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beatlejuice
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S&T collection $10,000
      #5676841 - 02/12/13 11:59 PM

Is this guy for real? or maybe accidently punched in too many 0's S&T collection Or maybe my sense of value needs to be enlightened.

Eric


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Astrosetz
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: beatlejuice]
      #5676856 - 02/13/13 12:13 AM

I don't think he knows you can buy all that stuff on DVD.

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CounterWeight
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: Astrosetz]
      #5676919 - 02/13/13 01:14 AM

Quote:

Holding history in your hands is far different than just staring at a digitize image of it on a computer screen. If this does not make sense to you then this collection is definitely NOT for you.



from the advert - maybe he does know?

Have to agree there about the printed page, though I sure can't pony up for it. Makes the DVD a great option from a cost standpoint.


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edwincjones
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5677099 - 02/13/13 06:59 AM

best offer now

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droid
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5677292 - 02/13/13 09:37 AM

Well its his collection....and he can set what ever price he wants, we dont necessarily need to agree with it.
So lets be nice folks, like thumpers mom said " if you you aint got nothing nice to say, dont say anything "


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Rick Woods
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: CounterWeight]
      #5678667 - 02/14/13 12:43 AM

Quote:

Quote:

Holding history in your hands is far different than just staring at a digitize image of it on a computer screen. If this does not make sense to you then this collection is definitely NOT for you.



from the advert - maybe he does know?

Have to agree there about the printed page, though I sure can't pony up for it. Makes the DVD a great option from a cost standpoint.




LOL! It does make sense to me; but the collection is still not for me! And for $10K - someone here (Rod?) just recently put their whole collection out at the curb for pickup.

Well, one man's trash, and all that...


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edwincjones
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5678821 - 02/14/13 06:22 AM

what if the $10,000 collection is the same one put on the curb



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edwincjones
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5678824 - 02/14/13 06:24 AM

a question for the old timers

back in the old days when we did keep all the magazines,
what would a complete collection sell for?

edj


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okieav8rAdministrator
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: Rick Woods]
      #5678844 - 02/14/13 06:44 AM

Quote:

LOL! It does make sense to me; but the collection is still not for me! And for $10K - someone here (Rod?) just recently put their whole collection out at the curb for pickup.

Well, one man's trash, and all that...




No doubt!

Last year, I put my own collection of Astronomy and S&T (except for the last few years issues) up on Amart as a freebie for local pickup. I was glad to have them taken by someone who could use them.


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rookie
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5678882 - 02/14/13 07:20 AM

Quote:

what if the $10,000 collection is the same one put on the curb







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rmollise
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: edwincjones]
      #5678908 - 02/14/13 07:49 AM

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what if the $10,000 collection is the same one put on the curb






That would be cool if it was, but it wasn't.

Anyway... I did that very reluctantly, and made every attempt to give all those issues away to somebody/anybody--which were not a complete collection, going back "only" to the 60s--but there were no takers...none. Approaching early retirement and relocation and the fact I was not using the issues due to fact that I have the DVDs, meant they just had to go--well, all the 70s and after, I held onto the 60s.

Is a complete collection worth 10K? I don't know. But I will say that I'd sooner spend the money on that than on a ATV, a Skidoo or two, or a fracking Kia automobile.


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helpwanted
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: rmollise]
      #5679078 - 02/14/13 10:04 AM

bookstores usually sell issues for $1 each, but certainly not an entire collection. there is about 900-1000 issues in his collection.

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turtle86
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: helpwanted]
      #5679343 - 02/14/13 12:19 PM

If he can get $10,000 for his set, more power to him. Me, I'd rather spend $179.99 on the S&T DVD Seven Decade Collection and put the remaining $9820.01 toward a nice big Dob.

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k9yr
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: turtle86]
      #5679906 - 02/14/13 05:12 PM

When there is an emotional attachment the price goes up. I see it on Pawn Stars all the time

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helpwanted
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: k9yr]
      #5680075 - 02/14/13 07:19 PM

" I'd rather spend $179.99 on the S&T DVD Seven Decade Collection and put the remaining $9820.01 toward a nice big Dob. "

I'm with you Rob!


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Sarkikos
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: rmollise]
      #5681721 - 02/15/13 02:55 PM

Quote:

Is a complete collection worth 10K? I don't know. But I will say that I'd sooner spend the money on that than on a ATV, a Skidoo or two, or a fracking Kia automobile.




I'd rather have the Kia. That's my ride to the dark site. Plenty of space inside, but not too frakin' big on the outside.


Mike


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rmollise
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5681725 - 02/15/13 03:00 PM

Nothing against Kias, really...just not my style.

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Sarkikos
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: rmollise]
      #5682043 - 02/15/13 05:41 PM

Who said Kia's had style?


Mike


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rookie
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5682061 - 02/15/13 05:53 PM

I love my Kia Sorento
I bought it specifically because of the cargo space in the back. It's perfect for my telescope and gear.


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Sarkikos
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Re: S&T collection $10,000 new [Re: rookie]
      #5682248 - 02/15/13 07:54 PM

I love my Kia Rondo. Perfect size inside for my small family and plenty of astro gear. Tarps and chairs and such go up in the cargo box.

I could probably fit that entire $10k S&T collection in the Kia with enough room left for my 10" Dob!


Mike


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