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#26 choran

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 10:50 AM

https://louisville.c...4763959491.html

 

This has to be worth $35, right?

 

 

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Could be, but you might be better off waiting until you find one that is made in Japan.  Looks like that one is Chinese, if I'm reading the focuser label correctly.


Edited by choran, 16 December 2014 - 10:51 AM.

 

#27 BigC

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 11:21 AM

https://louisville.c...4763959491.html

 

This has to be worth $35, right?

 

 

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If all the parts,that is ,eyepieces and so on are included, $35 is  reasonable .And the Chinese made Tasco may have 1.25" eyepieces  whereas the Japanese models stuck with ,965 for far too long.Offer $25 and pay $30 is likely as few sellers truly expect the full asking price for used items.


 

#28 fjs

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 03:24 PM

Coulter on Meade GEM


 

#29 starman876

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 04:14 PM

 

 

 

Early Unitron 140 (75mm) here on CN and here in Houston (tempting) but in rather scary condition for me to take on as a project. 

http://www.cloudynig...el-140-w-boxes/

 

This 75mm needs to be completely restored.

 

The condition of the objective is uncertain and it is missing the finder objective.

 

But for $275 ...

 

I an sure someone here will pick it up !!

 

It really is not worth restoring for $275.  You will put far more into it then it is worth.

 

I would like to have the mount for my 142 for day use.

 

That would work.  However, the shipping on the whole thing would push the cost up another $100.  So the question is, do you want to pay $375 for a $150 mount (about $250 with a nice tripod and box)  that needs work.


 

#30 Marc-Andre

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 07:48 PM

60mm x 1000mm Monolux

 

http://www.shopgoodw...B-19212751.html


 

#31 Steve_M_M

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 08:57 PM

I have been staring at this for an hour with my finger over the BIN....nope

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item462f6964d8


 

#32 starman876

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 09:39 PM

I have been staring at this for an hour with my finger over the BIN....nope

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item462f6964d8

not even for the three clave eyepieces :p worth about $1000.  Who knows what is in the barlow box.  The other eyepieces also look very interesting.


Edited by starman876, 16 December 2014 - 09:45 PM.

 

#33 Chuck Hards

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 09:42 PM

That's a long drive from Illinois!


 

#34 photiost

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 10:49 PM

That Monolux looks good - but pickup only in Central Indiana.


 

#35 Ham Radio

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 08:27 AM

 

 

Buyer beware of the C5 on the Phoenix Craigslist. I sent an email asking if he would ship and he said that he would but would only take Western Union or ****. He also gave a phone number for a place in New York.

 

I would report that as a scam.

 

 

Scam Indeed.

 

I made the same inquiry and he asked for Western Union and to send the money to an address in Kentucky:

 

Receivers Name : JAMES NEAL ,
Address                 : 7200 Houston RD Apt # E08,
City /States           : Florence, KY , 41042

 

When pressed for shipping details he said $5 total for shipping ... that's $60 in total shipping included.

 

Nice looking restaurant or something like that at that address!

 

When I answered him that I would only use Paypal or Postal money order, he still tried to convince me to use a CVS or Walmart money order. I then mentioned that only scammers ask for the money to be transferred the way he wants and that was the last I heard from him.


 

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 08:39 AM

 

 

 

Buyer beware of the C5 on the Phoenix Craigslist. I sent an email asking if he would ship and he said that he would but would only take Western Union or ****. He also gave a phone number for a place in New York.

 

I would report that as a scam.

 

 

Scam Indeed.

 

I made the same inquiry and he asked for Western Union and to send the money to an address in Kentucky:

 

Receivers Name : JAMES NEAL ,
Address                 : 7200 Houston RD Apt # E08,
City /States           : Florence, KY , 41042

 

When pressed for shipping details he said $5 total for shipping ... that's $60 in total shipping included.

 

Nice looking restaurant or something like that at that address!

 

When I answered him that I would only use Paypal or Postal money order, he still tried to convince me to use a CVS or Walmart money order. I then mentioned that only scammers ask for the money to be transferred the way he wants and that was the last I heard from him.

 

Someone should say they live local and will pick it up and see what he does.


 

#37 Bob Myler

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 10:25 AM

Jim Curry's 4" Unitron Equatorial parts on Amart....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=874552

 

 

Jim is looking for a 4" Unitron OTA Dew Shield here....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=874553

 

 

Some nice Brandons - 32, 24, 16, 12 - $110 each on Amart....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=874551

 

 

Celestron/Vixen C70 Fluorite 'ULTRA RARE' - $810 on Amart....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=874547

 

 

Quantum 6" Solar filter plus off axis filter - $1400 on Amart....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=874499

 

 

Mystery Equatorial Mount - Amart Auctions.....

 

http://www.astromart...uction_id=14776


 

#38 starman876

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 11:22 AM

Jim Curry's 4" Unitron Equatorial parts on Amart....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=874552

 

 

Jim is looking for a 4" Unitron OTA Dew Shield here....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=874553

 

 

Some nice Brandons - 32, 24, 16, 12 - $110 each on Amart....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=874551

 

 

Celestron/Vixen C70 Fluorite 'ULTRA RARE' - $810 on Amart....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=874547

 

 

Quantum 6" Solar filter plus off axis filter - $1400 on Amart....

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=874499

 

 

Mystery Equatorial Mount - Amart Auctions.....

 

http://www.astromart...uction_id=14776

I saw that listing for the C70 come out early this morning and stared at it for a while.  I hugged the one I have fondly.  I had no clue that Vixen C70 was worth that much money?


Edited by starman876, 17 December 2014 - 11:24 AM.

 

#39 fjs

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 11:30 AM

Love that mystery mount. It almost makes me want to get a membership to Amart


 

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 11:51 AM

Love that mystery mount. It almost makes me want to get a membership to Amart

That mystery mount has Losmandy written all over it.


Edited by starman876, 17 December 2014 - 11:52 AM.

 

#41 terraclarke

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 12:01 PM

It definitely has sharp crisp lines, CNC look, and a nice anodized finish for a relatively simple design.

Edited by terraclarke, 17 December 2014 - 08:51 PM.

 

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 02:16 PM

Love that mystery mount. It almost makes me want to get a membership to Amart

 

Free solid gold counterweights with every purchase might induce me to become a member.

 

 

 

I said might.

 

:grin: 

 

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More Ebay Astroscan goodness: http://www.ebay.com/...tripod&_sacat=0

 

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1960's-era Sans & Streiffe small refractor with box, in need of repair: http://www.ebay.com/...=item2a48cc71dc


 

#43 photiost

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 02:55 PM

Unitron 114

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item43d4682097

 

 

Edit - added:

 

Another 114 - looks like it's in better shape than the one above:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3ceec1fe05


Edited by photiost, 17 December 2014 - 03:04 PM.

 

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 03:16 PM

Nice little 76mm Sans & Streiffe if you have a solution for the broken clam shell.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...sd=121514221072


 

#45 terraclarke

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 04:16 PM

Looks like someone drove over that clamshell mount with a car! Why are they only showing half the objective?
 

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 04:24 PM

"Free solid gold counterweights with every purchase might induce me to become a member."- AS



I'm with you Fred. To me, it's like paying for a discount department store membership. I haven't done that yet either! No thank you!
 

#47 fjs

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 04:33 PM

"Free solid gold counterweights with every purchase might induce me to become a member."- AS



I'm with you Fred. To me, it's like paying for a discount department store membership. I haven't done that yet either! No thank you!

 

I have my reasons as well. I won't state them here, but note that I live none too far from their home base.


 

#48 starman876

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 04:33 PM

"Free solid gold counterweights with every purchase might induce me to become a member."- AS



I'm with you Fred. To me, it's like paying for a discount department store membership. I haven't done that yet either! No thank you!

Let me see.  A one time $12 membership fee.  I agree, that is a lot to pay for something that lasts a lifetime.  I can see why you guys are holding out.  I take it you guys never go out to eat. That normally costs a lot more than $12 :lol:


 

#49 fjs

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 04:46 PM

 

"Free solid gold counterweights with every purchase might induce me to become a member."- AS



I'm with you Fred. To me, it's like paying for a discount department store membership. I haven't done that yet either! No thank you!

Let me see.  A one time $12 membership fee.  I agree, that is a lot to pay for something that lasts a lifetime.  I can see why you guys are holding out.  I take it you guys never go out to eat. That normally costs a lot more than $12 :lol:

 

 

I am penny-wise, pound-foolish! OK, I confess, now what? :D


 

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 04:55 PM

 

"Free solid gold counterweights with every purchase might induce me to become a member."- AS



I'm with you Fred. To me, it's like paying for a discount department store membership. I haven't done that yet either! No thank you!

Let me see.  A one time $12 membership fee.  I agree, that is a lot to pay for something that lasts a lifetime.  I can see why you guys are holding out.  I take it you guys never go out to eat. That normally costs a lot more than $12 :lol:

 

 

It's $12/year.  They changed it a while ago.


 


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