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#51 Bomber Bob

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 09:22 PM

What would be a fair offer on this 826?

 

Isn't that the one I posted that most folks thought was way too high at $500?  Seller in CO.  Shipping a complete 826 (scope & mount), plus 60mm F15 guide-scope, plus other stuff, to The Swamp would be $$$!!  Freight shipping would have to be at least $200, which to me meant he was really asking about $200 - $300 for the kit...

 

I paid $100 + shipping for my bare 826 OTA.  A bargain to me -- especially after a couple of sessions with it.


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#52 Russell Smith

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 09:24 PM

It's got a joystick controller. Got to be worth it.
 

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 09:29 PM

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Seriously though:  Do y'all not factor in the shipping?  My RV-6 was $150 local.  If the Seller had shipped the whole rig + doo-dads to Colorado, how much would that be?  I don't count shipping as the price of the scope, it's the price for living in a Scope Desert.  If I want something, it's gonna be shipped to me 95% of the time.

 

Zane, as for this 826:  Is the kit worth $200 to you?  If so, get an estimate on shipping, and add that to it for your offer.  I bet your total will be close to $500...


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#54 Jethro7

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 09:46 PM

Some nice Telescopes here.

I am starting to look for that Holy Grail scope LOL....

 

HAPPY SKIES AND KEEP LOOKING UP  Jethro


 

#55 Piaget

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 10:15 PM

Here is a rare Manon 60x700 w/optics by APL. It is a complete package w/ wood box. Has what looks to be a mount worth the asking price alone. Sweet scope ... https://www.ebay.com...5AAAOSwow5e1tAx


 

#56 Russell Smith

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 10:19 PM

Here is a rare Manon 60x700 w/optics by APL. It is a complete package w/ wood box. Has what looks to be a mount worth the asking price alone. Sweet scope ... https://www.ebay.com...5AAAOSwow5e1tAx

Love those.  I would make a slightly lower offer but I'm a cheapskate. 

A standard vixen 1.25" visual back fits it. Big bonus.


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#57 Piaget

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 10:22 PM

That little beauty will sell fast.


 

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 10:40 PM

Here is a rare Manon 60x700 w/optics by APL. It is a complete package w/ wood box. Has what looks to be a mount worth the asking price alone. Sweet scope ... https://www.ebay.com...5AAAOSwow5e1tAx

It appears to be missing one eyepiece, otherwise complete. I'd be a little concerned about the cell having been removed. It's easy to damage the threads on the tube. I would also check it to be sure the elements aren't reversed. 

 

There are 6 of them in the loaner set, and they all perform quite well. The HOC Shrine-Manons are less common, and the one that is in the loaner set is discernibly better, but only with a careful comparison. This size, with the Alt-Az mount, is among the most popular with my students. Very easy to grab and go, and intuitive to operate. The only catch for them is having to periodically unwind the slow motion sector gears. 

 

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#59 Piaget

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 11:36 PM

Chip , Thanks for the info. Very interesting about the mount.


 

#60 AdAstraPerAspera

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 11:37 PM

Basement-bargain 8" Edmund alert in Maryland. Seller is unwilling to ship. Great opportunity for a parent or grandparent. $90 (I believe it's 8". Not much detail) 

 

https://www.facebook...41267086614911/


 

#61 John Rogers

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Posted 02 June 2020 - 11:41 PM

Basement-bargain 8" Edmund alert in Maryland. Seller is unwilling to ship. Great opportunity for a parent or grandparent. $90 (I believe it's 8". Not much detail) 

 

https://www.facebook...41267086614911/

Not an 8".  It is their 3" f/6 reflector.


 

#62 AdAstraPerAspera

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 12:00 AM

Not an 8".  It is their 3" f/6 reflector.

 

Well this makes more sense. Still a nice opportunity for someone. 3" f/6 in red plastic is a good teaching tool at the right price. 


 

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 12:27 AM

62mm f12? Lafayette. Not certain if Asahi optics. Well used condition with no tripod and no finder scope. Otherwise, porro and EPs all appear to be present. Draw focuser tube has some chrome loss but the brass underneath can look much better without it. Wood box looks sturdy and in very good condition. 
 

$99 BIN with $12 USPS shipping from GA. Request a better photo of the objective, and see if seller may possibly take a reasonable offer due to missing components and condition needing restoration. The alt-az mount and tripod are easy to procure. 
 

https://www.ebay.com...nd-Lenses-62mm/


 

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 05:40 AM

What would be a fair offer on this 826?

 

https://www.ebay.com...JejQZT#shpCntId

 

SP-C6 OTA, overpriced

 

https://www.ebay.com...VEAAOSw7BdexxvW

 

C5 f/6

 

https://www.ebay.com...XAAAOSwbbNezXGK

 

Orange C90, wicked high shipping price

 

https://www.ebay.com...vUAAOSwjo9eyySN

 

Orange C5

 

https://www.ebay.com...CcAAOSwS0tesKN7

 

66TE

 

https://www.ebay.com...b8AAOSw9qFeBJDY

 

C8 Celestar

 

https://www.ebay.com...p0AAOSwRl1d-VB6

I would go $300 for the OTA if the optics are good. Mine was drop dead sharp and now Bob has it. As for the mount it was not up to the job and i gave it away. Just flat out bad in every way.

 

I guess avg price for the OTA is around 200 to 250. I always pay more since they are never in my area.


 

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 08:11 AM

Here is a rare Manon 60x700 w/optics by APL. It is a complete package w/ wood box. Has what looks to be a mount worth the asking price alone. Sweet scope ... https://www.ebay.com...5AAAOSwow5e1tAx

I had the Yamamoto (SYW) version, the Mayflower 814.  Very good lens, but the mount had some issues -- screws would work loose on the azimuth axis & its slo-mo hardware.  Previous owner(s) had obviously replaced these over the years.  If you can get a good condition Manon for $150 or less, that's a good deal.

 

In the lens photo, R4 (back side of the flint) appears to have some swirls that I've seen before -- rough cleaning with the lens in its cell.  Otherwise, good luck to the buyer.


 

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 10:21 AM

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Seriously though:  Do y'all not factor in the shipping? 

True dat! If you haven't shipped a large item in a while, be prepared for sticker-shock! Its gone up so, so much in the past few years. Almost unbelievable (and unbearable)! Flat rate for smaller items is a great deal, but once it gets beyond the size to fit in a large flat rate box, and if your distance is more than six or eight hundred miles, you best have your smelling salts handy. Local pick-up and half-way meetup is the only sensible way to go. Seriously, this more than anything else got me to thin down the herd and keep it down!


 

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 10:58 AM

Is anyone familiar with this wedge/accessory plate/riser under this Celeston 5i? The legs look Losmandy, the wedge looks table saw. I like it...

 

https://sfbay.craigs...7134951938.html

 

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 11:00 AM

True dat! If you haven't shipped a large item in a while, be prepared for sticker-shock! Its gone up so, so much in the past few years. Almost unbelievable (and unbearable)! Flat rate for smaller items is a great deal, but once it gets beyond the size to fit in a large flat rate box, and if your distance is more than six or eight hundred miles, you best have your smelling salts handy. Local pick-up and half-way meetup is the only sensible way to go. Seriously, this more than anything else got me to thin down the herd and keep it down!

I have a FedEx account and get much better rates. The 7TE that was recently donated was $32 to ship from CO to MA, and that was with the FedEx store in CO packing it (although I suspect they forgot to charge me for the packing). I just gave them my account number. They put it in a box for a set of golf clubs, with the expanding foam packs and crushed paper, and it survived quite well (the donor did a good job of stuffing the interior).

 

I've taken to telling sellers that I'll be happy to send them a prepaid label that they can print and attach.

 

Chip W.


 

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 11:03 AM

This looks like a deal whatever it is! - https://www.facebook...03675896682174/

 

Parks PRT-813, $300 in Littleton, CO - https://www.facebook...93150691459533/


 

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 11:14 AM

Orange C5

 

https://www.ebay.com...xwAAOSwOJVe1799


 

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 11:24 AM

True dat! If you haven't shipped a large item in a while, be prepared for sticker-shock! Its gone up so, so much in the past few years. Almost unbelievable (and unbearable)! Flat rate for smaller items is a great deal, but once it gets beyond the size to fit in a large flat rate box, and if your distance is more than six or eight hundred miles, you best have your smelling salts handy. Local pick-up and half-way meetup is the only sensible way to go. Seriously, this more than anything else got me to thin down the herd and keep it down!

still cheaper that making the drive to go get it yourself.  Of course depending on distance.  If I was getting a large scope  coming from CA I would gladly pay $200 to get it.    $200 is a lot cheaper than driving 6000 miles roundtrip let alone the cost of the gas, wear and tear on the car and the cost of the motel stays along the way.


 

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 11:26 AM

This looks like a deal whatever it is! - https://www.facebook...03675896682174/

 

Parks PRT-813, $300 in Littleton, CO - https://www.facebook...93150691459533/

First One:  D-K kit c. 1990s.  Lots of plastic, but the lenses tend to be Towa-level -- that's not always a bad thing!

 

Second One:  F11 version of a Towa 305 (60mm F15).  Parks charged 2x - 3x sane retail for Towa stuff with their stickers on it when new; used, it should be south of $150, regardless of condition.


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Posted 03 June 2020 - 11:29 AM

I rave about my c. 1976 C5 Astro -- for lots of good reasons.  Starting bid @ $300... really?  Looks like a Rolo - Make An Offer item!


 

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 11:38 AM

still cheaper that making the drive to go get it yourself.  Of course depending on distance.  If I was getting a large scope  coming from CA I would gladly pay $200 to get it.    $200 is a lot cheaper than driving 6000 miles roundtrip let alone the cost of the gas, wear and tear on the car and the cost of the motel stays along the way.

I agree with both Terra & Johann:  Shipping rates have gone up, but driving a long distance can be worse!  More than 3 hours, and my A/S is gonna make me wish I'd had it shipped.  And right now, with the CV-19 impacts, shipping is running 2 - 4 days slower than usual.  I have to remember that when sending computer gear to our Sales Reps!

 

When the Seller includes shipping in the scope price, I try to take all that into account.  I have a couple of Classics that I'll be selling; besides the current market, I have to think about the $$$ to ship these heavy old scopes...


 

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Posted 03 June 2020 - 03:13 PM

https://astromart.co...e-apo-refractor

 

Zeiss APQ 130mm F1000 triplet fluorite.  Only $9490.


 


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