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tim53
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5742630 - 03/19/13 10:50 AM

Quote:

When I made my original post on this matter, I was speaking in general of the type of poster that was engendered in one, particularly recent, controversial (look at the debate it inspired), and still questionable (look at what is going on with regard to the pricing of said item currently for sale. It was in this context:
Title: Newbie
No. Of posts: (1)
Paraphrase: "Hey, look what I found! What will you or some 'pidgeon' give me for it?"
E-mail: false
Behavior: IMHO most questionable to date.

This inspired a lot of negativity. I was irked by it, as we're a number of others. I am for my part, sorry for that.




Actually, I don't think there's anything to be sorry for, here. You (and I and a few others) were suspicious that was what this newbie was up to. He assured us that he wasn't. But he was.

So, he essentially found a workaround to the 30 day rule and used CN as an auction site (or springboard to one).

Having said that, I don't think this is exactly a capitol crime.

The main thing *I* would apologize for in that case was that I thought it was just another 76mm scope he was talking $1100+ about.

As for divulging prices I pay for stuff? Doesn't bother me that much. I got a good deal on that Mayflower, though I wasn't so sure at the time. Selling prices went up considerably on those since then, perhaps in part to all of us talking about them on here. So, I don't think I'm likely to find one for that price again (but then I already have one, don't I?).

-Tim.


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strdst
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? new [Re: tim53]
      #5742719 - 03/19/13 11:34 AM

Terra, I apologize for my taking this too far and making it personal.

Dave, no I don't really want to see any changes, any more rules

Tim, prices are something we all talk about here including
me.

Everyone else, sorry for the rant. I'm thinking it's a good time for me to take a break.

Other keith


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starman876
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? [Re: strdst]
      #5742813 - 03/19/13 12:14 PM

what rant, darn, go on vacation and I miss everything

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tim53
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? new [Re: starman876]
      #5742873 - 03/19/13 12:44 PM

No worries!!

I really don't think we're going to change the simple fact that prices will rise because of our interest and discussions about them here. I think that refractor prices inflate faster than reflector prices simply because most people have space for them. Most collectible reflectors require more SPUs than collectible refreactors simply because they're bigger, heavier, and harder to haul around.

Tim


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starman876
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? new [Re: tim53]
      #5743020 - 03/19/13 01:50 PM

Refractors are just a very classy looking scope compared to a klunky reflector. Is that what you are saying Tim?

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Ron500E
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? new [Re: starman876]
      #5743180 - 03/19/13 03:06 PM

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Refractors are just a very classy looking scope compared to a klunky reflector. Is that what you are saying Tim?




Everyone knows that a proper telescope should have a large white tube and setting circles. None of this glorified magnifying glass stuff on some skinny piece of pipe or worse yet, those komputers thingies that zap the knowledge out of our brains, like the bugs in the movie "Starship Troopers," by going to a star or planet. If I wanted to go to a planet I'd call Carolyn Porco at Cassini Imaging or Alex Filippenko.

Ron


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AllanDystrup
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5743215 - 03/19/13 03:22 PM

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Let's all (and I am including myself in this) maybe, try and be positive rather than negative, and helpful rather than hurtful, giving consideration to what we write before we push the send button.
Terra




Agree.
Reminded me of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, 2nd century BCE :

1.33 maitri karuna mudita upekshanam sukha duhka
punya apunya vishayanam bhavanatah chitta prasadanam

In relationships, the mind becomes purified by cultivating
feelings of friendliness towards those who are happy,
compassion for those who are suffering,
goodwill towards those who are virtuous, and
indifference or neutrality towards those we perceive as wicked or evil.



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Bill Griffith
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Reged: 08/12/09

Loc: Ca.
Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? new [Re: starman876]
      #5743219 - 03/19/13 03:24 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

Time for a photo,

A klunky reflector


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terraclarke
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? new [Re: AllanDystrup]
      #5743224 - 03/19/13 03:25 PM



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Bill Griffith
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? new [Re: Bill Griffith]
      #5743274 - 03/19/13 03:41 PM Attachment (9 downloads)

A classy refractor.

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starman876
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? new [Re: Bill Griffith]
      #5743332 - 03/19/13 04:05 PM

Wow, what kind of forklift do you need to move the klunky reflector

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starman876
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? new [Re: starman876]
      #5743339 - 03/19/13 04:07 PM

Well, that refractor also needs a forklift

wait, that is the baby 75mm I thought it was the 102mm. You can carry that out set up.

Edited by starman876 (03/19/13 04:09 PM)


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terraclarke
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? new [Re: starman876]
      #5743435 - 03/19/13 04:53 PM

Nothing like the classic beauty of a Unitron

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Masvingo
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? [Re: Bill Griffith]
      #5743470 - 03/19/13 05:05 PM Attachment (11 downloads)

and to round things off...............
a
Super
Classy
Telescope


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starman876
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? [Re: Masvingo]
      #5743478 - 03/19/13 05:08 PM

I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE C STOOD FOR SOMETHING ELSE

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Masvingo
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? [Re: starman876]
      #5743483 - 03/19/13 05:12 PM





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Datapanic
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? [Re: Masvingo]
      #5743589 - 03/19/13 05:54 PM Attachment (10 downloads)

Another kind of CAT:

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Bill Griffith
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? [Re: Masvingo]
      #5743602 - 03/19/13 05:57 PM

James

Thanks for the registry

Is that a Hudson above the 55 Bel Aire?

Bill


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kansas skies
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Loc: Kansas, USA
Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? [Re: Bill Griffith]
      #5743668 - 03/19/13 06:30 PM

Ok, now that things are back to normal - can anyone here tell me what my old telescope's worth???

Bill

(Sorry)...


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starman876
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Re: Classic telescope prices on the rise? [Re: kansas skies]
      #5743691 - 03/19/13 06:40 PM

Sure. what kind is it? Better yet, PM me so I can give you a fair price before any other vulture here gets a chance

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