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CPC 800 Purchased on ebay....Good Deal?

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#1 gaz-in

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:14 PM

Hi All,

I just purchased a CPC 800 off ebay. Was looking for a Nexstar GPS 8 but when I saw this deal, I jumped on it. Seller has very good ratings. Says he has only used it 5 times since he purchased it. Always stored in the Original Box. Will ship in original box with all original accessories. Plus "a few eyepieces":

celestron 40mm e-lux (original with scope),
tele vue click stop zoom 8, 12, 16, 24 mm
tele vue 31 mm nagler type 5
tele vue 20 mm nagler type 5
celestron illuminated micro guide
tele vue 90 deg mirror diagonal-short front

Got it all for a Buy-it-now price of $1450. Earned $53 ebay bucks on the deal. Then Paypal had a special for zero percent financing for 18 months. Given the cost of just the eyepieces, I was pretty excited....

So what do you all think?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:29 PM

Yeah the eyepieces alone are worth at least half that price. Assuming the electronics are operational that is a fine deal.

#3 gaz-in

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

Yeah...did not think it was a "steal" but seemed like a good deal. Never thought I would own two Naglers and a Televue Zoom.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

To me it is a steal if you add up all that stuff new !

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:30 PM

To me it is a steal if you add up all that stuff new !


That's how I justify most of my used equipment purcheses "Look at all the money I saved, Honey!".

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

Seller gave em a call today. Said the TV eyepieces have boxes, end caps, and all paperwork.

I was looking at recent used sales for the TV eyepieces and TV diagonal. The 3 eyepieces and diagonal run about $1150 used. CPC 800 in original box is running about $1100 on Amart...so I am kinda happy with spending $1450 for what on Amart would rin me about $2250....

New the stuff runs about $3300.

Guy was having it professionally packed by UPS and insured...so hopefully it wil arrive in good shape.






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