I recently ordered a Nikon F4s E+ from KEH.I received the camera a Week ago and it was in near perfect condition except it had a crack on the DP-20 Viewfinder which ran from the Hotshoe mount across the top and down to the Frame Counter Window on the side.Being a bit annoyed I rang KEH and talked to someone about it.
He asked if the Box it came in was damaged which it wasn't.He said he'd get back to me at a later Date.A few hours later I got an email saying my new Viewfinder was on the way which I received this Morning it looked like new to me.I asked if they would like me to send the cracked one back and I was told not to worry we don't want it.I think it will still work perfectly but wouldn't like to swear by it.KEH's grading system is very good as the F4 graded E+ is near perfect.I'll definitely be dealing with them again if this is an example of their grading and after sales support.Sorry to be so long winded just thought it deserved a mention.
#1. "RE: My KEH experience" | In response to Reply # 0Covey22 Charter MemberTue 02-Nov-10 12:03 PM
Good to hear. Most of my KEH buys have been with Autofocus equipment (with an occasional foray into small MF lenses), but it echoes your experience. Those guys and gals down there take pride in making sure your buy reflects the rating. They also lived up to the one time I sent a lens back under their no questions asked return policy.
#2. "RE: My KEH experience" | In response to Reply # 0f5titan Nikonian since 12th Jul 2006Wed 03-Nov-10 12:32 AM
I just want to share my experience with KEH. More than 20 years ago I was selling off some of my seldom used manual lenses and one of them was a Nikkor 28mm f3.5 AIs lens. I had originally bought the lens for about $109.00 (I got about $75.00 in the sale) I used the money to buy a Nikkor 35-80 f4-5.6 AF lens to go with an N90 body (my first AF body). Fast forward to 2008 and I was looking through a KEH catalogue for a 20mm or 24mm lens to use on a PB-6 bellows unit and I came across a Nikkor 28mm f3.5 AIs lens that looked familiar!
Back years ago every Nikkor lens I bought had a little gold "JCII" sticker on it and I very seldom removed them. The used lens was selling for $109.00(!) so I bought it. When it arrived by UPS, I was shocked to discover that it was the same serial number lens I had sold to KEH years ago and the "JCII" sticker was still on it.
This lens is just as pristine as the day I originally bought it and I'm not giving it up again! I still had the original Vivitar 52mm UV Haze filter so the two are together again.
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#3. "RE: My KEH experience" | In response to Reply # 2benveniste Nikonian since 25th Nov 2002Wed 03-Nov-10 12:30 PM
Wow! I wonder how many times it was bought and sold in the interim?
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