Disclosure: I have received, and continue to benefit from, atoms that were fused by stars in the early universe, most notably carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen, and an assortment of others.
Orion SkyQuest XT10 Dob
6" f/8 Home-built Dob
Suburban Washington DC
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Quote: I don't think you have to worry about the other guy "borrowing your pic" It's just he should have asked you.
12" DSH 8" f/4 Vega MakNewt
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:I have had my pictures used before too. When I contacted the seller, they said that they did a Google search and my picture came up, so they thought it was public domain since they used Google. Go figure.
Old German proverb: "We grow too soon old and too late smart."
I'm still waiting for the smart.
Orion 8-inch f/4.9 Newt
Orion Apex 90 Mak
An iOptron MiniTower to put 'em on
And a bunch o' goodies to go with 'em.
Alanoodle's Model Portfolio
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
Quote:This is nothing!Some guy saw an ad on Craiglist for a motorcycle. The ad stated that it was "X" amount of dollars to buy and that the seller was to meet the buyer for the sale. Well, the guy went to meet to have a look at it and he was beaten up badly and robbed !!! I have never gone to meet anybody for any type of sale myself.BUYER BEWARE !!!!
Tom Polakis Tempe, AZ Visual observing, DSLR photography, lunar & planetary imaging http://www.pbase.com/polakis/
8"GSO dob, EQ platform, a case full of EPs
Quote:And for every one of these stories there are thousands of stories of people like me buying quality stuff at greatly reduced prices without incident. Thanks to Craigslist, I have purchased over a hundred items ranging from concert tickets to a dryer at low prices without ever once getting ripped off or confronted in any way. In every case, the key to these good transactions is to meet the seller in person.Tom
Quote:I agree here. For every "ONE" of these real incidents, there are hundreds that go without a hitch. I just wanted to let people know that bad things can and do happen once in a while.
Dave JessieOutreach Events
Quote: In every case, the key to these good transactions is to meet the seller in person.
"I have been paddling in the shallows of a great ocean of knowledge." - Sir Isaac Newton * * 15" F4.55 Starsplitter Dob & a Denk II binoviewer * * http://peaceofsky.wordpress.com/ Pacheco State Park Fremont Peak
Quote: Quote: In every case, the key to these good transactions is to meet the seller in person. I've done this a few times, as both buyer & seller. My 15" Dob purchase being my most *significant* example of success... but each event actually went quite well. Wasn't being overly cautious, but each occurrence was in daylight, and at a fairly public location where many people were around. Once was my own home, which i was less than thrilled with- for obvious (security of my family) reasons. But there were no issues.Personally, i would shun lonely *and* dark meeting locations for sales/purchases. If its a scope you wanna try out under the stars before changing hands, just do it at a public observing event. A clear benefit here might be that if the other party bails (their robbery motive suddenly not looking doable, in a crowd ), you can enjoy the eve anyway- observing with the other folks!
George N Obsession 20 Optical Guidance Systems 10" F/9 R-C Cass 6" F/5 & 8" F/8 home-made Newts Explore Scientific 127mm ED MI-250 mount Denk II bino-viewer, with PowerX and Newt reducer, Member, International Dark-Sky Association