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#1 Brian Risley

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:26 PM

This is a continuation of the previous thread. I'm locking the old thread but it will age off in a few days.
There are some new rules. Please read.

1) The basic guideline for this thread is to list ads and auctions that others may be interested in. It is not intended to replace CL or eBay as a site to find all possible classic ads. Please keep your posts to actual "classic" equipment. If you have to ask if it's classic, it probably isn't.

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5) Concentrate on the item for sale, and not the seller.

6) Although not mandatory, when posting ads, including a short description of the item is a courtesy to others who don't have time to click on every link. It also provides some data when the link is no longer active. Be a little specific.

Here's an example of a good post:
4" f/8 Jaegers OTA on eBay. LINK

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4" telescope. LINK

7) Please post a live link to the item. Do not post "PM me for link". We realize that this is an honest attempt to prevent non-CN member flippers from finding the posts, but most of the hard-core flippers are CN members already. Flippers look for bargains, they won't be outbidding you at top-dollar because they won't make any money on the item. Most of the time you are outbid, it is by a fellow Classics CN member.

8) Please limit yourself to one "found" post per hour. If you find more items within that time, just edit your post and add them, or wait until you have finished looking at all the ad sites and post them all at once.

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10) Ads that are odd or have humor may find a better home in the Favorite Used Telescope Ad thread.

Posts that do not follow these posting guidelines or are for items not appropriate for this thread may be removed at moderator discretion.

Buyer Beware- CN is not responsible for any of the ads or auctions posted here or their content. There are some scams floating around, so do your homework before pursuing any ad.

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#2 Bomber Bob

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:46 PM

Celestron (Vixen) C4.5 with Polaris Mount on eBay --> http://www.ebay.com/...ikAAOSwZQRYd8bV

 

Auction Ends on WEDS.

 

Meade 290 (Towa) 60mm EQ on eBay --> http://www.ebay.com/...9oAAOSw3utY49M7

 

Blue tube Towa model with EQ-2. 


Edited by Bomber Bob, 05 April 2017 - 09:50 PM.

 

#3 Kiwi-bloke

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 09:53 PM

http://www.trademe.c...-1296805684.htm

 

Alcron???? has anyone or does anyone know anything about this scope?


 

#4 BigC

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 09:22 AM

Parks 60mm GW with $84 fixed price shipping.

 

 

 

https://www.shopgood...e-38491737.html


 

#5 clamchip

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 10:10 AM

early handbooks:

 

https://www.cloudyni...andbook-signed/

 

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#6 deSitter

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 10:33 AM

early handbooks:

 

https://www.cloudyni...andbook-signed/

 

Robert

How cool is that?! I have a secret project underway to bring it up to date. Don't tell anyone!

 

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#7 AUricle

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:23 AM

Parks 60mm GW with $84 fixed price shipping.

 

 

 

https://www.shopgood...e-38491737.html

This is exactly where a local pick-up agent would be so valuable. Shipping is only quoted so high because they either don't have the knowledge or resources to break the scope and tripod down to minimal dimensions. It's really unfortunate. That Santa Ana store has several listings and they all suffer the same handicap.....


 

#8 DMala

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 12:05 PM

http://www.trademe.c...-1296805684.htm

 

Alcron???? has anyone or does anyone know anything about this scope?

Unfortunately I can not help but I have seen a somewhat similar design under the Monolux brand, in case you wish to try to research further.


 

#9 Garyth64

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 12:55 PM

 

Parks 60mm GW with $84 fixed price shipping.

 

 

 

https://www.shopgood...e-38491737.html

This is exactly where a local pick-up agent would be so valuable. Shipping is only quoted so high because they either don't have the knowledge or resources to break the scope and tripod down to minimal dimensions. It's really unfortunate. That Santa Ana store has several listings and they all suffer the same handicap.....

 

This GW store in Orange Co., CA is the one who packed by scope badly.  Parts were rattling around inside and it's wooden box was damaged.  I complained to them about the poor packing job.  The gal there wanted pictures, so I sent a few.  She acknowledged the damage and was sorry.  She asked what type of compensation was I looking for.  I told her I didn't want any compensation from them, I would just like them to pack telescopes better. 

It may be coincidence, but ever since then, their shipping costs have been sky high.  That might mean they're trying to pack scopes better.  I don't know. 

I wonder if they realize that now by having high shipping costs, they may not sell any telescopes.


 

#10 Deven Matlick

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:03 PM

Hoppe's No. 9 Lubricating Oil

Compares to Starrett Instrument Oil. Could come in handy for restores or maintenance.

 

 


 

#11 BigC

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 01:11 PM

 

 

Parks 60mm GW with $84 fixed price shipping.

 

 

 

https://www.shopgood...e-38491737.html

This is exactly where a local pick-up agent would be so valuable. Shipping is only quoted so high because they either don't have the knowledge or resources to break the scope and tripod down to minimal dimensions. It's really unfortunate. That Santa Ana store has several listings and they all suffer the same handicap.....

 

This GW store in Orange Co., CA is the one who packed by scope badly.  Parts were rattling around inside and it's wooden box was damaged.  I complained to them about the poor packing job.  The gal there wanted pictures, so I sent a few.  She acknowledged the damage and was sorry.  She asked what type of compensation was I looking for.  I told her I didn't want any compensation from them, I would just like them to pack telescopes better. 

It may be coincidence, but ever since then, their shipping costs have been sky high.  That might mean they're trying to pack scopes better.  I don't know. 

I wonder if they realize that now by having high shipping costs, they may not sell any telescopes.

 

They didn't get any better:the counterweight of my Jason 327  dented the tube.Had to hunt through packing for loose nuts and bolts.The $84  I paid was entirely too much. Apparently those packing simply have no idea how to do so properly despite using lots of bubble wrap.


 

#12 AstroPhys

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:03 PM

1800's BRASS TELESCOPE LEFEBVRE GOYON ELBEUF WITH ORIGINAL CASE

 

http://www.ebay.com/...OMAAOSwhQhY5QBy

 

The only photo of glass is a badly broken piece. 

 

Unitron Telescope Model 114

 

http://www.ebay.com/...BwAAOSwVctY5YWz

 

Lot of bids already on this. It's a really early model. 


Edited by AstroPhys, 06 April 2017 - 03:07 PM.

 

#13 Stargoat

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 03:22 PM

 

http://www.trademe.c...-1296805684.htm

 

Alcron???? has anyone or does anyone know anything about this scope?

Unfortunately I can not help but I have seen a somewhat similar design under the Monolux brand, in case you wish to try to research further.

 

Search for vintage spotting scopes on ebay. Many brands of this style of spotting scope seem to come up quite often for auction. Maybe one with more information will come up for sale to help you out.


Edited by Stargoat, 06 April 2017 - 03:22 PM.

 

#14 AstroPhys

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 04:23 PM

http://www.trademe.c...-1296805684.htm

 

Alcron???? has anyone or does anyone know anything about this scope?

Here are links to a couple similar on Ebay. I've seen these labeled as Tasco and others also.

 

http://www.ebay.com/...e0AAOSwTM5YzuZw

 

http://www.ebay.com/...sd=262895308101

 

http://www.ebay.com/...U8AAOSwOgdYomXk

 

http://www.ebay.com/...c3y3Zh-Or6eNYDA


Edited by AstroPhys, 06 April 2017 - 04:27 PM.

 

#15 boxerdaddy

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 05:02 PM

Criterion Scientific RV Dynascope Telescope (38585669).  Pick up only in North Versailles, PA.

 

https://www.shopgood...e-38585669.html

 

EDIT:  Description states that newspaper packing suggests that it may been in storage since 1985.  laugh.gif

 

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SPI #525 in box.  Thread here on this model I think (black indicates 800 mm FL?) 62mm with shipping from Tacoma WA.

 

https://www.shopgood...e-38546883.html

 

Circle R I think, I'm just going to stop asking as I think the circle R is only a "Registered" trademeark.  Who made these though, is that RAO?


Edited by boxerdaddy, 06 April 2017 - 05:27 PM.

 

#16 Bomber Bob

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 06:40 PM

SPI #525 in box.  Thread here on this model I think (black indicates 800 mm FL?) 62mm with shipping from Tacoma WA.

 

https://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/VTG-Southern-Precision-Astronomical-Telescope-38546883.html

 

That's a 1950s model with Nihon-Seiko / Unitron traits, like the tripod legs & diagonal prism, and the 62mm aperture.  It could be an Astro Optical, or an Asahi, or a Towa -- or another maker unknown to us.  Every one of these black tube 800mm AZ refractors that I've tested has had very good optics.


Edited by Bomber Bob, 06 April 2017 - 06:42 PM.

 

#17 mfoose

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 09:01 PM

https://annapolis.cr...6077300585.html

A very nice looking 6" f/8 cave for $250.
 

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 09:12 PM

I don't know if anyone would be interested in southern hemisphere scopes, but since i see a lot about Unitron scopes, here a 4" refractor with box on ebay aus ATMN, However, the price is well, fair. IMHO 1800.00 aus dollars

 

http://www.ebay.com....yAAAOSwfVpYtgW-


Edited by Kiwi-bloke, 06 April 2017 - 09:12 PM.

 

#19 rolo

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Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:31 PM

 

 

 

Parks 60mm GW with $84 fixed price shipping.

 

 

 

https://www.shopgood...e-38491737.html

This is exactly where a local pick-up agent would be so valuable. Shipping is only quoted so high because they either don't have the knowledge or resources to break the scope and tripod down to minimal dimensions. It's really unfortunate. That Santa Ana store has several listings and they all suffer the same handicap.....

 

This GW store in Orange Co., CA is the one who packed by scope badly.  Parts were rattling around inside and it's wooden box was damaged.  I complained to them about the poor packing job.  The gal there wanted pictures, so I sent a few.  She acknowledged the damage and was sorry.  She asked what type of compensation was I looking for.  I told her I didn't want any compensation from them, I would just like them to pack telescopes better. 

It may be coincidence, but ever since then, their shipping costs have been sky high.  That might mean they're trying to pack scopes better.  I don't know. 

I wonder if they realize that now by having high shipping costs, they may not sell any telescopes.

 

They didn't get any better:the counterweight of my Jason 327  dented the tube.Had to hunt through packing for loose nuts and bolts.The $84  I paid was entirely too much. Apparently those packing simply have no idea how to do so properly despite using lots of bubble wrap.

 

Yup, you see this often with Goodwill...


 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 07:47 AM

TASCO 20TE

 

I've never seen one for sale.

 

 

https://www.astromar...ified_id=944537


 

#21 Bob Myler

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 07:53 AM

Turn that 20TE into a Unitron.....

 

Sommi?res-du-Clain, - France - Unitron accessories 3" model.

 

https://www.astromar...ified_id=945361


 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 09:29 AM

TASCO 20TE

 

I've never seen one for sale.

 

 

https://www.astromar...ified_id=944537

That's Albert's, you can pick it up at NEAF.

 

-drl


 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 10:58 AM

 

 

 

 

Parks 60mm GW with $84 fixed price shipping.

 

 

 

https://www.shopgood...e-38491737.html

This is exactly where a local pick-up agent would be so valuable. Shipping is only quoted so high because they either don't have the knowledge or resources to break the scope and tripod down to minimal dimensions. It's really unfortunate. That Santa Ana store has several listings and they all suffer the same handicap.....

 

This GW store in Orange Co., CA is the one who packed by scope badly.  Parts were rattling around inside and it's wooden box was damaged.  I complained to them about the poor packing job.  The gal there wanted pictures, so I sent a few.  She acknowledged the damage and was sorry.  She asked what type of compensation was I looking for.  I told her I didn't want any compensation from them, I would just like them to pack telescopes better. 

It may be coincidence, but ever since then, their shipping costs have been sky high.  That might mean they're trying to pack scopes better.  I don't know. 

I wonder if they realize that now by having high shipping costs, they may not sell any telescopes.

 

They didn't get any better:the counterweight of my Jason 327  dented the tube.Had to hunt through packing for loose nuts and bolts.The $84  I paid was entirely too much. Apparently those packing simply have no idea how to do so properly despite using lots of bubble wrap.

 

Yup, you see this often with Goodwill...

 

As I have repeatedly said, their general MO is to rap it in a rag, shove it in a cardboard box, truss it up, and it's good to go in their eyes! 


 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 11:02 AM

 

TASCO 20TE

 

I've never seen one for sale.

 

 

https://www.astromar...ified_id=944537

That's Albert's, you can pick it up at NEAF.

 

-drl

 

JW really needs to pick that one up! He loves the rare ones and that is RARE!


 

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Posted 07 April 2017 - 02:34 PM

Go JW. Empty out that retirement account
 


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