I'm not happy with the forced $500 inspection that is currently required before Red will recognize a transfer of ownership for a camera. I don't even recall being told of any such fee until after I'd already purchased the camera, which makes it that much worse.
The issue of whether for-sale equipment should be inspected is something that should be decided between the buyer and seller, not mandated by the manufacturer.
If Red wants to charge a small "change of owner" fee to account for the effort of modifying an ownership database, I'd understand that. But $500 and having to waste time shipping the camera to a Red service center seems excessive.
Also, requiring that any recommended repairs must be purchased before transfer of ownership will be performed... is questionable on several levels.