So I scored the Tasco 9vr today for $50 from a local flipper who got it from some sort of auction (estate, I assume).
He's a reseller of all goods so didn't really know much about scopes. Tried to sell me a Galileo frac at the same time, I declined.
Told him a little about the Tasco but he wasn't really interested, just trying to make a buck. All good.
Anyway here's a few pics of the little guy after a cursory cleanup. Everything seems to be there. The glass showed a few smudges which cleaned right up to sparkling new with a couple of Zeiss wipes. Daytime views were sharp and crisp. I absolutely love this little one! Perfect companion to the little Starblast petzval for stargazing with a friend.
$50 are sure you didn’t steal it, lol ?