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07-12-2011, 01:00 PM   #1
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I am considering the purchase of a used film body from KEH.
Does anybody have experience with KEH as regards their condition ratings for used bodies?
I have seen different prices on their site for the same model and the same rating.
That confuses me as how to judge their assessment.
Thanks, Mike.

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While I haven't seen that sort of discrepancy before, the generally under-rate their products, so anything EX and above should be good to go. Sometimes BGN quality items are also decent cosmetically.
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In my experience too KEH rates conservatively, even more so on used lenses.
More satisfied customers and fewer returns are no doubt good for business.

Yes, you can often find a better deal within a condition rating. I say go for it.
You don't have much to lose given their excellent warranty and return policies.

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meticulous, is KEH. BGN is often considered 'great' and 'working' on the bay, what I might call normally used, not abused. EX grade items are the premium bay stuff, and above EX, you're talking about needing an eagle eye to see that they are used much at all.

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I used Keh and I would agree with the above posts. Keh tends to assess in a conservative manner their products. From my own dealings, I can recommend using Keh.com.

Hope that the comment will assist.
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I bought one of their EX at reduced price = M42 300/4 SMC I dont think it was ever used.
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I buy BGN if I can, because the defects I find are small and never bother me. I bought an Ugly lens once, and it was ugly as promised, in a way I didn't care to use.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nick Siebers Quote
I buy BGN if I can, because the defects I find are small and never bother me. I bought an Ugly lens once, and it was ugly as promised, in a way I didn't care to use.
I have purchased perhaps a dozen used lenses from KEH.
In my experience KEH BGN equals most sellers Excellent;
KEH UGLY equals most sellers GOOD grade.

Chris

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KEH is good to deal with. I once ordered and item in error, they took it back and refunded my money save for shipping, no problems. Their rating is conservative, to say the least. My most recent purchase was a 645n rated E, I found only a few tiny scuffs by the tripod socket.

I do wish they had a showroom, since I'm only about 40 minutes from their store.
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