Today marks the first day since 2015 that I haven’t had a single Fuji item in my inventory. I just returned from selling my remaining Fuji flashes and accessories to another photographer.
It wasn’t an emotional parting. They’re just tools. Great ones actually.
There may be a time in which I’ll want to replicate some or all of that inventory. If that time comes, I’ll simply order replacements from KEH in Atlanta. They’re the best pre-owned gear dealer in the world. Anything that KEH doesn’t stock can be found on eBay.
I don’t keep a ledger for this kind of buying and selling but almost everything I sold returned about 50% of what I paid. That’s more than fair and I feel like I got my money’s worth for the years of use.
Not keeping track of the exact numbers is my willful blindness to economics. I’m allowed to do that because I’m a bit eccentric. I own all my gear personally and don’t claim a business deduction on these items.
Luckily for the flashes, they’re going to have an equally eccentric new owner.
Here’s a text from the seller moments before the sale closed.
Hi, confirming I will be there at 3 p.m. I’ll have a holographic white hat, black backpack and a small chihuahua with me.
That’s what I call a perfect fit.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.