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starman876
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Re: Establishing Fair Prices for Classic Scopes new [Re: terraclarke]
      #5787741 - 04/09/13 10:12 AM

OK so two votes for priceless

No we are getting somewhere as to the true value


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Re: Establishing Fair Prices for Classic Scopes new [Re: starman876]
      #5787762 - 04/09/13 10:26 AM

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....maybe the questions should have been answered by people who actually have that model Unitron ......




That was part of the guideline to the poll, in the forum post introducing the poll, I asked that respondents be those that actually had the scopes in question, either as a recent sale or purchase.

Unfortunately human nature being what it is I have no way of verifying if those responding to the poll actually met that criteria. Maybe if you get responses here with details and names it will be helpful. Beyond a few days people will forget about the question so you will have to continue to put the oar in the water. Responses like "priceless" are really not too helpful either. How do you assign a dollar value to that?


Barry Simon

Edited by BRisley (04/09/13 01:17 PM)


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Re: Establishing Fair Prices for Classic Scopes new [Re: BarrySimon615]
      #5787775 - 04/09/13 10:36 AM

Barry

very well put. I was wondering about that myself. Were people responding that had, bought or sold the these scopes? I do appreciate what you are doing. However, being an engineer and having to do a lot of analysis I am always stuck in do the numbers really reflect reality and how to improve the results. Therefore, my critical nature of your poll. Hopefully with enough input we can get some accurate results. Also, we will need to update the results as the prices flucuate because of the economy and as people start paying more for these scopes because of demand or visa versa the lack thereof.

Thanks


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Re: Establishing Fair Prices for Classic Scopes new [Re: starman876]
      #5788557 - 04/09/13 03:47 PM

For me: Pristine model 128 Priceless, but I'd might let her go maybe for $1200
Model 142 Priceless, but I'd consider letting her go at maybe $2500. In either case I'd have to really think about it before letting them go. In other words everything is for sale at the right price even if the owner thinks they are priceless.
Bill


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Re: Establishing Fair Prices for Classic Scopes new [Re: Bonco]
      #5788563 - 04/09/13 03:51 PM

More near priceless results
Seems we do not need a price guide. Not if no one wants to sell their Unitron


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Re: Establishing Fair Prices for Classic Scopes new [Re: starman876]
      #5788851 - 04/09/13 06:14 PM

Here, after tens of years owning a Unitron, I remember expounding also, a "Priceless" thought, way back when.
As years go by and time closes inward, my descendents are completely oblivious to my "priceless" needs.
And for an example, I've experienced a deceased member having a "Priceless" large scope donated to a museum, to now reside in a dusty storage warehouse, completely removed from anyone but the curator.
Perhaps now and forever, that's a telescope that will collect layers of dusty dirty dust.
So Classic/Antique telescopes are not to be for the cash reserved and uniformed, and yet we must work on a way to free these entities from a warehouse, so to never become "priceless".
Just my two cents,
jim


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Re: Establishing Fair Prices for Classic Scopes new [Re: highertheflyer]
      #5790015 - 04/10/13 10:58 AM

Any material item, while it may indeed seem priceless to its possesser for a time, will ultimately become of no worth whatsoever.

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Re: Establishing Fair Prices for Classic Scopes new [Re: amicus sidera]
      #5790122 - 04/10/13 11:49 AM

And sooner or later will be sold at an estate sale if you hang on to it long enough

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Re: Establishing Fair Prices for Classic Scopes new [Re: amicus sidera]
      #5790530 - 04/10/13 03:15 PM

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Any material item, while it may indeed seem priceless to its possesser for a time, will ultimately become of no worth whatsoever.




Oh snap!! Does that include all my Gold, Gem Stones and Slim Whitman records??


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