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David E
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Now this is drama!
      #5607820 - 01/06/13 06:38 AM

Eyepiece box on EBay. Up to $8.50 with six bids and four days to go!

So how much would you pay for an eyepiece box? Well, this isn't just ANY eyepiece box, of course. It belongs to the coveted Meade Research Grade series of vintage oculars. The eyepieces themselves without boxes can command very high prices at auctions. Good luck if you're bidding on this one!


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Scanning4Comets
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: David E]
      #5607826 - 01/06/13 06:56 AM

The title of your post should be "Now this is a waste of money". How much would I pay for that? ...









Nothing.


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Pollux556
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5607857 - 01/06/13 07:55 AM

Is the RG 20mm Meade WA a collector item ? That is the question. If yes having the box may increase the value of both. An empty green box for the Nagler 11mm T1 was sold 50$ on Ebay !

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catboat
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: David E]
      #5607994 - 01/06/13 10:07 AM

And it's got the slightly oversized "0" in the 20mm -- a rare variant indeed!

I'd say it's worth at least $9.00, but the box market is hot so it might hit $9.25.


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tomcody
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: catboat]
      #5608046 - 01/06/13 10:45 AM

I think its time for some reviews and shoot outs for eyepiece boxes! Who has the best cardboard? the best lettering? and the best assembly?
And, which ones crush best to go into the recycle bin?


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Cotts
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: tomcody]
      #5608177 - 01/06/13 11:52 AM

Ahem.

Brandon boxes.

Thread over.

Dave


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Astrojensen
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Cotts]
      #5608215 - 01/06/13 12:10 PM

It wasn't long before the B-word appeared...


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark


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Scanning4Comets
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5608247 - 01/06/13 12:22 PM

Oh Lawd....here we go again....

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oldtimer
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: David E]
      #5608253 - 01/06/13 12:25 PM

Of course we all know that without the orginal box and caps eyepieces are totally worthless.

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mgwhittle
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: oldtimer]
      #5608299 - 01/06/13 12:52 PM

Well.......I will go ahead and admit I've paid twice as much for a vintage eyepiece or two based on the fact that it had the original box and caps.

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csrlice12
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Pollux556]
      #5608325 - 01/06/13 01:01 PM

Quote:

Is the RG 20mm Meade WA a collector item ? That is the question. If yes having the box may increase the value of both. An empty green box for the Nagler 11mm T1 was sold 50$ on Ebay !




Makes me feel glad my $190 11T1 came free with the box.....


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csrlice12
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Cotts]
      #5608329 - 01/06/13 01:03 PM

Quote:

Ahem.

Brandon boxes.

Thread over.

Dave




I hear its best to crush those boxes with the eyepiece still in it.......


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Scanning4Comets
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5608342 - 01/06/13 01:11 PM

You'd better watch out, the Brandon Police will come back with a fresh can of butt hurt.

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Sean Cunneen
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5608357 - 01/06/13 01:16 PM

Brandon Police here;

We've recieved your complaint. Unfortunatly we cannot respond at this time as we are busy seeing stuff with exceptional clarity.

Besides it's well known that only Televue owners suffer from box-itus.

Edited by Sean Cunneen (01/06/13 01:28 PM)


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JIMZ7
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5608358 - 01/06/13 01:16 PM

I didn't think of selling my Televue 11mm Nagler-1 & box seperately about 22 years ago. Nor did I sell my Meade RG Orthos & Erfles without boxes about 5 years ago. Times have changed haven't they?

Jim


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Scanning4Comets
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: JIMZ7]
      #5608431 - 01/06/13 01:52 PM

Quote:

Brandon Police here;

We've received your complaint. Unfortunately we cannot respond at this time as we are busy seeing stuff with exceptional clarity .




Brandon Complaint Dept.... Please press here


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johnnyha
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Scanning4Comets]
      #5608475 - 01/06/13 02:07 PM

Brandons do not have or need boxes.

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BillP
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5608483 - 01/06/13 02:09 PM

Quote:

Brandons do not have or need boxes.




I have found that they work best without the boxes. Jim B. may disagree given he likes to observe with end caps in place. IMO though, best without the box. Same with the RGs.


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Sean Cunneen
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: BillP]
      #5608493 - 01/06/13 02:12 PM

Bill, I see another shootout in your future...

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csrlice12
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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: BillP]
      #5608497 - 01/06/13 02:13 PM

Aw, come'on Bill, we all know only the "special" photons penetrate both the box AND the cap.......

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