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  1. #41
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    Re: Z6ii ordered.

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    KEH has local sell/trade events that you might consider as well. I don't know if it would be in conjunction with a camera discount at the store. Worth checking out. You can go to the KEH page for the local sales events. https://www.keh.com/shop/events?p=2

    This one is in San Francisco.

    https://www.keh.com/shop/events/3869...-san-francisco


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  2. #42
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    Re: Z6ii ordered.

    Quote Originally Posted by blackstar View Post
    Thanks, Peter. I always feel uncomfortable buying used goods from ebay (don't know why). I do buy a lot goods from AMZ and enjoy their quick free return/refund, especially getting refund and no need to return (keep the products) recently. But for camera products, especially Nikon brand, their prices from unknown sellers are not competitive at all except the ones sold from AMZ foreign stores without clear warranty acceptable by Nikon USA. My AMZ card only get 3% back.
    I used to always buy new but in recent yearsI have bought a lot of secondhand gear and so far have been really lucky. I always think the vast majority of photographers take great care of their gear as it's of a passion and just a hobby. I can understand yours fears though as there is always some risk attached.
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  3. #43
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    Re: Z6ii ordered.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    @blackstar
    KEH has local sell/trade events that you might consider as well. I don't know if it would be in conjunction with a camera discount at the store. Worth checking out. You can go to the KEH page for the local sales events. https://www.keh.com/shop/events?p=2

    This one is in San Francisco.

    https://www.keh.com/shop/events/3869...-san-francisco
    Thanks, Dawg. This is great. Although I most probably won't take the trip to S.F. for the sell/trade event, I did check out KEH website and find it's a nice used camera store! Even I used to have no fun with used cameras, after scanning over their product and price list, I am impressed with their grading/pricing system which has finally changed my heart and bent to buying used camera products as an option. I even found they have a new Z6ii body with same price to most camera stores (including Nikon USA) which will be my aim for (they offer 5% off for new buyer). Yet, I haven't found any "new" Z lenses on their website. Also they offer not only "sell your camera" online, but "trade in" with 10% bonus (don't know what that mean yet). Maybe, just maybe KEH will be the one for my upgrade need.
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  4. #44
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    Re: Z6ii ordered.

    The professor of photography for a well known local college taught the photography class my daughter and I took last year. He spoke highly of KEH, and had bought a lot of gear from them.
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  5. #45
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    Re: Z6ii ordered.

    @blackstar

    You are welcome.
    My Dad, many years ago, sold all of his pristine equipment to KEH. My understanding is their equipment is usually a bit better than they rate them. At least it used to be that way. They have a good rep as far as I know as does B&H and Adorama.
    I didn't know if you were close to San Fran, so I posted the link just in case. I am at the other end of California about an hour and a half from Mexico. If I wanted to go to a camera event of any kind, it would have to be in San Diego. I try to stay out of Los Angeles as much as possible.

    As far as used equipment, I wouldn't have any problem purchasing from KEH, especially if they offer some kind of warranty. I think they would work with you if you have a problem.
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    Um yeahhhh, I shoot a lot of pics of my dogs.
    D500 (DOB 05/26/17), D300, D80, SB-800. RIP-D100
    Sigma 300mm f2.8, Sigma 150-600mm DG Contemporary, Sigma 50-150mm f2.8
    Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
    Nikkor Nifty-Fifty
    Tokina 11-20mm f2.8

  6. #46
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    Re: Z6ii ordered.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawg Pics View Post
    @blackstar

    You are welcome.
    My Dad, many years ago, sold all of his pristine equipment to KEH. My understanding is their equipment is usually a bit better than they rate them. At least it used to be that way. They have a good rep as far as I know as does B&H and Adorama.
    I didn't know if you were close to San Fran, so I posted the link just in case. I am at the other end of California about an hour and a half from Mexico. If I wanted to go to a camera event of any kind, it would have to be in San Diego. I try to stay out of Los Angeles as much as possible.

    As far as used equipment, I wouldn't have any problem purchasing from KEH, especially if they offer some kind of warranty. I think they would work with you if you have a problem.
    Thanks again. So many people have good words and it looks very promising and respectable about KEH. I think I am close to try it when my funding comes in.
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  7. #47
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    Re: Z6ii ordered.

    For complete disclosure, I have purchased 2 items from KEH, but not tried selling there. I bought my Wimberly Sidekick gimbal and my D600 infrared conversion. I was a bit disappointed with the D600 purchase experience when I asked for details or possibly get sample photos taken by the camera. It was important in this case because there are different kinds of IR conversions and I was specifically looking for a 720nm filter type. They did not know the filter type installed and they don't break out gear to take sample photos. So I had to take a leap of faith and take them on their word that I could return without hassle. Worked out fine as it was a 720nm filter and was what I wanted. But buying from them understand they test and grade the gear, but once it's tagged and stored in warehouse, it won't be tested again. I can understand that as potentially every buyer might request sample photos before buying, which would dramatically drive up the labor overhead of the business.

    Also about the lack of Z lenses to find at KEH, I think the Z9 boom has caused a big demand for the f/2.8 zoom lenses in the used market.
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    50mm f/1.8G
    70-200mm f/2.8G VR
    28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D
    500mm f/8 reflex
    Other Lenses
    Carl Zeiss 15mm f/2.8 Distagon
    Sigma 20mm f/1.4 Art
    Sigma 150-600mm f/5.6-6.3 C
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  8. #48
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    Re: Z6ii ordered.

    Quote Originally Posted by blackstar View Post
    Thanks, Peter. I always feel uncomfortable buying used goods from ebay (don't know why). I do buy a lot goods from AMZ and enjoy their quick free return/refund, especially getting refund and no need to return (keep the products) recently. But for camera products, especially Nikon brand, their prices from unknown sellers are not competitive at all except the ones sold from AMZ foreign stores without clear warranty acceptable by Nikon USA. My AMZ card only get 3% back.
    I had really good success selling a couple lenses to KEH. It was a good experience. KEH makes it very easy. They issue a quote and send you the things you need to ship it and they turn around the payment very quickly. I also traded lenses at my local B&M Store. I am not comfortable with Ebay.
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  9. #49
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    Re: Z6ii ordered.

    Ok, the time has come to make a plunge. Sadly all z6ii (new and used) and most z lenses are gone at KEH! Turned to B&H, get their Payboo card (for a 7.8% discount), and made a bundle of new z6ii with 24-120mm f/4 S and FTZii for a $300 discount. But still missing something when found out that at Adorama z6ii body is bundled with quite a few small items: 64GB memory card, shoulder bag, care & clean kit, etc. for the same price (free adds). So am going to ask B&H to throw in at least a memory card for a quick start using. Appreciate comments and thoughts.
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  10. #50
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    Re: Z6ii ordered.

    Quote Originally Posted by blackstar View Post
    So am going to ask B&H to throw in at least a memory card for a quick start using. Appreciate comments and thoughts.
    You loose nothing for asking.
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