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1973 UNITRON Model 128 for Sale on eBay

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#1 Awesomelenny

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 07:03 AM

Hey folks, go to eBay and look up item #190112923053.

Now that is really a beautiful 2.4" equatorial refractor!

#2 Mr Magoo

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 12:59 PM

Lenny,
That "Buy it Now" price, is that a fair going price for these scopes?

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:20 PM

Here is a clickable link to it :

http://cgi.ebay.com/...em=190112923053

Regards and clear skies,

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:21 PM

I have not seen a 2.4" go for that high. The seller describes it as mint and it has the unihex and a nice selection of eyepieces, still, I would be surprised if someone paid that much for it. Even the starting bid seems a bit high to me.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:30 PM

I think some sellers of these old scopes know what the scope is realisitically worth, but they are savvy and they realize what a wide-open jungle eBay is. One the right day, with a little luck, someone with more money than reason will purchase it with no questions asked. In their mind, it doesn't hurt to gamble a $15.00 listing fee if one stands to make a giant profit. If it doesn't sell, they re-list it with a slightly lower price and keep repeating the process until it sells.

I have watched the same pair of old banged-up galilean binoculars get relisted a dozen times in the last few months. At first the seller was asking almost $500.00 for them as an "antique curio", now the price is down to a "reasonable" $199.98. Judging them on condition and rarity, they are realisitically worth about $20.00 ... but who knows, he may get $100.00 for them if he keeps trying.

Prices on CN and AM are more realisitic, IMO, because the buyers and sellers are more knowledgeable about the gear, and they have genuine interest in it besides turning a profit. eBay is a big melting pot of buyer/seller types and personalities - anything is possible.

But I do agree, that asking price seems a tad astronomical to me. (excuse the pun!)

Regards and clear skies,

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 02:51 PM

Whoa Nelly! It was just about two weeks ago the 3" with all the "STUFF" and two mounts had a BIN for $1200. This one is way overpriced in my opinion. The initial listing price is border line for a fair price.

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 04:11 PM

I agree...Nice looking but about $1000 over priced for BIN.
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Posted 14 May 2007 - 04:48 PM

I just got a 1955 alt az 2.4 with the original unihex and a set of eye pieces for $600,Mono 40mm baby!! Also a well know astronomer telling me the optics are perfect!!!! Ron saying there perfect pricless!!!

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Posted 14 May 2007 - 05:32 PM

Clint,
You no good's that live in California always get the drop on great deals.. How 'bought letting us east coasters get a shot at one of these bargains. LOL
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#10 Awesomelenny

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 09:33 AM

Well from the looks of it...it'll go over $1000. This one looks very original. Even has the collimating ears on it. I am told that the Model 114 altazimuths did NOT have collimating ears!

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Posted 15 May 2007 - 12:08 PM

I would check what Hal want for the 3" before I would give a grand for this Whats up with the Unihex it looks baked discolored


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