Used Nexstar 8SE
Posted 05 April 2013 - 11:16 PM
Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:58 AM
If it were 800 that would be a different story. I'd still want to inspect it though.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:02 PM
I believe the going rate a used C8 OTA in good condition is around $400 or a little less. Add for used Nexstar SE mount. Brand new the mount would be $600-700 (I have not checked recently,) and a 6 year old mount shouldn't be more than 1/2 its cost new. So, I would say my interest (if I were in the market) would wane at $700 or above.
Rod Mollise has a guide for used SCT's and mounts published on the web somewhere with better data than my memory, so you might Google that subject.
Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:14 PM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:44 PM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:25 PM
Currently talking to sonny.barile about selling his used nexstar 8SE and 3yrs old according to him. At the moment, it looks like we agree on a $750 price. Just figuring out the shipping cost which we will split once we got a quote.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 10:39 PM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:26 AM
Anyway $750 is a reasonable price if everything works ,considering there is no warranty.
Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:40 AM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:01 PM
I'm going by his forum name. I also wanted to know if someone had dealt with him and be aware of anything positive and negative about the forum member. I've never purchased a used telescope before so I wanted any info I can get so I know if I'm making the right decision with my money.
Unbelievable ! Simply unbelievable !
Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:52 PM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 01:30 PM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 02:58 PM
Look at the number of stars under the username, or click on the username itself. This will tell you if that member has conducted transactions *AND* if the other transactee (is that a noun?) has left feedback on the transaction.
You'll see, for example, that I have a 5-star rating. This is because I have successfully purchased (and sold, I think) items in the Classifieds section or in the Shop&Swap section, and the other person was satisfied with my performance.
Reputationwise? I would like to think that my posts are helpful, but probably only to 1.5 sigma helpfulness. Others (Mr. Chair Bob, for example) are quite probably above 2 sigma helpfulness. (No offense to the other very helpful folk; I'm just singling Chair Bob out because his advice for a chair was probably the single best advice I received here). The number of stars under the name has nothing to do with the helpfulness of the member in question.
Buying/selling is your own decision. We can't help you (nor do we want to)...
My opinion, though: I would support our sponsors (such as Astronomics), although I do understand that a scope is an expensive sort of thing, and a (lightly) used item is a lot easier on the wallet.
What I've bought from our sponsors: Eyepieces, finders, T-ring stuff, antivibration pads, and other misc. stuff (I bought my scope from a local store, since closed, unfortunately). What I've bought from fellow CN'ers: Eyepieces, a wedge (turns out I need to do some work on it; it fits the tripod, but not quite the mount base), and a lightly used DSLR. You have to make the decision yourself whether or not to purchase used.
Hope this helps.
Posted 10 April 2013 - 03:13 PM
Posted 10 April 2013 - 10:39 PM