How to Buy a Camera or Trade-Up Affordably (Discount Code)

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buy a cameraThis is a sponsored post by KEH Cameras however, all opinions are solely mine. This post also contains affiliate links which means if you click on one and make a purchase I will make a little or a lot of pennies.

 When it comes time for me to make a big or important purchase I tend to do a lot of research and price comparisons and it can get to be a bit overwhelming. Recently I’ve been looking to buy a camera that’s a bit more advanced than my little digital camera but, they’re so expensive and there are endless options. It never even occurred to me to trade-up or to purchase a used camera to save some money until now thanks to

KEH Camera has been helping new and seasoned photographers buy and sell photography gear since 1979. They are the world’s largest pre-owned camera store and work with customers. They make sure the gear is carefully inspected by industry experts and it’s priced competitively.

How easy would it be for me to trade in my old camera and find a new (used) camera on their website and what would be my final cost? I decided to give it a shot and will document it step by step below.


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When you log onto you have the option to shop for a camera or sell one. I clicked on the sell button to see what my old camera is worth. If it’s worth anything then I can use the money I’d get from trading it in towards another camera.

Of course, you don’t have to trade in a camera in order to purchase one. But, if you have one laying around it might be worth it to see if you can get anything for it.

It shows that my camera is worth from $27 – $50. That might not seem like a lot of money but, when you’re on a budget it goes a long way. The next step is to enter the serial number and to let them know if the charger and battery will be included (which it will) so, my camera is worth $50.

With a $50 credit it’s TIME TO GO ON A SHOPPING SPREE!!!


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The one thing I knew for sure was that I wanted a Canon camera. Either a DSLR or a Point and Shoot but, definitely something more advanced than the little digital camera I have now. I’ve priced Rebel and they are great cameras but, not in my budget. However, a used one might be the way to go which has me pretty psyched.

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Here’s a Canon EOS Rebel that they have available with battery and charger for either $192 or $149. The lesser priced one is in okay condition with some wear and tear while the higher priced option is in excellent condition.

The used Rebels do not come with the lens but, you can get a lens for about $60. So right now I’m at about $252. Minus, the $50 for my trade-in and I’ll have a Rebel for $200!!! I can live with that.

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I also have the option to finance the camera. If approved, I’d pay as little as $17 a month at about a 10% APR. I’d rather pay for the camera in full but, those that don’t have $200 just laying around, it’s nice to have the option to pay it off slowly. Hey, maybe you’ll get a gig and it will pay for itself in no time.

7% Discount Code to Help You Buy a Camera

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As you can see, it’s pretty easy to pick out an affordable camera from I don’t know why I never thought to buy used although I see my photographer friends constantly trading up their cameras.

I never thought to ask what happened to the old ones. I just thought they kept them. Turns out they were probably trading them up at KEH Cameras all this time and if not it’s a good time to start because they’re giving my readers an additional 7% discount off their already low prices.

To use that discount enter code: LUCKY7 at checkout (expires 07/31/17).

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 Are you thinking of upgrading your camera or looking to purchase one? Have you thought to buy a used one?

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  • I am all about Point and Shoot cameras because I hate messing with all the settings. That coupon code is absolutely amazing. Who doesn’t love saving a little money?

  • Ruth I.

    I am not familiar with cameras but this is awesome! It’s cool to have an option to trade and buy used one that you can choose based on your budget 🙂

  • I will keep this in mind for sure when I upgrade my camera. I always like it when I can save money.

  • Denay DeGuzman

    I absolutely adore my Canon DSLR camera and two fixed lenses. I literally use it each and every day!

  • Son Nguyen

    I love it when it comes to discount, especially cameras.. Absolutely gonna buy one to shoot.

  • This is a timely article for me.I already own a Canon DSLR camera which I bought around 6 years ago.Now it is time to upgrade it for a new one!

  • Thanh Hiền Bùi Ngọc

    Wow this article is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this helpful website. I feel really excited when I read the discount part, so many benefits the website brings to us.
    I’m using a Canon DSLR camera, it’s still good. But after reading this, I think it’s time to “level up” my camera.

  • Lisa

    This is so helpful. I love cameras. I prefer them to phones. Which now seem to be taking over. I actually need to get myself a new camera. I am gonna take a look. Thanks

  • Leo T. Ly

    For a Canadian personal finance blogger, I often need to find images with Canadian content and it’s a bit difficult for me to do that. For some of my blog images, i take the pictures with my phone camera and they are mediocre at best. I think that it’s time that I invest in a decent camera to help me take better pictures. Thanks for the discount code.

  • This sounds like a very helpful website. I bought a used camera a few years ago that has served me well, but lately I’ve been feeling as though it might be time to trade up. Pinning for later.

  • Getting a new camera is on the list for in a while. I have bookmarked this page for when I have it in the budget to seriously look for one. Thank you!

  • Ophelia Tang

    I love your tips. I want to buy a new camera soon and your tips are very handy.
    XOXO //SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

  • What great information on how to buy a used camera! I’m definitely going to keep this in mind for when I decide to get a different camera.

  • Sondra Barker

    Well now I know where to go if I decide to sell my cameras. This is a great site, its good to know what our things are worth when we are considering saying goodbye to it.

  • Katja Knox

    I used to have a Sony Alpha 200 and I loved it – but by the time I went to trade it it was pretty old and almost worthless – wish I’d read this before!
    Katja xxx