i have an older meade 8 inch Schmidt-Cassegrains telescope and tripod to give away. great setup for someone starting out. everything works, clean, has case and manual. tripod alone is worth picking this up. we are remodeling and no longer use it, and no-one we know wants it. it either goes to a new home or the landfill. please don't make me put it in the landfill. located in south bay area, california. thanks,
updating this post. thanks for the interest. so far no-one has been able to pick it up locally. several have asked about shipping. i can ship it, but it is big and heavy. weighs about 50 lb., 2 ft x 2 ft x 4 ft. it will cost several hundred with typical ground rates. if you can find someone with a truck that does partial loads, like with furniture delivery, that may be the best option. p.m. for more info.