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    Not sure how to word this question, but when purchasing a second-hand RED camera off eBay, what are the first things that need to done?
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    Hi Dave,

    The first step must be to Get the Serial number of the Camera (if its in the pics, then better) and Check with Red Support to make sure its not in the Theft-Stolen camera list or a different Person is registered as the owner(than the eBay seller). Once you validate this then its safe to Purchase and can move to Transfer of Ownership step.

    If it is DSMC2, i would highly recommend evaluation for additional $500 and get the Warranty from Red ( You can purchase Red Armour and its worth every penny unless you have Insurance to cover any future repairs).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian F Kobylarz View Post
    Brian, many thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uday Bhaskar Karra View Post
    Hi Dave,

    The first step must be to Get the Serial number of the Camera (if its in the pics, then better) and Check with Red Support to make sure its not in the Theft-Stolen camera list or a different Person is registered as the owner(than the eBay seller). Once you validate this then its safe to Purchase and can move to Transfer of Ownership step.

    If it is DSMC2, i would highly recommend evaluation for additional $500 and get the Warranty from Red ( You can purchase Red Armour and its worth every penny unless you have Insurance to cover any future repairs).


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    Uday, appreciate the advice.

    Reading the link above; is that $500 for the 90 Day Warranty, plus an additional $100 for the full inspection? Or is the full inspection included?

    Also, regarding RED Armor; is it possible to purchase new Armor, or can only remaining Armor be transferred?
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    Sorry for the confusion.

    Red wouldn’t give you 90days warranty unless they inspect the camera (If you need a 90 days warranty, then Inspection fee is a must... Taking the total to $500+$100=$600). During the inspections if they find any issues with the camera, they would provide the quote for the repairs which would get added to the total.

    BTW, if you are planning to take Transfer Armour (Total warranty of 1 year) you need to purchase it prior to Transfer of ownership (Speak a to a Support representative).

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    Uday’s advice is sound. Confirm serial number and ownership etc..

    RED no longer charges a fee to transfer ownership. The inspection is highly recommended and has a $100 fee (or something close to that). It also creates another safeguard where the camera can be sent to RED for the deal to be finalized and then RED can send on to you as the new owner. Once the camera passes inspection (or necessary repairs are made) then it will be eligible for a new warranty, for another fee.

    One thing that RED does that is nice is once you own the camera, even if you’re not the first owner, you will get a 90-day warranty when upgrades are performed to it in the future. Also when hardware upgrades are performed, the camera is then eligible for the better extended warranty options. So for now, if you transfer the camera to your name and it passes inspection, you can buy the Transfer Armor extended warranty.

    When you contact RED to confirm all the ownership details they can go through all the warranty options and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uday Bhaskar Karra View Post
    Sorry for the confusion.

    Red wouldn’t give you 90days warranty unless they inspect the camera (If you need a 90 days warranty, then Inspection fee is a must... Taking the total to $500+$100=$600). During the inspections if they find any issues with the camera, they would provide the quote for the repairs which would get added to the total.

    BTW, if you are planning to take Transfer Armour (Total warranty of 1 year) you need to purchase it prior to Transfer of ownership (Speak a to a Support representative).

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    Uday, thanks for the clarification! Much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kilgroe View Post
    Uday’s advice is sound. Confirm serial number and ownership etc..

    RED no longer charges a fee to transfer ownership. The inspection is highly recommended and has a $100 fee (or something close to that). It also creates another safeguard where the camera can be sent to RED for the deal to be finalized and then RED can send on to you as the new owner. Once the camera passes inspection (or necessary repairs are made) then it will be eligible for a new warranty, for another fee.

    One thing that RED does that is nice is once you own the camera, even if you’re not the first owner, you will get a 90-day warranty when upgrades are performed to it in the future. Also when hardware upgrades are performed, the camera is then eligible for the better extended warranty options. So for now, if you transfer the camera to your name and it passes inspection, you can buy the Transfer Armor extended warranty.

    When you contact RED to confirm all the ownership details they can go through all the warranty options and such.
    The inspection and re-certified warranty is a no-brainer, in my opinion. Just hope it passes with flying colours! :)

    Submitted all third party details yesterday, and have chosen to go with "Transfer of Ownership and Re-Certified Warranty".

    Would loved to have gone with Transfer Armor, but it isn't within the budget, unfortunately, so will need to get some top-notch insurance sorted out.
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