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Max Lattanzi
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Re: Zeiss AS100 new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6211368 - 11/23/13 01:05 PM

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It certainly is. I do hope it all stays together.




Hi Terra,

It is/was also my hope. In the last few months I have been refusing to sell single components and parts, but these have been so fare the sole proposals I got. That's why I am now open to split it. But I hate doing that and would *very much* welcome a single discriminate buyer who can take the relay on this Zeiss.

Let's hope. It would be indeed a real pity to see such a split.

Cheers,
-- Max


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terraclarke
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Re: Zeiss AS100 new [Re: Max Lattanzi]
      #6211763 - 11/23/13 05:01 PM

I hope so too Max. I do understand splitting and parting in these hard economic times, but it is so hard to come by a factory complete system that is more than a few years old; and it is such a beautiful complete and excellent instrument. So let's hope someone who can truly appreciate it as such comes forward to buy it, keep it, and cherish it, all in one piece so to speak.

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jjbird
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Re: Zeiss AS100 new [Re: terraclarke]
      #6211796 - 11/23/13 05:20 PM

Max,
I saw a Zeiss AS100 complete kit in a small optical shop while touring East Berlin in 1983 as a young US Army officer (on an Army salary). I still remember the price of 1200 East German Marks ( worth about 120 DM at the time) and how badly I wanted to buy it, but it wasn't a practical thing to do at the time.
That is a beautiful setup and I hope you don't have to break it up.
Regards,
Julio


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starman876
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Re: Check this out.......... new [Re: greju]
      #6211978 - 11/23/13 06:45 PM

https://www.astromart.com/auctions/details.asp?bidhistory=1&auction_id=10458


Looks like Jim is in on the bidding. Over $2000 now. I had a feeling this one would go high. Anyone here who can guess the final price.

Edited by starman876 (11/23/13 07:08 PM)


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Nave
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C-Note = Wooden Box & White Tube new [Re: starman876]
      #6211994 - 11/23/13 06:53 PM

Local to me.
Not the seller.
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/pho/4209104185.html


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Jim Curry
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Re: Check this out.......... new [Re: starman876]
      #6212753 - 11/24/13 08:26 AM

I'm only in it for a few more bucks. I'm not big on reserve type auctions.

Jim


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Re: Check this out.......... new [Re: Jim Curry]
      #6212761 - 11/24/13 08:32 AM

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I'm only in it for a few more bucks. I'm not big on reserve type auctions.

Jim




I agree about the reserve type auction. I don't understand the downside to just starting bidding at the minimum you would take. Any potential buyers are just going to slowly keep bidding the price up until they hit the reserve price anyway.

Steve


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starman876
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Re: Check this out.......... new [Re: sgorton99]
      #6212808 - 11/24/13 09:07 AM

That is a good point Steve. However, I think that the seller gets more people interested this way. Sort of like a dangling a carrot out there. If the seller starts at $3500 a lot of people would take one look and never look back. This way more people are going check back to see what the price is and maybe think that they want to give it a shot. I know Ebay discourages people from using a reserve because they claim you will get more bidders without one and maybe a higher final price. A lot of sellers are afraid that without a reserve they will not get there minimum price. From what I have seen if the item is something that is highly desirable the fair value of the item will reach its goal without any issue. But hey, it is a 4" Unitron, you got to love it

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javago
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Re: Check this out.......... new [Re: starman876]
      #6213012 - 11/24/13 11:14 AM

The seller of the 4" Unitron wants more than $3000......maybe a bit high ? If you look closely at the mount than you notice something that is not original.I do mean the part that connects the cradle to the mount ( metal color )....

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starman876
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Re: Check this out.......... new [Re: javago]
      #6213163 - 11/24/13 12:20 PM

Well, I see a Scopestuff aftermarket drive and a aluminum machined piece that connect the cradle to the mount. That is not unusual to see. those pieces brake so easy. You cannot find any replacements so they only choice you have is to have one made. This one looks like it was rather well done as it is very close to the original size. If it had been painted black I do not think anyone would have noticed at first.

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starman876
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ebay new [Re: starman876]
      #6213754 - 11/24/13 06:10 PM

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ULTRA-RARE-Criterion-RV-6-DYNASCOPE-1960s-Electric-Dr...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Edmund-Telescope-6-inch-F8-/261334924423?pt=U...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-astrola-telescope-60s-or-70s-big-dont-miss-it...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Celestron-C-6-Telescope-6-f-5-Optical-Tube-As...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Celestron-Tripod-Excellent-condtion-L-K-/3212...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Southern-Precision-Instrument-Astronomical-Te...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-Maksutov-Astronomical-Telescope-/1310557...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Unitron-Telescope-114-Alt-Az-Mount-Model-Rare...


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fjs
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Re: ebay new [Re: starman876]
      #6213851 - 11/24/13 06:56 PM

Hurry!!

Sand Cast C-14

Very fair price I'd say.


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fjs
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Re: ebay new [Re: fjs]
      #6213874 - 11/24/13 07:13 PM

Mystery Scope

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PiSigma
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Re: ebay new [Re: starman876]
      #6213961 - 11/24/13 08:03 PM

The auction for the '78 Cave is a sad commentary on the state of education in this country.......

And the Cave he references for $5000 didn't sell....duh.


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Re: ebay new [Re: PiSigma]
      #6213979 - 11/24/13 08:17 PM

How about the $1,000 RV-6?

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starman876
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Re: ebay new [Re: fjs]
      #6213998 - 11/24/13 08:27 PM

I have to ask. Does that look like a C14? For some reason it looks to small. That last picture cannot be a C14?

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fjs
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Re: ebay new [Re: starman876]
      #6214012 - 11/24/13 08:37 PM

I wondered about that myself, I just decided to take the sellers word for it since I couldn't be sure it isn't.

The last photo is definitely of a different scope.


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fjs
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Re: ebay new [Re: Mkofski]
      #6214018 - 11/24/13 08:41 PM

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How about the $1,000 RV-6?




But, free shipping!


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turk123
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Re: ebay new [Re: PiSigma]
      #6214038 - 11/24/13 08:54 PM

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The auction for the '78 Cave is a sad commentary on the state of education in this country.......

And the Cave he references for $5000 didn't sell....duh.




What link was that? I missed that one.


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fjs
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Re: ebay [Re: turk123]
      #6214046 - 11/24/13 08:59 PM

Third one down in Johanns post of many links

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