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#1 1939Dodge

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Posted 16 February 2021 - 07:38 PM

I need parts for an Edmund Space Conqueror focuser. I think there is a used parts dealer in California. Anyone know who it may be?



#2 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 16 February 2021 - 08:08 PM

Are you thinking about Don Rothman who has a warehouse of stuff?

 

 

 

https://www.cloudyni...o-parts-outlet/


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Posted 16 February 2021 - 08:10 PM

following all the links referenced  I think he retired  over a year ago and someone said he wanted to sell the whole enchilada for someone else to work with and sell


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#4 Jim Davis

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Posted 16 February 2021 - 08:11 PM

Also call Stellar Vision Astronomy in Tuscon. He may not advertise it, but he has lots of parts sitting around.


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Posted 16 February 2021 - 08:43 PM

Yes, Don retired, or at least closed the astro shop.

 

Very nice guy and an unbelievable range of products from 4 or 5 decades.


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Posted 16 February 2021 - 09:09 PM

Don was a great guy to deal with. Sure had a wide variety of parts.
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Posted 16 February 2021 - 09:45 PM

Yes he is and yes he did! waytogo.gif waytogo.gif



#8 Cali

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Posted 16 February 2021 - 09:48 PM

With Ron retired, who is the new goto?

 

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#9 wfj

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Posted 16 February 2021 - 10:42 PM

With Ron retired, who is the new goto?

 

- Cal

Depends. Do you need level north or any three stars?



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Posted 16 February 2021 - 10:52 PM

If you ever looked at Don's inventory list, it was unbelievable that he could have so much stuff.


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Posted 16 February 2021 - 11:27 PM

Yes he is and yes he did! waytogo.gif waytogo.gif

:lol: Yep I had a few calls with him across that great big pond quite a few years back when he was snowed under, which I didn't realise happened there at the time - an accommodating man!  waytogo.gif


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Posted 16 February 2021 - 11:47 PM

Don, what a great person to deal with. waytogo.gif


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#13 Terra Nova

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Posted 17 February 2021 - 08:48 AM

lol.gif Yep I had a few calls with him across that great big pond quite a few years back when he was snowed under, which I didn't realise happened there at the time - an accommodating man!  waytogo.gif

Yes he was. I bought a couple of classic 0.965” diagonals from him some years ago and I asked if he had a Unitron 0.965” Herschel wedge. He didn’t but low and behold, a couple of months later I get an e-mail from him. He found one for me! Enjoy your retirement Don! 


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Posted 17 February 2021 - 09:34 AM

I was looking for an item recently and sent Don an email. He he is retired; but never-the-less, he sent me his latest inventory list. It's still worth contacting him for a copy of the list to see if he has what is needed.



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Posted 17 February 2021 - 12:33 PM

I was looking for an item recently and sent Don an email. He he is retired; but never-the-less, he sent me his latest inventory list. It's still worth contacting him for a copy of the list to see if he has what is needed.

I think Don had a hard time selling his inventory.  I believe he still has most of it.  His email is

 

newyearskid@att.net


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#16 Kasmos

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 11:43 PM

I emailed him a couple of months ago about a part. He got back to me asking for my contact information and I never heard from him again. shrug.gif




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