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#26 astro_baby

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

Well at least judging from the pics there are no clouds in the box. Perhaps onlly new stuff comes with free clouds.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

Well at least judging from the pics there are no clouds in the box. Perhaps onlly new stuff comes with free clouds.


Vintage clouds are extremely rare and hard to find. You're lucky indeed if you ever find one NIB or NOS. I once saw a box of vintage clouds sell for over $1000 on EBay! (Buyer was from a drought stricken region in Southern California.)
You really have to be careful with vintage clouds though, you just never know where they come from. They could be left over from a tornado or hurricane or something.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

this thread is hysterical !

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

Vintage clouds are extremely rare and hard to find. You're lucky indeed if you ever find one NIB or NOS. I once saw a box of vintage clouds sell for over $1000 on EBay! (Buyer was from a drought stricken region in Southern California.)
You really have to be careful with vintage clouds though, you just never know where they come from. They could be left over from a tornado or hurricane or something.


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Now that my 34mm ES 68 is just about to be delivered, I thought that the vintage clouds would re-appear tonight, but it isn't so! :yay: I will get to use my new 34mm ES with the vintage clouds elsewhere !!!! :jump:

Since I just turned 50, I consider myself vintage as well now. :tonofbricks: :roflmao:

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

The vintage clouds could be an issue. i was planning on buying some off ebay some time ago to go with a vintage Zeiss Telementor then I noticed the seller was from Chernobyl so I dropped out.

You have to watch yourself on ebay. You think your getting a bargain but sellers arent always honest about stuff like clouds.

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 02:03 PM

Free Astronomy Equipment with each dark cloud purchase!!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:41 PM

The vintage clouds could be an issue. i was planning on buying some off ebay some time ago to go with a vintage Zeiss Telementor then I noticed the seller was from Chernobyl so I dropped out.

You have to watch yourself on ebay. You think your getting a bargain but sellers arent always honest about stuff like clouds.


And I heard somewhere (on this forum perhaps?) that WWII-era vintage clouds may be radioactive. I wouldn't want to touch that!

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Posted 07 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

this thread is hysterical !

:roflmao: :rofl2: :gotpopcorn:


Think someone should start a new thread: "What's In Your Eyepiece Box Collection"? :question:

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

Well whats in one of my eyepiece boxes is a car, the other one I rented out to some students. You see they are Explore Scientific boxes and ES thoughfully provide you with somewhere to live with each of their eyepieces :)

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

and a free meteorite.....

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:53 PM

LOL :)

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:39 PM

"Brandons do not have or need boxes. "

Ahem, perhaps yours didn't...

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#38 astro_baby

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

Its a lovely box, did the eyepieces come free with it ? :grin:

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:39 PM

:funny: :lol: I recall they were found in a dumpster.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

I'd say it's worth at least $9.00, but the box market is hot so it might hit $9.25. :shocked:


It's at $12.05… scorching' hot!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:10 PM

Did they come free? Of course!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:50 PM

I'd say it's worth at least $9.00, but the box market is hot so it might hit $9.25. :shocked:


It's at $12.05… scorching' hot!


Yeah, I was going to bid but it's out of my price range now!

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:14 PM

I recently sold a Meade SWA 5000 34mm eyepiece but I couldn't find the original box. No problem with this from the buyer, btw. After reading this thread, I'm keeping the box. Who knows what it will bring a few years from now.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:45 PM

The seller also has a vintage Meade box that comes *with* an eyepiece, though the box is stained, and a previous owner wrote on this Meade RG Ortho 7mm with a felt-tip marker. It seems hard to tell how well this eyepiece would clean up. I actually have one of these, and would like another, but I think I'll pass on this one.

And not in the least because of the stained box! Oh the humanity!

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:12 AM

Bought my Meade RGO 7mm for $45 and would have wanted the box, but alas, there was none. Willing to have paid more if the original box was available.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:33 AM

You did better than I on my RG purchase. C'mon, the box alone is worth $45! ;)

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:03 AM

Lol :lol:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:17 AM

I recently sold a Meade SWA 5000 34mm eyepiece but I couldn't find the original box. No problem with this from the buyer, btw. After reading this thread, I'm keeping the box. Who knows what it will bring a few years from now.


You'll be lucky if it brings anything, :lol: This thread is all hype over boxes. The only thing eyepiece boxes bring is a tad higher resale value on any eyepiece as people seem to like the boxes. Personally I could care less if it comes in a box as long as the EP is in excellent condition.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:16 AM

It's up to $13.83 with 9 bids and 2-1/2 hours to go! I'm puttin' on my body armor, there's goin' to be some snipin'! :poke:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:39 AM

Next Philsophical question; do you box the box,,,or just wrap and send it.......... :lol:






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