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#1 Rich (RLTYS)

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:10 AM

This is a continuation of the previous thread. I’m locking the older thread but will keep it on for a couple of days.

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 responding to 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 Jon Isaacs

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 06:33 AM

Here you go...

Unitron in San Diego

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#3 starman876

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:55 AM

Good price for a great looking scope
 

#4 tim53

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:05 PM

Wow!
 

#5 Littlegreenman

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

on ebay

It looks like a Polaris mount, but this pic is a bit small to tell for sure. An eyepiece and Barlow are included. Starting bid at $200, which is worth it*, reasonable shipping. These are nice little scopes!

*After the 'economic down turn' of 2008 I picked up two of these for $150 and under. Typically they've been selling in the $200-300 range in the past few years. So far they have not been afflicted in Unitronitis prices. :lol:

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#6 apfever

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:23 PM

I believe the C4.5 seller just bought that local here for $75 on CL. I just missed the ad, he was in front of me. I have to let mine go since I now have the C6 with sled focuser. I had two of these a while back and sold one for $222 to a happy local buyer. I'll probably repeat that price since it's easy to type. I stink at the number line on the keyboard.
 

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:47 AM

Ever seen one of these?

http://www.ebay.com/...-Telescope-J...
 

#8 bendab

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:33 PM

https://www.landseas...t_info&cPath... must be real 399.00
 

#9 Dave M

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

Wouldnt be a classic if it was added to their catalog August, 2008. :grin:
 

#10 neotesla

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 09:10 PM

The Unitron website still lists the "classic" brass scopes as a item.

http://www.unitronus...rass-telescopes
 

#11 starman876

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 11:21 PM

http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=121075407623

looks like fuzzy picture man has surfaced under another handle. This listing is a real scam.
 

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:45 AM

http://contact.ebay....rect=0&iid=1...

looks like fuzzy picture man has surfaced under another handle. This listing is a real scam.


ota magically changes colors and loses dew cap halfway
through pictures.
 

#13 DarkSkys

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:59 AM

http://contact.ebay....rect=0&iid=1...

looks like fuzzy picture man has surfaced under another handle. This listing is a real scam.


He has some pretty " fuzzy" spelling too. Yikes.
 

#14 terraclarke

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:20 AM

It's so sad that that is what Unitron has become today :bawling:
 

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:24 AM

http://chicago.craig...3647318642.html
 

#16 peter scherff

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 08:20 AM

Hay, don't pick on Unitron, they still make great scopes.

Peter

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:13 AM

And hearing aids.
I spotted the fake Brandon a few days ago. Some pics are taken through a window! You can see the reflections. THATS not suspicious.......
 

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:06 AM


http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=121075407623

Someone stated that Brandon made other scopes that did not have the Christen triplet. Maybe someone else here has information on this. Either way Phil has done another great job of stirring things up with that listing. I am sure some of you here have dealt with him. At one time he was morning star optics.
 

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:45 AM

Works well for what??? This can't be a real telescope.
 

#20 starman876

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

here is the same OTA on cloudy nights but here it is a Skywatcher OTA

http://www.cloudynig...ct=74447&sor...

:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
 

#21 tim53

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

here is the same OTA on cloudy nights but here it is a Skywatcher OTA

http://www.cloudynig...ct=74447&sor...

:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:


Be sure to check the seller's ratings.

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#22 starman876

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

here is the reply I got

Hello, Yeah,there are no inscriptions on it,what so ever..it may be a Clone.. Altho, the guy who gave me this told me it was a Brandon ..Cheers~P.
 

#23 dgreyson

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

the feedback on his CN profile is very interesting.
 

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:18 PM

yes, the feedback looks identical to the feedback before he changed his handle to the one he is using now. He changed it on Ebay also.
 

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 01:24 PM

and here is what gave him the feedback rating of 1. Wonder when we will see it for sale.
http://www.ebay.com/...NS-/20089906...
 






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