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#1 Yoha

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 06:05 AM

Does anyone know how much unitron telescope model 142 worth

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Posted 20 February 2020 - 06:35 AM

Guess it depends on the person and what they will pay. Avg price is around $1000 smackers. I would pay over $1500 for a very nice pre 1970 M142. Maybe $2300 for a complete 1960's with all the toys and a very clean lens.  Many of these old scopes made before the 70's have a lens that is fogged up or just bad due to age and sitting around.



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 07:28 AM

Sold on eBay for $1108 2 months ago

https://www.ebay.com...=p2047675.l2557



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 08:58 AM

That was a great deal for $1108 with all those added toys.  waytogo.gif



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 06:58 PM

Sold on eBay for $1108 2 months ago

https://www.ebay.com...=p2047675.l2557

That was a good deal.



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 02:49 AM

Thank you so much to you all .i found out the one i have is actually unitron 140 any idea i am new to this forum i will try to upload the photos 


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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:28 AM

Thank you so much to you all .i found out the one i have is actually unitron 140 any idea i am new to this forum i will try to upload the photos 

Around $700 or up some. Depends on what all comes with it and what shape it is in.



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 11:57 AM

Thanks i greatly appreciate it

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 10:17 AM

I paid about 850 for my  1959  140  in wonderful condition and complete as can be   back in 2018

 

Prices may have come down a bit         but   matters not in my view as they move up and down like the tide       and I will be keeping mine  so...…..and   btw   I love mine  and I have added improvements to it like   a  1.25 draw tube       a  vixen ready clam shell to move it to many mounts even those with motors    and  finally I added last summer  an older wonderful condition GEM for it from a 142 so it really  looks great on display    One of Diane's allowed in the living room scopes.

 

  I bet you could find U 140's in the 650 to 700 range  and up  depending on completeness and condition

 

 in the pic below  from last year's Neaf show    you can see the U 140 in the middle on the alt az mount  

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Posted 24 February 2020 - 07:03 PM

I paid about 850 for my  1959  140  in wonderful condition and complete as can be   back in 2018

 

Prices may have come down a bit         but   matters not in my view as they move up and down like the tide       and I will be keeping mine  so...…..and   btw   I love mine  and I have added improvements to it like   a  1.25 draw tube       a  vixen ready clam shell to move it to many mounts even those with motors    and  finally I added last summer  an older wonderful condition GEM for it from a 142 so it really  looks great on display    One of Diane's allowed in the living room scopes.

 

  I bet you could find U 140's in the 650 to 700 range  and up  depending on completeness and condition

 

 in the pic below  from last year's Neaf show    you can see the U 140 in the middle on the alt az mount  

I would go well past 900 smackers for a complete mint pre 1960 140. As long as the lens is not fogged up or ruined.


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Posted 25 February 2020 - 04:34 PM

I'm not crying in my beer, hmmm maybe I am. But prices on Unitrons seem to be falling. I paid way more for my 142 than those I see offered today. I truly am happy with my purchase but just surprised of the recent downward trend. Guess those that lusted for these in their junior years is diminishing. Oh well new buyers might find bargains that I didn't. I'm OK with that. Clear skies to all, Bill  


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Posted 25 February 2020 - 07:20 PM

I'm not crying in my beer, hmmm maybe I am. But prices on Unitrons seem to be falling. I paid way more for my 142 than those I see offered today. I truly am happy with my purchase but just surprised of the recent downward trend. Guess those that lusted for these in their junior years is diminishing. Oh well new buyers might find bargains that I didn't. I'm OK with that. Clear skies to all, Bill  

If you find the right local buyer you may end up being happy with his offer. Some people will offer over the normal price sometimes if it is something they really want and local.



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Posted 26 February 2020 - 10:26 AM

I'm not crying in my beer, hmmm maybe I am. But prices on Unitrons seem to be falling. I paid way more for my 142 than those I see offered today. I truly am happy with my purchase but just surprised of the recent downward trend. Guess those that lusted for these in their junior years is diminishing. Oh well new buyers might find bargains that I didn't. I'm OK with that. Clear skies to all, Bill  

I’ve seen the same thing and thought the same thing Bill. I’ve sold five of my six, well actually gifted the 80mm Spotter. Other than the giveaway, I broke even anyway, no regrets. I’ve got one keeper and I’m good with that.


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Posted 27 February 2020 - 02:17 PM

One more question does the unihex had optical inside it



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Posted 27 February 2020 - 02:41 PM

Just a right-angle prism. 

 

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 05:08 PM

I paid about 850 for my  1959  140  in wonderful condition and complete as can be   back in 2018

 

Prices may have come down a bit         but   matters not in my view as they move up and down like the tide       and I will be keeping mine  so...…..and   btw   I love mine  and I have added improvements to it like   a  1.25 draw tube       a  vixen ready clam shell to move it to many mounts even those with motors    and  finally I added last summer  an older wonderful condition GEM for it from a 142 so it really  looks great on display    One of Diane's allowed in the living room scopes.

 

  I bet you could find U 140's in the 650 to 700 range  and up  depending on completeness and condition

 

 in the pic below  from last year's Neaf show    you can see the U 140 in the middle on the alt az mount  

Prices have been varying a bit.  A complete 140 has remained in the 700-800 range.  A lot of the pricing depends on the accessories and condition.  I have been tempted to buy some of the recent ones that have come up for sale.  However, i have enough unitron gear.  


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Posted 27 February 2020 - 06:31 PM

Thank you again 



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Posted 27 February 2020 - 08:01 PM

Prices have been varying a bit.  A complete 140 has remained in the 700-800 range.  A lot of the pricing depends on the accessories and condition.  I have been tempted to buy some of the recent ones that have come up for sale.  However, i have enough unitron gear.  

Yes    I am very  happy with my U 140    and it is as complete as a kit could be and condition is great and it is from the late 50's, kind of a golden age for vintage things

 

    Prices have been varying a bit? Sure  I agree    but  we are in it for the long haul and not worried a bout prices much      10 years from now  I'll be 72  and still happy to have this one.........whatever 2030 prices might be........




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