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Feb 20, 2019 17:42:59   #
darekstudio
 
Any opinion about business with KEH ? , MBP?
I have some expensive lens for sale : Nikon Nikkor 70-200 mm f 2.8 ED VR ll, before I'm send my lens maybe someone give me opinion - can I trust them ?

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Feb 20, 2019 17:44:38   #
PixelStan77 (a regular here)
 
darekstudio wrote:
Any opinion about business with KEH ? , MBP?
I have some expensive lens for sale : Nikon Nikkor 70-200 mm f 2.8 ED VR ll, before I'm send my lens maybe someone give me opinion - can I trust them ?
Experience with KEH.Very honest and reputable.Also consider B&H.

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Feb 20, 2019 18:19:10   #
Harry0 (a regular here)
 
KEH and B&H are some of the most trusted.
I've bought from KEH, and their stuff is usually under rated. WAAY better than described.
BUT!! They are a business. If it's worth $1500, they can't offer $1500 for it. They have to check it out thoroughly, clean it and prep it and make it pretty, describe it accurately, ship it securely, and make a little money. For them to sell me a used item at a decent price, I'd expect them to offer 65% to 75% of it's value to you.
Try listing it here, or ebay with a decent floor.

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Feb 20, 2019 18:34:09   #
pesfls
 
I have boight and sold with KEH. No problems or complaints. I’ve not used the other company

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Feb 20, 2019 19:04:26   #
MT Shooter (a regular here)
 
darekstudio wrote:
Any opinion about business with KEH ? , MBP?
I have some expensive lens for sale : Nikon Nikkor 70-200 mm f 2.8 ED VR ll, before I'm send my lens maybe someone give me opinion - can I trust them ?


You will get MUCH more for your lenses if you sell them outright. KEH & MPB typically pay 50% or less than the price they sell that same item for. Both are reputable to deal with, but once you get a quote just look on their selling sites and see what they are actually selling them for. Very easy to check values that way.

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Feb 20, 2019 19:12:38   #
larryepage
 
darekstudio wrote:
Any opinion about business with KEH ? , MBP?
I have some expensive lens for sale : Nikon Nikkor 70-200 mm f 2.8 ED VR ll, before I'm send my lens maybe someone give me opinion - can I trust them ?

I have dealt with KEH for many years, mostly to buy, but also to sell. They are both honest and reputable. But you will be selling to them on a wholesale basis. They will then be retailing your item at a very fair price with a warranty. So there is no way they can pay you as much as you are likely to receive in an outright direct sale. But...they will buy and pay quickly and without hassle.

I have no experience with MBP.

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Feb 20, 2019 19:41:20   #
burkphoto (a regular here)
 
darekstudio wrote:
Any opinion about business with KEH ? , MBP?
I have some expensive lens for sale : Nikon Nikkor 70-200 mm f 2.8 ED VR ll, before I'm send my lens maybe someone give me opinion - can I trust them ?


MPB.com does essentially the same things as KEH. Both sell used gear. Both are prompt, fair, honest, and straightforward. So are Adorama, B&H, and Cameta Camera.

MPB just recently came to the States. They were in Great Britain first. Their reputation in the UK is good, according to some of the UHH Brits.

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Feb 20, 2019 21:06:38   #
darekstudio
 
I have to say the response for my question and advice was amazing thank You very much everyone. Thanks 😊

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Feb 21, 2019 05:33:54   #
joehel2 (a regular here)
 
I have bought lenses and a camera from KEH and the experience was so good, the items I bought always a bit better than the condition advertised, I always check KEH first when I am shopping. On the other hand, KEH is not going to give you a great price when buying from you, they are extremely easy to sell to and quick payers but you will do better listing the item in this forum in the Member Selling section.

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Feb 21, 2019 05:50:50   #
PhotoNat
 
My only experience is that they do not seem to deal at all with superzoom cameras. After seeing several advertisements about them, I went on their site to see what they would give me for my excellent condition Canon Power Shot SX 520. Granted is an older Power Shot version, but they would NOT even consider it. Come on, you can buy/sell them on Ebay for $75-$250! However, you may have a good experience with a Nikon. I do agree that you could not go wrong with B&H Photo. Very reliable and trustworthy! Great customer service!


KEH, not sure I would do business with them, considering their customer reviews on Yelp are at least 60-705 NEGATIVE!
PhotoNat

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Feb 21, 2019 06:07:06   #
Bokehen (a regular here)
 
KEH: Negative as I sent them 3 classic Carl Zeiss lenses and they said these lenses are junk plus I never got the lenses back from them..

MBP: Can't vouch for them.

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Feb 21, 2019 06:09:04   #
Resqu2
 
MPB offered me $525 for a like new Canon 6D, all others were $400 or less. I ended up with $616 using EBay after they all took there cut. This is just my one and only experience.

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Feb 21, 2019 06:15:05   #
miked46
 
I have done 4 deals with MPB, both in selling and buying, and I am very pleased.

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Feb 21, 2019 06:44:52   #
nimbushopper (a regular here)
 
I had a great experience with MBP. They gave me an estimate, I accepted it and sent the lens, got a check in the mail.

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Feb 21, 2019 06:51:04   #
MikeMck (a regular here)
 
darekstudio wrote:
Any opinion about business with KEH ? , MBP?
I have some expensive lens for sale : Nikon Nikkor 70-200 mm f 2.8 ED VR ll, before I'm send my lens maybe someone give me opinion - can I trust them ?


KEH is a fine vendor. If you want to maximize your sale, try to sell it on Craigslist. Anytime you sell to a reseller you will lose at least 25% because the reseller wants to make a profit. Good luck

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