Keh.com

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Wyro, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. Wyro macrumors member

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    Greetings,


    Just made my first purchase off keh.com. I purchased a used Canon EOS 3 to fulfill my need for a full-frame camera! Ha. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience buying used cameras or gear from them?

    Thanks
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Yes. They have been around for decades. Not always the best pries but they seem to always have what you are looking for and they are 100% above board. But just make sure not to buy a camera that at least "excellent" or you can be certain that is is not "excellent".
     
  3. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    Not quite sure what you mean by this. I find KEH.com has very conservative ratings for their gear. Their "BGN" is many people's "Excellent".

    100% recommend KEH.
     
  4. mofunk macrumors 68000

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    Some of my friends bought stuff from them and speak highly of them. You should have fun with your new gear.
     
  5. venusian macrumors member

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    I've been really happy with my keh purchases. I think they under-rate if any thing (eg there is nothing wrong with a BGN lens I brought from them)
     
  6. Randy McKown macrumors member

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    I personally don't use them but my Dad has been buying stuff from them for like the last couple decades and he's always happy with them.
     
  7. someoldguy macrumors 65816

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    Been both buying from and selling to them for maybe 15 years , Never a problem. I've never purchased a 'bargain' item , but everything I've gotten has been better than I've expected.
     
  8. MacCruiskeen macrumors 6502

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    Plus, they're usually pretty good about exchanges if you think the item you got didn't match the description or rating. I've purchased a number of items from them over the years--lenses, mainly--and have been satisfied.
     
  9. Attonine macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, Keh.com is one of the top tier photographic retailers in the US with an online presence. I put them up there with B&H, Adorama etc.
     
  10. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    They tell you what to expect from the rating system and tell you the criteria for the rating.:cool: I wish other places would be as straight forward.

    Yep. I brought a couple of lenses off them. The "bargain" rated lenses was actually in better shape than I expected; good optics and deep scratches on the housing. Not an issue for me. It ain't purdy, but the pictures it takes sure is. A great buy for an occasional use lens. I used it on a homemade tilt-shift (not just tilt:p) bracket. I'd buy a Canon TS if I had the $$$.

    I brought an "ugly" just for laughs and to save on shipping. They weren't kidding. It had a dead bug lodged on the inside of the front element:eek: and some scratches on the glass. It took me a bit of effort to take it apart and clean in out, but now I've got two lenses for my TS bracket.
     
  11. Wyro thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for all the replies! I can't wait to get my EOS3 !
     

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