After becoming slightly addicted to a friends Hasselblad 503cw, I've decided to splurge and buy one. More than likely I will buy used. However, I'm leery about purchasing used gear, even from a dealer like KEH. Can anyone tell me if vendors really research the history of the products they're selling? For example, I definitely don't want to be purchasing gear that was stolen. (In the past I've had photo gear stolen from my studio... not a pleasant experience I'd wish on any photographer) Is there anyway for an individual to check this with the manufacturer?
I greatly appreciate any input!