If you haven't done so, I can only suggest you go to your local astronomy dealer and check the scopes. I know the CPC11" is not release yet, but check the CPC 8" and look at the LX200GPS 10". Lift them and move them around in the store to get a feal for how heavy those beast are. The ads are very deceving, the scopes are much bigger when you see them in real life. I know my LX200GPS 10" is about 62 lbs to move around so it is moveable, but it is not something you want to carry for hundreds of feet if you can avoid it.
When I was shopping to buy a new scope last spring I did show ads of the LX200GPS 10" to my wife to prepare her for the shock. When she saw the scope in the store she said, you got to be kidding right....
I, for one, never ever buy used equipment. However when I started looking for a new scope last spring, I got in touch with a local dealer in my area. I was trying to decide if I should wait for the CPC to be released, buy a Nexstar or a LX200GPS. During an exchange of e-mails about the expected delivery dates for the CPC, he told me one of his customers was trading in an almost new LX200GPS 10" with UHTC for something else.
He told me he would inspect the scope and give me more details after. The previous owner wanted to buy a OTA on a GEM mount instead of the LX200GPS, to get into astrophotography. I went to the store and checked the scope for any signs of damage, the dealer had a new one identical setup next to it so I dould compare. Turned out the scope had less then 6 hours of use and was in perfect condition. The dealer gave me a one year warranty on it. In the end, I saved 700$ cdn on the scope (~590$ US). For me this was a win-win scenario. So keep an open mind.