Fess up - who here locally picked up what appeared to be the 4" Edmund red tube refractor with mount and click drive offered for $50?
Where was it offered, eBay?
It was on the SFBay craigslist.
Seller described the tube as 5' long and the general look of it in the pictures suggested 4".
I sent an email but didn't hear back.
Perhaps coming to a tile counter near us all in short order.
My first thought too. CW, Focuser, Setting circles, 1/2 red tube, then the other half...all the parts, part by part. I am still waiting on the feedback for the Tak EM-100 someone bought for $1260. My most recent (and last now no matter what the price) purchase was a fine looking, from the pictures, Vixen metal tray. It arrived all beat up.
As mentioned, ad was deleted....
However, the seller emailed me today.
Hoping to schedule a pick up tomorrow.
Will provide updates; will not part out..........
Best of luck and THANK YOU. I know the arguments for property rights and all that but it still saddens me to see a complete classic car,scope or whatever callously destroyed simply for profit-especially when the "junkman" refuses a VERY good offer for the complete item.