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#1 Glassthrower

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 09:18 PM

This is a continuation of the previous thread, which is located here :

Previous Thread - Click Here.

A few reminders :

1) do not post your own ads or the ads of your friends. This is considered sale promotion in the open forums and this is a violation of the CN TOS. Please post such ads in the S&S forum or the CNC.

2) do not post photos from ads unless you have the permission of the person who took the photo. If you must have some reference to the photo in the post, then post a link to the photo, not the photo itself.

3) do not post the entire ad text (or large blocks of it) without permission from the author.

4) try to concentrate on the item for sale and not the seller.

5) Buyer beware - there are some scams floating around, so do your homework before pursuing any ad.

6) CN is in no way responsible for the content of these linked ads.

Best regards and clear skies,

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#2 JamesE

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 11:49 PM

The title says it all

90mm Sears on Amart
 

#3 CHASLX200

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 05:31 AM

I would have jumped on that Parks 12.5" and Byers mount combo if it were local.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 10:43 AM

Puh ! Seems to be really in rough condition !

Regards, Michael :(
 

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:15 PM

My thoughts too.
 

#6 Starpoke

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:26 PM

Yeah, really ugly for an incredibly rare Royal Astro 90mm..Hmmmm.wonder if he would take my 66mm Zeinthstar for it..
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Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:45 PM

Anyone who collects that condition is EVERYTHING.
 

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 02:49 PM

You should have seen mine before I restored it. It actually doesn't take that much work and that scope could be looking nearly good as new. I hope someone here gets it and posts pictures. Its too bad he is missing the eyepiece turret and colored eyepieces. Those are tough to find.
 

#9 Preston Smith

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 03:01 PM

Definitely a lot of dings, dents and some damaged hardware. I wish he would have shown some pictures of the mount.....Hmmm wonder why not?

His Amart name is lxd55ar5 so he has other scopes and mounts.

If I didn't have so many scopes I would have probably contacted him by now!
 

#10 JamesE

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 04:16 PM

The poster on Amart is a new user. Possibly they do not know the value of this particular scope?
 

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:29 PM

Tasco 7TE-5 PA. CL

link 175.00
 

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 02:30 AM

Maybe this is one for our "Habsburg8" , Mr. Siple ??
But I think, he's collecting only first quality condition...

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:39 AM

Cool Little 50mm Monolux
 

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 04:56 AM

The title says it all

90mm Sears on Amart


Goodness it is physically painful to see something that mishandled. And something so rare - Philistines!

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#15 Preston Smith

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 10:54 AM

The title says it all

90mm Sears on Amart


Goodness it is physically painful to see something that mishandled. And something so rare - Philistines!

-drl


...Philistines!

:funny: :lol: :roflmao:
 

#16 tim53

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:01 PM

Hey, I happen to *like* the Philistines! :grin:

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 02:19 PM

Nah, they too hairy...see Goliath. :lol: :lol:
Actually I did offer the zeinthstar and he responded with an email and the comment that he had an incredible amount of responses to his ad. I detailed my offer and closed with the comment that it was a very scarce instrument but that the condition was scary. If he replies again I will ask for pictures of the mount which apparently is motorized. I am all internally conflicted about this thing. I know the Williams is a good little scope and the optics of the Royal Astro are legendary but if the outside of that scope is that beat up, it makes me wonder about the guts.
Clear skies all
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#18 Preston Smith

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:19 PM

Tasco 7TE-5 PA. CL

link 175.00


Check out the finder scope in the picture..... sure looks like a long barlow with the diagonal stuck in it!

Wonder if the original finder is in the box or missing.....
 

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:36 PM

Nah, they too hairy...see Goliath. :lol: :lol:
Actually I did offer the zeinthstar and he responded with an email and the comment that he had an incredible amount of responses to his ad. I detailed my offer and closed with the comment that it was a very scarce instrument but that the condition was scary. If he replies again I will ask for pictures of the mount which apparently is motorized. I am all internally conflicted about this thing. I know the Williams is a good little scope and the optics of the Royal Astro are legendary but if the outside of that scope is that beat up, it makes me wonder about the guts.
Clear skies all
Glenn


I wish people who want to trade things would nevertheless list an asking price, for those who don't have (or want) something in trade.

More pictures would definitely be helpful, assuming the condition it's in could be offset by much of *anything* a pic could show.

Rare, but not so old that it wouldn't be best to restore rather than leave as is.

-Tim.
 

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:39 PM

Should seem pretty obvious even to a neophyte that a little white telescope would fit in the bracket nicely. Go figger. :smirk: :p
 

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 10:40 PM

Hate to say it but the optics in the WO are more than likely better any way!!! I know the red florite 80mm WO I have are! The focuser looks like it was finger painted during its last restoration!!! :foreheadslap:
 

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 07:35 AM

On our very own CN Classifieds...

It looks like its' all there, but you'll have to buy it piece by piece.
 

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:40 PM

TASCO 15TE on AM
 

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 02:21 PM

Hack O Rama on the three inch??? mount, box, and legs, in three separate adds? Why not sell a bolt at a time. Left leg bolt $25 ??? Metal unitron leg tip $15..... WHY!! Just sell the scope to someone looking for one? :foreheadslap:
Personaly I dont get it goes against the main reason I collect and restore telescopes. Put them back together for the next bunch of great guys like us!!!!
 

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 03:19 PM

Hack O Rama on the three inch??? mount, box, and legs, in three separate adds? Why not sell a bolt at a time. Left leg bolt $25 ??? Metal unitron leg tip $15..... WHY!! Just sell the scope to someone looking for one? :foreheadslap:
Personaly I dont get it goes against the main reason I collect and restore telescopes. Put them back together for the next bunch of great guys like us!!!!


There's more...the wooden cases are being sold separately, as are a set of eyepieces and a Unihex. There's a wooden Unihex box too.
 


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