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 email@example.com or (865) 309-5073. We do not have on-line ordering for used items as they can often sell quickly - please call 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 February 5, 2023
BENCHER BY-1 paddle. New, never sold. Has a steel defect on the bottom, a scratch that looks like a deep check mark about 1 inch by 1/2 inch. This is a defect in the raw steel that was then powdercoated over with black. From the top, this key looks out-of-the-box new. $140 plus shipping.
BENCHER BY-2 paddle. New, never sold. Has a steel defect on the left edge of the base, scratches on the bare steel base that were chrome plated over. Edge of base, not the top. $150 plus shipping. Looks real nice, just has an edge that makes it not good enough to sell as a new unit.
ORIGINAL STANDARD bug. Used. SN 104052, Mobile AL, 1990's. Black base. Couple of scratches between and next to the cable connecting posts on the top of the base. $140 plus shipping.