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    Should I go ugly?

    A question for those of you who deal with KEH...

    I like KEH and have ordered a number of things from them and have always been very pleased with what I receive. I have never though ordered anything rated as UG (ugly). The bargain equipment I have received has always been very clean, what I would call excellent. How about ugly though? Anyone have experience with what the ugly condition really is? I'm considering a lens they have but I'm not sure.

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    With their return policy, what's to lose, except some shopping costs?
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    These types of descriptions are very subjective, but my one experience with them I though there ratings were very conservative.

    This thread title reminded me of a saying from college....

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    Ugly can be pretty ugly, and there isn't a category below it. But if you don't mind brassing, dents, dings, missing paint, scratches etc, then go for it. Sometimes that kind of condition is just what I'm looking for.

    I thought this thread was about shaving a beard or something...

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    I'm ugly - but I still work! Depends if you want eye candy or a piece of equipment that works for you. If it does the job it's not in the least bit ugly. Besides - honorable scars beat "pristine poser" anytime!!
    "Why is there always a better way?"

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    I have ordered ugly on accessories: one was hard to tell from new and the other had a small ding. That may have been an exception, but KEH sometimes sells on ebay and the items they sell as UG look awfully good. I emailed them asking if the picture was of the actual item, they said it was, but I didn't get it - I really don't need yet another F3, though for $135 'buy it now'...
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    I ordered a Hasselblad lens that was marked as bargain.

    When it arrived, it looked as new. I could not find a single issue with it.
    I shined a flash light through it and it was perfect. The barrel did not have a single mark on it.

    Who knows? Give it a shot

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    let us know how it goes.

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    Two bag ugly or flag ugly?
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    I have purchased "ugly" from KEH and found it to be just that... and I do mean U-G-L-Y but - everything worked and I have no complaints (and yes, John - flag ugly)!

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