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 January 10, 2019
VIBROPLEX CHROME CLASSIC TRIANGLE. Used. SN 09468. Triangle chrome base on wood bottom. This was the later version of the brass racer triangle, only offered in chrome instead of a natural finish. Very nice condition. $125 plus shipping
VIBROPLEX SQUARE BRASS RACER. Square brass base on wood bottom. Used. SN 402547. Knoxville, TN. Nice condition, very minor wear. $100 plus shipping.
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 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.
VIBROPLEX DOUBLE DELUXE KEY. Used. SN 400047. Knoxville, TN. Original bug and iambic paddle on the same base. Chrome base, deluxe jeweled movements on both. A few light scratches, overall good condition. $299 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.