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 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 March 26, 2020
BENCHER BY-2 iambic paddle. Chrome. Used. Has some light scuffing on the top of the base, otherwise good condition. $125 plus shipping.
VIBROPLEX CHAMPION BUG. Black base. SN 128499. 1944, New York NY. Used. Good condition, has a couple of small paint chips on the base and some minor chrome wear. Has 2 weights installed instead of the stock 1. $135 plus shipping.
VIBROPLEX CHAMPION BUG. Grey base. Serial number 239103. 1964, New York NY. Used. OK condition, some marks on base and chrome parts, ex-military key has mil contract number and other info stamped in ink on the bottom of the base. $120 plus shipping.
VIBROPLEX ORIGINAL DELUXE BUG. Chrome base. SN 53453, 1986 Portland ME. Used. Pretty nice! Minimal wear, looks really good. $175 plus shipping.
VIBROPLEX ORIGINAL STANDARD BUG. Gray base. SN 244349. 1965, New York NY. Used. OK shape. Some minor paint chipping on base, chrome looks decent, circuit closer switch intact. Comes with a blow molded carry case from 1990's vintage. The case is a throw-in as the foam on the inside has deteriorated quite a bit but it could be refurbished by pulling out the foam and re-lining it. $140 plus shipping.
VIBROPLEX ORIGINAL STANDARD BUG. Gray base. Serial number 373946. 1974, New York NY. Used. Nice condition - very few marks on the base or chrome parts. $140 plus shipping.
VIBROPLEX STRAIGHT KEY STANDARD. Black base. Serial number 408096. Used. Some small marks on chrome pieces, overall good condition. $120 plus shipping.