Peak Design Marketplace is a peer-to-peer marketplace for selling, buying used gear (US-only, for now): Digital Photography Review

Peak Design has launched a peer-to-peer (P2P) market the place you should purchase and promote used Peak Design gear, full with the corporate’s lifetime assure.

The platform, which is restricted to america in the meanwhile, is aptly referred to as the Peak Design Market. Its purpose, in accordance with Peak Design, is to cut back the necessity for third-parties when trying to purchase and promote pre-owned Peak Design gear. Now, patrons and sellers can work together instantly, all whereas figuring out every bit of substances offered by the marketplace will probably be protected by Peak Design’s Lifetime Product Assure, no matter what number of occasions it’s exchanged palms.

As Peak Design explains within the above video, promoting gear on the Peak DEsign Market is a three-step course of. First, you’ll need to guarantee your bag or accent is registered on Peak Design’s web site. As soon as registered (or if it’s already been registered), the following step is to create a list, which incorporates offering product photographs and knowledge. Peak Design reiterates the significance of being sincere in your descriptions and highlighting info you’d need to know concerning the gear for those who had been the client. As soon as bought, the ultimate step is to ship out the merchandise (inside three days) and gather fee by Peak Design’s platform as soon as the client has confirmed the merchandise(s) supply and situation.

As for the pricing, that’s as much as you. You may record if for nonetheless a lot you see match, however have in mind the age and situation of the merchandise. On prime of the worth you’ve chosen, Peak Design will embody a fixed-rate delivery worth that varies based mostly on the product being listed. Once you obtain the fee to your merchandise, you possibly can select to maintain your entire quantity as Peak Design retailer credit score or have 25% withheld for those who choose it in money. Peak Design says this 25% ‘goes towards masking the price of [its payment processor] Recurate’s companies.’

A screenshot displaying present listings for Peak Design’s On a regular basis Backpack (V1) on the Peak Design Market. Click on to enlarge.

Peak Design says all gross sales will probably be supported by the identical customer support as obtained when buying regularly-priced MSRP merchandise. All gross sales made on the marketplace are additionally 100% carbon impartial, in accordance with Peak Design. We’ve contacted Peak Design for clarification concerning how neutrality is calculated and achieved contemplating the carbon footprint of the packaging and cargo of kit must be taken under consideration. We’ll replace the article after we obtain a response.

The Peak Design Market continues to be in Beta. As such, it’s a piece in progress and one thing Peak Design is ‘continuously tweaking and bettering issues to make it a greater expertise.’ When you have any points with registering, itemizing or buying pre-owned gear, Peak Design requests you contact their assist staff to maintain the matter. Peak Design says it’s hoping to develop to international locations outdoors of the U.S. ‘quickly.’

You may go to the Peak Design Market to record and bought pre-owned gear. When you have any questions, Peak Design has an FAQ web page the place commonly-asked questions have been answered.

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