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#1 polaristom

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 11:48 PM

Well, I just up-graded from the TEC 140 to the TEC 160. When I opened the box I really wasn't ready for the size difference. With both the 20mm more aperture and the longer focal length make this looks like a hugh jump to me.
I sure wish these clouds would go away!

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#2 dbx

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:01 AM

Dude, that is so cool on multiple levels. I must admit to breaking the tenth commandment.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:11 AM

Excellent! I now know who to blame for the clouds and can stop being so hard on myself for getting a couple of new EPs.

I had an internal debate about the TEC140 vs the 160 as I was interested in both but after careful study and consideration of the dimensions and mass involved I realized that the 160 was too big for what I wanted. Not that I would walk by if one was sitting all lonesome on a street corner. I would someday still like a 160.

Are you going to keep the 140?

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:17 AM

:lalalala:
I will not look at the TEC160, I will not!
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:22 AM

Gratz on that! Will you be keeping the 140? Or is it moving on? ..Joe

#6 polaristom

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:38 AM

The 140 must move on to help pay for the 160. Not too sure what it's worth. It's number 433 so it's only a couple years old. Any ideas on what to ask?

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:52 AM

I'll take it of your hands for a couple hundred...

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:54 AM

I have an original 1957 copy of Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged book I'll trade you with =P haha

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:56 AM

Incredible.... :jawdrop: :bigshock: :jawdrop: :bigshock: :jawdrop: :bigshock: :jawdrop: :bigshock: :jawdrop:

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:32 AM

Exciting! Wait until you get a killer night on Jupiter with that thing.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:23 AM

Just plain awesome :waytogo:

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 09:18 AM

Some of my more memorable views were with the TEC160ED. You're going to enjoy it!

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:16 AM

very nice! This scope is not being made anymore, great purchase. Are you going to sell the 140 now?

Looks like the seedlings are getting ready for spring!

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:39 AM

The 140 must move on to help pay for the 160. Not too sure what it's worth. It's number 433 so it's only a couple years old. Any ideas on what to ask?



$2000 and I will pay shipping.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:45 AM

They regularly sell for 5000-5500 on the other site.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:33 AM

:lalalala:
I will not look at the TEC160, I will not!
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Go ahead and look. Yuri has removed the 160ED from his stable of telescopes. You can't order one anymore so there is no temptation.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:34 AM

They regularly sell for 5000-5500 on the other site.


That's what I always see them listed for - well out of my price range at this time, but I like to keep an eye on what scopes on my "someday" list go for.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:34 AM

Well, I just up-graded from the TEC 140 to the TEC 160. When I opened the box I really wasn't ready for the size difference. With both the 20mm more aperture and the longer focal length make this looks like a hugh jump to me.
I sure wish these clouds would go away!


You probably got one of the last ones. Congrats! You will enjoy the new scope.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 11:37 AM

Well, finally, one of Yuri's scopes may actually increase in value like an AP...the TEC's are certainly worthy and its overdue.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:02 PM

Are we talking just OTA or OTA plus rings, case, finder or what have you regarding selling price? Brand new TEC 140 with case, dovetail plate and rings all sourced from TEC is over 6000. Are they selling on the other site with all this included for 5000-5500? I wouldnt sell a used TEC 140, OTA only, for less than 4500. That would be my basement price unless desperate or the scope is in diminished condition.
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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:05 PM

:lalalala:
I will not look at the TEC160, I will not!
Blueman

:smarty:

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:29 PM

I've seen them go for as low as $4200. Be patient and a desperation seller will inevitably come along.

Regards,

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 04:45 PM

;) Nice "finder" you got there :bow: :applause: :waytogo:
ENJOY IT, YOU LUCKY BOY!

#24 jmiele

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:24 PM

What was retail on the TEC 160ED before it was no longer available?

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 06:29 PM

What was retail on the TEC 160ED before it was no longer available?


IIRC, it was $8800. Serious money, to be sure, but considerably less than a TOA-150.






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