TelescopeTrader is making astronomy equipment buying and selling more enjoyable and affordable for a huge community of stargazers, astronomers, and astrophotographers. Our community marketplace connects astronomy enthusiasts with each other for simpler and safer transactions.
Trust and safety are central to that. We’ve designed the platform to promote transparency and support trustworthy members and high quality astro equipment. We are constantly updating and improving our system, with the most cutting edge tools and techniques.
Here, every member has a profile where they can build their professional or creative reputation. The community encourages members to post a photo, professional information, social links, websites, and sample works. Members can build their community by following each other and giving references. To ensure transparency, members rate and review each other after each transaction.
Explain It to Me
|Astronomy enthusiasts like you list their second-hand telescope or accessories for sale and set a price. There's no fee to list your gear.||Potential buyers looking for used gear can search the listings for a match. When they find your item, they can purchase it via credit card.||When you receive an inquiry from a potential buyer for your listing, you can get to know them by checking out their profile and replying.||If you accept the offer, you exchange contact information with the buyer. Arrange pick up, or share the tracking number and ship the item.|
Online Astronomy Equipment Exchange
We help astronomers, clubs, dealers, observatories, and people just like you connect with astronomers and earn money by selling extra telescope equipment. Our platform works like a social network for astronomy enthusiasts to exchange second-hand astronomy and astrophotography gear.
"Our platform works like a social network for astronomy enthusiasts to exchange equipment."
By connecting astronomy enthusiasts with owners of telescopes, we are making telescope buying and selling more enjoyable and affordable for a huge community of astronomers. And, we offer amateur astronomers and astrophotographers a viable alternative to buying expensive astronomical instruments.
Buying & Selling Telescopes – Made Easy
Buying, selling, and escrow simplified – buyers can pay securely using a credit card, and sellers can get paid directly into their bank account. Our built-in transaction flow between buyer and seller ensures long-term trust between parties and acts as a simplified escrow process. Our payment system is powered by Stripe® and they've really perfected online transactions. Sellers get paid. Buyers get their stuff. It's that simple!
"Our built-in transaction flow between buyer and seller ensures long-term trust between parties..."
Selling your used telescope equipment is a great way to earn some extra cash, since thousands of people are searching for used astronomy equipment every day. And, you'll be helping out the community by connecting with astronomy enthusiasts and sharing your knowledge and experience.
Buying used telescope equipment is an economical way to get more (or better!) equipment for your money. Here, you'll find listings for surplus and used telescopes, telescope accessories, telescope eyepieces, telescope mounts, telescope parts, remote telescope rental, observatories, astro cameras, astrotourism, astronomy-related services, and more.
Who We Are
TelescopeTrader.com is a US-based small business, operating since 2017, and owned and operated by astronomy and astrophotography enthusiasts. We are members and supporters of the International Dark-Sky Association. Our mission is to help promote telescope equipment recycling, increase astronomy literacy, and heighten awareness about the importance of protecting natural darkness.
– Mike Blackledge (Founder & CTO)
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