosing us. We also have learned a thing or two in our years in this industry. First, we only sell high quality used gear at fair industry pricing. This allows us to simplify the process for our customers. No rating system to learn and no fine print. The gear you will see on this site is all in very good to nearly new condition. None of it shows heavy wear & tear or use. We purchase in any working condition, but we only resell the best times to our customers. Items are priced according to market and its overall condition. If you see two of the same item listed and one is 15% less in price - the more expensive unit is in the best condition with the lightest use. Both are in great overall shape. We are transparent. If you need more info about the items, call us. We will be happy to send you photos, share shutter counts or give you any additional info you might need. Our goal is simple, we want you be part of the Paul's family and we want to build a relationship that will allow all of us to grow over the years. Review our Q&A page for quick answers to the most asked questions (link to USED Q&A)
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU ARE SELLING US GEAR
We buy used gear to re-sell to other photography enthusiasts. We offer to pay you a fair wholesale price. If we come to an agreement we can mail you a check for your gear, apply a credit to your account or apply your trade value to a current purchase. We do everything in the process to make it as accurate and efficient as possible, but, please, do realize that our quotes are estimates and they can change if condition differ from what is described. Bring your products by the store if you can or fill out our online Sell Your Gear Form (LINK) as accurately as possible to ensure you get the most accurate quote. Please be aware, all items on online quotes will need to pass a final inspection and verification prior to any payments or credits being issued.
SELL YOUR GEAR
Looking to update that old gear? We want to buy it! Just fill out the form below and we will confirm if we are interested in your gear.
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ITEM CONDITION RATING
M
99 to 100% Mint - perfect, no wear - all packaging & accessories
NM
91-98% Near Mint - near perfect, faint wear.
EX
81-90% Excellent - light wear
VG
71-80% Very Good - some wear
AVG
61-70% - normal wear
Fair
51-60% Fair - moderate wear
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