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#1 Peacock

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:40 PM

I have been offered a full set of Baader Morpheus (4.5, 6.5, 9, 12.5, 14, 18) and a partial set of Panoptics (22, 27, 35, 41), in excellent condition for a total of $1450. Comes with a carry case.

 

Is this a good deal?

 

I have managed to get some very good deals over the years but if someone can help me do the math it would be most appreciated.


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#2 aeajr

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:45 PM

Add up the price new.  I usually try to get used for about 60% of new.   See where this stacks up.

 

Just at a glance it looks pretty good but i have not done the math. 



#3 Stellar1

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 05:52 PM

This is my type of math, i'm lazy to search prices lol

 

1450 divided by 10 eyepieces=$145 an eyepiece and were talking panoptic and morpheus eyepieces, id be on it like white on rice, but thats just me.


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#4 SteveG

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:01 PM

I have been offered a full set of Baader Morpheus (4.5, 6.5, 9, 12.5, 14, 18) and a partial set of Panoptics (22, 27, 35, 41), in excellent condition for a total of $1450. Comes with a carry case.

 

Is this a good deal?

 

I have managed to get some very good deals over the years but if someone can help me do the math it would be most appreciated.

That would be an incredible deal on a full set of very high quality wide-field eyepieces. I would not hesitate another minute if you have the funds.


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:04 PM

22mm Pano goes for around $200 used.  27 Pano around $230 to 250 used, 35 Pano around $280 to 310 used and the 41mm Pano around 350 or more used.  Prices will vary by condition and if it has the box and caps. I know nothing about the other brand of eyepieces.


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#6 SteveG

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:11 PM

A rough ballpark of used prices:

 

Morpheus @ $175 each (the killer sale price) $1050

 

Pan 22 $200

Pan 27 $240

Pan 35 $260

Pan 41 $380

 

That's a used value of $2,130.00



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:13 PM

And you could sell off some of these, and a bunch of you existing eyepieces to cut the cost down even further.



#8 Peacock

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:17 PM

I think that Panoptics hold a lot more used value than Morpheus, just because they are TeleVue. So I'm not quite sure what a good price point is for a used Morpheus (single eyepiece).

 

Also, I wanted to add that I already had the two lowest power Morpheuses in my collection, so I will either have to sell them off or (more greedily and suicidally) buy a binoviewer.

 

My LVW 17mm Vixen is definitely going to be redundant with its 65 degree drinking-straw-like apparent field of view. Even Panoptics I may find disappointing in that regard, but grudgingly its correctedness is worth the pain.


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#9 Thandal

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 06:23 PM

Also, I wanted to add that I already had the two lowest power Morpheuses in my collection, so I will either have to sell them off or (more greedily and suicidally) buy a binoviewer.

 

^^ THIS ^^

I don't even have my new scope yet and I'm lusting after the Orion linear bino-viewer.

 

Since getting it (US$500) would DOUBLE the cost of upgrading my eyepieces... Can you say, "masochist"? laugh.gif 



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Posted 16 April 2019 - 01:14 AM

If they are in good shape - it is an excellent offer.


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#11 Procyon

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 07:29 AM

Get on it like white on rice :)

Excellent deal.

Edited by Procyon, 16 April 2019 - 07:30 AM.

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#12 Peacock

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:44 PM

As you might have expected, I pounced on it.

 

Now I am the proud owner of a collection of drinking straw eyepieces awaiting to be upgraded to Ethoses!



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 06:23 PM

Nice bunch of eyepieces and a good deal.

 

Don’t forget, sometimes a drinking straw is better than a firehose;) 



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Posted 17 April 2019 - 08:39 PM

I've "tagged" your user name so when you go to resell those eye pieces I'll know to offer $150...




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