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#1 Glassthrower

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:03 PM

This is a continuation of the previous thread, which is located here :

Previous thread - click here.

A few reminders :

1) do not post your own ads or the ads of your friends. This is considered sale promotion in the open forums and this is a violation of the CN TOS. Please post such ads in the S&S forum or the CNC.

2) do not post photos from ads unless you have the permission of the person who took the photo. If you must have some reference to the photo in the post, then post a link to the photo, not the photo itself.

3) do not post the entire ad text (or large blocks of it) without permission from the author.

4) try to concentrate on the item for sale and not the seller.

5) Buyer beware - there are some scams floating around, so do your homework before pursuing any ad.

6) CN is in no way responsible for the content of these linked ads.

Best regards and clear skies,

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#2 Preston Smith

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:32 PM

OK, maybe you can serve dinner for two on it?

Telescope / Furniture?
 

#3 Happy-Idiot

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:36 PM

coat hanger.
 

#4 Preston Smith

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:41 PM

coat hanger.



There ya go Brian! Just put it at the front of your bed and you can hang all your clothes on it for the next day - heck, you can also use it as a hamper - just put your dirty clothes inside the big tube!
 

#5 grendel

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 04:02 AM

I was thinking that with the spider removed it would make a nice bottle holder for a magnum of champagne, heck you might even be able to fit two end to end!
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#6 tim53

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 11:26 AM

I emailed the seller of this: 6" Starfinder EQ

...and it does indeed appear to be New Old Stock, in the original boxes, unopened.

No bids yet, starting at a hundred bucks. It's on the right coast, I'm on the left, and I already have an excellent, though homebuilt, 6" f/10 Newt, so I don't think I'll bid.

If I were on the right coast, though, or even in the mid coast! :grin:...

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 11:59 AM

Did anyone see the Astro Physics 5"f6 on eb last night? Second time I've seen it. It has some external clips on the OTA near the objective for collimation or something.

The seller has a buy it now of 1500.00 but you use his email to contact him. Not a true buy it now in the auction, but actually his reserve.

The cell looks like a Jaegers, but then I don't know much about AP scopes.

Gone and not in completed auctions.

Something didn't seem right about this auction, kinda like that 10yr. old Campbell's soup can that's all bulged out at the top.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:08 PM

Did anyone see the Astro Physics 5"f6 on eb last night? Second time I've seen it. It has some external clips on the OTA near the objective for collimation or something.

The seller has a buy it now of 1500.00 but you use his email to contact him. Not a true buy it now in the auction, but actually his reserve.

The cell looks like a Jaegers, but then I don't know much about AP scopes.

Gone and not in completed auctions.

Something didn't seem right about this auction, kinda like that 10yr. old Campbell's soup can that's all bulged out at the top.

Robert


"same seller" has often had other expensive telescopes for sale. He's sort of a parasite, in that he posts ads under other established sellers' accounts and tells buyers that he won't sell through bidding and not to contact him using "ask seller a question".

About a month ago, I reported an ad for a 20" Obsession (also for $1500 buy it now price). The location was listed as just a few miles from my house. The ad quickly disappeared, but has reappeared under another sellers' account at least twice since then. BEWARE.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:24 PM

That's the same person Tim.

I did look in my history just now and everything he had that I looked at has been "removed".

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:57 PM

4" supposedly with clock drive

Not my ad ... here
 

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:00 PM

4" supposedly with clock drive

Not my ad ... here



Wonder whose that is?? :question:
 

#12 Preston Smith

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:44 PM


4" supposedly with clock drive

Not my ad ... here



Wonder whose that is?? :question:


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Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:46 PM

:)Its one of are own..brian mustbigger. john
 

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:56 PM

I was just kidding. I'd recognize his neighborhood anywhere.
 

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 03:11 PM

:)Sure wish i could get it. nice setup and rare with clock drive..here is chance too get sought after scope from nice person..brian. hope a cloudy night person gets. john
 

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 01:00 PM

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Sears Discoverer Astronomical Telescope D=80mm F=1200mm (Model No. 3 #4454) Equatorial Refractor -Telescope coated. Comes with many different sized eyepieces (Ke22mm, K18mm, Ortho 6mm, R25mm, HM9mm, HM6mm, HM12.5mm, SR4mm), a barlow lense, and a 6 x 30 mm lense. Everything is still in it's original packaging and although this is slightly used, some pieces have never been touched. It is in excellent condition. Not sure of exact date, I believe early to mid 1960's.

(I'm not the seller) no price set yet.
 

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 01:14 PM

Here's a BIG Meade reflector:

http://chicago.craig...1474488819.html

Meade doesn't make these anymore either, do they?

(I'm not the seller of this scope, and apologies for the stupid questions - I'm still trying to get up to speed on all the classic scopes out there.)
 

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 04:24 PM

Here's a BIG Meade reflector:

http://chicago.craig...1474488819.html

Meade doesn't make these anymore either, do they?

(I'm not the seller of this scope, and apologies for the stupid questions - I'm still trying to get up to speed on all the classic scopes out there.)


Meade stopped making the Starfinders many years back. I had the 8" version back in 1993 and it had good optics. The 10" OTA is pushing the small 1" shaft mount.

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 08:52 PM

Great deal on a great little workhorse right here
http://www.cloudynig...=1&cat=10&page=

Well, I learned how to make text bold, now can anyone point me to the 'shorten a link' info? :foreheadslap:
 

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 11:47 AM

I had one of these as a kid and i had a blast with it. I wouldn't pay that much for one but if you can find one cheap, it makes a great gift for a little one.
 

#21 Preston Smith

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 11:50 AM

I was just kidding. I'd recognize his neighborhood anywhere.


I would need to see 6-8 Unitrons in the forground to recognize Brian's neighborhood... :roflmao:
 

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 12:01 PM

:grin:Preston, you can't say brian doesn't do unitron's right. :jump: definitlly first rate in restoration of classic unitrons and other classic scopes. Hate too see someone who likes the classic's like he does sell them :bawling:. hope they go too a good home...john

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#23 Preston Smith

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 12:55 PM

Hey John!

That's the tough part about being a collector/restorer/seller. It's tough to let go of the scopes you have worked on. But the recipient is very appreciative and it helps fund future purchases! :jump:

BTW, looks like I'll be putting at least one more scope up for sale pretty soon..... wink, wink; nudge, nudge. Got to get some accessories for that Celestron vintage C8 OTA I'm buying! :grin:
 

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Posted 22 November 2009 - 04:27 PM

Here's a chance to get a nice 50/600 Orbit Scope on EBay. Looks like it might be a "straight through" version, i.e. without the diagonal.
 

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 01:35 PM

Nice looking Sears on craigs

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