I've been after an Edmund's 3" f/6 for years.
I fell in love with this little Newt during my days as a science educator. We had a couple of them on site, and I used them for lifestreaming lunar events, such as eclipses. They were unmounted, so I'd use a pier mount to allow them to track.
Anyway, whenever they pop-up on the various sites, they tend to be a bit pricey. One finally popped up on eBay, so I decided to place a bid, even though I believed I was really overpaying for just the OTA.
And wouldn't you know it, I won!
Well, sort of.
The seller contacted me today, after a week of waiting for the telescope to arrive, to inform me that the telescope had been dropped and the focuser damaged. They promptly refunded me before asking if I was still interested.
Have these little telescopes really become so rare? It's not as if I need one, heavens no. But I love those wee little instruments.