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greedyshark
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UO HDs Gone Wild!
      #5842508 - 05/05/13 09:28 PM

The uniformed are bidding through the ceiling over on FleaBay. A 7mm and 12mm HD are pushing 140 clams each! If they only knew.

Charles


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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: greedyshark]
      #5842531 - 05/05/13 09:42 PM

There's a 12 available?!

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greedyshark
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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: Mariner@sg]
      #5842567 - 05/05/13 10:09 PM

Remain calm. Keep hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times.

Charles


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Mariner@sg
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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: greedyshark]
      #5842576 - 05/05/13 10:15 PM

Meh. Too much even for me. Plus seller won't ship outside the US.

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astro_baby
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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: Mariner@sg]
      #5842957 - 05/06/13 06:00 AM

The Baader GOs did over here, and probably will again I dont doubt.

For me its not what they are worth to the buyer its what they are worth to me. I would probably sellthe se if ai could get 100 per EP but I wouldnt sell for less.


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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: astro_baby]
      #5843109 - 05/06/13 08:58 AM

I've been selling my BGO's as I acquire eyepieces of the same focal length that give me a better view ... or if buyers give me an offer I can't refuse! After I bought an XO 5.1, my BGO 5mm went out the door. My BGO 12.5 left when I got a good offer.

So far, though, my BGO 6, 7, 9 (pair) and 18 (pair) are staying.

There are two additional factors to consider: small size/weight and binoviewing. I have an XW 7 that rivals the BGO 7, but the BGO makes more sense ergonimically for grab-n-go with small scopes. Also, I can fit the BGO 7 in a little case with ten other planet / lunar eyepieces. I couldn't fit the XW 7 by itself in that case!

My final verdict is still out on my BGO 6 vs Brandon 6. When a comparo between eyepieces is too close to call, I tend to keep both.

Mike


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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: Sarkikos]
      #5843733 - 05/06/13 02:35 PM

At the rate the prices are going, my UO-HD 5mm is not going anywhere.

Best,


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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: ibase]
      #5843778 - 05/06/13 03:02 PM

My 7mm & 9mm ain't going nowheres either. Wonder what the UO OPS's would go for?

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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: ibase]
      #5843786 - 05/06/13 03:08 PM

Quote:

At the rate the prices are going, my UO-HD 5mm is not going anywhere.





You might want to re-think that logic. Sell your 5 for $140...buy a new one from UO for less. They are coming back into production. See the earlier thread.

Charles


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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: greedyshark]
      #5843842 - 05/06/13 03:41 PM

Quote:

Quote:

At the rate the prices are going, my UO-HD 5mm is not going anywhere.





You might want to re-think that logic. Sell your 5 for $140...buy a new one from UO for less. They are coming back into production. See the earlier thread.


Charles




Any mention of the UO volcano tops coming back?

Edited by Teal'c (05/06/13 11:14 PM)


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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: greedyshark]
      #5843874 - 05/06/13 03:58 PM

Quote:

Quote:

At the rate the prices are going, my UO-HD 5mm is not going anywhere.





You might want to re-think that logic. Sell your 5 for $140...buy a new one from UO for less. They are coming back into production. See the earlier thread.

Charles




Sorry but am afraid am not much as to fleece uninformed fellow astro-enthusiasts. And my UO5 flattop is working great, it seems long-winded to take the route of going to the trouble of selling then re-buying the same EP. Thanks, seems illogical, but I'll pass.

Best,


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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: ibase]
      #5843971 - 05/06/13 04:42 PM

Agree, I'd rather be viewing thru them then spending time trying to get rid of them....just to buy them back again...just not worth it...not to mention that greed already has ruined this good old earth enough already.....

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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5844566 - 05/06/13 10:25 PM

"Fleecing" is too strong a word when you consider the dollar amounts we are talking about...and "greed", well greed was most certainly not my intention, although, I do agree with you that greed, especially the corporate flavor, has led to many a problem in today's world...just ask Bernie Madoff . I just find the FleaBay shenanigans entertaining.

As for myself, I enjoy good a astro-find...a few weekends ago I picked up a $300 Bogen tripod for $5 at a garage sale and a mint Questar full aperture solar filter on FleaBay for $19. Did I feel guilty?...not a bit. Seller, educate thyself...Buyer beware. On the flip side, I recently traded my car for a new vehicle and left way too much dealer profit on the table. Karma.

Charles


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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: greedyshark]
      #5844656 - 05/06/13 11:01 PM

Interesting to note that the bidder for the 7mm HD pulled his bid but it back up to $130 again.

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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: greedyshark]
      #5844659 - 05/06/13 11:03 PM

The U.O. HD's will be China made, as are the look alike Kasai's. The Kasai's box is stamped Japan, but there was no maker mark on the eyepiece itself.

Made in China and up the price?


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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: tomharri]
      #5844778 - 05/07/13 12:19 AM

Quote:

The U.O. HD's will be China made...




You sure about that? I got an email from Jan a few weeks ago stating they were coming from Japan. Maybe something changed?

Charles


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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: tomharri]
      #5844785 - 05/07/13 12:23 AM

Quote:

The U.O. HD's will be China made, as are the look alike Kasai's. The Kasai's box is stamped Japan, but there was no maker mark on the eyepiece itself.

Made in China and up the price?




What's your source for that information, please?


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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: Deep13]
      #5845248 - 05/07/13 10:16 AM

Quote:

What's your source for that information, please?

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That which can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.




The UO HDs are likely from the same source as the Astro-Hutech orthos... entirely produced in Japan according to the Agena Astro description. It should be interesting to see if they carry the UO mark. According to a recent e-mail from Manish at Agena, these were resurrected though the efforts of Ted Ishikawa at Astro-Hutech.

See this recent thread:
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5805175/page...

Edited by desertlens (05/07/13 10:59 AM)


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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: desertlens]
      #5845545 - 05/07/13 01:10 PM

Glad I just received my pair of 18mm's from Edmund's last night.

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astro_baby
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Re: UO HDs Gone Wild! new [Re: oo_void]
      #5845713 - 05/07/13 02:09 PM

I would guess if people dont start buying them off the shelves the current stock might be the last. For all the hype no one seems to be buying from what I can see. Agena lists numbers in stock and they dont seem to be moving.......

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