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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Pollux556]
      #5615438 - 01/10/13 12:33 PM

Wasn't me (but then i have all my boxes except for one, which didn't come with one). How does one rate boxes? Obviously, LNIB doesn't apply (maybe LNB). Does a price sticker increase/decrease the value? What if an eyepiece is included? How does one determine if a box says XX eyepiece that it is the orginal version box or a later run? Is a box signed by Al Nagler worth more than an unsigned one, worth less, or just worthless? How many and what kind of scratches, scrapes, and dings affect the price, and how do they affect it. Then there's the question of what do we do with all those Brandon boxes..........

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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Pollux556]
      #5615440 - 01/10/13 12:34 PM

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Please guys, do not laugh, this is perhaps, not to say probably one of us who bought this box.




If you think about it, there are two, as someone else put in a bid just below that one!

These are strange days indeed...


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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Sean Cunneen]
      #5615441 - 01/10/13 12:35 PM

And do you ship it via a stamp on top? the. horror.

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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: David E]
      #5615567 - 01/10/13 01:42 PM

Does anyone want to buy the ziplock baggie my 24 Brandon from Astronomics came in? It's in excellent condition! David

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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: dscarpa]
      #5615641 - 01/10/13 02:30 PM

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Does anyone want to buy the ziplock baggie my 24 Brandon from Astronomics came in? It's in excellent condition! David




Could you post a photo?


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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: dscarpa]
      #5615645 - 01/10/13 02:32 PM

Is it the original green baggie ?

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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Pollux556]
      #5615648 - 01/10/13 02:35 PM

This thread gets my vote for "Best thread of the year" and its only January!
Rex


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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: tomcody]
      #5615682 - 01/10/13 02:54 PM

I just cleaned my ES 82 24mm...any bids for the dust collection???

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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5615749 - 01/10/13 03:41 PM

See Hernando, I told you that box was worth $45. It's like you got your 7mm ortho in it for free!

As for the poster with the Meade 5000 series box, I can't believe that it's that rare... but maybe it's just that thought that makes everybody else throw theirs away. Best to secure it in an archival-quality plastic bag, add some desiccant, and store it in the safe deposit box next to the mint-state Saints.


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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: tomcody]
      #5615837 - 01/10/13 04:27 PM

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I think we need a new forum category: Boxtronomy!
Rex




Isn't Boxtronomy Rex a fossil recently uncovered on Mt. Palomar?

Dave


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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Slow Astronomer]
      #5615853 - 01/10/13 04:39 PM

Good to know, that in an emergency, I can sell my eyepiece boxes before I have to sell the eyepiece.........

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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Pollux556]
      #5615934 - 01/10/13 05:39 PM

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Is it the original green baggie ?



Careful, demand is so high and these Brandon baggies are so rare and valuable that many fakes exist. The only way to be sure it's genuine is to have it checked for Don's fingerprints. And even then it could be from his tuna sandwich.


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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5615949 - 01/10/13 05:51 PM

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Quote:

Is it the original green baggie ?



… The only way to be sure it's genuine is to have it checked for Don's fingerprints. And even then it could be from his tuna sandwich.




Don eats tuna sandwiches????


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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: stevetaylor199]
      #5616089 - 01/10/13 07:19 PM

Steve, shiver me timbers, you don't say!


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See Hernando, I told you that box was worth $45. It's like you got your 7mm ortho in it for free!






Done!
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As for the poster with the Meade 5000 series box, I can't believe that it's that rare... but maybe it's just that thought that makes everybody else throw theirs away. Best to secure it in an archival-quality plastic bag, add some desiccant, and store it in the safe deposit box next to the mint-state Saints.

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I recently sold a Meade SWA 5000 34mm eyepiece but I couldn't find the original box. No problem with this from the buyer, btw. After reading this thread, I'm keeping the box. Who knows what it will bring a few years from now.









Rare breed - Meade Series 5000 SWA 34mm BOX (complete with even rarer white box outer cover [I even have the same box sets with its siblings 16,20,24,28,40mm's for a complete series 5K box sets of 6], it can't get better than this! )

Best,


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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: ibase]
      #5616221 - 01/10/13 08:32 PM

Who wudda thought the boxes are worth more than the eyepieces are????

Edited by csrlice12 (01/10/13 08:32 PM)


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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5616232 - 01/10/13 08:40 PM

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Good to know, that in an emergency, I can sell my eyepiece boxes before I have to sell the eyepiece.........




I think I can scrounge up enough eyepiece boxes to sell and pay for a new Nagler...


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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: Pollux556]
      #5616255 - 01/10/13 08:53 PM

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Please guys, do not laugh, this is perhaps, not to say probably one of us who bought this box.




I hope so. I can't wait for him/her to post their first light report!


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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5616313 - 01/10/13 09:38 PM

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Who wudda thought the boxes are worth more than the eyepieces are????






Best,


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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: ibase]
      #5616853 - 01/11/13 08:51 AM

What's really sad, is that in some cases, this is probably true........

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Re: Now this is drama! new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5616950 - 01/11/13 10:00 AM

True, but maybe allow some slack, whatever floats one's boat as they say, and some meticulous collectors might tend to bat for completeness, and that an EP may not be considered as such without its original box in possession. The premium price bidded for the box in this thread is indicative of such possibility.

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