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sgorton99
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Favorite used telescope ad
      #4203600 - 11/22/10 07:23 PM

Mine was - "White telscope, old, comes with wood box. Used to work, seems like something is loose inside. Don't know anything about it. Comes with stand. Good for outdoor use or astronomy. Extra lenses included. No pictures as camera is broke."

Edited by sgorton99 (11/22/10 07:28 PM)


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4203639 - 11/22/10 07:48 PM

I always wonder about that guy on ebay who is selling his refractors as "blue refractor..." or "black refractor" as though color is an important criteria when shopping...

Then again, if I bought a scope and it turned out to be hot pink I might not want to keep it...
Craig


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: caheaton]
      #4203665 - 11/22/10 08:01 PM

Antique Outdoor Telescope - $3300
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Originally from the shore of Lake Michigan at the American Science Center. Fully restored, perfect operating condition. Coin operated, takes quarters, has child steps built-in. A substantial architectural piece (over a hundred pounds) - great for a beach house.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: tubehead999]
      #4203780 - 11/22/10 08:59 PM

TELESCOPE no phone no email no picture come and see.

3454 W. Corrosion St. Fungusville


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Brian RisleyModerator
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: actionhac]
      #4203932 - 11/22/10 10:29 PM

Hey, they sell phones and other stuff based on the color, why not scopes?
(Dell and Apple did it!)
Too many people are 'fashion conscious!'

Brian


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: caheaton]
      #4203970 - 11/22/10 10:55 PM

Quote:

I always wonder about that guy on ebay who is selling his refractors as "blue refractor..." or "black refractor" as though color is an important criteria when shopping...

Then again, if I bought a scope and it turned out to be hot pink I might not want to keep it... Craig




If that's the case, then you shouldn't ever buy a scope from Preston. His are purple, and so are our friend John's from way up North!!


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: woodsman]
      #4204054 - 11/22/10 11:57 PM

Old Scope,,,, $400,,,,,,,,,,

This add was posted on craigslist, Jersey Shore. No photos or any thing.
I sent an Email, What kind of scope is it? Two weeks later I received the photos of the 4" Tinsley, 3 weeks later it was at my house. My favorite add to date,,,,
(aveman


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #4204057 - 11/22/10 11:59 PM

In Zoidbergs voice ......Such a deal!!!!

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: caheaton]
      #4204434 - 11/23/10 08:48 AM

Quote:

I always wonder about that guy on ebay who is selling his refractors as "blue refractor..." or "black refractor" as though color is an important criteria when shopping...

Then again, if I bought a scope and it turned out to be hot pink I might not want to keep it...
Craig




Likewise, I read those "nautical brass telescope" as if "nautical brass" is a color!

-Tim.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4204642 - 11/23/10 10:41 AM

Steve,

There are so many to choose from! Some of my favorites are:

*A simple $25 Tasco #55VTE (60mm alt-az) on Craigslist where the seller, obviously a real estate agent, described and displayed the telescope as if it were a statue by Auguste Rodin or Frederic Remington.

**Ads where the seller has the telescope pointed straight down into the floor.

***Garage or estate sale ads where all that they say is 'Telescope.' No picture or description. How many Cave Astrolas or Nikon refractors have been sold this way?

****Ads that include only a couple of words and a telephone number but nothing else. No picture, description or brand name. Such imaginative single phrases as "Nice looking", "Great telescope", "Telescope, used only a couple of times", "Paid a lot", "In grandpa's attic for years", "Make an appointment to see", "Stored in basement", "Never used", "See the stars", "In case", "BIG telescope", "Older telescope I know nothing about", and so forth.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: habsburg8]
      #4204674 - 11/23/10 10:56 AM

My favorite was a Wanted ad from Houston Craigslist:
Quote:


I want a Telescope.


I don't want a cheapy little kids telescope either. I have an office here on the 10th floor with a window facing south and I'd like to have a telescope that can see all the way downtown.

But I'm also a cheapskate and don't want to spend the money. But I'll barter.

I have some LCD computer monitors. I have a guitar effects processor thats probably only worth about 40 bucks.

I am a computer professional , so I can offer website development work in exchange for the telescope.

Or if you have something else in mind that you'd like to trade if for , just let me know.

I'll expect you to bring the telescope here and set it up so I can try before I buy.




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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Steve C.]
      #4205086 - 11/23/10 02:33 PM

My favorites are for the ones I end up buying.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: PiSigma]
      #4205866 - 11/23/10 08:37 PM

One of my favorites was a recent Craigslist listing. The listing title was "telescope". When you opened the link all it read was "black". It was funnier when you saw it.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: albert1]
      #4206090 - 11/23/10 10:18 PM

"Large round telescope. Big."

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: KidOrion]
      #4206684 - 11/24/10 09:08 AM Attachment (196 downloads)

"Telescope for sale. This is a scientifical instrument with Precision Optics not one of those kid toys. $350 "

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: habsburg8]
      #4206728 - 11/24/10 09:39 AM Attachment (213 downloads)

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***Garage or estate sale ads where all that they say is 'Telescope.' No picture or description.




Sometimes they have pictures. A keen eye will tell you this is a Unitron, and if you are really sharp it is a model 760. look close and you can see it has all its original eyepieces.
The funny thing is that they even put effort into posting a picture at all.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4206793 - 11/24/10 10:14 AM

Probably this one at the present time.

http://fingerlakes.craigslist.org/bar/2072863256.html
(I am not the seller of whatever.)


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: habsburg8]
      #4206805 - 11/24/10 10:19 AM

Could be a Tasco #10TE or similar!

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: habsburg8]
      #4207069 - 11/24/10 12:39 PM

Quote:

Probably this one at the present time.

http://fingerlakes.craigslist.org/bar/2072863256.html
(I am not the seller of whatever.)




I love the disclaimer about the telescope - don't we all?


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4207215 - 11/24/10 01:51 PM

What is encouraging about this particular advertisement is the presence of some older Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines. The telescope could also be in that age range (1940-1970), and may have some very desirable eyepieces or other accessories.

Contrary to the seller's feeling that potential buyers might be 'scared away' because his items are not new, most treasure hunters are lured by the fact that they are OLD.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: habsburg8]
      #4207426 - 11/24/10 03:35 PM

1200 power scope? I don't have a big enough mount, or tall enough ladder.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #4207508 - 11/24/10 04:16 PM

Relax, Brian, it's probably only a 50mm!

-Tim.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: tim53]
      #4207542 - 11/24/10 04:29 PM

I heard back from him, its a Meade Polaris 90 EQ in case anyone is interested.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4209495 - 11/25/10 03:07 PM

This one!

http://cgi.ebay.de/Spiegelteleskop-Teleskop-1000-mm-Kaum-benutzt-/180590454884?pt=DE_Computer_Elektronik_Foto_Camcorder_Optik&hash=item2a0c07a864

Can also be viewed at the "Scopes and h**kers" forum.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: StarBucket]
      #4209760 - 11/25/10 05:39 PM

comes with a free shot of Penicillin i hope?

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #4212399 - 11/27/10 03:51 AM

I like the ones aroud here were someone wants $100 for a 60mm Tasco/vivatar/bushnell refractor.

There been a bushnell refractor for sale for months at the price of $7, or free.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: DarkSkys]
      #4212661 - 11/27/10 09:41 AM


It has "distance".

I have a telescope that has distance. Paid $200 originally and $100 for it to be put together. Asking $100 obo; if interested you can reach me xxx

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/spo/2081493941.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: clintwhitman]
      #4212792 - 11/27/10 10:40 AM

Quote:

Old Scope,,,, $400,,,,,,,,,,

This add was posted on craigslist, Jersey Shore. No photos or any thing.
I sent an Email, What kind of scope is it? Two weeks later I received the photos of the 4" Tinsley, 3 weeks later it was at my house. My favorite add to date,,,,
(aveman




Good deal, but twice what I paid for my Vega.

Which ad read: "8" telescope--$200."

Edited by bierbelly (11/27/10 10:44 AM)


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4212827 - 11/27/10 10:58 AM

Quote:




I have a telescope that has distance. Paid $200 originally and $100 for it to be put together. ///

i called the number that was a good funny talk... i recommend it if your feeling a bit down with the overcast this season....

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/spo/2081493941.html




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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: BianchiAZ]
      #4212999 - 11/27/10 12:07 PM

Hmm...You can see 3 moons of Jupiter at 700x.

Hello,
I have a very nice telescope for sale or trade depending on the items offered. It was close to 800 new and is only a few years old, i have a 20mm, 10mm and an extension eye piece that zooms 700x you can see the three moons that orbit jupiter with it. Please send or call with any offers to 810-xxx-xxx i will take all offers into condsideration and need this gone so feel free to shot any offer. I dont have a computer so calling or texing is the best way to reach me.
Thanks

Edited by sgorton99 (11/27/10 12:08 PM)


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: bierbelly]
      #4213644 - 11/27/10 05:47 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Old Scope,,,, $400,,,,,,,,,,

This add was posted on craigslist, Jersey Shore. No photos or any thing.
I sent an Email, What kind of scope is it? Two weeks later I received the photos of the 4" Tinsley, 3 weeks later it was at my house. My favorite add to date,,,,
(aveman




Good deal, but twice what I paid for my Vega.

Which ad read: "8" telescope--$200."




I remember when you posted a picture of that Mak-Newt a long time ago bierbelly. You should be put in jail for stealing.

That was an exceptional find. I love the appearance of that scope. Great find.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Donnie]
      #4213680 - 11/27/10 06:05 PM

What a combo of items!

WTB: microscope, telescope and large sandblaster
http://duluth.craigslist.org/wan/2081214032.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4214553 - 11/28/10 08:03 AM

This is the complete info about the telescope for sale:

Here is a high quality Telescope. Cost approx, $600.00 new. Has many optic lenses for various planetary magnifications. This thing is really awesone. Now you can see the man in the moon and the Pyrimids on Mars (ha ha joking).
Anyway, I'm looking to trade this for a 50 to 65 in or there abouts, big screen HDTV or plazma. Or sell for asking $300.00
Has original manuals. Many micor setting. Believe me, it's a high quality item.
I live in the Zanesville area.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: habsburg8]
      #4216268 - 11/29/10 03:40 AM

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/ele/2083939317.html

'Telescope - Equilateral Defracting - $75'


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Someone please explain the goldfish to me new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4216584 - 11/29/10 10:19 AM

Which fish is a telescope that looks like a comet?

http://newlondon.craigslist.org/for/2060462073.html
(I am not the seller of the fish.)

Is this a common aquarium term?

Here's another ad that turned up when the key word 'telescope' was entered, this time featuring R2D2 from Star Wars:

http://westernmass.craigslist.org/clt/2083318837.html
(I am not the seller of the R2D2 robot.)

Edited by habsburg8 (11/29/10 10:30 AM)


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Donnie]
      #4216665 - 11/29/10 11:03 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Old Scope,,,, $400,,,,,,,,,,

This add was posted on craigslist, Jersey Shore. No photos or any thing.
I sent an Email, What kind of scope is it? Two weeks later I received the photos of the 4" Tinsley, 3 weeks later it was at my house. My favorite add to date,,,,
(aveman




Good deal, but twice what I paid for my Vega.

Which ad read: "8" telescope--$200."




I remember when you posted a picture of that Mak-Newt a long time ago bierbelly. You should be put in jail for stealing.

That was an exceptional find. I love the appearance of that scope. Great find.




<---- In my avatar.

Of course, $200 went a lot further in 1969.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: bierbelly]
      #4217529 - 11/29/10 06:27 PM

Ok, maybe not jail, how about house arrest. Yeah $200 would have went a lot further then, but still a great find.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Donnie]
      #4217691 - 11/29/10 07:49 PM

MEADE ETX 125 UHC

FOR SALE $900, or TRADE FOR AR-15


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: PiSigma]
      #4217711 - 11/29/10 08:00 PM

This one made my heart skip a beat:

Refractor Telescope - 90mm $125

Turned out it wasn't a Sears 6345


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4218644 - 11/30/10 10:27 AM

Maybe this one:

http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/spo/2013756809.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4225312 - 12/03/10 10:37 AM

'X-Class' Telescope:

http://nashville.craigslist.org/for/2087585819.html

What the heck is an X-class telescope?


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4240424 - 12/10/10 01:00 PM

This particular ad ranks up there as among the best. "PAY FOR YOUR PURCHASES" is what it should be titled.

On the Wilmington, North Carolina Craigslist.

http://wilmington.craigslist.org/gms/2058643126.html

P.S.--I hope they catch the scoundrel!


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: habsburg8]
      #4251765 - 12/16/10 07:15 AM

Sorta fits with this thread....

Did you ever notice that you only get responses to about 1/2 your emails to a CL seller? They list a telescope, it is within driving distance of my house, I actually ask real questions (not, "I want to buy your item") and never get a response. Not even a "sorry it is sold". Just venting - thanks.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4252027 - 12/16/10 11:07 AM

That happened to me this week. I emailed the seller, the scope is maybe 3 miles from my house, a mile from my route to work, and it took a day to get a response. The seller agreed that after work would probably be best, and seeing it would be the best way to learn about it. But other than telling me what major intersection it's near, he hasn't said anything about how to contact him or when we might meet.

It's a rusty old Newt, so I think I'll just let it go, on the gamble that none of it is especially collectible.

-Tim.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: tim53]
      #4252321 - 12/16/10 01:22 PM

Well - in terms of pure guts and moxy - hope springs eternal in Atlanta - and it is just $1,000...

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/ele/2113334161.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: bartine]
      #4252801 - 12/16/10 05:22 PM

Quote:

Well - in terms of pure guts and moxy - hope springs eternal in Atlanta - and it is just $1,000...

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/ele/2113334161.html


HOLD ME BACK!!! Mike

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: bartine]
      #4252809 - 12/16/10 05:27 PM

Quote:

Well - in terms of pure guts and moxy - hope springs eternal in Atlanta - and it is just $1,000...

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/ele/2113334161.html




Wow! That's like $100 for each digit!

-Tim.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: bartine]
      #4253019 - 12/16/10 07:25 PM

Quote:

Well - in terms of pure guts and moxy - hope springs eternal in Atlanta - and it is just $1,000...

[url=http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/ele/2113334161.html]http://atlanta.craigslist.o

rg/wat/ele/2113334161.html[/url]





I'd never pay $1,000 for that refractor when I can spend "only" $400 for this reflector:
http://modesto.craigslist.org/pho/2064655802.html

I mean, c'mon: it's totally worth it because the seller assures me that the color is "totally auesome."


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Nave]
      #4253302 - 12/16/10 09:17 PM

Thanks for the heads up Nave! Just bought it! Should be able to get it for under $600 after the UPS ship and pack fees.

other keith


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: strdst]
      #4253344 - 12/16/10 09:34 PM

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Thanks for the heads up Nave! Just bought it! Should be able to get it for under $600 after the UPS ship and pack fees.

other keith



I think that is optimistic...


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: strdst]
      #4253391 - 12/16/10 10:00 PM

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Thanks for the heads up Nave! Just bought it! Should be able to get it for under $600 after the UPS ship and pack fees.

other keith



It will be the smallest overpayment you've made for a telescope yet.



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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4257726 - 12/19/10 03:15 AM

Maybe he should try a third time. I would strongly suggest a photograph or brand name. This seller needs more "pertinent" information!

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/for/2119241545.html


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Notice anything weird about the 1st picture? new [Re: habsburg8]
      #4257886 - 12/19/10 08:11 AM

http://cleveland.craigslist.org/spo/2118979381.html

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Re: Notice anything weird about the 1st picture? new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4257974 - 12/19/10 09:28 AM

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http://cleveland.craigslist.org/spo/2118979381.html





Perhaps they'll cook you dinner if you show up to buy their telescope.

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Re: Notice anything weird about the 1st picture? new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4259253 - 12/19/10 08:09 PM

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http://cleveland.craigslist.org/spo/2118979381.html




It's just like the TeleVue eyepiece ad!


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Re: Notice anything weird about the 1st picture? new [Re: Larry Geary]
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Re: Notice anything weird about the 1st picture? new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4259383 - 12/19/10 09:21 PM

Salvation Army store sale. Free soup kitchen with telescope purchase.

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Re: Notice anything weird about the 1st picture? new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4259706 - 12/20/10 12:49 AM

Looks like a glopular cluster.

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Re: Notice anything weird about the 1st picture? new [Re: jsiska]
      #4259732 - 12/20/10 01:17 AM

Naaaah! You guys got it all wrong That plate of??? is what the seller gets if you buy the scope
He must be starving, so hurry up and buy the thing before he takes more food photos!!!
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2 astrology books included!! new [Re: d.sireci51]
      #4265278 - 12/22/10 04:14 PM

I thought that was just a misspelling of "astronomy", until I clicked on the link to the ad, and there was a picture of two actual astrology books!

telescope with 2 astrology books

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Re: 2 astrology books included!! new [Re: tim53]
      #4265294 - 12/22/10 04:23 PM

Another one them "floor" models. Maybe they used it to check whether the home improvement ferry had installed any baseboards or tile yet. Mike

Edited by mikey cee (12/22/10 04:26 PM)


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Re: 2 astrology books included!! new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4265312 - 12/22/10 04:33 PM


Concise definition. Gives a clear mental image of what's for sale - no picture required...

Philadelphia sale


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Re: 2 astrology books included!! new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4265322 - 12/22/10 04:40 PM

It has never been used

Somehow, I can believe that...


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Re: 2 astrology books included!! new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4265339 - 12/22/10 04:46 PM

Better bring a big truck for this sale... one never knows.

Telescope with tons of accessories


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Re: 2 astrology books included!! new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4265342 - 12/22/10 04:46 PM

If it's taken out of the box, assembled and the eyepiece is even looked at it's used. Iguess it depends on your definition of "used" Bill.....I mean Preston. Mike

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Re: 2 astrology books included!! new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4265476 - 12/22/10 05:34 PM

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It has never been used

Somehow, I can believe that...




If I had one of those, I wouldn't use it either!


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13" scope - just a wealth of info! new [Re: tim53]
      #4272266 - 12/26/10 08:43 AM


http://stlouis.craigslist.org/for/2129130735.html


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In God We Trust--all others pay cash new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4272351 - 12/26/10 10:13 AM

http://westslope.craigslist.org/tag/2089783580.html

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What else do you really need to know? new [Re: rdandrea]
      #4289638 - 01/03/11 06:08 PM

That just about answers all of my questions...

Philadelphia, Pa


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      #4289695 - 01/03/11 06:43 PM

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http://stlouis.craigslist.org/for/2129130735.html


And just what part of that info don't you understand?? Mike

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Re: In God We Trust--all others pay cash new [Re: rdandrea]
      #4289702 - 01/03/11 06:45 PM

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http://westslope.craigslist.org/tag/2089783580.html


If I were rich I'd pay the guy $5 to keep it.

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      #4289711 - 01/03/11 06:48 PM

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That just about answers all of my questions...

Philadelphia, Pa


I knew you were a secret Mensa graduate. Mike

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      #4289724 - 01/03/11 06:59 PM

Quote:

Quote:

That just about answers all of my questions...

Philadelphia, Pa


I knew you were a secret Mensa graduate. Mike




What's Menzah?


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Re: What else do you really need to know? new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4289735 - 01/03/11 07:05 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

That just about answers all of my questions...

Philadelphia, Pa


I knew you were a secret Mensa graduate. Mike




What's Menzah?


I think that is when the wife hollers at me a few days each month...

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Re: What else do you really need to know? new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4289938 - 01/03/11 08:32 PM

Isn't it a constellation? (Way to far south!)

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Re: 2 astrology books included!! new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4290020 - 01/03/11 09:07 PM

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Better bring a big truck for this sale... one never knows.

Telescope with tons of accessories


Preston you can handle this two ways. Either drive up in a front end loader or pay him with ton's of cash!

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Telescope for bird watching and spying on neighbor new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4317664 - 01/16/11 08:44 AM

Good for moon also, but not planets or stars!

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/for/2162294214.html


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      #4318065 - 01/16/11 12:23 PM

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Good for moon also, but not planets or stars!

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/for/2162294214.html


What a zeroid!

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With all this detail how could you go wrong? new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4318329 - 01/16/11 02:46 PM

http://southbend.craigslist.org/for/2156278654.html

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Re: With all this detail how could you go wrong? new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4318381 - 01/16/11 03:04 PM

Nobody better jump on this one, I call dibs!!!

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Re: With all this detail how could you go wrong? new [Re: eric_zeiner]
      #4318464 - 01/16/11 03:54 PM

Probably a broken corrector lens.

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At least "telescope" was correctly spelled! new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4318670 - 01/16/11 05:36 PM

http://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/sys/2159628565.html

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Re: At least "telescope" was correctly spelled! new [Re: tim53]
      #4318727 - 01/16/11 06:07 PM

Nice telescope though! C8 is on my aquire list.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: BianchiAZ]
      #4321303 - 01/17/11 07:32 PM

HEADS UP!

or Down

or something

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=7312079


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: apfever]
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: apfever]
      #4321334 - 01/17/11 07:44 PM

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HEADS UP!

or Down

or something

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=7312079




Wait a minute! You mean to tell me I've been doing it wrong all these years!?! I thought you were supposed to look into the big end of the telescope so you can see that the stars are really far away.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: jsiska]
      #4321377 - 01/17/11 08:00 PM Attachment (55 downloads)

What's with these dips? Are these scopes just front end heavy or what? There's been a plethora of these lately. Come to think of it I've done the same thing!

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4335150 - 01/23/11 06:40 PM

This one will even track plants! Amazing plant-tracking telescope!

-Tim.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: tim53]
      #4335165 - 01/23/11 06:47 PM

PLANTS?? Could they possibly mean planets? Who knows what lurks in the hearts of man? Bbwwaaahhhaaha!

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: tim53]
      #4335209 - 01/23/11 07:10 PM

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This one will even track plants! Amazing plant-tracking telescope!

-Tim.




It must be a Venus fly trap.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4335861 - 01/24/11 12:49 AM

This one

http://denver.craigslist.org/for/2121118807.html

HEY you CN and AM guys! NO, I'm not selling my classics in the picture, craigslist would not let me repost the original pictures.
Please don't call expecting to buy them and please don't put me on the CN Classics site! I'll get flooded!


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: teletoes]
      #4336323 - 01/24/11 10:05 AM

OMG

I wasn't expecting this but considering the nature of this string....

Right after I posted this I got a call from the East Coast about the Fecker and Unitron. That's when I quickly added the addendum to CN and AM. Since then I have had two calls about my reference to 'Canadian' and 'American' guys!

Craigslist had deboggled my first post with specific pictures, then wouldn't let me repost for 48 hours using the pictures. I didn't want to waite so I revamped the ad and used another handy picture. I wanted to get the idea across of being a scope guy a little more dedicated than your typical garage dumper.

The addendum must have worked. I haven't had any more request for my classics........now don't start.

Edited by apfever (01/24/11 10:11 AM)


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Amazing scope - only $300 new [Re: apfever]
      #4340889 - 01/26/11 07:02 AM

With all this info, how could u go wrong?

http://flint.craigslist.org/bar/2180169154.html


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Re: Amazing scope - only $300 new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4341177 - 01/26/11 10:20 AM

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With all this info, how could u go wrong?

http://flint.craigslist.org/bar/2180169154.html


I don't know what's wrong I know perfectly well what he has to sell. It's a $300 telescope. Sheeesh!

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: habsburg8]
      #4342372 - 01/26/11 06:50 PM

how about this one http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TASCO-Refractor-Telescope-/190495230454?pt=UK_Telescopes&hash=item2c5a6689f6
when they first used it they saw the rings of jupiter - impressive scope.
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: grendel]
      #4342556 - 01/26/11 08:15 PM

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... recommended by an astronomer fried of hours.




I'm not sure if the poor scientist was just overworked, or something much, much worse.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Larry Geary]
      #4342944 - 01/26/11 10:47 PM

Looks like spell check could be uzed in other places besidez CN.

Edited by mikey cee (01/26/11 10:49 PM)


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4345109 - 01/27/11 09:49 PM

I like this one, currently on the Washington, DC craigslist

"Regular telescope gray in color with stand and extra scopes for $15.00"

I guess it's better than an irregular telescope

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/for/2183773711.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: marcyc]
      #4345152 - 01/27/11 10:11 PM

Check out the nice eyepiece on this one (scroll down to see all the photos) !

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250764526342&_rdc=1


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: kwc]
      #4345159 - 01/27/11 10:15 PM

And you guys made fun of me putting finderscope bracket on backwards once.. john

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: kwc]
      #4345169 - 01/27/11 10:18 PM

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Check out the nice eyepiece on this one (scroll down to see all the photos) !

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250764526342&_rdc=1




And when it was together someone said - "that looks right".


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: kwc]
      #4345199 - 01/27/11 10:32 PM

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Check out the nice eyepiece on this one (scroll down to see all the photos) !

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250764526342&_rdc=1




I can see Mexico from here.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: kwc]
      #4345212 - 01/27/11 10:39 PM

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Check out the nice eyepiece on this one (scroll down to see all the photos) !

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250764526342&_rdc=1




I’m surprised that the seller didn’t put an eyepiece in the finder scope bracket!


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: akman1955]
      #4345259 - 01/27/11 11:02 PM

Oh, that is bad! Do you suppose it works?

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: strdst]
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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: akman1955]
      #4345467 - 01/28/11 01:09 AM

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And you guys made fun of me putting finderscope bracket on backwards once.. john


We had to do it John or this is the type of stuff you might have gravitated towards. Mike

Edited by mikey cee (01/29/11 10:22 PM)


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4345877 - 01/28/11 09:47 AM

Quote:

Quote:

And you guys made fun of me putting finderscope bracket on backwards once.. john


We had to do it John or this is the type of stuff you might have graduated to. Mike


MMM , you do have a point there mike. I guess i should say thanks john

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: akman1955]
      #4348102 - 01/29/11 09:21 AM

I found a good one on Goodwill.com. Item #7367031.
Scroll down to the bottom description and you will find
quote"When you look through the scope you can see through it" unquote.
Good thing for a telescope to have!!


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4349443 - 01/29/11 09:23 PM

One of those hard to find Circle R's!

http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?classified_id=718253

Edited by greju (01/29/11 09:24 PM)


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: greju]
      #4350194 - 01/30/11 09:41 AM

Wonder if it includes a sail?

http://ames.craigslist.org/for/2186750043.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4350213 - 01/30/11 09:56 AM

You "ain't" seen nothing yet. Texting is going to foster a whole new take on being able to spell correctly etc. etc.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4351234 - 01/30/11 05:44 PM

For some reason this one made me think of one of those TV commercials for Viagra...

http://southbend.craigslist.org/for/2188543457.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4355203 - 02/01/11 09:42 AM

This one should have the 'buy it now' option - before it falls over...

Fail


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Andy Taylor]
      #4367130 - 02/06/11 10:09 AM

You know it's gotta be worth the price when it comes with the looney toons martian

http://cgi.ebay.com/Meade-90mm-telescope-/160539626524?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2560e84c1c#ht_499wt_1159


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Chassetter]
      #4367176 - 02/06/11 10:39 AM

Quote:

You know it's gotta be worth the price when it comes with the looney toons martian

http://cgi.ebay.com/Meade-90mm-telescope-/160539626524?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2560e84c1c#ht_499wt_1159




German objective lens? For some reason that cracked me up!


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A gust of wind... new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4367386 - 02/06/11 12:30 PM

Add an electric motor for RA and you'll be ready for some serious astrophotography with this setup.


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Re: A gust of wind... new [Re: StarBucket]
      #4367476 - 02/06/11 01:14 PM

Quote:

Add an electric motor for RA and you'll be ready for some serious astrophotography with this setup.


Steady as a rock




He He..

I just saw that one - I'm surprised it ain't sinking into the lawn...


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Clear as a bell... new [Re: Andy Taylor]
      #4379584 - 02/11/11 06:13 PM

http://appleton.craigslist.org/sys/2208940691.html

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Ad is fine of this old Jason - but look at the pic new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4391556 - 02/16/11 09:31 PM

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/sys/2218242084.html

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Re: Ad is fine of this old Jason - but look at the pic new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4391928 - 02/17/11 03:44 AM

What's up?

Did they steal the pics?
????
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Re: Ad is fine of this old Jason - but look at the pic new [Re: Brian Risley]
      #4392027 - 02/17/11 06:50 AM

Quote:

What's up?

Did they steal the pics?
????
Brian




No, I just thought it was funny how the scope is mounted.


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Re: Telescope new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4401776 - 02/21/11 02:51 PM

Anyone looking for a telescope for $800. It is your standard generic type.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/sys/2225309879.html

I am not the seller - thank goodness.

Edited by scopeboy42 (02/21/11 02:57 PM)


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Re: Telescope new [Re: scopeboy42]
      #4401840 - 02/21/11 03:32 PM

Quote:

Anyone looking for a telescope for $800. It is your standard generic type.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/sys/2225309879.html

I am not the seller - thank goodness.




Wow - should go quick!


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Re: Telescope new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4401983 - 02/21/11 04:37 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Anyone looking for a telescope for $800. It is your standard generic type.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/sys/2225309879.html

I am not the seller - thank goodness.




Wow - should go quick!




I was interested until I realized I already have one just like it!


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Re: Telescope new [Re: strdst]
      #4402081 - 02/21/11 05:21 PM

Well I can go you one better Keith....That's just the scope I was looking for!! Mike

Edited by mikey cee (02/21/11 05:22 PM)


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Re: Telescope new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4402085 - 02/21/11 05:22 PM

Hm... I'm missing a scope. This description fits it to a T.

Better call the cops!

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Re: Telescope new [Re: tim53]
      #4402249 - 02/21/11 06:33 PM

Such an economy of words could describe almost anything - including tarnished, scripted brass. Someone live near Raleigh-Durham?

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Re: Telescope new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #4402674 - 02/21/11 10:04 PM

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Such an economy of words could describe almost anything - including tarnished, scripted brass. Someone live near Raleigh-Durham?




I do. Out of curiosity I have contacted the seller. No reply yet.


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Re: Telescope new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #4402765 - 02/21/11 10:40 PM

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Such an economy of words could describe almost anything




Yea, it could be a Sears 6345 or a 5" Unitron...........or not.


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Re: Telescope new [Re: PiSigma]
      #4402774 - 02/21/11 10:44 PM

Check this one out! Even has rotating rings! http://tucson.craigslist.org/pho/2199950622.html
(It's not a classic, not the seller)


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Re: Telescope new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4402880 - 02/21/11 11:50 PM

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Well I can go you one better Keith....That's just the scope I was looking for!! Mike




Oh yeah, well I have two of these and one I got for half price!


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Re: Telescope new [Re: strdst]
      #4402919 - 02/22/11 12:15 AM

The box almost makes it worth the $25!
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/tag/2219972341.html


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Re: Telescope new [Re: strdst]
      #4405380 - 02/23/11 07:15 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Anyone looking for a telescope for $800. It is your standard generic type.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/sys/2225309879.html

I am not the seller - thank goodness.




Wow - should go quick!




I was interested until I realized I already have one just like it!




Someday I really think I will run this ad on CL. "Old car from the 60s, great shape! Bought new and only used 6 times. $800 OBO. No pictures available and I know nothing about it."


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4411055 - 02/25/11 03:55 PM

Microscopes on tripods are rare I hear. Seriously, IIRC this scope is coveted by many as it came with the Starfinder handbox-predecessor to the AutoStar!

http://rmn.craigslist.org/ele/2234105860.html


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"Double barrel" brass telescope - $125 in Michigan new [Re: greju]
      #4414870 - 02/27/11 01:14 PM


http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/hsh/2235992291.html


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Re: "Double barrel" brass telescope - $125 in Michigan new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4414894 - 02/27/11 01:24 PM

Don't buy that one, you'll shoot your eye out kid.

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Re: "Double barrel" brass telescope - $125 in Michigan new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #4415297 - 02/27/11 04:36 PM

Aaahh those Harbormaster knockoffs. Better start buying them up now. Be worth a "small" fortune and in 30 years you'll be kicking yourselves. Me? I'll probably be long gone by that time so I'll pass for now thankyou! Mike

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Another wealth of information new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4415897 - 02/27/11 09:02 PM

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/for/2209548008.html
I bet they get a lot of response with all the details.


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Re: Another wealth of information new [Re: Al8236]
      #4415954 - 02/27/11 09:31 PM

Quote:

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/for/2209548008.html
I bet they get a lot of response with all the details.





Where do they find these people ?






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Re: Another wealth of information new [Re: starrancher]
      #4416521 - 02/28/11 08:44 AM Attachment (16 downloads)

Starrancher, i have a vintage tasco deluxe that only says 40 x 60 on focuser..john

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Re: Another wealth of information new [Re: akman1955]
      #4416567 - 02/28/11 09:11 AM

He is negotiable.... 1957 Tasco? with blurry photos Atlanta Craigslist

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Re: Another wealth of information new [Re: starrancher]
      #4416660 - 02/28/11 10:25 AM Attachment (34 downloads)

The ad has enough info to figure out what it is and more info than many. John, mine has knobs!

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Re: Another wealth of information new [Re: tubehead999]
      #4416719 - 02/28/11 11:01 AM

The seller is eager to show/sell that Tasco telescope.It was offered for $115, then $100, and then $75 over a few hours on Saturday He couldn't/wouldn't answer my questions about the condition of the objective lens ("glass at the big end of the tube") or send me any higher res pics of anything.

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It could just work... new [Re: Ducky62]
      #4417013 - 02/28/11 01:16 PM

Fail

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Re: It could just work... new [Re: Andy Taylor]
      #4417364 - 02/28/11 04:16 PM

starrancher..you can chime in on this one..where do they even get the idea thats a finder scope.. i thought i was "bad" putting finder bracket on vintage scope i had backwards.once. till i was corrected by the scope police chief mikey..ha ha its all good!john

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Re: It could just work... new [Re: akman1955]
      #4417382 - 02/28/11 04:25 PM



OMG !
That is one of the funniest along with the multitude of ground inspection devices I've seen !







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Re: It could just work... new [Re: starrancher]
      #4419335 - 03/01/11 02:57 PM

When the description is this thorough photos are unnecessary

400x telescope


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Re: It could just work... new [Re: Ducky62]
      #4419562 - 03/01/11 04:43 PM

Quote:

When the description is this thorough photos are unnecessary

400x telescope




The Dumbing down of America .


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Re: It could just work... new [Re: starrancher]
      #4419658 - 03/01/11 05:18 PM

Might need a little cleaning, cough... cough.

http://austin.craigslist.org/clt/2240381383.html

and I can't believe I made the guy an offer, I'm thinking of cleaning it up and donating it to my daughters school

Edited by DDay (03/01/11 05:31 PM)


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Re: It could just work... new [Re: DDay]
      #4419731 - 03/01/11 05:54 PM

75$ ? He should be happy to have it hauled off for free.
I wonder what glass (if any) is missing, and which end the seller considers the "front".


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Re: It could just work... new [Re: DDay]
      #4419759 - 03/01/11 06:08 PM

Quote:

Might need a little cleaning, cough... cough.

http://austin.craigslist.org/clt/2240381383.html

and I can't believe I made the guy an offer, I'm thinking of cleaning it up and donating it to my daughters school




The epitome of salesmanship abounds .


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I'm not even sure what to say... new [Re: starrancher]
      #4419797 - 03/01/11 06:25 PM

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=7511708

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Re: It could just work... new [Re: Ducky62]
      #4419807 - 03/01/11 06:35 PM

I'm thinking it might be the secondary, or it could all be there.

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Re: I'm not even sure what to say... new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4420104 - 03/01/11 08:56 PM

Quote:

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=7511708




It's a floor model .


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Re: I'm not even sure what to say... new [Re: starrancher]
      #4420159 - 03/01/11 09:18 PM

Haven't figured where they plan to attach the slow mo knob in the bag.
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Re: I'm not even sure what to say... new [Re: starrancher]
      #4420483 - 03/02/11 12:06 AM

The finder is looking funny in this one too .
Vixen Reflector
Another floor inspection unit !


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Re: I'm not even sure what to say... new [Re: starrancher]
      #4420489 - 03/02/11 12:13 AM

Quote:

The finder is looking funny in this one too .
Vixen Reflector
Another floor inspection unit !


And these people are competing with us for oxygen and food??

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Re: I'm not even sure what to say... new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4420500 - 03/02/11 12:18 AM

Here's yet another floor inspector !
Moon Scope


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Re: I'm not even sure what to say... new [Re: starrancher]
      #4420533 - 03/02/11 12:50 AM

Hey, those finder orientations are so you can see where you've been. I like the statement about missing the lens. Most likely the mirror is in place, but the seller thinks there should be some glass at the front. who know's, maybe the primary IS missing. Could be a cheap Vixen that has the optics. Lord knows I don't need another 114.

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Re: I'm not even sure what to say... new [Re: apfever]
      #4420657 - 03/02/11 03:16 AM

Quote:

Most likely the mirror is in place, but the seller thinks there should be some glass at the front.




That's what I was thinkin' .


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Re: I'm not even sure what to say... new [Re: starrancher]
      #4424408 - 03/03/11 05:44 PM

Oh look...a telescope!

What telescope is pictured in this ad? Print ad on ebay picturing a telescope as prop

Edited by Ducky62 (03/03/11 05:45 PM)


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Re: I'm not even sure what to say... new [Re: Ducky62]
      #4424421 - 03/03/11 05:54 PM

Quote:

Oh look...a telescope!

What telescope is pictured in this ad? Print ad on ebay picturing a telescope as prop




Telescope


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Re: I'm not even sure what to say... new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4424454 - 03/03/11 06:18 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Oh look...a telescope!

What telescope is pictured in this ad? Print ad on ebay picturing a telescope as prop




Telescope






Looks like a Meade DS series .


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Re: I'm not even sure what to say... new [Re: Ducky62]
      #4424497 - 03/03/11 06:35 PM

I have a similar observing outfit (now poke your mind's eye out)

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Just loaded with details - $300 new [Re: Chuck Faranda]
      #4425466 - 03/04/11 07:17 AM

Although, technically correct - "...great for father and SUN time,..."

http://kalamazoo.craigslist.org/for/2245970296.html


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Re: I'm not even sure what to say... new [Re: starrancher]
      #4425849 - 03/04/11 01:17 PM

Quote:

Quote:

Quote:

Oh look...a telescope!

What telescope is pictured in this ad? Print ad on ebay picturing a telescope as prop




Telescope






Looks like a Meade DS series .




YES! That is a Meade DS-36-24-36 or, I mean a Maid 36-24-36, or , sorry, I think its....was there a telescope in there somewhere?


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$40 scope in Michigan - ? new [Re: apfever]
      #4427384 - 03/05/11 07:13 AM

Could be a 4" Unitron - or a Tasco POS...

http://grandrapids.craigslist.org/for/2247979053.html


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Re: $40 scope in Michigan - ? new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4428997 - 03/05/11 09:21 PM

60mm Telescope for $2,500 that can be used as a $200+ microscope:

http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/for/2247961928.html

I’m not the seller,


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Re: $40 scope in Michigan - ? new [Re: jsiska]
      #4429019 - 03/05/11 09:28 PM

Quote:

60mm Telescope for $2,500 that can be used as a $200+ microscope:

http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/for/2247961928.html

I’m not the seller,






I really, really, really hope he meant to say $25.00.


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Re: $40 scope in Michigan - ? new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4431390 - 03/07/11 12:20 AM

Quote:

Quote:

60mm Telescope for $2,500 that can be used as a $200+ microscope:

http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/for/2247961928.html

I’m not the seller,






I really, really, really hope he meant to say $25.00.




Well, obviously, the Seller saw that Park's ad for a $2000 60mm refractor and said to himself - "Hey! - I can beat that. Mine even comes with a $200 Microscope Option!"


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Re: It could just work... new [Re: DDay]
      #4434879 - 03/08/11 01:08 PM

Quote:

Might need a little cleaning, cough... cough.

http://austin.craigslist.org/clt/2240381383.html

and I can't believe I made the guy an offer, I'm thinking of cleaning it up and donating it to my daughters school




So I made the seller an offer and he accepted. So the only thing missing is the eyepieces and a nut on the finder bracket. I'm going to clean it up, scrape together some eye pieces and give it to the school.

Edited by DDay (03/08/11 03:40 PM)


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Not for children under 12. new [Re: DDay]
      #4447146 - 03/13/11 04:33 PM

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/pho/2263334950.html

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Re: Not for children under 12. new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4447259 - 03/13/11 05:31 PM

this one might getbtter bids if they said it was a 3"
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Telescope-/170615314964?pt=UK_Telescopes&hash=item27b9771a14
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Re: Not for children under 12. new [Re: grendel]
      #4458751 - 03/18/11 09:24 PM

I think it originated from Switzerland LINK

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Re: Not for children under 12. new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #4458939 - 03/18/11 11:23 PM

Quote:

I think it originated from Switzerland LINK




Wow
Nice fish Brian.


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Re: Not for children under 12. new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4459529 - 03/19/11 10:01 AM

They are called DISCUS , google them. Most people think salt water has the prettiest fish but i think Discus are on par if not prettier . Just like saltwater tanks Discus Discus tanks are difficult to keep and require lots of time and care to keep the fish happy. There is nothing more rewarding than having a pair mate and seeing the fry feed off the parents. I gave my fish away to my local breeder(he is a super clean freak, not a puppy mill) because i knew they wouldn't survive moving from my first house to my new house. It killed me but it was the right thing to do, the breeder was ecstatic because he was getting six healthy Discus worth over a thousand dollars. After the kids go off to college i plan on starting a new tank with live plants and Discus again. If you want to be sucessful with these fish it takes time and money so don't buy one of these from your local aquarium and expect breeding 6" Discus. I was collecting and filtering rainwater for the longest time, until i bought a reverse osmosis water system. Discus need time,love, and care. TLC

Edited by Happy-Idiot (03/19/11 10:39 AM)


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Re: Not for children under 12. new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #4460720 - 03/19/11 08:56 PM

Ah, the other hobby the requires a lot of glass that needs to be kept clean.
(And an expensive one where you collect multiple units of different sizes that all need their own accessories.)
Brian


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Re: Not for children under 12. new [Re: Brian Risley]
      #4460746 - 03/19/11 09:07 PM

The big difference with one of the hobbies i look forward to a power Blackout, the other hobby it is certain doom!

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Re: Not for children under 12. new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #4460813 - 03/19/11 09:37 PM

doom doom ..oh know! he he

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Re: Not for children under 12. *DELETED* new [Re: akman1955]
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Re: Not for children under 12. new [Re: akman1955]
      #4461902 - 03/20/11 01:15 PM

Brian:

Your discus has nice Ronchi bands!

-Tim.


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Re: Not for children under 12. new [Re: tim53]
      #4462455 - 03/20/11 05:14 PM Attachment (29 downloads)




I beg your Pardon, my fish are not Ronchi ??? I think there are rather sophisticated!



That is funny Tim, i never would have thought of that. I will name my next Discus "Ronchi"

BTW sorry to the mods i will keep on topic this is the last Fish post.


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Re: Not for children under 12. new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #4462809 - 03/20/11 08:12 PM

Well, I hope the mods don't mind. I never had any Discus, but I always wanted some.

When I was a teenager, I started collecting tropical fish. At the height of my OCD, I had 9 aquariums in my room, from 10 to 40 gallons. I loved cichlids, particularly angels, oscars, and an absolutely hilarious red devil that needed to have his own 15 gallon tank. Even the plycostamous couldn't stay out of his way!

I worked for about a year at a fish store, when the owner of the store I used to go to for my supplies opened a new store in Huntington Beach. I think I made a whopping $1.65/hr.

I got discounts on fish and supplies, so I started a couple tanks of Lake Nyasa cichlids. Beautiful fish! I think I had them for about a month when a fungal infection quickly killed them all and I sort of lost my drive after that.

I can't believe the varieties out there now! Golden angels were a pretty new thing when I was last into fish in the early 70s.

-Tim.


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Re: Not for children under 12. new [Re: tim53]
      #4462835 - 03/20/11 08:23 PM

.

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Re: Not for children under 12. new [Re: Al8236]
      #4463475 - 03/21/11 04:40 AM

Not a telescope, but I can't help it. Meade 14mm UWA 4000

"This eyepiece is in fair/average used condition. Glass is flawless, but there are a few micro scratches in the coatings from cleaning by previous owners, however they are hard to detect (I had to use a magnifying glass to see them). The views are very, very nice and performance is just as good as the most perfect example you can find."


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Re: Not for children under 12. new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #4463843 - 03/21/11 10:59 AM

Them Discus fishies aint easy to breed, so I've heard.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4482911 - 03/29/11 06:12 PM

Used Astroscan reflectors are much cheaper than Astroscan refractors.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Ducky62]
      #4485050 - 03/30/11 04:45 PM

"Trivial Damage"
http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/for/2292200420.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Al8236]
      #4485153 - 03/30/11 05:32 PM

Quote:

"Trivial Damage"
http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/for/2292200420.html




Now THAT's a classic.....


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4485204 - 03/30/11 05:58 PM

Im selling a watch, and it fell in the water but its only "Trivial Damage"
BTW it needs a new movement.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #4485230 - 03/30/11 06:09 PM

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Im selling a watch, and it fell in the water but its only "Trivial Damage"
BTW it needs a new movement.




Better than your discus fell out of the water...


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4485384 - 03/30/11 07:22 PM

What do you think retrieved the watch?

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Happy-Idiot]
      #4486479 - 03/31/11 10:28 AM


Get rid of our Caves folks, here is a
Really powerfull 11 1/2 inch telescope:

And its Cool


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4486767 - 03/31/11 12:41 PM

I think including the weight with this makes it a great deal!

http://rmn.craigslist.org/sys/2295548225.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: greju]
      #4486934 - 03/31/11 01:50 PM

Ok, its an ad for a camera lens that says lens only plus extras..

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: greju]
      #4487642 - 03/31/11 07:18 PM

Quote:

I think including the weight with this makes it a great deal!

http://rmn.craigslist.org/sys/2295548225.html




Ozark Foucault Pendulum. You gotta a problem with that?


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #4492420 - 04/02/11 11:26 PM

Something not quite right here, this one looks a bit fishy to me

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Genuine-Swarovski-Telescope-Fish-Mini-7644-000-010-Mint-/190517628933?pt=UK_Art_Glass&hash=item2c5bbc5005


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"Please excuse the goat" :) new [Re: Bob Clift]
      #4496505 - 04/04/11 06:57 PM

Classic.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rofs-London-antique-telescope-brass-leather-rare-/130504739065?pt=UK_Telescopes&hash=item1e62b048f9


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Re: "Please excuse the goat" :) new [Re: Bob Clift]
      #4496518 - 04/04/11 07:02 PM

Quote:

Classic.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Rofs-London-antique-telescope-brass-leather-rare-/130504739065?pt=UK_Telescopes&hash=item1e62b048f9




Makes sense to me


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Re: "Please excuse the goat" :) new [Re: Bob Clift]
      #4496664 - 04/04/11 08:36 PM

He's using it as a scape goat.

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Re: "Please excuse the goat" :) new [Re: Larry Geary]
      #4496804 - 04/04/11 09:48 PM

Quote:

He's using it as a scape goat.




Nah, he is trying to get your goat!


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Re: "Please excuse the goat" :) new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4496994 - 04/04/11 11:21 PM

No, that's "scopegoat"!

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Re: "Please excuse the goat" :) new [Re: tim53]
      #4499569 - 04/06/11 01:42 AM

If anyone's interested............the goat is for sale too!

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Re: "Please excuse the goat" :) new [Re: Bob Clift]
      #4503134 - 04/07/11 03:50 PM

Well, it does look in a pretty good shape. Just need to convince the wife.

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Re: "Please excuse the goat" :) new [Re: Bob Clift]
      #4503233 - 04/07/11 04:42 PM

Fired off following query:

"Dear bizzymad,
How much for the goat?"


Got following reply:

"Dear ...,
Hi - I`m an EBay trading assistant selling for someone. They want it to do a full auction. They are hoping for about 175 pounds. I dont think they`ll get that - but who knows? Sorry i couldnt be of more help. B

- bizzymad"



So what do you guys think? Is £175 the going price for a goat nowadays?

Danged, I'm tempted!


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Re: "Please excuse the goat" :) new [Re: StarBucket]
      #4503956 - 04/07/11 10:50 PM

Quote:

Fired off following query:

"Dear bizzymad,
How much for the goat?"


Got following reply:

"Dear ...,
Hi - I`m an EBay trading assistant selling for someone. They want it to do a full auction. They are hoping for about 175 pounds. I dont think they`ll get that - but who knows? Sorry i couldnt be of more help. B

- bizzymad"



So what do you guys think? Is £175 the going price for a goat nowadays?

Danged, I'm tempted!






About the same price as a decent lawn mower.


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"land and astromical" new [Re: Datapanic]
      #4506415 - 04/09/11 07:10 AM

How can you go wrong?

http://madison.craigslist.org/sys/2314061431.html


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Any questions? 6" reflector $50 new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4507918 - 04/09/11 09:16 PM

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/for/2315500761.html

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Re: Any questions? 6" reflector $50 new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4507940 - 04/09/11 09:39 PM

But I bet you replied to both of these!

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Re: Any questions? 6" reflector $50 new [Re: greju]
      #4507988 - 04/09/11 10:06 PM

Only a "cheesehead" would dare to! Mike

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Look at the Big Dipper close up... new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4509202 - 04/10/11 02:05 PM

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bab/2316641897.html

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Re: Look at the Big Dipper close up... new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4509698 - 04/10/11 07:11 PM

Quote:

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bab/2316641897.html


Yeah I love looking at the "The Big Dipper" with all of my scopes! Mike

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Re: Look at the Big Dipper close up... new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4509783 - 04/10/11 08:09 PM

Hey, the planisphere alone is worth $15. Think of it as getting a scope for free.

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This is very helpful to find deep-sky objects. new [Re: rdandrea]
      #4516742 - 04/13/11 11:03 PM

http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/for/2323444636.html

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Re: This is very helpful to find deep-sky objects. new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4524690 - 04/17/11 05:57 PM

"finder arm needs some work" I wonder how the threads got stripped in the tube? Mikey?

And the finder (hiding in the case) has apparently hired a stand-in for the eBay photo shoot. Has anyone here had success using a barlow as shown? I always point mine the other way.


http://cgi.ebay.com/Selsi-Telescope-No-274-wood-box-vintage-telescope-/290556222850?pt=US_Telescopes&hash=item43a6801d82#ht_500wt_898


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Re: This is very helpful to find deep-sky objects. new [Re: strdst]
      #4525319 - 04/17/11 11:10 PM

Yeah look at that partially exposed screw hole beneath the finder base. God how can this character even use a camera? Mike

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4545293 - 04/26/11 11:36 AM

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=42996&sort=&cat=9&page=1

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: greju]
      #4545369 - 04/26/11 12:11 PM

Quote:

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=42996&sort=&cat=9&page=1




My favorite part is "What you see in the pictures is what you get."


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4545391 - 04/26/11 12:20 PM

I am still ROTFL!!!

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: greju]
      #4545567 - 04/26/11 01:47 PM

Quote:

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=42996&sort=&cat=9&page=1





Not sure if I would have the courage to post a picture of my wife and then refer to her as the "Unitron Monkey"....


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4545660 - 04/26/11 02:33 PM

Quote:

Quote:

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=42996&sort=&cat=9&page=1




Not sure if I would have the courage to post a picture of my wife and then refer to her as the "Unitron Monkey"....




Wow. Jon HAS to win some kind of prize for that ad.
Almost every line can be read a different way.
Its amazing. Should we save a copy of it for future
reference?


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: JohnD_STL]
      #4545684 - 04/26/11 02:45 PM

I have! Still

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: greju]
      #4546100 - 04/26/11 05:57 PM

So I don't have a camera, but here is a sketch?
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/for/2347273295.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4546106 - 04/26/11 05:59 PM

Quote:

So I don't have a camera, but here is a sketch?
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/for/2347273295.html




That scope is especially designed for looking at a paper moon....


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4546112 - 04/26/11 06:05 PM

No mirrors but at least it has one lens...

Telescope for sale


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4546118 - 04/26/11 06:07 PM

Hmm, never used a scope to find "starts" before

Starts scope


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4546125 - 04/26/11 06:17 PM

Oh My!

A 30" Refractor! only $1 per inch!

30" Refractor


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4546126 - 04/26/11 06:18 PM

Big Teaser

Must See!


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4546135 - 04/26/11 06:23 PM

Everything you need to know:

Telescope for sale


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4546298 - 04/26/11 07:42 PM

I suspect Andrew has a theory which may provide an answer to the question “What is the meaning of life.”

“Someone with astronomy knowledge and a telescope that will lend me an 30 minutes to an hour of there time.”


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: jsiska]
      #4546326 - 04/26/11 07:52 PM

Quote:

I suspect Andrew has a theory which may provide an answer to the question “What is the meaning of life.”

“Someone with astronomy knowledge and a telescope that will lend me an 30 minutes to an hour of there time.”




That is scary...


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4546851 - 04/27/11 12:21 AM

Quote:

No mirrors but at least it has one lens...

Telescope for sale




Wow, an Infinity telescope? That's HUGE! I'd settle for a meter-class, myself.

-Tim.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: jsiska]
      #4546864 - 04/27/11 12:27 AM

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I suspect Andrew has a theory which may provide an answer to the question “What is the meaning of life.”

“Someone with astronomy knowledge and a telescope that will lend me an 30 minutes to an hour of there time.”




Someone should point him to a local star party.

-Tim.


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: tim53]
      #4547073 - 04/27/11 04:51 AM

"use it to see the stars or your neighbors"

Finally a solution for cloudy nights!


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Kerig3]
      #4547305 - 04/27/11 09:24 AM

It's a HUGE telescope!

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/2309957217.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: PLANALP1]
      #4547519 - 04/27/11 11:40 AM

And it's been sitting in his "addict".

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: PLANALP1]
      #4548025 - 04/27/11 03:54 PM

Hey its Pinocchio

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Brian Risley]
      #4549509 - 04/28/11 11:55 AM

I remember my brother-in-law bought his daughter one of these Galileo scopes (as pictured in this ad) for Christmas one year: it has that weird mount with the double-counterweight setup that I've never seen on any other scope from any manufacturer. I never got a chance to use it with her to see how it worked. I doubt she ever used it, either.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: PLANALP1]
      #4550572 - 04/28/11 09:47 PM

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It's a HUGE telescope!

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/2309957217.html


What do you expect from a knuckle dragger like that behind the scope. Mike

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4550575 - 04/28/11 09:50 PM

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So I don't have a camera, but here is a sketch?
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/for/2347273295.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4550846 - 04/29/11 01:14 AM

ONlY $1 per MM!!!! What a steal!


http://wenatchee.craigslist.org/spo/2307329348.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4550873 - 04/29/11 01:37 AM

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Quote:

So I don't have a camera, but here is a sketch?
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/for/2347273295.html


Mike




That's actually a pretty good sketch!


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Datapanic]
      #4551347 - 04/29/11 10:35 AM

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Quote:

Quote:

So I don't have a camera, but here is a sketch?
http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/for/2347273295.html


Mike




That's actually a pretty good sketch!


Hah! From what I can see it looks worse than the Shroud of Turin. Mike

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4551729 - 04/29/11 02:09 PM

I think the heavy and sturdy adjustable aluminum tripod legs and massive EQ 1.5 mount distinguish this as a "Professional Series" telescope. Or, it might be the words "Professional Series" on the side of the tube or maybe the inclusion of the high-quality Kellners and "Moon Lense."

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/for/2334646767.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: PLANALP1]
      #4555982 - 05/01/11 09:38 PM

I love those Bushwells, so much better than those Bushnells!
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/spo/2356771871.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Kerig3]
      #4557271 - 05/02/11 02:22 PM

Choose your lens by planet size
Multiple magnitude lenses for planet size selection


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Ducky62]
      #4565945 - 05/06/11 06:08 PM

"computerized modle without the computer stuff,"

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/for/2365495139.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4566389 - 05/06/11 11:00 PM

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"computerized modle without the computer stuff,"

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/for/2365495139.html




Won't have any of those "technical" problems!


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Preston Smith]
      #4569424 - 05/08/11 12:59 PM

"You can see the rings of Jupiter and just barley the rings of Saturn. A filter would have helped on Saturn."
http://spokane.craigslist.org/for/2366910919.html


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: wfj]
      #4569461 - 05/08/11 01:19 PM

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"You can see the rings of Jupiter and just barley the rings of Saturn. A filter would have helped on Saturn."
http://spokane.craigslist.org/for/2366910919.html




Makes perfect sense!


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Kerig3]
      #4570046 - 05/08/11 06:31 PM

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I love those Bushwells, so much better than those Bushnells!
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/spo/2356771871.html


Yep...good old me and gramps new how to wisely invest.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4570491 - 05/08/11 10:51 PM

I wonder if they bought it for some celestial event? I hope they enjoyed it.

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Ducky62]
      #4578582 - 05/13/11 02:05 AM

Hilarious stuff....funniest thread on CN.

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Must be on a boat or airplane to use... new [Re: herrointment]
      #4582309 - 05/14/11 10:40 PM

http://muskegon.craigslist.org/sys/2380451698.html

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"Makes stars like a pancake.." new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4582318 - 05/14/11 10:44 PM

http://battlecreek.craigslist.org/spo/2381354182.html

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Re: "Makes stars like a pancake.." new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4586278 - 05/17/11 05:27 AM

Dang, I was hoping for waffles!

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So............. new [Re: Kerig3]
      #4589409 - 05/18/11 08:09 PM

Current scope ad, nothing but a picture and I think it may be a Tasco10-TE. $500. So, I call the guy and ask what is the model, etc. He says it is his parents, and he will check it out this weekend and let me know. I ask "Why $500?" and he says -"I looked on the internet and see telescopes go from $200 - $1,000 so I priced it in the middle."

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Re: So............. new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4589449 - 05/18/11 08:29 PM

Here is a real deal! Maybe if it was not Made in China.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Stargate-SG-1-Telescope-RARE-SG1-Collectors-Item-/120726600514?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1bddbb42


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Re: So............. new [Re: greju]
      #4589455 - 05/18/11 08:31 PM

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Here is a real deal! Maybe if it was not Made in China.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Stargate-SG-1-Telescope-RARE-SG1-Collectors-Item-/120726600514?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1bddbb42




Well, at least the BIN is under $5k!


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Re: So............. new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4589468 - 05/18/11 08:38 PM

A guy from New Berlin tried to scam me one time. I pass over everthing in that city! Be carefull!!

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Re: So............. new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4589653 - 05/18/11 10:14 PM

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Quote:

Here is a real deal! Maybe if it was not Made in China.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Stargate-SG-1-Telescope-RARE-SG1-Collectors-Item-/120726600514?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1bddbb42




Well, at least the BIN is under $5k! [/quote How do you tie a telescope into a meteor shower??


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Re: So............. new [Re: greju]
      #4589907 - 05/19/11 02:33 AM

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Here is a real deal! Maybe if it was not Made in China.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Stargate-SG-1-Telescope-RARE-SG1-Collectors-Item-/120726600514?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1bddbb42




Wow, the unless this scope actually passed through the Stargate, it won't be selling anytime soon!


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Re: So............. new [Re: Kerig3]
      #4591809 - 05/20/11 12:33 AM

I wonder if Celestron or MGM take any action?

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You can see Saturn... new [Re: Reverie]
      #4601095 - 05/24/11 09:59 PM

http://lansing.craigslist.org/for/2399575975.html

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4601175 - 05/24/11 10:36 PM

This one is interesting (but sold):
Celestron C-60 ebay completed listing
The picture shows a very Japan-looking wood tripod yoke alt-az mount with metal focuser knobs but the description says it is a "NexStar". I wonder whether the buyer got the picture or the description?


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"Not for expert or professional astrologists.." new [Re: Ducky62]
      #4601622 - 05/25/11 07:22 AM

Makes perfect sense to me!

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/for/2401350249.html


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Re: "Not for expert or professional astrologists.." new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4601879 - 05/25/11 10:38 AM

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Makes perfect sense to me!

http://chicago.craigslist.org/wcl/for/2401350249.html


Any wonder why we got what we got in D.C. ??

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Re: "Not for expert or professional astrologists.." new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4603192 - 05/25/11 09:54 PM

You can buy this $300 wonder and become a board-certified "astrologist".

And he gets to vote, too!


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Re: "Not for expert or professional astrologists.." new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #4603624 - 05/26/11 04:44 AM

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You can this $300 wonder and become a board-certified "astrologist".




Sadly this is someone from my neck of the woods...


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Re: "Not for expert or professional astrologists.." new [Re: Kerig3]
      #4603984 - 05/26/11 10:18 AM

In the "CHICAGO" area?? Surely you jest!

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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: habsburg8]
      #4610184 - 05/29/11 11:40 PM

Gentlemen,Start your Biddin
$1100 ! I've seen nice used Questar Field models for that!

Seriously, are these Parks Maks made in Japan? Anyone know who made them?


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Re: Favorite used telescope ad new [Re: Ducky62]
      #4614109 - 06/01/11 12:05 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen, may I introduce the Meade Electronic Bug-Seeker 2000!

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Re: "Not for expert or professional astrologists.." new [Re: mikey cee]
      #4614116 - 06/01/11 12:12 AM

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In the "CHICAGO" area?? Surely you jest!




Now, now, no need to make me start searchin' the Cornhusker Craigslist ads...

And don't call me Shirley!

Edited by Kerig3 (06/01/11 12:20 AM)


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Re: "Not for expert or professional astrologists.." new [Re: Kerig3]
      #4616469 - 06/02/11 11:25 AM

At least I can be certain that this scope is in "erfect" condition, because the ad says so 3 times! Erfect Telescope

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Re: "Not for expert or professional astrologists.." new [Re: tim53]
      #4617120 - 06/02/11 05:32 PM

Yeah, but does it have any Perfle Eyepieces?

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was used by an astrophysicist...? new [Re: Bob Myler]
      #4617979 - 06/03/11 07:28 AM

Apparently...

Seriously - looks like an Orion Optics UK scope to me.


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All you need is a c-clamp... new [Re: Andy Taylor]
      #4619225 - 06/03/11 08:18 PM

He has owned 12(or more) telescopes, but his interest does not match his fathers!

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/for/2419777577.html

Edited by sgorton99 (06/03/11 08:20 PM)


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Re: All you need is a c-clamp... new [Re: sgorton99]
      #4619342 - 06/03/11 09:38 PM

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He has owned 12(or more) telescopes, but his interest does not match his fathers!

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/for/2419777577.html




Hmm...it's new and has never been used...but it's broken? And I just learned something new: that everyone uses C-clamps to hold up their tripod legs. Somehow I never got the message. Anybody have some used C-clamps they want to sell me?


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Re: All you need is a c-clamp... new [Re: Scott in NC]
      #4619363 - 06/03/11 09:55 PM

We love beer in Wisconsin.

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14.5" for $200 new [Re: herrointment]
      #4631340 - 06/10/11 12:31 AM

And it's close to home.
http://bellingham.craigslist.org/ele/2419642059.html

Edited by Al8236 (06/10/11 12:32 AM)


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