USED and DEMO keys
Most of our used keys are bugs or paddles that have been lightly cleaned, missing parts installed if necessary (or available), rusted or excessively corroded items removed or replaced, readjusted and checked to assure proper operation. Used keys do not always have all parts correct for the era of the key, or have been extensively cleaned up, restored, rehabilitated. Examples would be units that we obtain with broken finger pieces, missing weights, missing other parts etc., that we have replaced or installed.
Some used keys are listed as "unrestored." These are used keys that are generally sold for $100 or less that we have done no labor on other than minor cleaning and doing an air check with an HF transceiver to assure it is working and ready to be used.
Photos are available for any used or demo item on request by email.
We sell used keys on 15 day approval. If you are not happy with the used key you bought, contact us within 15 days of receipt and on return of the item will credit you back 100% of the purchase price when the key is received at Vibroplex, less the shipping charge you were invoiced to send it out. We also offer a 90 day trade back period at full value toward new keys. If you bought a used key direct from us and decide you wanted a brand new one instead, we will credit you the full purchase price back towards the purchase of your new one within a 90 day period.
We buy, sell, and trade used Vibroplex keys. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or (865) 309-5073. We do not have on-line ordering for used items as they can often sell quickly - please call us or email us to assure the item is still available.
USED AND DEMO KEYS IN STOCK AND AVAILABLE:
Last update to list below was on September 20, 2018
VIBROPLEX IAMBIC STANDARD PADDLE. Black base. New, never sold. Serial # 407369. Has some small chrome/zinc pitting on the sides of the bell shaped mainframe of the key. This is a zinc alloy die casting defect that had chrome applied on top of it. Minor, but enough that this key can't be sold as a new unit. $129 plus shipping, this is a 25% discount off the new price.
VIBROPLEX ORIGINAL DELUXE BUG. Chrome base. Used. SN 269039. New York, NY 1972. Some minor pitting and small scratches on base, slight corrosion on serial number plate. Operation fine. Does not have circuit closer assembly installed. $140 plus shipping.
VIBROPLEX ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BUG. Chrome base with gold top. Used. SN 226982. New York NY, 1962. Gold top is faded and shows some wear typical for the age. Chrome looks good both top parts and base. Circuit closer switch assembly intact. $160 plus shipping.
VIBROPLEX ORIGINAL STANDARD BUG. Classic grey base. SN 191493. New York NY 1955. Good condition! Base looks really nice with only 1 little paint chip we can see, chrome parts have some nicking and minor marks. Circuit closer intact. $145 plus shipping.
SPIDERBEAM - used clamp set for 12m/40ft fiberglass pole. Looks new. Used only once. $20 postage included for USA shipping. New price is $25 with shipping added on.