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#51 Senex Bibax

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 09:20 AM

I don't think the seller knows that "knick knick stand" is a collapsible dob. I missed it myself. She told me there were five telescopes. She has updated some of the pictures, and I count the three old orange Celestrons (C8, C11, C14), a Celestron Nexstar 6SE, and  the little Celestron refractor. That makes five, not counting the Dob.

 

https://www.kijiji.c...tics/1548917668

https://www.kijiji.c...opes/1548916539

 

" The one standing up looks like a 14. The one in the box has the finder for the C11/C14. Looks like the C8 mount has been repurposed, with spacers to widen the fork. There's a nice set of University othos, And the knick-knack stand with all the junk piled on it is a collapsible dob. The prior owner seems to have been into mixing and matching scope components, so unless someone buys the lot, it's likely each scope will be missing pieces and come with unrelated pieces."

 

Chip W.

I'm actually considering making an offer for the whole lot, then sorting through it to identify what to keep and what to sell. I don't need or want more than 1-2 more telescopes, but it would be way too much hassle to sort through everything in the seller's storage. It would take a fair time just to sort, inventory and clean everything, then determine condition and any need for repair.

 

Given the models already identified, the mounts and the eyepieces and accessories, I would consider offering $4-5000 Canadian for the whole lot as-is, expecting to recoup a fair amount by selling what I don't keep. Is that realistic and fair? No bets on whether or not the seller's expectations will agree though.



#52 BigC

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 09:44 AM

Gary thank you , with 3 minutes left it was @$122 , went up fast at the end ...

$204 to be exact. Plus shipping.

 

But I have a fondness for the out of the ordinary.

 

Maybe picture once here and assembled.


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#53 Macguyver909

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 10:38 AM

jason 313 near milwaukee wi 125$  60mm x 910 mm 

 

https://milwaukee.cr...7253231152.html



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Posted 02 February 2021 - 11:36 AM

17.5" Coulter optics, ATM dob, looks nice, ready to use.

$900 in Denver Metro (Front Range). Pretty good deal if good optics.

 

17.5 link here



#55 Garyth64

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 11:46 AM

jason 313 near milwaukee wi 125$  60mm x 910 mm 

 

https://milwaukee.cr...7253231152.html

Not too bad of a price.

 

It is similar to a Sears 6305, and similar to the Sears 6333 on GW on which the pricing has gone too high, and their not done.  Go figure.

 

Maybe this is a time to sell.


Edited by Garyth64, 02 February 2021 - 11:47 AM.

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#56 Matty S

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 12:05 PM

Is this a 10TE? Near Boston, Ma for $170. No pic of lens and can't tell if it's complete...

https://boston.craig...7270172850.html


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#57 clamchip

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 12:14 PM

Here's your chance to buy 4 Criterion eyepieces with a Edmund microscope.

These are probably microscope size eyepiece barrels but can be adapted to

telescope focusers. 30 dollars and free shipping.

And if you don't own a microscope they are great fun:

https://www.ebay.com...GQAAOSw8EZgGIEK

 

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#58 DouglasPaul

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 12:34 PM

Here's your chance to buy 4 Criterion eyepieces with a Edmund microscope.

These are probably microscope size eyepiece barrels but can be adapted to

telescope focusers. 30 dollars and free shipping.

And if you don't own a microscope they are great fun:

https://www.ebay.com...GQAAOSw8EZgGIEK

 

Robert

Well, that ended quick.



#59 Garyth64

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 12:44 PM

Is this a 10TE? Near Boston, Ma for $170. No pic of lens and can't tell if it's complete...

https://boston.craig...7270172850.html

Yes, it is a Tasco 10TE.  It's always good to get a look at the lens.

 

The box is in disarray, and needs work.  It's only 11 numbers older than mine, and made in 1960.

 

I don't see a finder, and it's hard to tell if it has the original eyepieces.

 

It would take some work, but should be a very good scope.


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Posted 02 February 2021 - 01:49 PM

Tele-Vue Renaissance 101 Brass Telescope on eBay, $3750/obo.

 

Comes with some useful accessories.  Looks very pretty!



#61 Alanvogt

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 01:54 PM

Questar serial number... #9-CV-3675-BB, $1000.00

 

https://offerup.com/...ail/1060952907/

I got excited about this as it's in my neighborhood. I always like to look before I buy. So I called the number and he says he is actually located in Spokane.... That is a nine hour round trip... He said it has the case and legs.  Maybe I'll have him email me more pics.   I would like to own a Questar.


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Posted 02 February 2021 - 01:56 PM

Questar Ad says it ships from Kent  WA    But  at least it might ship



#63 Alanvogt

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 01:58 PM

Questar Ad says it ships from Kent  WA    But  at least it might ship

I think I'll need to see more pics....



#64 RichA

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 02:06 PM

Questar serial number... #9-CV-3675-BB, $1000.00

 

https://offerup.com/...ail/1060952907/

Fraud.



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Posted 02 February 2021 - 02:16 PM

I got excited about this as it's in my neighborhood. I always like to look before I buy. So I called the number and he says he is actually located in Spokane.... That is a nine hour round trip... He said it has the case and legs.  Maybe I'll have him email me more pics.   I would like to own a Questar.

Suspect it’s a scam. Look on eBay at the Questar for sale in Oklahoma City. It’s the same scope. Someone is using the pics and the description from that real eBay ad. 


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#66 Kasmos

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 02:18 PM

Cali wins by far on real scopes. That scope is nowhere near me or i would offer $200 and call it a day.

Just pulling your chain. Yes Cali wins. It's a huge highly populated state plus a lot of scopes came from here.

 

That said, we do see some good deals pop up in FL. Folks in a lot states see much less.



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Posted 02 February 2021 - 02:20 PM

Overpriced 8" Starfinder on GEM

 

https://hudsonvalley...7271547693.html



#68 DouglasPaul

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 02:33 PM

I got excited about this as it's in my neighborhood. I always like to look before I buy. So I called the number and he says he is actually located in Spokane.... That is a nine hour round trip... He said it has the case and legs.  Maybe I'll have him email me more pics.   I would like to own a Questar.

From what others are saying here you better deal face to face. I would hate to think I helped out some scam artist.


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Posted 02 February 2021 - 03:27 PM

https://www.cloudyni...spooner-mirror/

 

6" F6 mike spooner  $499


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Posted 02 February 2021 - 03:31 PM

Just pulling your chain. Yes Cali wins. It's a huge highly populated state plus a lot of scopes came from here.

 

That said, we do see some good deals pop up in FL. Folks in a lot states see much less.

When I check in Craigslist for scopes, FL has more listings than most states.   Check out Alabama some times.  Hardly anything comes up for sale there.   Most of the midwest states have very little to offer.   FL is in the top 10 for scope sales.


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Posted 02 February 2021 - 03:37 PM

  $800 bucks   Interesting painted mount(looks well done) on this 10" RG in St Pete.

 

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Posted 02 February 2021 - 04:02 PM

  $800 bucks   Interesting painted mount(looks well done) on this 10" RG in St Pete.

 

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Won't fit in my Malibu, and if it did my back would be crying.



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Posted 02 February 2021 - 04:34 PM

Suspect it’s a scam. Look on eBay at the Questar for sale in Oklahoma City. It’s the same scope. Someone is using the pics and the description from that real eBay ad. 

Your right.  Thanks for the tip. I might have fallen for it.

I reported it as a scam on offer up.


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Posted 02 February 2021 - 06:18 PM

  $800 bucks   Interesting painted mount(looks well done) on this 10" RG in St Pete.

 

https://www.facebook..._code=undefined

another great deal in FLwaytogo.gif



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Posted 02 February 2021 - 07:10 PM

Just pulling your chain. Yes Cali wins. It's a huge highly populated state plus a lot of scopes came from here.

 

That said, we do see some good deals pop up in FL. Folks in a lot states see much less.

Two 18" Obsessions within 20 miles of me so that is rare. One will be mine i guess in a day.


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