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#1 esp659

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:20 PM

I have recently come into a Tasco 10TE telescope with it's orginal wooden case and instruction pamphlet and I have come up empty handed in all my online research about this item's value. Is there anyone out there that might be able to tell me if this item is a collectors item? I would say that this item could be classified as in "Good" condition.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 01:56 PM

if you can post pictures that would be nice . go to the classic scope forum and post pictures all of us will let you know more about it.oh and by the way welcome to cloudynights!
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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:24 PM

Erik: Welcome to Cloudy Nights! Good to have you with us.

That's the best suggestion; post pictures in the Classic Scope forum; those great people will help you!

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#4 msholden

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 02:48 PM

Somebody sold one on Astromart in April 2006 for $240.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 10:28 PM

Hi Erik,

Welcome to CN! I think I paid about $200.00 or so for my 10TE a couple of years ago; it was in good condition, but I think I've seen examples of this scope in very good to excellent condition go for considerably more than that on eBay.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 10:37 PM

Erik,

I hate to be difficult, but 'good' condition is subjective.

If it's excellent to near mint, it's not unheard of for these scopes to fetch $350-400.

If it's very good to excellent (scratches in the tube, dings in the tube, other cosmetic problems), I'd guess $200-250.

If there are other issues... less.

Can you post photos?

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:47 PM

Keep in mind, that just because you see the asking price on Astromart, then a SOLD in the header, doesn't mean that's what something sold for. I just bought a Unitron Duetron significantly less than was advertised. Of course the add said it was negotiable but even so I've bought many things much lower than the price posted on Astromart.

Then on another note, I paid a premium for a Tasco 10TE that was in absolute pristine condition, including the cloth ties, the manual, styrofoam and wooden box, yada ... yada. Higher than anyone listed here. :lol:

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:43 AM

I paid $360 for my 1965 Solarama...no finish problems other than the obligatory scratches on the legs, but no manual or 'Other Worlds' book either. I refinished the felt strips on the box's wooden dividers and one latch loop is missing. But the scope itself is near mint. I got an extra finder and finder bracket out of the deal, too which was nice.

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