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#1 Brian Risley

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:46 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.

2) Do not post your own ads or the ads of your friends, this includes items you may be trying sell for someone else. This is considered sale promotion in the open forums and is a violation of the CN TOS. Please post your own ads in the Swap & Shop forum or the Cloudy Nights Classifieds.

3) We request that you do not post photos from ads. If you must have some reference to a photo in the post, post a link to the photo, not the photo itself.

4) Do not post the entire ad text, or large blocks of it, without permission from the author.

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 It also provides some data when the link is no longer active.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.

9) Short discussions can take place about the items listed. When quoting a post, edit the quoted post to include only the part you are replying to. Do not quote an entire string of replies. If not quoting, make a note of what your reply pertains to, so others won't misinterpret your reply. Please keep these discussions limited to the actual items posted. If the discussion becomes protracted or the noise level gets too high, these posts will be moved to a new thread. Further comments on the item should then be made in the new thread.

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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Posts that do not follow the guidelines may be deleted in their entirety. Don't keep quoting posts that you know do not follow the guidelines. Your entire post will be deleted, not just the quoted section.

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#2 Chrysovellus

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:27 PM

Sears 6344.  Never Used.  Wants a ton of money, though.

 

https://kalispell.cr...6340360395.html

 

Also,

 

Telescope- Odyssey 10" Compact - $195 (Nice price for 10" plus some volcano-top kellners)

 

https://bend.craigsl...6311411611.html


Edited by Chrysovellus, 12 October 2017 - 11:44 PM.

 

#3 Garyth64

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:31 AM

Old and blue Unitron 62mm x 900mm.  Needs restoration.  Looks like it's been neglected for a long time.  (yes, it is blue!)

 

http://www.ebay.com/...G8AAOSwWGlZ2~TD

 

No wooden boxes for the OTA or tripod, but there's a box that holds the duetron.


Edited by Garyth64, 13 October 2017 - 08:33 AM.

 

#4 Chrysovellus

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:34 AM

Diamond encrusted Monolux? wink.gif

 

https://harrisburg.c...6343867706.html


 

#5 JakeJ

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:08 AM

Diamond encrusted Monolux? wink.gif

 

https://harrisburg.c...6343867706.html

 

They aren't very smart - they left the screengrab from the estate auction they got it from.

A quick search makes it easy to find:

 

https://www.liveauct...scope-on-tripod

 

Looks like the bought it for $1500, believing the description of worth estimate of "$3000-$4000".  

LOL


 

#6 Geo31  Happy Birthday!

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:34 PM

Old and blue Unitron 62mm x 900mm.  Needs restoration.  Looks like it's been neglected for a long time.  (yes, it is blue!)

 

http://www.ebay.com/...G8AAOSwWGlZ2~TD

 

No wooden boxes for the OTA or tripod, but there's a box that holds the duetron.

That would be an interesting restoration project for the right person.  Not enough of a basket-case for me though.  :p   (Robert has his clam chips and I have my basket-cases)


 

#7 Ben H

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:38 PM

 

Diamond encrusted Monolux? wink.gif

 

https://harrisburg.c...6343867706.html

 

They aren't very smart - they left the screengrab from the estate auction they got it from.

A quick search makes it easy to find:

 

https://www.liveauct...scope-on-tripod

 

Looks like the bought it for $1500, believing the description of worth estimate of "$3000-$4000".  

LOL

 

Not even the same telescope, as evidenced by the Monolux telescope sold at auction (for the ludicrous price of $1500) had a green felt case, whilst the Craigslist seller's telescope is encased in styrofoam. 


 

#8 WoodyEnd

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:44 PM

 

Diamond encrusted Monolux? wink.gif

 

https://harrisburg.c...6343867706.html

 

They aren't very smart - they left the screengrab from the estate auction they got it from.

A quick search makes it easy to find:

 

https://www.liveauct...scope-on-tripod

 

Looks like the bought it for $1500, believing the description of worth estimate of "$3000-$4000".  

LOL

 

With a buyers premium of 21% !!


 

#9 DMala

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:25 PM

Maybe the craigslist seller used the auction description image in order not to have to set it up for a picture, and dreamed about the value of the telescope. If he/she is right I am very rich!


 

#10 Marc-Andre

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:28 PM

 

 

Diamond encrusted Monolux? wink.gif

 

https://harrisburg.c...6343867706.html

 

They aren't very smart - they left the screengrab from the estate auction they got it from.

A quick search makes it easy to find:

 

https://www.liveauct...scope-on-tripod

 

Looks like the bought it for $1500, believing the description of worth estimate of "$3000-$4000".  

LOL

 

Not even the same telescope, as evidenced by the Monolux telescope sold at auction (for the ludicrous price of $1500) had a green felt case, whilst the Craigslist seller's telescope is encased in styrofoam. 

 

His first 3 pictures remind me of the Carton in Phoenix from Post #302 on 9/23 in the previous run of this thread.  That ad was pulled by the seller, probably sold it.

 

https://www.cloudyni...13#entry8119048


 

#11 JakeJ

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:52 PM

Nice C8 here on Cloudynights:  https://www.cloudyni...ron-c-8-orange/

 

I want to know where he got that eyepiece tray!


 

#12 Terra Nova

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:22 PM

It looks to me like a Televue Gibralter eyepiece tray.


 

#13 Augustus

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 05:12 PM

Odyssey 10" in PA

 

https://lancaster.cr...6344566739.html


 

#14 JakeJ

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:02 PM

Those were about the worst dobs ever made.   I've never seen one that had good optics, or mechanics.


 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:44 PM

 

Those were about the worst dobs ever made.   I've never seen one that had good optics, or mechanics.

 

I had one back in 1982 and it was crude and lude.


 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:52 PM

i had a 13.1 that was outstanding optically. never should have sold it.
 

#17 JakeJ

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:15 PM

i had a 13.1 that was outstanding optically. never should have sold it.

Yes you should have kept it - a very rare one indeed if it had outstanding optics.  

In all my years, I've never seen one that had even "acceptable" optics.  

Their reputation as low-power only buckets is well deserved.


 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 07:32 PM

 

i had a 13.1 that was outstanding optically. never should have sold it.

Yes you should have kept it - a very rare one indeed if it had outstanding optics.  

In all my years, I've never seen one that had even "acceptable" optics.  

Their reputation as low-power only buckets is well deserved.

 

it was an amazing scope.  did not realize it until I had more scopes and was wondering why I could not see the detail I saw before. early on in my hobby.


 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:46 PM

Diamond encrusted Monolux? wink.gif

 

https://harrisburg.c...6343867706.html

$ 200.00 now , was $2000.00 !   The seller must of came down from their glue high !   crazyeyes.gif


 

#20 Chrysovellus

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 08:57 PM

$ 200.00 now , was $2000.00 !   The seller must of came down from their glue high !   crazyeyes.gif

If I were a serious collector, I'd probably make him a decent offer.  The box and the scope look pristine.  I wonder what Maker's Mark is present...


 

#21 TOM KIEHL

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:01 PM

 

$ 200.00 now , was $2000.00 !   The seller must of came down from their glue high !   crazyeyes.gif

If I were a serious collector, I'd probably make him a decent offer.  The box and the scope look pristine.  I wonder what Maker's Mark is present...

 

Just a guess now , but I would say Carton


 

#22 Chrysovellus

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:09 PM

If that's the case, I'd definitely make him an offer.  Love me some Carton.  I think (pretty sure, but not totally sure) RAO made some 60s for Monolux, too.  That wouldn't be a bad get either.


 

#23 Ben H

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:20 PM

Quantum 100? on eBay http://www.ebay.com/...1QAAOSw7ChZeP4c


 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 09:37 PM

i had a 13.1 that was outstanding optically. never should have sold it.

You may have been the only one. Used two and they were dreadful. One wasn't too bad compared the other like 1/2wave to 1 wave vs 2 waves bad . Used a 10.1 that was very good though.


Edited by bremms, 13 October 2017 - 09:38 PM.

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 10:10 PM

That scope has been for sale for a while now


 


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