I just received a Gskyer 130 EQ mounted scope from ebay. It was $135 open box so I thought I would take a chance. This will be my 3rd scope after getting back into the hobby after my Celestron C90 and Meade adventure scope (ST80) that I bought this summer. It looks to me just like a synta made skywatcher clone.
The mount is pretty banged up but it's also what I would call Chineseum and I didn't buy this for that. However after I replace a couple of bent knobs I do plan on getting in some equatorial practice with it. The tripod is ok. Probably slightly more substantial than my AZ-GTi. I'll most likely be passing on the mount and tripod. I just really wanted the scope.
Before I found this I considered the Zhumell z130 as it looked like a nice scope but I didn't really want a table top mount and this was about $65 cheaper and the Z130 needs to be upgraded a little for quicker collimation. This has rings and a dovetail and a decent 1.25 focuser. The finderscope is nothing special and neither are the eyepieces. Fortunately at F5 I'm not really worried about the finderscope and I have another RACI scope I can use if I want. I have a nice assortment of eyepieces already as well.
With some trepidation I put it on my AZ GTi mount and it's worked without protesting tonight in AZ mode. Gotos and tracking the moon earlier seemed fine. The scope comes in at around I think 9 pounds so it's under the 11 pound limit of the mount. Having said that I would say this is the limit of the mount and I wish I had a heavier and more substantial tripod to put it on. I'm looking at a berlebach model in the future and probably another robust manual AZ mount.
I'm going to go back out in a little while when orion is higher and check the collimation at higher power. Next step is to make or buy a collimator cap. I might go crazy when my new ZWO camera gets here and try the scope in EQ mode on the AZ GTi. Not expecting great results, but you never know.
So far I'm liking my first newt!