KEH condition ratings inaccurate

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Kevin, Sep 28, 2004.

  1. Kevin

    Kevin Guest

    I ordered a Nikon MF-21 from KEH in "Like New - " condition. MF-21 arrived
    yesterday and had VERY noticeable scratches, scuffs, etc. Far from the Like
    New- description provided by KEH. Of course, they will take it back, but I'm
    out the 9.99 (high) shipping charge + the shipping of sending it back. I'll
    be very cautious before ordering from KEH in the future.
    Kevin, Sep 28, 2004
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  2. From what I've seen and heard, KEH tends to overestimate equipment faults,
    not underestimate. I'd consider this to be an aberration, not the norm.

    Jim MacKenzie, Sep 28, 2004
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  3. Kevin

    PhotoMan Guest

    At least they'll send the replacement at no cost. I've done business with
    them for over 20 years, and have found them to be totally reliable with very
    conservative grading. Did the sticker on the inner plastic wrapper say LN ?
    If not, it may have been simply a matter of the picker taking the wrong one
    off the shelf rather than being graded wrong. That's the problem with
    relying on humans. :)
    PhotoMan, Sep 28, 2004
  4. Kevin

    Kevin Guest

    Yes, the sticker was correct. I think someone just goofed in the grading.
    Kevin, Sep 28, 2004
  5. Kevin

    Peter Chant Guest

    LN, Lightly Nadgered?

    Peter Chant, Sep 28, 2004
  6. Kevin

    Alan Browne Guest

    That's a first. I've never ordered there but by all accounts their grading is
    conservative (in favour of the buyer) and their reputation overall is very high.
    Alan Browne, Sep 28, 2004
  7. Yes.....I understand they are in the process of training chimpanzees.......
    I am surprised.....I have purchased about 6 lenses from them all in very
    close to new condition, and all at, "bargain" prices.....They generally rate
    their stuff very conservatively......
    William Graham, Sep 28, 2004
  8. Kevin

    ColynG© Guest

    I've done business with KEH for years and have never recieved an item
    that was like your situation..

    Everything I have gotten has been better than advertised..

    Colyn Goodson
    ColynG©, Sep 28, 2004
  9. Kevin

    Paddleman Guest

    I agree with everyone else, they under grade there stuff. I have never been
    dis-appointed in what I had purchased from them.
    Paddleman, Sep 29, 2004
  10. Kevin

    Slingblade Guest

    Your situation is a rare one...

    I've ordered a number of items from KEH from grades of LIKE NEW (not
    minus, but LN+) down to EX (excellent)...

    All of the items met or exceeded expectation, and most exceeded.
    Slingblade, Oct 8, 2004
  11. Kevin

    Paddleman Guest

    I agree, KEH has always been fair with me and their grading right on.
    Paddleman, Oct 10, 2004
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