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

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#26 Rich_W

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 07:27 PM

I’ve had two Tak FS-60CBs and an FS-60Q.  All were enjoyable but I kept deciding there were other things I needed more.  I had a TMB 92SS for awhile, sold it, missed it a lot and bought a TMB 92L, which I still have, use a lot and plan to keep.  Really trying to settle in now with just a few scopes (yeah, I’ve said that before). Really trying this time. 


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#27 Echolight

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 08:39 PM

I’ve had two Tak FS-60CBs and an FS-60Q.  All were enjoyable but I kept deciding there were other things I needed more.  I had a TMB 92SS for awhile, sold it, missed it a lot and bought a TMB 92L, which I still have, use a lot and plan to keep.  Really trying to settle in now with just a few scopes (yeah, I’ve said that before). Really trying this time. 

You can do it!

 

I would like to have a 92. But will probably end up with an 80. And it'll be fine.


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#28 EricCCD

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 08:50 PM

The only one I recall selling and rebuying (and selling again!) was an Orion ST-80. Oh, wait....I did sell an Astro-Tech 66, then ended up buying the Stellarvue version of that scope, which I ended up selling too. What I've sold and somewhat regret but still resist rebuying:

 

Tak FS-102

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Tak TOA-130



#29 Mike W

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 06:28 AM

Sold my TV 102 and missed it so bought another plus TVHD5 mount. What a solid combo!

 

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 06:46 AM

Did it twice with two scopes I previously owned (not same model, actually the same scope) - a Celestron Onyx 80 EDF and then an AT66ED.
 

Recently I’ve been missing a really excellent Celestron 80ED I sold a couple of years back.  
 

Buying and selling used equipment is a way to learn in this hobby and to recognize good optics without the need for a test bed.  Once you’ve done that a few times, you may find that every once in a while you had something exceptional . . . that’s when i reached out to the buyer and bought it back.
 

btw - I’m a bit nervous of buying another model of something due to variations in manufacturing.  That’s why I’ve only done this with the same scope I had in my possession.  


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Posted 22 July 2020 - 07:21 AM

Tele Vue 85 -- have bought and sold three times:

Traded first one for a Tele Vue 101

Traded second one for a 15" Starsplitter

Kept the third one for a long time but finally sold it as I had two other nice, small refractors at the same time



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 08:29 AM

Sold an Orange C5 (70's scope) and basically put my c8 away for three years. Started up again and got a white C5 and added an SE mount for my grab and go EAA system with FR 3.3/6.3 and realized what a mistake I had made in selling the "largest small scope". Really, really missed the C5 - seriously great scopes.


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Posted 22 July 2020 - 08:32 AM

Nice little mount.

 

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


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Posted 22 July 2020 - 08:36 AM

I sold a 10 dob, sold it to move, bought another one, and now trading it in on a EQ6.  It sucks, but that was the only way I could afford it.  I hope to save up and get a go to 10" in the future.  The astrophotography bug got me.



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 08:43 AM

I am glad to see I am not the only one who has had the "oops, I want it back" disease.

 

In my case, I bought another TV Oracle that I sold years ago, and I have promised myself no matter what scope comes up that I "want", I need to keep the Oracle3. The first one I had was in the nice aluminum case. Not the second one, but that is ok. 

 

I have had a Ranger, (a few times) a Pronto, a TV 85,  a Genesis (original) and regret not keeping each one of them for various reasons.  There are a couple of dobs that fit that 'wish I had kept them" column. If I had a home with a garage and a yard instead of a townhome, I would kept more.  



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 09:04 AM

Sold an Orange C5 (70's scope) and basically put my c8 away for three years. Started up again and got a white C5 and added an SE mount for my grab and go EAA system with FR 3.3/6.3 and realized what a mistake I had made in selling the "largest small scope". Really, really missed the C5 - seriously great scopes.



Jeff you gave me an idea. From now on when i de ide its time to sell something. I'm going to put it in the back of my closet and forget about it. Then when I decide I want it back it'll be like finding a forgotten christmas present lol.
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Posted 22 July 2020 - 05:06 PM

Many, many, times.  Mounts and EP’s, too.  I think only my Starbound chair hasn’t been sold and later replaced.  laugh.gif



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 06:31 PM

Well    yes   I had an old TV Oracle  that I liked but sold it to raise funds for a four inch fluorite .  Later the buyer sold it to someone here one state over. A year or so later it came up for sale  and although it was arguably not as good as the Vixen 80mm Fluorite  I had   I jumped on the chance to bring it back home again. I just wanted to have it back and it rides well on the TV Gibralter  it shares with its big brother  the TV NP -101

 

Sometimes  a scope finds you

 Sometimes a scope finds you again

 

 

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 07:14 PM

I regret selling a TMB 130 and a TMB 175 f/8 designed air spaced triplet made by LZOS. No.54 Strehl 97.4 placed in a custom Aries Instruments tube by APM/ Matthias Wirth  bawling.gif bawling.gif.  On the positive side I ordered a CFF 200 F6.5 (Serial number 1) to be delivered in a few weeks smile.gif

 

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 08:32 PM

I sold an Orion ST80, good God did I miss it.
Bought another one rather quick :)
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Posted 22 July 2020 - 10:05 PM

The guy who bought my A-P 155EDFS regretted selling his first one.

 

As for me, I regret selling my Tak FS128, and though I won't buy another, I will but any 5-inch class doublet Tak decides to release, henceforth.


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Posted 22 July 2020 - 11:03 PM

I did that with my TSA102S. Also I've been through a SW100ED, SW 100 equinox, and Vixen ED100SF which are all the same scopr essentially

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 12:54 AM

 Been there, done that. And as soon as I can find another in good shape, I'll buy it back.

 

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 08:28 AM

My Celestron Onyx. I sold it a few years back and regretted the sale. I then saw one on eBay about 3 years ago as part of an estate auction and bought it again. I have never seen one for sale since.

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Posted 23 July 2020 - 10:04 AM

I Sold in a trade my TV-102 to get a Tak FS-152 NSV. I didn't repurchase the TV-102, but got a TV NP-101 instead.

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Posted 31 July 2020 - 10:05 AM

I've had three TV-76's.  Don't have one right now, but would happily buy a fourth if I had the funds...  smile.gif  



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Posted 31 July 2020 - 01:41 PM

I had an ES AR102 that I really liked. In fact, despite it's shortcomings (CA and that ENORMOUS dew shield), out of all the scopes (and types) I've owned over the years, it was the one I used the most and regretted selling it.

 

So, I bought another 102, only this time it's a Lunt 102ED, which is everything I wanted the AR102 to be. 


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 08:20 PM

Two ST120s bought and sold, lesson not learned, I could do it again.

 

Two orange tube C8s bought and sold, lesson learned. Will not do it again.

 

Two ST80s bought and sold, third and last one I built myself and will keep. 


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Posted 31 July 2020 - 09:47 PM

Sold an EON 80 for what reason I don't know! Regretted it and scooped another one up not long after. It's a keeper for me.
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Posted 01 August 2020 - 06:08 AM

Two ST80s bought and sold, third and last one I built myself and will keep.

 

 

I have owned a number of ST-80s.  I've never sold one but they make good starter scopes, half binocular, half telescope, so I tend to give them to beginners in need of a scope.  

 

Right now I have two, one is my keeper, an older Celestron with a metal cell that threads onto the tube with a dew shield that threads to the cell.  It has a 2 speed, 2 inch focuser.  The other one is waiting for a new home.  

 

Jon


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