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rdandrea
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Reged: 06/13/10

Loc: Colorado, USA DM59ra
Re: Criterion Dynascope RV-6 on NNJ CL new [Re: apfever]
      #5747658 - 03/21/13 01:38 PM

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Listed this morning, on northern New Jersey CL:

Criterion Dynascope RV-6

Within driving distance of my location, but I have sufficient telescopes for my needs; seller is unknown to me.

Looks like the first C-note takes it.




That looks like a 6" Dynascope OTA on an RV-6 mount. Dang! I'd drop a C note in a heartbeat if it was local.




Yeah, my dad was a school principal in Nutley. We lived just five minutes away. Wish I still lived there--I'd snag it in a heartbeat.

Naaaah...

Colorado's skies are better.


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stevenwav
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Loc: New England
Re: AP 6" F12 new [Re: starman876]
      #5747843 - 03/21/13 03:24 PM

It is now listed here on CN for sale - see the classified section...

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Ron500E
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Reged: 06/01/12

Loc: Illinois, near the River Styx
Re: AP 6" F12 new [Re: mgwhittle]
      #5747850 - 03/21/13 03:27 PM

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http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&_trksid=p2047675.l2565&am...

hard to believe it went that cheap. The OTA should have gone for twice that. Anyone here get this?




It was relisted. Read that listing, which is now closed because it is "no longer available" and you will get an idea of what happened.




Hmmmmm.... Zero feedback.... we all have to start somewhere but on a "deal too good to be true..."
I don't think I'm paranoid, I AM paranoid. Especially with what little money I have left after all my hobbies have been serviced.
Better to appear stupid that to prove it.

Ron


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starman876
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Loc: VA
Re: AP 6" F12 new [Re: Ron500E]
      #5747883 - 03/21/13 03:47 PM

This scope is getting famous fast.

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Steve Daniel
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Reged: 06/03/12

Loc: Austin, TX
8" Edmunds Newt on Craigslist new [Re: starman876]
      #5747920 - 03/21/13 04:03 PM

Dubious perhaps, but intriguing nonetheless

http://austin.craigslist.org/spo/3694729543.html


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terraclarke
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Zeiss Asiola Spotting Scope on eBay new [Re: Steve Daniel]
      #5748024 - 03/21/13 04:56 PM

Zeiss Asiola Spotting Scope on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Carl-Zeiss-Asiola-Spotting-Scope-DDR-1Q-Near-Perfect-...


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albert1
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Re: how many of you were lusting- BOGUS AD? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5748052 - 03/21/13 05:12 PM

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Hey, it just occurred to me that the 60mm Unitron scope and mount that was supposedly for sale here a couple of days ago may have been bogus from the outset. Here are ten reasons that I have come up with to conclude that the ad may well have been a farce.

Consider:
(1) the prices were ridiculously low, even the one for the ota with the cracked lens considering that the solar projection kit, 4 Unitron eyepieces and the deluxe cell were included, not to mention a very nice cabinet.
(2) the scope looked so good! How could someone have kept it in such good condition and broken the objective.
(3) a photo of the broken objective was never shown.
(4) the eq mount was listed at 1/3 to 1/4 of its value.
(5) the listings were made in the middle of the night, good time for pranksters assuming it was listed here in the USA and the add gave every indication that it was.
(6) several of us emailed him right away and got no reply. I for one emailed him around 8 or 9 AM withing 4 or 5 hrs of the listing- no reply.
(7) the seller registered here the day of the sale (march 19).
(8) no one on here bought the stuff.
(9) this occurred the same week that we have had several debates about newbies, drive-bys, price gouging, rising prices, etc.
AND
(10) my daddy always said "if its too good to be true, it probably isn't."

Just my thoughts on the matter.




Just happen to be on CN classifieds when the seller posted that listing in the early AM. I thought for sure I got lucky and nailed this one when I responded while the listing had only 4 hits .

The seller responded the following day apologetically informing me it had been sold. He told me another CNer beat me to it by minutes . So, I guess it seems legit.
I guess we won't know for sure until someone reveals themselves .


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starman876
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Re: how many of you were lusting- BOGUS AD? new [Re: albert1]
      #5748132 - 03/21/13 05:40 PM

Unless someone is pulling our leg. It is almost April 1st

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apfever
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Loc: Colorado
Re: 8" Edmunds Newt on Craigslist new [Re: Steve Daniel]
      #5748221 - 03/21/13 06:18 PM

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Dubious perhaps, but intriguing nonetheless

http://austin.craigslist.org/spo/3694729543.html




Woo Hoo,

Llano is where my ranch is! Little bitty town of about 3,000. Big ranch country, home of the largest private hardware store in the whole state of Texas. That is where I found my original complete blue tube DS-16 hernia maker. I made a vacation trip down to pick up the 16.
I don't doubt the ad, and I'll contact the seller. My brother lives on the ranch and he could get it but I have absolutely no need for this one. If any one is intested in getting it on hold, I can swing the deal (your money) and keep it stored. I'll post any info from the seller.

EDIT: talked to the seller. Charles will put everything for the telescope in one place at his store in Llano and talk to me at 10:00 tomorrow morning. Here is the post of just some of the other stuff, and there is more that he didn't list.
http://austin.craigslist.org/spo/3694730910.html
Charles doesn't know squat about any of it. He don't know diddly. He opens his second hand store a couple of times a week, he has had this contraption for about 2 years. Ironically, he got it here in Colorado and took it to Texas.
It all belonged to the father of a family friend, the father passed away about 4 or so years ago and no one in the family had any interest in any of it. The father apparently did some photography with it, and how he did it with that mount contraption I have no idea.
I find it interesting how astronomy can come out of the woodwork sometimes in strange ways. Charles and I know some of the same people and it was a rather heartfelt conversation even though I was just there for 2 weeks last Dec. The Bluebonnets are up and they are pretty things. My brother is going to swing by his store tomorrow and take a visual of the scope contraption crude looking thingy.


Edited by apfever (03/21/13 07:30 PM)


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starman876
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Re: 8" Edmunds Newt on Craigslist new [Re: apfever]
      #5748362 - 03/21/13 07:28 PM

very nice gesture. We need more folks like you

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Dave M
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Loc: Ohio
Re: 8" Edmunds Newt on Craigslist new [Re: apfever]
      #5748385 - 03/21/13 07:37 PM

That Tuthill Steroocular is pretty cool!

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gelkin
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Loc: Western, MD.
Unitron parts on Feebay new [Re: starman876]
      #5748514 - 03/21/13 09:08 PM

Parts for your Unitron on ebay again. I may have to try for these 30mm finder rings. My poor 3" is running on only 5 thumb screws. Probably the only way i'll ever get a replacement.

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starman876
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Re: Unitron parts on Feebay new [Re: gelkin]
      #5748626 - 03/21/13 10:07 PM

Just PM me Gerald

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starman876
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Re: Unitron parts on Feebay new [Re: starman876]
      #5748639 - 03/21/13 10:13 PM

http://www.astromart.com/classifieds/details.asp?classified_id=814996

this mount might interest some of you


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bremms
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Re: Unitron parts on Feebay [Re: starman876]
      #5748729 - 03/21/13 11:13 PM

That would be a nice mount for my 6" D&G that will be done god knows when. Price is right on a very sturdy mount.

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Steve_M_M
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Reged: 06/09/04

Loc: Moorpark, CA
Re: AP 6" F12 [Re: starman876]
      #5748946 - 03/22/13 01:33 AM

Quote:

http://offer.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&_trksid=p2047675.l2565&am...
hard to believe it went that cheap. The OTA should have gone for twice that. Anyone here get this?




One after the next. My intention was to pick up this scope and the Sears 6345 when I am in Sacramento in 2 weeks. I don't think I will have either.

For the AP, the seller offered me a chance to purchase it after his original winner backed out for personal reasons. Not too many folks back out of a $3250 6" AP on a rare Losmandy GM-100 mount....hmmmm. So, I offered more than the auction, $3750. He wrote back and said he wanted $5,000 but that he was going to put it up on Astromart and Ebay first. So, he did. I bid $4,000 and then the auction was removed. I suspect if he put it on Astromart, it got removed quickly. Now, here it is on CN.


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Steve_M_M
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Reged: 06/09/04

Loc: Moorpark, CA
Super Rare 1953 Goto Kogaku [Re: Steve_M_M]
      #5748953 - 03/22/13 01:41 AM

The ad is Here

The original thread is Here

I do know the seller and I have owned the telescope.


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Mr Magoo
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Loc: Franklin, Indiana
8" CRITERION DYNASCOPE DE LUXE [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5749086 - 03/22/13 05:52 AM

8" CRITERION DYNASCOPE DE LUXE on eBay. Doesn't get any better than this for one of these. Not my ad, because if it were mine it would not be on eBay! 8" Dynascope

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Jim Curry
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Re: 8" CRITERION DYNASCOPE DE LUXE [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #5749128 - 03/22/13 07:17 AM

Wow, this 8" looks elegant. I can't tell you how many evenings I spent under the covers late at night drooling over the Criterion catalogue. That scope was like the ultimate! After receiving a 4" equatorial I did get a tour of the factory, I didn't live too far away. This deal isn't too far from me but I'll pass....I think.

Jim


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terraclarke
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Re: 8" CRITERION DYNASCOPE DE LUXE [Re: Mr Magoo]
      #5749240 - 03/22/13 09:02 AM

Somebody ought to get that Goto, those things are cool. I looked through a late to mid 60s 3 inch Goto refractor once and that thing was primo!

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