BGN condition with KEH

11 months 1 week ago #631507 by Don Granger
I found a lens that I want, however on KEH it's listed as BGN.  

I was reading the description on KEH about what BGN means:

"Priced to sell, the rating of the equipment is at 70 to 79 percent of original condition. More than average wear for the age of the item, and may have dents, dings or finish loss. Glass may have marks or blemishes, but should not affect picture quality."

Have you bought a BGN lens from them before?  In your words, what condition was the lens?


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11 months 1 week ago #631531 by Shadowfixer1
I have not personally bought a BGN lens but I know a couple of people that have. The lenses worked fine and looked barely used. They have a 14 day no questions return policy. Give it a whirl. All you can lose is time and cost of shipping it back. unless it's over $2000.

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11 months 1 week ago #631558 by Studio Queen
Agree, I would consider it under $2000. Worse case scenario if the lens is not all that great you can send it back.


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11 months 6 days ago #631877 by Photo Junky
From my experience with KEH, their ranking system is very generous.  Now I have not bought a BGN item from them, but I have bought items that were in EX condition and they seemed like new condition.  


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11 months 6 days ago #631968 by Fess Walker
Nope, never have, but I would consider.  And like already pointed out, if the condition isn't good.  Send it back.  


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11 months 5 days ago #632069 by Rick Larin
KEH is usually very good about their scoring system.  Have you checked on www.mpb.com as well?  


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10 months 2 weeks ago #634789 by Chris Banner

Rick Larin wrote: KEH is usually very good about their scoring system.  Have you checked on www.mpb.com as well?  


I have, and their pricing if you do proper research will save you a few bucks.  I'll always check both sites before purchasing anything.  Sometimes KEH has the better price vs MPB.  But back to OP's question, I prefer to stay clear from the BGN stuff.  Just personal preference.  


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10 months 2 weeks ago #634930 by Tony Imaging
I can hear Forest Gump with his famous line "Life is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you gonna get".  Same thing applies with buying BGN, in my opinion.  I wouldn't gamble it.  Stick with the good to EX.  


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10 months 2 weeks ago #635124 by Ted Helm
Does KEH still put their 6 month warranty with BGN gear?


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