Towa on Ebay - something's missing?
Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:10 PM
Please tell me if I'm wrong but that sure doesn't look like a 1200mm tube to me!
Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:24 PM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:46 PM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:52 PM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 08:56 PM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:08 PM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 09:41 PM
I have bought from "ISoldIt" before.
I bought a Towa 339 kit, minus the OTA. I got the mount and accessory kit (finder, eps, diag, etc) for $40.00 shipped.
Arrived packed well in a timely manner.
I bet the seller pinched the main photo and used our friend DFell's website as a source. I stumbled across the same website looking for info on the mount after I bought it.
The scope is probably legit, but the seller took liberties.
Regards and clear skies,
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:09 PM
Posted 26 June 2007 - 10:24 PM
Otherwise, it's a straight forward 339 pictured and it is an f15. If I took mine out of the box I could provide an identical picture(s)....only.....mines cleaned up!
OK! Thanx for the verification!
Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:09 AM
This is a 1200mm,The tube is a little bit shorter that the Blue tube Sears telescopes .Nice scope this is one every telescope collector should have .
Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:12 AM
I second that motion.....the 80mm lens on it may set the standard for the 76-80mm classics.
Posted 27 June 2007 - 08:18 AM
Posted 30 June 2007 - 12:28 PM
I noticed that one of the locking arms for the latitude adjustment is missing. That might explain why there is no photo of the scope assembled. The mount probably won't hold the scope up unless you have both locking arms tightened.
Anybody see anything else wrong with it?
Posted 30 June 2007 - 08:18 PM
Posted 30 June 2007 - 08:34 PM
And, besides, I have one just like it that's probably going to have to go... and I can bring it with me when we get together.
Seriously -- this business with the Nikon scope(s) has got me thinking about selling almost ALL my classic scopes (including a few that haven't even been mentioned here) to go after the two major Nikons (the 100ED and the 80) and possibly the third (65ED), and let that be my classic scope collection (except for the Brandons -- and I'll probably still chase a 130 someday).
I'm probably going to fix up the two Edmund scopes that are coming and resell them after giving them a refinish and a good testing. And the big Unitron too -- though the tube is nearly mint; only the mount needs attention. I don't know yet -- I may keep the Unitrons.
Posted 01 July 2007 - 12:02 AM
Posted 01 July 2007 - 03:32 PM
That's one of our own that's bidding on it... leave him alone.
We gotta get a list of ebay names so we know not to bump each other. I figured out Carol's the other day so I backed off from that sale.
My Ebay name is reberzap. Story is too long to tell about the name......
I had posted well in advance that I was thinking of bidding but no one responded so I thought I had a green light.
So who is drwaterfall? Sorry about the extra $19 you had to pay because of me!
Posted 01 July 2007 - 04:28 PM
Posted 01 July 2007 - 04:32 PM
C'mon Preston what's gotten into you? Everybody knows you get it when the gettin' gets good. "Me first" at all "costs"! :lol:Mike
OK, yeah, you're right Mike but I was hoping to at least make a good initial impression!
Posted 01 July 2007 - 04:37 PM