As much as I would love to smash it, I really have to wait lol but seeing as how flimsy and unreliable that it's actually built is a bit of an understatement. My thought is it isn't quite set right on the secondary itself, but I will get to the bottom of it.
The red dot finder may be perfectly fine. It may not align with the scope because:
1. The finder was not or could not be attached properly to its stalk by the owner.
2. The finder shoe attached by the factory to the scope is not parallel with the optical axis of the scope.
Both of these issues are fixable. Issue 1 would only take a disassembly, inspection and proper reassembly. Issue 2 would take an alignment of the finder shoe. To do that, you can use the finder as the alignment tool. To use it as such, first adjust it more or less to its middle vertical and middle horizontal position.
If you use red dot finders with both eyes open, they allow you to see a huge chunk of the sky along with your red dot. That's significant, especially for a beginner. If you replace the red dot finder with an optical finder scope, issue 2 would give give you grief with the optical finder as well. I don't know what you mean by "on the secondary." It probably refers to something I described in 1 and 2 above. But I'm not sure.
Edited by Ulmer Spatz, 02 March 2021 - 07:18 AM.