Of the first 10 to 25 of the 50th Anniversary Questars made/sold (in terms of their serial numbers), who still has theirs? Many years ago Jim at Questar advised me to order early because the first ten would be special (even more special than the 50thAQ specialness) and I never forgave myself for not placing an order right there on the spot.
Later I read that most if not all of the first 10 (and many of the first 25) 50th Anniversary Questars made had changed hands since first being sold. The reason stated was that some owners had passed away, some had simply lost interest in having a Questar, some lost interest in the hobby all together, and it was hypothesized some were sold due to expense and people decided to sell them to spend the money on something else. Then there's the whole quality control debate.
While I don't eagle-eye the classifieds for Questars like many here, I have noticed a not insignificant number of 50thAQs being sold since they were first made and it has made me really curious. Also, I have heard there were quality control issues from Marty over at Company Seven. All of this just doesn't seem right to me and if they're just rumors like I hypothesize, I would really like to bring them out into the open so they can be put to rest.
So, I have to ask, do you have or have you had in the past, an early (one of the first 25 made) 50th Anniversary Questars? Are you the original owner? Did you buy new or used? Did you experience any quality control issues or was is it absolutely perfect when first received? Have you needed to return it to Questar to have things fixed? What needed to be fixed or serviced? Did you have one and then sell it? Do you have one now, but plan on selling it now or later? Can you share the reason why you decided to sell it? I realize some of these are kind of personal questions. If you just want to reply by private message, that's fine by me. Also, if you don't want to list your serial number publicly, maybe you could just let us know if it was one of the first 10, first 25, or one made after that?
My ulterior motive for doing this is I have an opportunity to buy a very early 50thAQ and even though it's a great price for something which still looks mint/like brand new, I am going over old posts, etc. researching things and some of these factors are making me pause. Yes, I already have one, but this is so cool. Surely some of you understand? At any rate, since this group is full of some of the finest Questar experts on the planet, I thought it would be smart to ask all of you wonderful people about these things to find out what your thoughts are on the matter.
Edited by agmoonsolns, 17 August 2019 - 10:40 PM.