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Who else sold a refractor, just to rebuy it later on?

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#1 jag767

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 02:57 PM

well, finally happened. I regretted selling a scope enough that I just bought it a second time. Who else is guilty?
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Posted 20 July 2020 - 03:01 PM

I just accumulate.... 



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Posted 20 July 2020 - 03:07 PM

Not yet, but I can see it coming.  However, it will not be my fault as I will claim victim status. lol.gif



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Posted 20 July 2020 - 03:17 PM

I confess - I did - been there / done that.

 

However - without going into detail - there were always other reasons for doing so besides just making a dumb mistake.  

 

Financial issues / health issues / fund another scope / etc.  

 

Good part is I got what I liked back!!!   :-)    

 

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An old saying - "sometimes you don't realize what you have until you lose it"  


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#5 Doug Culbertson

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 03:54 PM

I'm on my second FS-102 and my fifth 14.5" Starmaster so, yeah. 


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Posted 20 July 2020 - 04:58 PM

Not yet. I just keep upgrading...



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Posted 20 July 2020 - 04:59 PM

I sold my Orion 120 Eon.. I regretted selling it and bought a second one about a year and half later.

 

I still have it.

 

I also parted ways with a pair of 60mm x 800 mm A-Ps. (The original A-P refractors, Asahi- Pentax)

 

I just purchased a third one but I'm waiting to decide whether I can pick it up on a trip to Montana or I'll have it shipped.

 

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 05:02 PM

I've done it once with a 120ST (F5).


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Posted 20 July 2020 - 05:06 PM

I sell nothing!!!


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Posted 20 July 2020 - 05:17 PM

I've done it once with a 120ST (F5).

I have been tempted to do it with that particular scope, but so far I have resisted. If I don't do it,  I'll probably end up spending a whole lot more  - so re-purchasing a 120ST could actually save me money in the long run if it quenches my desire for a  triplet.lol.gif



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Posted 20 July 2020 - 07:58 PM

Glad to see I'm in good company! Mine was very purpose driven. I recently ended up with a nexstar se 4/5 mount head only, and had the idea on those bitter cold nights where I just dont want to start hauling gear, a nice tabletop rig with as much as I can get on there would be ideal.

And it just so happened the 72mm f6 apo I had would clear zenith since it focused by moving the lens. Ended up getting the synpex version of it on clearance for a good number, and i
I much prefer the color scheme to the black and red omegon one. never been able to get the 72-80mm size to do it for me, maybe 5th times the charm! 😂

Here's the actual scope without any rebranding

http://www.longperng...act=view&no=176

Well made, very unique design that has some serious value IMO. Focusing with the fine ring is oh so easy, and since the objective is doing the focusing, never have to worry about clearance for my intended use. While its not technically apochromatic, the last iteration I had visually was color free, and did a spectacular job.

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 11:01 PM

Not sure if I even count...... but this is my 4th 100ED in 2 years. 

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Posted 20 July 2020 - 11:31 PM

Bought a C9.25", sold it, bought another C9.25" and sold that second one when I bought a 9.25" Edge so in effect, I've had three 9.25" SCT scopes.  Also bought a C14" then sold it when I upgraded to the 14" Edge... so two 14" SCT scopes.  Bought an AVX mount, sold it a few years later when I bought a CGEM DX then when I upgraded from the CGEM DX to my CGE PRO, a couple of months later I decided to buy another AVX so two AVX mounts.

 

Guilty


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Posted 20 July 2020 - 11:43 PM

Sold a Tec140ED once, which I bought for a bargain and wanted it to finance another apo. Deep regret and buying another TEC140ED later and for a lot more the cohort is complete. I am now thinking a lot longer before selling :).



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Posted 21 July 2020 - 01:25 AM

I sold my FS60 previously, and bought another back. 

 

Wasn't a wrong choice for me to do it back then, as I don't have an unlimited supply of funds and wanted to upgrade aperture (to an FSQ85). But after eventually upgrading a 5", I wanted a small aperture scope again, and my excellent experience with the FS60 made it a natural choice to repurchase. 



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Posted 21 July 2020 - 08:34 AM

Bad thing is you would swear the first time was better than the new one
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Posted 21 July 2020 - 08:39 AM

Sold a Tec140ED once, which I bought for a bargain and wanted it to finance another apo. Deep regret and buying another TEC140ED later and for a lot more the cohort is complete. I am now thinking a lot longer before selling smile.gif.

If you want to sell the APO140ED again, give me a nudge grin.gif


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Posted 21 July 2020 - 08:45 AM

Bad thing is you would swear the first time was better than the new one


There is always a very real probability of this.
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Posted 21 July 2020 - 08:54 AM

I haven't bought a refractor after I sold it, but did that with a pair of Panoptics. Funny was, that I placed a search ad and the guy who I sold it to replied to sell it back to me wink.gif


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Posted 21 July 2020 - 09:12 AM

I've had three C11's. Two C8's. Two 8" Skywatcher dobs. Two Starblasts. Two C4.5's. Still have the last C4.5...



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Posted 21 July 2020 - 11:35 AM

FS-102. Bitten by an aperture bug. Cured by my second FS-102.


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Posted 21 July 2020 - 11:55 AM

I've had three C11's. Two C8's. Two 8" Skywatcher dobs. Two Starblasts. Two C4.5's. Still have the last C4.5...


It's not fair to count C8s there are too many reasons to buy them and sell them and some of them sell for as little as 200 or 300 bucks which is the cost of an eyepiece
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Posted 21 July 2020 - 12:16 PM

I'm looking to buy an 80 or so mm refractor. Hopefully it'll be enough different than the 6 inch f8 that I won't be tempted to sell either one.


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Posted 21 July 2020 - 12:26 PM

Sold a 10" dob to my brother because I bought a 15" Obsession classic. While I love the 15" it does take longer to set up and take down and doesn't get used nearly as much as it should. I really missed the simplicity of the 10" solid tube, but did not miss the sonotube and heavy base weight of 77 pounds total. Three or four years ago a a Teeter STS 8" came up for consignment on Rob's website and I grabbed it, even though I was intending to buy 10" when I retired (which will be in a year and a half). Best move I ever made because, at least for now, Teeter isn't making more scopes and while I would have preferred 10" in some situations, the 8" weighs 39 pounds and has a fantastic Zambuto mirror and is a ear perfect all around scope for my Bortle 5 zone.

 

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 01:13 PM

I think I've done this with three scopes, but honestly I can't remember. :lol:

 

 

I bought an AR5/LXD75 in 2006/2007. Sold both and then both another AR5 a couple of years later, which I sold last year. Both were good scopes.

 

I had a SV80/9D that I sold and sometime later I acquired another SV90/9D that I still own. Great scope, btw.

 

The other scope was a reflector. My first real scope was an XT10 bought in 2005, sold it, and then bought a Zhummel 10" in 2007.


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