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gavinm
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 08/26/05

Loc: Auckland New Zealand
RCX400??
      #5684561 - 02/17/13 01:53 AM

This looks like quite a good offer? US$6800

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=562371199&permanent=0


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Christopher EricksonModerator
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 05/08/06

Loc: Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Re: RCX400?? new [Re: gavinm]
      #5684577 - 02/17/13 02:21 AM

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This looks like quite a good offer? US$6800

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=562371199&permanent=0




Are you affiliated with the seller in any way?


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gavinm
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 08/26/05

Loc: Auckland New Zealand
Re: RCX400?? new [Re: Christopher Erickson]
      #5684629 - 02/17/13 04:45 AM

nope.. and I'd have to drive 12 hours to pick it up (which is a lot in a small country like ours..)

I've never really followed the RCX so I don't know a lot about its ins and outs.


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Christopher EricksonModerator
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Re: RCX400?? new [Re: gavinm]
      #5684634 - 02/17/13 04:50 AM

It can be a finicky scope and can be prone to mechanical problems with the three-motor focusing/collimating setup.

These days you can get a used 16" LX200GPS scope for about $7,500US.

Just speaking for myself, I would pass on that scope. Too much money for a potential pile of headaches.


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thesubwaypusher
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Reged: 07/08/04

Loc: New York City
Re: RCX400?? new [Re: Christopher Erickson]
      #5694830 - 02/22/13 02:18 PM

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Too much money for a potential pile of headaches.




Agreed. They are great when they work, but when they don't, watch out. Parts and support are difficult to come by.


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