Ugh. I KNOW you guys love the old long spindly Japanese refractors, but they were never my thing, I don't understand your passion.
BUT...while buying a completely separate beat up mount for spare parts for my company, the guy brought one along, to "see if I was interested". Well, $100 later and I have his dad's (original owner) Tasco 7TE-5 with the box, all accessories and the original manual.
Ugh. Not my thing! But I knew that was a deal worth grabbing.
Brought it home, set it up, and it's in 80-90% condition.
I planned on cleaning it up and flipping it (maybe here!) but the wife saw it setup and immediately said that it's going to sit in the new reading nook she's designing, right in front of the picture windows. Obviously, she liked it.