Used equipment grading - bhphotovideo

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by st11x, Jan 21, 2006.

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    st11x Guest


    I was going to buy some used equipment from them at grade 9. Has anyone
    bought a used item at this grade before? Grade 9 is "Shows signs of
    use, but very clean". What can I expect for a camera body or a lens?

    st11x, Jan 21, 2006
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    Matt Clara Guest

    It seems like everything they offer is rated 8 or above. I've purchased two
    things from them used, both failed to function properly, both times I sent
    them back and the used goods manager called to tell me he'd had them tested
    and they worked fine. Yeah, right.
    Matt Clara, Jan 21, 2006
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    no_name Guest


    I don't know if it's intentional or not, but from the link you posted
    after your comments it appears you're applying these comments to KEH,
    which I don't think is appropriate on the basis of my dealings with them.

    If you meant to offer KEH as an alternative, which I presume, due to
    their rating system not being a number scale (New, Like New, ... instead
    of Grade 10, Grade 9 ...), you weren't very clear.

    My experience with KEH is that they consistantly under-rate the quality
    of their offerings, e.g.:

    If it did have "dings, pecks and slight finish wear", I wasn't able to
    find any. Everything I've ever gotten that they rated "EX" was, in my
    opinion, good enough to be rated EX+/LN- or better.
    no_name, Jan 22, 2006
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    Matt Clara Guest

    My apologies: yes, I propose KEH as an alternative to B&H for used goods.
    Matt Clara, Jan 22, 2006
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    henryp Guest

    Right. I tried one myself.

    Henry Posner
    B&H Photo-Video, Inc.
    henryp, Jan 23, 2006
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Which one was it, Henry?
    Matt Clara, Jan 24, 2006
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    st11x Guest

    Henry -> I presume you had the same bad experience as Matt? Looking at
    your signature, you are from B&H yourself!

    Thanks for all your comments. I'll take a look at Keh.

    st11x, Jan 24, 2006
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    Matt Clara Guest

    Never mind, Henry. I'll admit, there's a chance they were both intemittent
    problems that B&H failed to detect, but there's absolutely no doubt in my
    mind they were both faulty, and what can I say, once bitten, twice
    shy--which technically makes me four times shy. But fear not, I continue to
    spend many hundreds if not thousands of dollars at your establishment every
    year--just not in used goods!
    Matt Clara, Jan 24, 2006
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    st11x Guest

    Ah ... slow day. Now I get what you were trying to say. Ha.
    st11x, Jan 24, 2006
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    no_name Guest

    Uhhhhh .... Maybe you haven't noticed -- Henry **IS** B&H Photo-video,
    or at least their voice here.
    no_name, Jan 24, 2006
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