Some defects, but worth the money and gamble
I bought four of these when they came back on sale November 2014. When they arrived, I was surprised as to how good of condition they were in. None of them had loose handles and seemed to be in the same, if not better, condition as the other kegs I have.
Like all used kegs from AIH, they had some soda remnants inside but cleaned out just fine. After further inspection, I did find a couple which had been re-welded in spots (mostly around the bottom where the rubber meets the metal) which is some cause for concern. However, they all arrived under pressure and have zero leaks, so it will be worth it so long as they can be used a few times. One did have some dents around the opening for the lid, but some precision hammering should mitigate these issues. Other than that, they're in full operating condition. Even the seals on the lids were great.
All in all, it's definitely a bang-for-your-buck buy, but it's more of a gamble than buying reconditioned kegs. If I need more, I will definitely consider buying these again.
Reviewed by: Nick from on 11/20/2014