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starman876
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Re: UK Broadhurst Clarkson new [Re: tim53]
      #5806475 - 04/18/13 11:49 AM

I agree. there is no way that scope is from 1908. I do like the way it is packaged.

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Masvingo
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UK 6"? Newtonian new [Re: starman876]
      #5806626 - 04/18/13 12:59 PM

Irving Newtonian

Looks a nice sturdy mount. Was this produced by H N Irving & Sons?


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starman876
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AP lens on CL new [Re: Masvingo]
      #5809103 - 04/19/13 05:09 PM

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=78541

Wow $5000 just for the lens.


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Sean Cunneen
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Re: AP lens on CL new [Re: starman876]
      #5809128 - 04/19/13 05:23 PM

Quote:

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=78541

Wow $5000 just for the lens.




Registered yesterday... Only buy from those you know!!!


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Re: AP lens on CL new [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #5809197 - 04/19/13 06:02 PM

Price of those ap scopes going up
Also...I read somewhere he's retiring
Soon.....means no more hand figured
Lenses by him....hang on to your
Older ones.


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starman876
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Re: AP lens on CL new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5809379 - 04/19/13 07:34 PM

Good advice Brian. I will keep them safe.

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snork
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Re: AP lens on CL new [Re: starman876]
      #5809580 - 04/19/13 09:07 PM

Looks like the selller of the Polarex in Denmark got his dollars and krones straightened out. Was $2300.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271189613475&i...


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starman876
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94mm AP lens new [Re: snork]
      #5810210 - 04/20/13 08:09 AM

http://www.cloudynights.com/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=78561

Another interesting lens. Just listed.


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mustgobigger
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Re: 94mm AP lens new [Re: starman876]
      #5810286 - 04/20/13 08:40 AM

One of those new old stock
Would be sweet.


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starman876
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Re: 94mm AP lens new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5810317 - 04/20/13 08:47 AM

I thought that might interest you Brian

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Re: Edmund Sci. 6" f/6 on fork mount... new [Re: starman876]
      #5810640 - 04/20/13 11:25 AM

On CN Classifieds:

Edmund Scientific 6" f/6 red-tube reflector on fork mount

A little pricey, I think, but then again they didn't make too many of these 6" models, plus they're really steady on those mounts, which were designed primarily for the 8" scopes; plus there is the wow factor, in that they just look cool Guess we shall see what the market will bear.

Needless to say, I don't know, and am not, the seller.


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Re: Edmund Sci. 6" f/6 on fork mount... new [Re: amicus sidera]
      #5810679 - 04/20/13 11:47 AM

Edmund ....0 posts..0 feedback
be carefull on this one


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Re: Edmund Sci. 6" f/6 on fork mount... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5810709 - 04/20/13 11:55 AM

They should have had one of those on the Lost in Space set. I can definitely see Will and Penny and Dr Smith looking through one. They are very cool and Jetson spacey looking.

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Re: Edmund Sci. 6" f/6 on fork mount... new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5811119 - 04/20/13 02:57 PM

Those fork mounts are awesome for appearance. The 6" and 8" tend to sell for about the same since the 6" is harder to find. The 6" was made for a short periond, a year or less.
Still, $500 is high end pricing. I'd consider that a top end figure for one that better be loaded and in the condition described to be worth it for an end user looking to get one (IMO). I have at least two of the 6" (maybe more parts as well) and I'm only keeping one. I'd never sell as high as 500 even after a refurbish.


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Re: Edmund Sci. 6" f/6 on fork mount... new [Re: apfever]
      #5811322 - 04/20/13 04:12 PM

A guy near me was trying to get
1500.00 for one just before I bought
Mine.....I told him 400....500
If it was like new as he said it was.


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Re: Edmund Sci. 6" f/6 on fork mount... new [Re: mustgobigger]
      #5811538 - 04/20/13 06:52 PM

Many people are ignorant of scope values. A lot of the insane high prices are sincere in expectation and born from a total lack of knowledge. I've had many people work with me on prices after I've shown them my credentials, and sometimes online references. I've even noticed price changes on scopes that I had absolutely no interest in, and I've received Thank You mail from some sellers that I've helped out by giving them a realistic price range.

I stopped by a garage sale and the seller had a Dynamax 8 (yes, I know I know). They knew nothing of it, but it was complete with accessories and trunk and in the best condition I'd ever seen. A blue beauty. They knew nothing but it sure looked spetacular and was mechanically smooth and functional to a novice (the flop was horrid), stored for close to 20 years in the trunk. The price was $2,000! I explained their infamous history, and showed them several online discussion and sales typically around the $300 mark. I also explained that they had something close to a true New Old Stock D8. They sold it to me for $200 with the accessories distinctly worth most of that, primarilly because of my honest open documented disclosure.

I'm currently helping some folks North of town with a big C8 Deluxe, including some basic imagers (DSI first version, and another), and some Tele Vue. I told them about CN and AM, caution with EB. They had already done well with an accurate $1200 for this area. We went through things with a few phone calls. They then asked me what I would like to get it all for. I told them they should stick with the original figure because I already have my foot in the door with bargain basement deals and insight, and they should do better than what I could offer. They've kept in touch with pieceing out some Tele Vue and CCDs (happy campers so far). I also informed them of how to keep a basic package instead of stripping the scope to a bare bones offer. This will help their final sale potential. I've recieved thank you letters from them.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the grab of a "YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME" underpriced mind blower, but I'm not out to rip off grandma. It's gut feeling, Karma, and individual to the situation. I've yet to put a string on two purchases, about a month apart, that happened to involve the same estate group. It was a deja-vu for us both on the second scope. The first was a Celestron-Vixen C80 on Polaris, nice for $100. The second (two days ago) was honestly the nicest Celestron-Vixen C4.5 Polaris I've ever seen loaded with optional Vixen accessories like drive control, immaculent circle V orhtos, catalog, more I'm still going through and an OTA that seems perfect with no hint of any mounting mark dimple or scratch. $150 and I doubt it would have lasted to the 1/2 price day.

I sleep well on all accounts.


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Re: Edmund Sci. 6" f/6 on fork mount... new [Re: apfever]
      #5811606 - 04/20/13 07:27 PM

Very nice write-up, Neil. Are you still downsizing?

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Parks Refractor. new [Re: apfever]
      #5811607 - 04/20/13 07:27 PM

I bought this today:
http://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/clt/3745230801.html
I looked it up and here it is or was:
http://www.parksoptical.com/product_info.php?cPath=21_116&products_id=467...
Its missing some parts and needs a little work.

Robert


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Re: Parks Refractor. new [Re: actionhac]
      #5812066 - 04/20/13 11:26 PM

Wow Robert you got a $2000 scope for $45???? Wish I could be that lucky!! Mike

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Re: Parks Refractor. new [Re: actionhac]
      #5812148 - 04/21/13 12:27 AM

That would have been a steal at $1000 !! Congrats

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