First post on CN (And I hope it is the right place to post). I was referred here by Astronomics (where I bought my TV Genesis back in the 90's). This started out as an opportunity to sell my gear and has turned into a binge reading of lots of things on CN. Almost makes me not want to sell.
Anyway, my lenses, scope and Losmandy G-8 are all essentially 26 years old. Unfortunately, after I bought all this equipment I was only able to attend one Denver area sky party and less than a dozen viewing sessions on my own. Then life went crazy- started three companies, sailed half way around the world and made & traveled in an expedition vehicle, all the while keeping my telescopic equipment (and other things) in climate controlled storage. Knowing that I would someday return to a more slowed down life, which I would then really use that "telescope". Well, starting last year I finally settled down in a place (actually excellent for astronomical viewing)- but found I had lost my "telescope viewing" interest (I will be keeping my Fujinon 7 x 50-went everywhere in the world with me-they have been refurbished once and due for a second).
So older, essentially almost brand new looking, what are the things that I should be looking at to make sure a potential buyer gets what he thought he was buying.
Everything, except the Losmandy portable battery (its dead) looks and feels smooth to operate. But, what are the parts or items that are not visible that should be checked? Or are refractors like stereo equipment and guns- put them away properly they are fine no matter how long in storage (climate controlled, no where near an ocean)?
I have a month before I can put the stuff on classified- so please, any suggestions to what I should look for or do?