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#1 mustgobigger

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 12:46 AM

buy it now for 425.00 ouch!

goto 60mm

#2 JWW

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:32 AM

As you know, he fails to mention the actual condition of the objective, just GOOD. How about fungus, haze, edge chip etc. Sure is strange why some folks simply don't tell it like it is ... but the eyepieces need to be cleaned. <grin>

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#3 clintwhitman

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 03:20 AM

Where is the apature???? I already have a nicer pea shooter :foreheadslap:

#4 ukcanuck

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:09 PM

Hmm...the Buy it Now is gone... :question:

He must think he's got a runaway sale! :smash:

#5 Steve_M_M

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 03:55 PM

Heck,

I am going to have to buy it just to get the advertising flyer and the Goto labeled desiccant packs.

He does fail to mention that it has a very unique rotating focuser.

#6 Happy-Idiot

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 04:09 PM

How exactly does the compression system work on the focuser tube? Is it similar to the Takahashi's of today? Yet i don't see a compression ring?

#7 Glassthrower

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 05:03 PM

It's worth every penny of the original BIN. The eyepieces, if cleaned up and in good condition, are almost worth the BIN. This is almost a complete kit. :)

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 05:34 PM

From the limited picture the legs look crisp with sharp edges.

#9 Larry Geary

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 05:42 PM

I think "Buy it Now" goes away as soon as a bid is placed.

#10 Glassthrower

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 07:19 PM

The BIN was originally $400, then he/she reduced it to $365. Then someone bid and it vanished.

I'd roughly guestimate, that if someone committed heresy and broke up the set, the eyepieces, diagonal and assorted accessories are worth nearly $400 to the right collector. The OTA and mount could also fetch about $200 each to the right person. If I had this scope, and it was optically and mechanically in fine condition, I would not sell it for less than $500. It may be a 2.4" scope, but I would wager that optically speaking, it's one of the best examples from that period. Goto Kogaku glass is notoriously good.

#11 Happy-Idiot

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 07:31 PM

If they listed it as a BIN only then it can't be bid on, only purchased at the BIN price. But if they put it up as an auction with a BIN then if the BIN is ignored by the first bidder and they place a bid the BIN disappears.


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