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#1 Gerard

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:27 PM

Hi,

This telescope is for sale in Europe.
I know little to nothing about this scope only that the asking price is 4500,00 euro's.

Why is this one so expensive???

#2 trainsktg

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 04:43 PM

Because the owner is greedy or didn't research his sale. Or its a scam. Do you have a link?

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 07:38 PM

Quantums, especially the 6", are quite rare and purportedly excellent quality scopes. Quantum was an off-shoot of Questar...which has quite a reputation of its own.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:41 PM

Very nice Scopes, but not worth $4500 Euro...unless it has a set of Clave's which some were sold with.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:05 PM

Very nice Scopes, but not worth $4500 Euro...unless it has a set of Clave's which some were sold with.

Steve


Dunno. Any rarity is worth what a buyer is willing to pay for it. You won't find many Q6s out there for sale to compare to.

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:23 PM

Tom,

That's true... though the last few Q6s I've seen sell sold in the $5-6k range.

Questar 7s are in the $7-10K range...

#7 Steve_M_M

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 09:57 PM

I was a Q6 owner up until I sold mine last year. I sold mine for $3500with drive base and multiple access.

Reviewing Astromart, I see the last 3 were listed for $4k, 3.5K, and 3.5K. I also know of 2 others that sold for $3.75k and $4.5k.

I agree that they are rare and a special breed of scope. But, if the listed scope is scope, base, standard 16mm Konig, and a few access, recent sales makes it a bit overpriced. But, as can be said, "you do not see many of these, so recent prices may not hold true"

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 11:32 PM

The original post specified $4,500 EURO. That's about $6,100 US...very optimistic.

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#9 Gerard

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 04:46 PM

Thanks for the info.

Just as I expected...too expensive


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