KEH (outlet)?

Discussion in 'Casual Photo Conversations' started by art_thomas|1, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Has KEH changed hands or management recently? My e-mail has gotten an advertising blitz that seems out of their traditional character. I notice their “store” items for the on line auction place do not list their traditionally conservative rating. The “look and feel” of their site and advertising is quite different.
    So, does anybody know if it is just the same old dependable folks in charge or are they now just a brand run by newcomers?
     
  2. I can no longer find their "as-is" section, just when I need a "parts camera".
     
  3. I liked the old web site better but I've been getting email ads from them for some time. I've heard nothing about changes in ownership or management but that doesn't mean it hasn't happened.
    Rick H.
     
  4. It's a marketing blitz - also trying to drive people to their new website which is meant to be better than the old one. Not sure it is at present, but perhaps its getting there.
     
  5. Not crazy about the new site, but I just got a great deal on a lens, so I'm not complaining. They do take feedback about the site. They acknowledge my complaints with a personal email, so maybe if we all say how we feel, it will get fixed faster. I prefer their main web site over the ebay store.
     
  6. On the KEH site, if you look in the lower right of the first page you'll see the link "KEHclassic.com" which brings up the original site layout (with the same products that are listed on the awful new site).
     
  7. I too liked the old website, even though it was slow, but somebody probably told them they needed to be fancier (presumably faster too, although that doesn't seem to have changed as much).
    I got some e-mail from them, but it wasn't enough to qualify as spam or a 'blitz', in my opinion.
     
  8. Don,
    Thanks for the info about their classic site but I believe the link is;
    http://classic.keh.com/
     
  9. KEH used to be my "go to" place for used gear, but I've been buying more from B&H and Adorama. I find their prices are often better for better condition items and usually shipping is free. My last purchase was a Zeiss lens that came in the box with the caps and hood from B&H. KEH would have charged extra for the the caps and hood and their price for the same lens was a bit higher. It pays to shop around.
     
  10. Marc, thanks for the classic KEH link. Their new site is too confusing to use.
     
  11. Thanks roe the feedback.
     
  12. On the KEH site, if you look in the lower right of the first page you'll see the link "KEHclassic.com"
    Don,
    Thanks for the info about their classic site but I believe the link is;
    http://classic.keh.com/
    Thank you both. The new site is very disappointing and confusing to me so far.
    --Lannie
     

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