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Well, KEH Came To My Local Brick n' Mortar Store...

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by RT Panther, May 16, 2014.

  1. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    -Sold all of my Micro Four Thirds gear :eek:
    -Sold my X100 :eek:
    -Sold my XF1 :eek:

    Came out with:

    -Sony RX10
    -Nikon 1 AW 1

    And some money in the bank! :smile:
     
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  2. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin SC Top Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    wow, that's pretty cool :)
    Does KEH do that on a regular basis? Do they "travel around"?
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I know I've gotten emails from them (or sometimes my local camera store) telling me they are coming, but then I remember that for very little work, I can usually get a fair bit more money by selling it myself. But if one doesn't want the hassle of photographing the gear, typing up a description and then dealing with lowballers and packing and shipping, they're the best game in town (when they're in town).
     
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  4. rybolt

    rybolt Itinerant picture taker

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    Mar 24, 2014
    Yellow Springs, Ohio USA
    Paul Rybolt
    They also have buying tables at camera shows if you have those in your area.
     
  5. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    See Luke's response :smile:
    But yes, depending on where you live, yes they do travel.....:smile:
     
  6. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Oh for sure! :smile:
    But as you said, I wanted a no pain/no hassle environment so I was willing to part for less than what I probably could have received on my own through various venues....
     
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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    sometimes a bird in the hand beats the two in the bush
     
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  8. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    When they come to the photo expo in Austin, they give you 20% more if you use the voucher towards purchase from the local shop while at the show. So it comes out pretty nice that way, otherwise I'd sell here or ebay I think.

    I may finally get rid of the a99 and nex 5n and get the a7s
     
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  9. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Yup.
    They gave me an extra 10% if I purchased something from my local store (which I obviously did so) :biggrin:
     
  10. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    Oh, mebbe it was 10%.... I swear it was 20! That was two or three years ago, tho... So mebbe it's changed? Shrug
    I gave my friend krista a lens to trade off cause it was such a good deal to get her a diff lens, lol
     
  11. Gubrz

    Gubrz O.* Gonzo's & Bentley's Dad

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    Jun 5, 2012
    Austin, TX
    Eliot
    Oh, also, I'm still panicking at the idea of selling an x100

    I don't think I'd ever get rid of mine or my rx1!
     
  12. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Understood & I had to think for a few days on whether or not I wanted to part with it.
    In the end, since I'm getting TONS of use from my Dƒ, my x100 was really collecting dust.
    Thus I made the decision to walk out with 2 specialty cameras that wouldn't conflict with Dƒ territory....:smile:
     
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  13. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
    Steve
    So you are now Fujiless? Say it isn't so! :eek: But good luck with the RX10. Keep us up to date on how it works out.
     
  14. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Panther -- really enjoyed your FluidR stream. Great stuff!
     
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  15. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I guess I am the only person who doesn't/didn't know what KEH is/was.:blush:

    Sounds as though it worked out well for you!:friends:

    I keep thinking about selling a couple of cameras that I really don't use...but I wonder really how much I could get for my Fuji X10, and probably the XF1....not sure I can give up my X100.
     
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  16. rybolt

    rybolt Itinerant picture taker

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    Mar 24, 2014
    Yellow Springs, Ohio USA
    Paul Rybolt
    BB- X10's are selling used at retail for about $250. XF1's are about $125 and X100 cameras are in the low $600's. All with chargers, batteries and in good working order.
     
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  17. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Thanks, Paul. I was just looking at KEH's site trying to decide...if the $ was worth it. I don't think I would sell my X100.
     
  18. rybolt

    rybolt Itinerant picture taker

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    Mar 24, 2014
    Yellow Springs, Ohio USA
    Paul Rybolt
    I'd keep that one, too. I just sold a pair of X-E1 cameras that I bought to use as backups to the X Pro 1's. I realized I'd never use them. One had about 200 actuations and the other had less than 50.
    As a hobby I buy and sell used stuff. It's really just an excuse to go to the camera shows a couple of times a year and hang out with guys that I've known for years but only get to see at the shows.
    I rarely sell anything that I bought to use. I have an X100 that I haven't shot with since last fall and isn't going with me to Ireland next week but there's no way I'll sell it.
     
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  19. RT Panther

    RT Panther SC All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
  20. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
    That's how I sold all me Pentax stuff when I switched to mu43.