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#1 CharlieB

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Posted 31 October 2020 - 09:50 AM

Hommage to this great day.

 

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1) The basic guideline for this thread is to list ads and auctions that others may be interested in. It is not intended to replace CL or eBay as a site to find all possible classic ads. Please keep your posts to actual "classic" equipment. If you have to ask if it's classic, it probably isn't.

 

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5) Concentrate on the item for sale, and not the seller.  Any listed prices must be given in Yap stone currency.

 

6) Although not mandatory, when posting ads, including a short description of the item is a courtesy to others who don't have time to click on every link. It also provides some data when the link is no longer active. Be a little specific.

 

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4" f/8 Jaegers OTA on eBay. LINK

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Buyer Beware- CN is not responsible for any of the ads or auctions posted here or their content. There are some scams floating around, so do your homework before pursuing any ad.

 

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#2 Chirp1

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Posted 31 October 2020 - 10:18 AM

Vixen 60x910 refractor. What can you tell me about it?

https://www.facebook...95938790658715/


 

#3 John Rogers

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Posted 31 October 2020 - 10:19 AM

Someone needs to rescue this classic Dynascope: https://www.ebay.com...LY/224213138749


 

#4 Couder

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Posted 31 October 2020 - 10:38 AM

Killer is local pickup only.


 

#5 dusty99

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Posted 31 October 2020 - 12:22 PM

That Vixen is a simple, long FL achromat, and looks good, but I wish there was a picture of the objective.  Still, for that price I'd take a look at it if I were anywhere close to Lakeville, Minnesota.  Would be a fun scope for a kid.

 

 

Vixen 60x910 refractor. What can you tell me about it?

https://www.facebook...95938790658715/


 

#6 Russell Smith

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Posted 31 October 2020 - 05:32 PM

https://www.ebay.com/itm/383739155197

Celestron tripod for the C-8 I think.
Seller seems very motivated.
 

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Posted 31 October 2020 - 06:11 PM

Vixen 60x910 refractor. What can you tell me about it?

https://www.facebook...95938790658715/

Vixen Icarus 60L, it's a signature 60mm/910mm refractor. I got one of the older one, but it's fun to use. This one is the older series with the black and white scheme instead of the latter green white series. It even has the signature bright neon box. won't hurt to pick up one, really easy to use.

 

Vintage edmund with missing parts and tripod:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284063284292


Edited by Bowlerhat, 31 October 2020 - 06:21 PM.

 

#8 Kasmos

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Posted 31 October 2020 - 10:04 PM

Vixen Icarus 60L, it's a signature 60mm/910mm refractor. I got one of the older one, but it's fun to use. This one is the older series with the black and white scheme instead of the latter green white series. It even has the signature bright neon box. won't hurt to pick up one, really easy to use.

 

Vintage edmund with missing parts and tripod:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/284063284292

It might perform well but it's a variation that has the cheaper model (DK) Cometron type plastic cell and dewshield. The Icarus D-60L in both the '85 and '91 catalogs below show it with the metal cell/short dewshield.

 

http://yumarin7.saku...n/Vixen1985.pdf

 

http://yumarin7.saku...n/Vixen1991.pdf


 

#9 Augustus

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Posted 31 October 2020 - 10:12 PM

Orange C8 in upstate CT, overpriced and the seller obviously messed up on shipping calculations

 

https://www.ebay.com...GsAAOSwIdFfnXTY


 

#10 apfever

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Posted 31 October 2020 - 10:39 PM

https://www.ebay.com/itm/383739155197

Celestron tripod for the C-8 I think.
Seller seems very motivated.

That's one of the good ones in nice shape, sand cast version.

 

Still not worth the $180 tag with shipping.


 

#11 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:33 AM

Maybe 100 smackers.


 

#12 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:33 AM

Orange C8 in upstate CT, overpriced and the seller obviously messed up on shipping calculations

 

https://www.ebay.com...GsAAOSwIdFfnXTY

$350 maybe.


 

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 07:53 AM

Vixen 60x910 refractor. What can you tell me about it?

https://www.facebook...95938790658715/

It’s a Vixen cheapie. You can do better. Vixen did.


 

#14 rfic1

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 08:49 AM

$350 maybe.

Come on,  really $350?

Sure if you looking for a bargain. 

More and more it seems this site is looking for sellers to give away there equipment


 

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 09:31 AM

Come on,  really $350?

Sure if you looking for a bargain. 

More and more it seems this site is looking for sellers to give away there equipment

That is all i would pay if i  wanted to take a chance. Had so many lack luster C8's i would have to test it out first.  I'm sure as heck not looking for a C8 unless i can find that freaky sharp C8 i had years ago. I figure 350 is the going rate as it don't come with anything like Televue's or anything.  If it has super optics then $450 500 no prob.


Edited by CHASLX200, 01 November 2020 - 09:34 AM.

 

#16 Darren Drake

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 09:36 AM

Yes that C8 settup is easily worth $500 if there are no condition issues 


 

#17 starman876

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 09:38 AM

Orange C8 in upstate CT, overpriced and the seller obviously messed up on shipping calculations

 

https://www.ebay.com...GsAAOSwIdFfnXTY

Is that the university 60mm finder riding on the C8?


 

#18 Augustus

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 10:38 AM

Is that the university 60mm finder riding on the C8?


Appears to be so.
 

#19 Augustus

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 10:49 AM

8" or 10" Orion DSE

 

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 03:36 PM

Super rare Mizar Cx-150

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#21 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 04:00 PM

Always like the RG Meades    but never had one

  here' one near Tampa Fla 

 

 

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#22 CHASLX200

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 04:04 PM

Always like the RG Meades    but never had one

  here' one near Tampa Fla 

 

 

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Just saw that scope today when i picked up my 90mm refractor.  Someone had painted the mount and the finish is stripped off. Was not gonna fit in the Camaro.  Shipping would be a killer.


 

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 04:45 PM

Just saw that scope today when i picked up my 90mm refractor.  Someone had painted the mount and the finish is stripped off. Was not gonna fit in the Camaro.  Shipping would be a killer.

get a Uhaul van. $20 a day plus mileage.    The scope is local to you in Tampa.  Go get that scope Chas.  It was meant for you, it has your name on it Chas. 


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Posted 01 November 2020 - 04:48 PM

Come on,  really $350?

Sure if you looking for a bargain. 

More and more it seems this site is looking for sellers to give away there equipment

There is that lol.gif


 

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Posted 01 November 2020 - 05:20 PM

Just saw that scope today when i picked up my 90mm refractor.  Someone had painted the mount and the finish is stripped off. Was not gonna fit in the Camaro.  Shipping would be a killer.

Wait.. are you saying you got yourself a new scope? Hallelujah! There is hope for this world yet!

 

Wishing you clear skies and a great first light with it!

 

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