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#1 CharlieB

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 10:23 PM

A day late & a dollar short.  Sorry for the delay.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=acxnmaVTlZA

 

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.

 

2) Do not post your own ads or the ads of your friends, this includes items you may be trying sell for someone else. This is considered sale promotion in the open forums and is a violation of the CN TOS. Please post your own ads in the Cloudy Nights Classifieds.

 

3) We request that you do not post photos from ads. If you must have some reference to a photo in the post, post a link to the photo, not the photo itself.

 

4) Do not post the entire ad text, or large blocks of it, without permission from the author.

 

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 It also provides some data when the link is no longer active.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.

 

Here's an example of a good post:

4" f/8 Jaegers OTA on eBay. LINK

Poor post:  4" telescope. LINK

 

7) Please post a live link to the item. Do not post "PM me for link". We realize that this is an honest attempt to prevent non-CN member flippers from finding the posts, but most of the hard-core flippers are CN members already. Flippers look for bargains, they won't be outbidding you at top-dollar because they won't make any money on the item. Most of the time you are outbid, it is by a fellow Classics CN member.

 

8) Please limit yourself to one "found" post per hour. If you find more items within that time, just edit your post and add them, or wait until you have finished looking at all the ad sites and post them all at once.

 

9) Short discussions can take place about the items listed. When quoting a post, edit the quoted post to include only the part you are replying to. Do not quote an entire string of replies. If not quoting, make a note of what your reply pertains to, so others won't misinterpret your reply. Please keep these discussions limited to the actual items posted. If the discussion becomes protracted or the noise level gets too high, these posts will be moved to a new thread. Further comments on the item should then be made in the new thread.

 

10) Ads that are odd or have humor may find a better home in the Favorite Used Telescope Ad thread.
Posts that do not follow these posting guidelines or are for items not appropriate for this thread may be removed at moderator discretion.

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 RichA

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 11:03 PM

Carl Zeiss Jena 100mm f1500mm refractor with odd listing.

 

They company listing it also has an expensive Italian equatorial up for sale.  There are no set min bid numbers, but they have a picture of

what appears to be guidelines on buying.  They have a number of other items with the same sale parameters.  Approach with caution, based on the other listings and the seller's selling record, the listings are all fraudulent.

 

https://www.ebay.com...bkAAOSwViVf77A6


Edited by RichA, 01 January 2021 - 11:15 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2021 - 01:00 AM

Here's an interesting Unitron item:

 

https://www.ebay.com...353.m1438.l2649


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Posted 02 January 2021 - 01:22 AM

Carl Zeiss Jena 100mm f1500mm refractor with odd listing.

 

They company listing it also has an expensive Italian equatorial up for sale.  There are no set min bid numbers, but they have a picture of

what appears to be guidelines on buying.  They have a number of other items with the same sale parameters.  Approach with caution, based on the other listings and the seller's selling record, the listings are all fraudulent.

 

https://www.ebay.com...bkAAOSwViVf77A6

"...the listings are all fraudulent."

 

I would piggyback on that and say that hundreds of current listings are fraudulent; the seller's account has been hijacked. The seller, btw, has an excellent feedback sore.

 

This is a great example of a hijacked account. If you are unfamiliar with what they look like, look at this one, check other listings by the seller, check feedback.  This will be taken down in probably less than 24 hours.
 



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 04:28 AM

"...the listings are all fraudulent."

 

I would piggyback on that and say that hundreds of current listings are fraudulent; the seller's account has been hijacked. The seller, btw, has an excellent feedback sore.

 

This is a great example of a hijacked account. If you are unfamiliar with what they look like, look at this one, check other listings by the seller, check feedback.  This will be taken down in probably less than 24 hours.
 

The big tip-offs are the ridiculous listings and the fact the actual seller deals in $5 dollar items mostly.

But don't count on the take-down time.  I've reported fraud and have watched it take days to disappear.


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Posted 02 January 2021 - 04:52 AM

Old C90 with a chipped corrector that appears that it was taken out and put back in backwards.  Could be wrong.

 

https://www.ebay.com...bUAAOSwU7lf6nP0



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 07:46 AM

At SGW in Santa Rosa, CA - vintage 8" Celestron SCT with a lot of extras.  Ad is mislabeled as a Meade ETX 125, but if you check the text you'll see they updated the description.  Could be a good buy for someone in the area - it's a local pick up.



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 07:49 AM

Edmond Astroscan (made in USA)  here in the Syracuse NY area,. $150..  been for sale along time. ( Months) this the forth time it's been listed..

Maybe the owner would come down  on the price.

CL Syracuse....add number 7245286423



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 09:42 AM

Sky chief 1. Will ship.
https://www.facebook...49279983416198/

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Posted 02 January 2021 - 09:56 AM

A vintage wooden Sears telescope box.  Great price, looks to be in usable condition now, definitely a nice restoration project.  It's really close to me, and I would buy it except for the fact it's a couple inches too short for the telescope I had in mind for it:

 

https://annarbor.cra...7255439042.html


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Posted 02 January 2021 - 10:42 AM

A vintage wooden Sears telescope box.  Great price, looks to be in usable condition now, definitely a nice restoration project.  It's really close to me, and I would buy it except for the fact it's a couple inches too short for the telescope I had in mind for it:

 

https://annarbor.cra...7255439042.html

Hi Cheri.  That box may be perfect for my ATCO 1254 restoration.  At 38" it is longer than both my 3" sears and tasco boxes.

 

I'll try and get in contact with the guy.  Thanks for posting.


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Posted 02 January 2021 - 10:46 AM

Hi Cheri.  That box may be perfect for my ATCO 1254 restoration.  At 38" it is longer than both my 3" sears and tasco boxes.

 

I'll try and get in contact with the guy.  Thanks for posting.

Good luck, Gary!  I actually had a hunch you might have a use for it. waytogo.gif 


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Posted 02 January 2021 - 11:39 AM

Good luck, Gary!  I actually had a hunch you might have a use for it. waytogo.gif

smile.gif   I'm picking it up tomorrow.


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Posted 02 January 2021 - 11:53 AM

https://www.cloudyni...-works-project/

 

Not a mod so I can't move it here

 


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Posted 02 January 2021 - 01:43 PM

https://www.cloudyni...-works-project/

 

Not a mod so I can't move it here

That's a helluva deal.



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 01:55 PM

That's a helluva deal.

it sure is.  Let's hope it stays un modified. Also, go get it fast before someone else gets it now they know about it.


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Posted 02 January 2021 - 02:40 PM

I would, and I'd also hie myself over a few miles and pick up that OC 6" OTA that's listed here, but I'm in the mode where I need to make up room.  today's task:  DPAC 3 Newt mirrors that need a recoat, get them coated, restore the OTAs, and put them on the market so I have more room to work on the ATMs!

 

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Posted 02 January 2021 - 03:48 PM

OK. For you people trapped in Crazy Land (a.k.a the left coast)

https://tinyurl.com/y8f7mtjx

Call me crazy but, there may just be something wrong with the way that finder scope is set up. LOL

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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHKAY!

Yeah! If this doesn't smell funny then nothing will! There is way too much horn blowing for us to believe this one! Hey! Maybe it's legit but,...

https://tinyurl.com/ydfvdqld

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Edmund HD GEM and tripod for 4" refractor in Minneapolis area for only $75.

https://tinyurl.com/yahx5bh8

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Posted 02 January 2021 - 05:23 PM

14" DOB "project scope" with perforated primary mirror. Don't think he will ship it from Fayetteville, AR but, you never know! We don't need any more projects or we'd probably be all over this.

 

https://tinyurl.com/y8c5wazf

 

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Posted 02 January 2021 - 05:23 PM

Edmund HD GEM and tripod for 4" refractor in Minneapolis area for only $75.

 

https://tinyurl.com/yahx5bh8

 

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Must be trying to view the south pole area.


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#21 YourNotSirius

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Posted 02 January 2021 - 05:43 PM

20" F5 Research grade early Coulter mirror and secondary mirror. Primary mirror is 2 3/4" thick, Secondary is 4" x 5 5/8"

 

https://tinyurl.com/ybczzgaf



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 05:46 PM

Say what?

 

TELESCOPE 13.5" MIRROR PRO - $1,000 (Huntington Beach)

 

Why is all of the really interesting and sometimes just weird stuff out there in crazy land?

 

https://tinyurl.com/y8tt3rhj

 

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Posted 02 January 2021 - 06:25 PM

Say what?

 

TELESCOPE 13.5" MIRROR PRO - $1,000 (Huntington Beach)

 

Why is all of the really interesting and sometimes just weird stuff out there in crazy land?

 

https://tinyurl.com/y8tt3rhj

 

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90% of all real scopes are in Cali. Always been that way.


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Posted 02 January 2021 - 06:32 PM

Say what?

 

TELESCOPE 13.5" MIRROR PRO - $1,000 (Huntington Beach)

 

Why is all of the really interesting and sometimes just weird stuff out there in crazy land?

 

https://tinyurl.com/y8tt3rhj

 

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Not a telescope



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Posted 02 January 2021 - 06:57 PM

Say what?

 

TELESCOPE 13.5" MIRROR PRO - $1,000 (Huntington Beach)

 

Why is all of the really interesting and sometimes just weird stuff out there in crazy land?

 

https://tinyurl.com/y8tt3rhj

 

Q

That has been up for sale for a long time.   Like Tim said it is not a telescope, but made for a  research project as a spectrometer. 


Edited by starman876, 02 January 2021 - 07:00 PM.



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