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#701 leveye

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 10:33 PM

 

* I sent a second request to the Seller for a lens photo / description on the Bushnell (Hiyoshi) Sky Chief II on eBay --> http://www.ebay.com/...50AAOSwHMJYKVr-

 

If I don't get a response, I'm contacting eBay myself.  

I contacted eBay about a C8 I found that is listed as in "excellent condition", when it is in reality horribly damaged and dirty, and they did NOTHING. I contacted the seller, explaining politely that he was simply incorrect, and he lectured and threatened me because he was a "reputable seller" and this and that.

 

eBay will not deal with anything, and scammers get away with everything.

 

I would agree that they will not do much until after the sale but I've had no trouble returning anything that was not described properly no matter what the seller may state in the listing as to their return policy or lack there of. Ebay sides with the buyer 99.9% of the time in my experience. Pictures along with your request to the seller for a return and refund/or partial one before actually starting a return request are really key. Like court you must prove your point. Not that I'be been to court much...lol. At least not on the losing end. :grin:


Edited by leveye, 08 December 2016 - 10:40 PM.

 

#702 Bomber Bob

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 11:02 PM

Blast from the Past! 

 

Tasco (1957) 60x910 EQ on CN Classifieds -->  http://www.cloudynig...asco-152-power/


 

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 11:05 PM

pjgerb65, on 08 Dec 2016 - 5:53 PM, said:

https://seattle.crai...5911354679.html
Cave alert! I would be heading up to buy this beauty but there is an ice storm in Portland and snowing up north. Deal of the Christmas season!

Really good price for a lightweight deluxe.
 

#704 leveye

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 11:54 PM

- Takahashi CN-212 with full set of accessories:

http://www.astromart...ified_id=934966

 

Cheers!

I love reading that sellers descriptions. Like a novel!


 

#705 leveye

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Posted 08 December 2016 - 11:55 PM

One can dream. Looks like a lot is missing? Love to see the rest of the mount and tripod.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...8gAAOSw44BYQNkf


 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 12:47 AM

 

pjgerb65, on 08 Dec 2016 - 5:53 PM, said:

https://seattle.crai...5911354679.html
Cave alert! I would be heading up to buy this beauty but there is an ice storm in Portland and snowing up north. Deal of the Christmas season!

Really good price for a lightweight deluxe.

 

The seller is unresponsive I'm thinking CPR:

https://www.youtube....h?v=ILxjxfB4zNk

 

Robbie


 

#707 Littlegreenman

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 04:19 AM

 

Love to have it when Cave was at it's best.

 

 

One of my friends found a Cave 6" student model cheap at a thrift store 10 or so years ago. Even thought the main mirror needed recoating--you could see through it in patches, and it wasn't collimated and etc etc., it gave views of Jupiter that beat my TV-85 and 8" SCT.


 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 06:09 AM

https://seattle.crai...5911354679.html

Cave alert! I would be heading up to buy this beauty but there is an ice storm in Portland and snowing up north. Deal of the Christmas season!

Looks new, but too big for that 1" shaft mount.


 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 08:07 AM

 

 

pjgerb65, on 08 Dec 2016 - 5:53 PM, said:

https://seattle.crai...5911354679.html
Cave alert! I would be heading up to buy this beauty but there is an ice storm in Portland and snowing up north. Deal of the Christmas season!

Really good price for a lightweight deluxe.

 

The seller is unresponsive I'm thinking CPR:

https://www.youtube....h?v=ILxjxfB4zNk

 

Robbie

 

:funny: :rofl:


 

#710 Bomber Bob

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 08:27 AM

The seller is unresponsive I'm thinking CPR

 

Well, I'm thinking:  Flood of calls, texts, emails starting about 8PM on 8 DEC --> http://www.cloudynig...ost&pid=7579817

 

LOL at the Vinnie Jones tough guy tutorial.

 

[Anecdotal, but y'all should have seen my Inbox after I posted the Unitron 152 ad.]


Edited by Bomber Bob, 09 December 2016 - 08:28 AM.

 

#711 tmaestro

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 08:46 AM

http://grandrapids.c...5910989144.html

 

Edmund Scientific newt, $50


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#712 Bomber Bob

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 08:52 AM

http://grandrapids.c...5910989144.html

 

Edmund Scientific newt, $50

Another Festivus Miracle!  (All the steal-of-a-deals are north of the Mason-Dixon.)


 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 08:59 AM

http://cincinnati.cr...5894773002.html

 

Drunk, passed out on the carpet Selsi 75mm/910mm $160


 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 09:11 AM

http://cincinnati.cr...5894773002.html

 

Drunk, passed out on the carpet Selsi 75mm/910mm $160

Hopefully Stephen will take a look at the Selsi font / style on the label -- I don't see a maker's mark.


 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 10:13 AM

http://cincinnati.cr...5894773002.html

 

Drunk, passed out on the carpet Selsi 75mm/910mm $160

Is f/12 a common focal length among older scopes, or is this Selsi part of a smallish subset?  Seems a little short when you are used to looking at f/15 scopes, lol.


 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 10:55 AM

$345 for a 1950's 4" Unitron Unibalance Tube Weight System

 

http://www.cloudynig...weight-system/ 


 

#717 Bomber Bob

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 11:45 AM

 

http://cincinnati.cr...5894773002.html

 

Drunk, passed out on the carpet Selsi 75mm/910mm $160

Is f/12 a common focal length among older scopes, or is this Selsi part of a smallish subset?  Seems a little short when you are used to looking at f/15 scopes, lol.

 

(Royal) Astro Optical sold these under their brand, as well as Lafayette F-384 & Selsi 247.  I have the Lafayette version, and it's one of my favorite scopes.


 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 11:54 AM

 

 

http://cincinnati.cr...5894773002.html

 

Drunk, passed out on the carpet Selsi 75mm/910mm $160

Is f/12 a common focal length among older scopes, or is this Selsi part of a smallish subset?  Seems a little short when you are used to looking at f/15 scopes, lol.

 

(Royal) Astro Optical sold these under their brand, as well as Lafayette F-384 & Selsi 247.  I have the Lafayette version, and it's one of my favorite scopes.

I was in the process of replying that that 75mm GEM mounted F/12ish spec is I think my ideal classic scope...really the perfect dimensions for me.  If I saw one that was a Royal Astro to boot...I think I'd live on white rice for a while.  Though it would likely have a price near what a C-SP80 would cost, in which case my practical nature would likely go with the extra 5mm of aperture.


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 12:00 PM

http://www.astromart...ified_id=932944

 

did not know Tak made an SCT.  if the optical quality is like everything else they make this should be outstanding for an sct.

 

 

a review here

 

http://www.laughton....pes/tsc225.html

 

 

from 1990 and this must be a very rare scope.


Edited by starman876, 09 December 2016 - 12:03 PM.

 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 12:11 PM

http://www.astromart...ified_id=932944

 

did not know Tak made an SCT.  if the optical quality is like everything else they make this should be outstanding for an sct.

 

 

a review here

 

http://www.laughton....pes/tsc225.html

 

 

from 1990 and this must be a very rare scope.

I wonder which is a more rare Takahashi scope. The Tak SCT 225 or the CN212 classical cass/newt?

Both have excellent reputations.


 

#721 Bomber Bob

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 12:14 PM

I was in the process of replying that that 75mm GEM mounted F/12ish spec is I think my ideal classic scope...

 

I can't argue with that.  With the Lafayette Galactic you get 2 scopes for 1 - the 40mm F12 guidescope complements the 76mm F12 perfectly.

 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 12:28 PM

 

http://cincinnati.cr...5894773002.html

 

Drunk, passed out on the carpet Selsi 75mm/910mm $160

Made my day - too funny.

 

When that scope wakes up it will need some Alka Selsi  ;-)

 

I wonder if it saw stars before it passed out?  :lol:  Maybe it was a star party?  but the music was outta this world... 

 

(Okay, okay... somebody stop me! :lol: )


Edited by ftwskies, 09 December 2016 - 12:31 PM.

 

#723 tim53

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 12:33 PM

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=932944

 

did not know Tak made an SCT.  if the optical quality is like everything else they make this should be outstanding for an sct.

 

 

a review here

 

http://www.laughton....pes/tsc225.html

 

 

from 1990 and this must be a very rare scope.

I wonder which is a more rare Takahashi scope. The Tak SCT 225 or the CN212 classical cass/newt?

Both have excellent reputations.

 

The 225 was limited to about 100 made.  I think the CN212 is a lot more common, though that doesn't make it "common".

 

-Tim.


 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 01:03 PM

 

 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=932944

 

did not know Tak made an SCT.  if the optical quality is like everything else they make this should be outstanding for an sct.

 

 

a review here

 

http://www.laughton....pes/tsc225.html

 

 

from 1990 and this must be a very rare scope.

I wonder which is a more rare Takahashi scope. The Tak SCT 225 or the CN212 classical cass/newt?

Both have excellent reputations.

 

The 225 was limited to about 100 made.  I think the CN212 is a lot more common, though that doesn't make it "common".

 

-Tim.

 

seen a few cn212. i have one.  first Sct i have seen.  with 1/8 optics i am sure it will beat any sct from meade or celestron.  would love to look through and sct that actually would give pin point stars.   i know a lot of wishing.


 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 01:20 PM

They're supposed to be excellent. The seller has a post in the Uncensored Takahashi Yahoo group stating he'll consider much lower offers.
 

http://www.astromart...ified_id=932944
 
did not know Tak made an SCT.  if the optical quality is like everything else they make this should be outstanding for an sct.
 
 
a review here
 
http://www.laughton....pes/tsc225.html
 
 
from 1990 and this must be a very rare scope.


Edited by Adam S, 09 December 2016 - 01:22 PM.

 


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