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#1 Preston Smith

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 11:10 PM

Boy, and I thought WE had problems buying more scopes then we need!:foreheadslap::flexible: :gottahurt: :Uh: :choochoo:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...02143&rd=1&rd=1

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 12:55 AM

Preston....The only one worth a plug nickle is the "large" black one. It's a 90mmx900mm and Chinese too! :grin: :grin: Mike

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 05:17 AM

Preston....The only one worth a plug nickle is the "large" black one. It's a 90mmx900mm and Chinese too! :grin: :grin: Mike


You are absolutely right! I just couldn't help myself in posting this. This is just too funny!:rofl2:

Anyone here ever end up with 4 pallets of chinese telescopes? :bangbangbang:

You gotta wonder what was the wife's reaction? :ranting: :ranting: :ranting:

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 06:48 AM

I was impressed with the shipping weight... 1800lbs

I imagine someone will buy these with the idea of reselling them... I don't think it will any of us.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 08:08 AM

Jeesh, it makes you wonder...

No Luminova's, an equatorial assembled as an alt/az, and a reflector assembled upside down (and it also looks like the equatorial is assembled as an alt/az).

The offer certainly looks legit, but good luck with this one.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:15 AM

I had to read the ad a couple of times before I figured out the guy appears to have bought them so that his kids could resell them and learn about (apparently) running a wholesale/retail business. I see the kids also 'lost interest' in the whole process and stuck Dad with the whole load. It sounds like Dad has alot of money, but not alot of common sense.

Keith (Why didn't he start them off with a shipment of polished rocks or something?)

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:15 AM

If I had the money to cover the huge shipping expense, I would buy these for re-sale.

Even if each scope was re-sold for $20.00, that would generate $2300.00, which is over 10 times the current bid.

I once bid on a pallet of new "old stock" Selsi metal detectors with the intention of re-selling, but someone outbid me.

And it says he bought 1000 scopes and his kids lost interest in re-selling the rest! Were the poor kids going door-to-door selling cheap Chinese telescopes all over town?

Regards and clear skies,

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 09:37 AM

Sounds like a deal made in heaven for Deb and Clint Whitman. No sense in letting these things go to waste. Inner city kids or whatever sure could use a scope giveaway like this. I mean these are better than nothing and they are new. Clint might be able to get them cheap if the bidding doesn't get "outta" hand! :smirk: Mike

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 10:04 AM

Yeah, but the whole idea is to get the kids interested and hopefully give them something that will keep it. Even the 90mm is junk. I know, I have two of them. The mount is OK, IMO the legs are worth more than the scope & mount. They have the same hardwood legs Gary Hand was selling last year to replace the flimsy CG5 & LX55 AL legs.

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 02:58 PM

Even if each scope was re-sold for $20.00, that would generate $2300.00, which is over 10 times the current bid.




For giggles I tried to get a shipping quote for 4 pallets of telescopes weighing a total of 1800 lbs. They had to be shipped at class 200 level (electronics and scientific instrments), the cost of moving them from Idaho to Baltimore was around $1800. In addition, I don't know where I'd keep 4 pallets of telescopes!

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#11 Glassthrower

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 03:39 PM

$1800.00 shipping! And I was whining about $35.00 shipping in another thread. ;)

Still though, there's room for a healthy profit there - depending on what the final bid is.

Regards and clear skies,

MikeG


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