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#1 Brian Risley

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 11:08 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 It also provides some data when the link is no longer active.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 Do not quote an entire string of replies.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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Remember the main TOS theme: Be Nice.
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 Geo31

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:47 AM

Unitron 114

 

A little rough in spots, but the price is reasonable.

 

https://www.ebay.com...p0AAOSwry1aIgYf

 

Nice looking sandcast C8:

 

https://www.ebay.com...i8AAOSwWLBaD--w

 

Reasonably nice looking B&L 4000.  If it doesn't get bid up, it would be a nice candidate for installing an ETX90 OTA.

 

https://www.ebay.com...QAAAOSw~vpaIyAn

 

Nice little Celestron Comet Watcher (60mm f/5 like the little Tascos):

 

https://www.ebay.com...nIAAOSwuhFaHbFd


Edited by Geo31, 04 December 2017 - 10:53 AM.

 

#3 Linn

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 04:41 PM

Starting in Denver, an ATM newt. Looks like the builder tried different mirrors in it from the focuser holes:

 

https://denver.craig...6410112215.html

 

A Towa labeled Model 339, 80/1200:

 

https://columbiamo.c...6410343847.html

 

An finally, another ATM, a neat looking finder scope:

 

https://sfbay.craigs...6409649400.html


 

#4 mdowns

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:07 PM

How's this for a price? 80 bucks for a old meade 10"   https://tampa.craigs...6412544938.html    way under mounted but they still did reasonably well for deep sky


 

#5 CHASLX200

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:46 PM

How's this for a price? 80 bucks for a old meade 10"   https://tampa.craigs...6412544938.html    way under mounted but they still did reasonably well for deep sky

I can't get the link to work.


 

#6 Geo31

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:50 PM

How's this for a price? 80 bucks for a old meade 10"   https://tampa.craigs...6412544938.html    way under mounted but they still did reasonably well for deep sky

Won't fit in the back of a C6 Vette.  wink.gif

 

Here is a working link BTW:

 

https://tampa.craigs...6412544938.html

 

[edit]  Actually, at that price, you could put the OTA in the passenger area and make two trips if necessary.


Edited by Geo31, 04 December 2017 - 07:51 PM.

 

#7 Geo31

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:53 PM

Not a bad price on a one armed C5:

 

https://tampa.craigs...6375519382.html


 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 08:14 PM

 

How's this for a price? 80 bucks for a old meade 10"   https://tampa.craigs...6412544938.html    way under mounted but they still did reasonably well for deep sky

Won't fit in the back of a C6 Vette.  wink.gif

 

Here is a working link BTW:

 

https://tampa.craigs...6412544938.html

 

[edit]  Actually, at that price, you could put the OTA in the passenger area and make two trips if necessary.

 

and its almost free.  The perfect price.  That will be gone in no time.  Just shows there are no deals in FL.  There is also a super C8 with byers drive for sale in that area.   


Edited by starman876, 04 December 2017 - 08:16 PM.

 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 08:42 PM

https://lakeland.cra...6411409390.html

 

https://fortmyers.cr...6406689073.html

 

Neither of these are in the 'super bargain' range of the meade 10 but still both are good for the money. The skyview pro 8" scope and mount is 200 bucks and the astroview 4" rfr and mount is 125 I think.


Edited by mdowns, 04 December 2017 - 08:43 PM.

 

#10 CHASLX200

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 08:47 PM

I could get it to fit.  Just stick the OTA out the winder.


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Posted 04 December 2017 - 08:48 PM

Not a bad price on a one armed C5:

 

https://tampa.craigs...6375519382.html

I talked to them. I said $250 max.


 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 08:50 PM

 

How's this for a price? 80 bucks for a old meade 10"   https://tampa.craigs...6412544938.html    way under mounted but they still did reasonably well for deep sky

Won't fit in the back of a C6 Vette.  wink.gif

Nah, all you need is a hitch for that puppy and you'd be good to go (mind those bumps though!):

 

 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 08:50 PM

114 MM F/7 ATM refractor on eBay with free shipping. 

 

And a '79 Meade 856 for sale on CL just outside Boston.


Edited by paulymo, 04 December 2017 - 10:33 PM.

 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 09:20 PM

The focuser is very similar to the one on my Dakin 4" F10.  OTA looks very well made!


 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:26 PM

so did anyone go after that 10" meade in FL?


 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:28 PM

so did anyone go after that 10" meade in FL?

That wont fit in a Corvette lol.gif


 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:31 PM

 

so did anyone go after that 10" meade in FL?

That wont fit in a Corvette lol.gif

 

I think there is another car at that address, the corvette just stays in the garage. 


 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:38 PM

so did anyone go after that 10" meade in FL?

I can just hear it now ............" If he would deliver , I would jump "  lol.gif


 

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:42 PM

I think that is enough ribbing with Chas. 


 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:55 AM

Starting in Denver, an ATM newt. Looks like the builder tried different mirrors in it from the focuser holes:

 

https://denver.craig...6410112215.html

 

A Towa labeled Model 339, 80/1200:

 

https://columbiamo.c...6410343847.html

 

An finally, another ATM, a neat looking finder scope:

 

https://sfbay.craigs...6409649400.html

I looked at the Denver 'steam punk' out of curiosity,  and wasn't willing to pay the $20.  Pretty sad case 4",  made with duct work tube, finder is worthless half of a cheap bino that's been soldered to studs, square secondary not very collimatable, looks like it was a great parent/kid project that worked at one time.  Nice weight, small bore, simple DEC assembly, no more, could drop the shaft in a hub hole for alt/az use. Nifty cell assembly that worked well, but nothing to let me drop my $20 even after the drive (less than 30 min. away).


 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:09 AM

 

 

so did anyone go after that 10" meade in FL?

That wont fit in a Corvette lol.gif

 

I think there is another car at that address, the corvette just stays in the garage. 

 

I drive the Vette as a DD  and that is my only car.  I e mailed the guy but never hear back from these nuts. I bet Hank got it or another flipper to my south.


 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 08:08 AM

I agree with Chas that Hank probably jumped on that one. If so,good for him.Also ,like Chas, I only get responses about half the time when I contact sellers via craigslist. Of course those responses often lead to very good deals though sometimes you have to investigate. This ad is appearing locally and is a perfect example.https://sarasota.cra...6385188162.html   I've responded on two other occasions to similar ads and in fact found original polaris mounts and scopes for next to nothing. I am not in the market for such now and have not responded,but I would not be at all surprised if this ad was another such hidden jewel.


 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:42 AM

we need to be like the green latern and have a magic decoder rings for these really cheap adslol.gif


 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:13 PM

I also emailed, have not heard back on the 10" Meade. Probably long gone....


 

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:35 PM

I also emailed, have not heard back on the 10" Meade. Probably long gone....

But the ad is still up.  I hate it when people do that. No response and leave the ad going.  


 


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