Quote: Do thers here get this question? How do you respond?
Tim Gilliland http://astrobin.com/users/Timgilliland/
Quote:Umm, yes and no. Those who may have a fleeting interest in getting one for themselves may ask the question.
Cliff Hipsher ICC USN (Ret.) '03 883 XLH Meade 2080/LXD75 (Big Blue) Meade DSI Color Meade DSI Pro TEC Cooled Celestron Neximage Celestron Radial Guider Star Guider Filter Wheel Vixen Flip Mirror Some Eyepieces Swift 7x50's Empty Wallet I.A.M.B.K. I ride. There fore I am...
Quote:Quote:I use an answer I borrowed from a Ferrari saleman: "If you have to ask, you cannot afford one..." I just thought of that after I posted my last reply!!
Quote:I use an answer I borrowed from a Ferrari saleman: "If you have to ask, you cannot afford one..."
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob.
Les US Navy Veteran
Quote:If you are certain the person is asking for those reasons, to justify their distaste or disinterest in the hobby, then I would agree it's rude. But making judgements like that can be extremely tenuous. I would be worried about putting off someone from the hobby that simply doesn't have the best people skills and comes across the wrong way.I always try to remember that the more people I can get interested in the hobby, the better it is for all of us.
Celestron CG-5⁴, CGEM², C6-N, C6, C8, Nexstar 8SE, 6SE, ONYX 80 EDF, Orion ST 80 A Vixen R130SF w/Porta II mount William Optics ZS110 ED APO, FLT 132 Triplet APO, SV70 ED SV115T20 Wicháhpih'a
Explore Scientific ED127Explore Scientific AR152Celestron Omni XLT 102 Orion XT10i
Quote:I have told people it cost more than they have in their billfold.
Quote: I usually tell someone if they ask and try to put it in context. Jon
Quote:That's what the Ferrari quote is all about. If they are being a snob, that quote will shut them up. If they are being serious, or just making conversation, that quote always draws a smile and most times a chuckle. After that its all gravy.
Quote:Do thers here get this question? How do you respond?
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Quote:My answer to that question depends on who's asking. There are some people that I don't mind just giving them the answer. )
Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo
Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS
Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75
Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue
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Quote:But I think you can get a pretty good idea of where the person is coming from if they're pushing on price but haven't asked any other questions of what it can be used for specifically, or why YOU bought it, etc...
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
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DAS Dark Site
Quote:Do your houseguests or block party guests demand the price of your sofa? gas grill?
Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT