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how many times you bought, sold, and rebought the same scope

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#26 rcwolpert

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 05:05 PM

Keep an eye out for a Mayflower or Manon made by APL in the 60x700 size. You won’t be disappointed! Admittedly, those are both USA brands, but they or something equivalent to a #814 might show up over on your side of the pond. The APL and also HOC and SYW 60x700s don’t disappoint.

 

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I’ve kept 2 of my Mayflowers because they are just so darn good. Gave the 814 to a nearby friend. I’m getting to the point of soon selling the last two. 


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Posted 15 February 2021 - 05:09 PM

I’ve kept 2 of my Mayflowers because they are just so darn good. Gave the 814 to a nearby friend. I’m getting to the point of soon selling the last two. 

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#28 AstroKerr

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 08:51 PM

Never sold one.

I keep them all, they are mine, all mine!!!! mrevil.gif

exactly. and multiple copies of many. don't want to get caught short when the dark days come - Rings of Jupiter or Zeds in the treeline - scopes are handy


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#29 clamchip

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 08:53 PM

Given the opportunity I would buy back my first Edmund 4 inch f/15bawling.gif

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And this incredibly excellent Orion Argonaut 6 inch Makbawling.gif

Robert 

 

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#30 Stevencbradley

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Posted 15 February 2021 - 09:00 PM

How about, what would I buy back if I could afford it?  

In my case, several...my NP-101 refractor. Either my C-9.25 or my 12.5" Starmaster. My 22X60 Tak binoculars. Come to think of it... 



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Posted 15 February 2021 - 09:48 PM

Only 1 for me.....
I foolishly sold my beautiful Meade Research Grade 8" OTA., Model 880, in 2002 to a gentleman in Wisconsin.  I would think about that scope from time to time.  It had one of the best commercial mirrors I've ever seen.
Fast forward to 2018.....I decided to place a wanted ad for another RG 8.  I really didn't expect a response since these aren't as readily available as the 10 or 12.5.
Lo and behold, a few days later, the gentleman who I sold the awesome scope to offered it back to me.  A deal was quickly made and it came back home!
It's not leaving again.....at least not while I'm on this earth!


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#32 icomet

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Posted 17 February 2021 - 01:09 AM

I've rebuilt the same mirror set at least 7 times, this way and that way, but not sold/bought the same one yet.

 

However, I am working on it.  I sold a premium 12.5" f/5 mirror to a friend, and I'm working on

getting it back. It's currently in a truss dob.

 

Clear Skies.


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Posted 17 February 2021 - 09:40 AM

For the short time that I have dabbled in astronomy and old scopes, I would be embarrassed to actually tabulate the number of scopes, spotting scopes, and binoculars, that I have been through.  I am certain, combining all three, I am well into the triple digits all in the course of a few years.  

 

All that aside, I have bought and sold multiples of C102Fs, C102s, C80s, Firstscope 80s, and C90s (astro and spotting), etc.  I will definitely buy another Firstscope or C80 again.  Actually, ESPECIALLY, if I find another fluorite scope, I do not know if I could resist.  In my limited experience, they are truly amazing.  Although, I had one Firstscope 80, it was beat-up and had a 1/3 of the coatings gone, that was stunningly sharp on the moon.  It stands out beyond all the others.  Weird how that works.

 

Currently I only have my grandpa's old SPI, a few classic binos, and a current day Kowa (88mm Prominar fluorite) spotting scope.  I never bought any of my scopes with the intention of reselling.  But, somehow, it always happens.  The SPI will not be going anywhere, though.  I guess it is a bit of my childhood ADHD peeking its head out. 

 

I WANT that one, but now I WANT that one...oH wAIT!!!  I NEEEED that one!  lol.gif

 

If I had the room and the money to keep them all, though, I absolutely would.  There are many on my list of wanting to at least look through. 


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#34 Jeff Lee

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Posted 17 February 2021 - 09:57 AM

Orange C5 sold. White C5 bought 2 years later.

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 06:19 PM

I have sold many and i sometimes keep the sun filter for obvious reasons and maybe i will find a use for them some day. I did buy back my very first scope from late sixties. I sold original when i was in high school.  The palomar jr. I have now ( i've had it for 12 years now) came without mount but i'm happy with the fake polaris mount its on now.

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 10:59 PM

I have sold many and i sometimes keep the sun filter for obvious reasons and maybe i will find a use for them some day. I did buy back my very first scope from late sixties. I sold original when i was in high school.  The palomar jr. I have now ( i've had it for 12 years now) came without mount but i'm happy with the fake polaris mount its on now.

At the next star party how about having a few games of "filters" while waiting for nightfall?

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#37 jim kuhns

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Posted 22 February 2021 - 10:50 AM

Does the winner get all the filters?  waytogo.gif


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Posted 22 February 2021 - 12:09 PM

Does the winner get all the filters?  waytogo.gif

I think you only keep the ones you jump! :lol:


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