Older sears telescope with case
Posted 29 March 2007 - 09:11 PM
Do I want to be bidding while setting a new record?
Auctions are driven by a combination of ego, money and eye candy, and add up to a recipie for an expensive weekend.
Still a lot of time for reflection...er refraction.
Posted 29 March 2007 - 10:05 PM
Posted 29 March 2007 - 10:34 PM
Regardless of the reason(s) I'm glad to see my money isn't going to waste if I ever decide to sell it in the future.
For those that haven't seen it, here's a 'retro' review of my very scope. Check out the geek in the black tie.
Posted 30 March 2007 - 05:28 AM
Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:44 AM
I can't tell you how many scopes I had bid on with Ebay And lost out is the last few seconds.What really makes thing difficult is when is when you limit yourself to one particular model.I started collecting Sears models only because I coud not afford to bid on the Tasco version.But these scope always show up sooner or late on one of the classified sites. Some may need a little more work than others,I eventually purchased the three scopes I wanted to collect I geuss what I am trying to say is good thing do come to those who wait. Their will be others .It would be nice to see someone here get this scope.
Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:00 AM
I have had the same thing happen to me numerous times. I think a lot of these people are using the sniping services or programs. I find the best thing to do is to set yourself a limit, bid the max you are willing to pay and then walk away until the end of the auction. That beig said though, I have not followed my own advice in this case, but after reading Mike Cee's wise comments on this subject, I took a breath, had an adult beverage, and stopped pumping up my Paypal account. It would be nice to see a fellow CN'er get her though so at least we could get some pictures of it up and running. Besides, theres an old Unitron on eBay now!
Posted 30 March 2007 - 09:16 AM
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 07:23 PM
This is good news I'm glad to see you came to your senses.Remember don't bid even numbers,Wait to bid as long as you can (I like the last 10 sec or so)no reason to run up the price. The rest is in your hands .Best of luck the world will be watching Sunday.
Posted 30 March 2007 - 08:29 PM
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 01:10 AM
Bottom line, I'm just dissappointed, not upset. I stayed in my price range and didn't get carried away.
As "Annie" sings , "Tomorrow, tomorrow...."
Thanks to all my fellow CN brothers ( and sisters) for their encouragement and support.
Posted 02 April 2007 - 07:04 AM
This is a Blue Monday
I tried to find out where he's located as a ebay member but he hasn't sold anything there's no feedback info.
Let's regroup and move on
Posted 02 April 2007 - 03:52 PM
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Posted 02 April 2007 - 07:20 PM
I would think the main driver was the condition and completeness the scope was in,Other than that, I haven't seen that color around that much.This was not you run of the mill scope.The scope I got and Clints Bat is most likely the more common condition for a 40+ yr old.Their was a Sears 6344(blue tube) that went for $300.00 bucks not that long ago on Ebay.Maybe some people have seen what many of us here on the CN and the other site have done with these telescopes. All the great photo's and such.The hobby is becoming more and more popular all these baby boomers can now have the scope that maybe they could not afford as a youngster.I remember as a kid looking at the old sky & Telescope magazines and dreaming about some day owning one of those scope someday.Or how about the Sears catalog that was a real killer. The days of getting a super deal on these type of telescopes on Ebay maybe over.The cat's out of the bag as they say.
Posted 02 April 2007 - 07:53 PM