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#51 norvegicus

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 01:47 PM

No, it is mine.  smile.gif

 

I'm starting a spring sale.  Some Sears', some Tascos, my first 831, the dob

 

I rather not ship anything.

I live in the UP and will be visiting my daughter in central MI sometime this summer.   Tell me about the dob...

 

 

To justify my post, here's an orange C90 with a mount and case.

 

https://www.shopgood.../Item/118927548


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#52 RichA

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 06:01 PM

After studying ZEN for weeks:  The more honest sellers use a word that translates to JUNK in the item description; and, the ad text points out the major issues; and, they make an honest effort to show those in their photos.

 

Here's an example of the Other Kind of Ad -- TAK FCT-76:  https://www.ebay.com...cAAOSwVAxgLRFy 

 

Compare it with one of Koji's ads...

So people are incapable of cleaning anything or photographing anything properly it seems.



#53 Mark9473

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 06:06 PM

Just something I came across; don't know anything about these ads:

Vintage Unitron 60/900 from Italy : https://www.ebay.com...mo/124575184514

and a 75/1200 too : https://www.ebay.com...le/124575213410

 

He has some other scopes for sale; I'll let you guys figure them out.


Edited by Mark9473, 03 April 2021 - 06:11 PM.

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#54 Mark9473

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 06:16 PM

I'm going to stop looking now, after seeing this 110 mm Carl Zeiss refractor:

https://www.ebay.com...ox/254761043865


Edited by Mark9473, 03 April 2021 - 06:24 PM.

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#55 sdedalus83

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 06:22 PM

8” Cave in Florida


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Posted 03 April 2021 - 06:28 PM

I'm going to stop looking now, after seeing this 110 mm Carl Zeiss refractor:

https://www.ebay.com...ox/254761043865

Wow that's a grand old telescope.

 

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#57 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 07:05 PM

Yes marvelous Zeiss from so long ago   it is grand  

Admittedly, I have never seen one of those.. know little about them...

 Might seem odd the cut off on the dew shield ..

  Is that like a rifle strap for carrying the OTA in the field?


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#58 AstroKerr

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 07:56 PM

Yes marvelous Zeiss from so long ago   it is grand  

Admittedly, I have never seen one of those.. know little about them...

 Might seem odd the cut off on the dew shield ..

  Is that like a rifle strap for carrying the OTA in the field?

Perhaps the strap is just for loading it in and out of the case.


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#59 Alanvogt

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Posted 03 April 2021 - 09:17 PM

If that were in WA I would be sorely tempted.

You would've had to beat me to it.wink.gif


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Posted 04 April 2021 - 07:35 AM

Bomber Bob’s FC setup is absolutely gigantic compared to this...

https://buyee.jp/ite...tion/x769482282
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Posted 04 April 2021 - 07:39 AM

Just something I came across; don't know anything about these ads:

Vintage Unitron 60/900 from Italy : https://www.ebay.com...mo/124575184514

and a 75/1200 too : https://www.ebay.com...le/124575213410

 

He has some other scopes for sale; I'll let you guys figure them out.

That 60mm is a nice setup! It a 128 OTA on a 114 mount.



#62 Bomber Bob

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 07:41 AM

Bomber Bob’s FC setup is absolutely gigantic compared to this...

https://buyee.jp/ite...tion/x769482282

What a coincidence!  Was thinking of painting my "new" Jaegers 50 F12 yellow (as a Sun Scope with my Lunt Wedge).


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Posted 04 April 2021 - 07:41 AM

Also an unobtanium ASCO with mount

https://buyee.jp/ite...tion/u418394725

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 07:48 AM

Also an unobtanium ASCO with mount

https://buyee.jp/ite...tion/u418394725

From the size of that mount, it would have to come over in the hold of the SS Venture! It looks enormously massive!


Edited by Terra Nova, 04 April 2021 - 10:07 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2021 - 05:04 PM

Also available on Buyee   FS -128 Takahashi

 

https://buyee.jp/ite..._recommend_list

 

Meanwhile   back here in the states

Sears  76mm 1200 

 

https://www.cloudyni...sears-4-6339-a/


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#66 Defenderslideguitar

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 05:14 PM

And there is this............

 

I think there is an echo in this room.....

 

if you missed out on some of the FC-76's that popped up in the last month or so     maybe go get this one

 

 

 

..https://www.cloudyni...and-tak-tripod/


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Posted 04 April 2021 - 05:24 PM

Also available on Buyee   FS -128 Takahashi

 

https://buyee.jp/ite..._recommend_list

 

Meanwhile   back here in the states

Sears  76mm 1200 

 

https://www.cloudyni...sears-4-6339-a/

For some reason BUYEE had this posted on the ad for the TAK: "You cannot bid on this item. Buyee has already manually reviewed this auction and determined that it is prohibited. We are very sorry for the inconvenience."

 

No explanation or anything else. What's up with that?

 

Q


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Posted 04 April 2021 - 05:39 PM

I'm going to stop looking now, after seeing this 110 mm Carl Zeiss refractor:

https://www.ebay.com...ox/254761043865

Scope has been on Ebay for some time now.



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Posted 04 April 2021 - 05:50 PM

8” Cave in Florida

Was 4k.  Way too much for a 1" shaft mount. Maybe 600



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Posted 04 April 2021 - 06:24 PM

So people are incapable of cleaning anything or photographing anything properly it seems.

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 06:33 PM

So people are incapable of cleaning anything or photographing anything properly it seems.

Error, it's stuck quoting the wrong post. Now, in response to BomnerbBob's post regarding Japanese sellers liberal use of the term "junk," I would like to hear from someone fluent in Japanese regarding any nuances and cultural factors in the original that is missing in the translation as "junk"


Edited by Littlegreenman, 04 April 2021 - 06:35 PM.


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Posted 04 April 2021 - 06:36 PM

Orange-tube C5 with tripod, no wedge, near Boston. I think this is a re-listing of one that was advertised earlier. 

 

https://boston.craig...7301817909.html

 

Chip W. 



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Posted 04 April 2021 - 07:01 PM

Error, it's stuck quoting the wrong post. Now, in response to BomnerbBob's post regarding Japanese sellers liberal use of the term "junk," I would like to hear from someone fluent in Japanese regarding any nuances and cultural factors in the original that is missing in the translation as "junk"

I am studying Japanese now with the intention of moving there soon. The sooner the better, too! I have a few acquaintances over there now and this is what they have given me for guidance.

 

"Regarding junk items, current items, problems, etc. It is used for products whose operation is not guaranteed. Even if the operating status is described, it is not known when it will break. It is best to think of it as something that is out of order, has parts removed, needs repair, etc. The seller will not accept complaints."

 

To us, it would be the equivalent of "As is, As shown" or, "No warranty expressed or implied", "Buyer assumes all risk" and so on. Much like the old term "Tail light guarantee" which some of you learned about when you were younger. LOL

 

I hope that helps to clear up.

 

Q


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Posted 04 April 2021 - 09:40 PM

Also an unobtanium ASCO with mount

https://buyee.jp/ite...tion/u418394725

Wow!  More rare than Nishmura, Mikata, large Pentax scopes.   I have had ASCO Telescope on my Ebay search for 18 years.  Not a single hit.  Back in those days, I would have flown to Japan to pick this up in person if it stayed under $5k.

 

Edit:  I thought it as Asko?
 


Edited by Steve_M_M, 04 April 2021 - 09:45 PM.


#75 Littlegreenman

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 10:30 PM

I am studying Japanese now with the intention of moving there soon. The sooner the better, too! I have a few acquaintances over there now and this is what they have given me for guidance.

 

"Regarding junk items, current items, problems, etc. It is used for products whose operation is not guaranteed. Even if the operating status is described, it is not known when it will break. It is best to think of it as something that is out of order, has parts removed, needs repair, etc. The seller will not accept complaints."

 

To us, it would be the equivalent of "As is, As shown" or, "No warranty expressed or implied", "Buyer assumes all risk" and so on. Much like the old term "Tail light guarantee" which some of you learned about when you were younger. LOL

 

I hope that helps to clear up.

 

Q

Thank you very much. I have noticed a fair amount  of junk on Japanese sites for some time, and suspected it was was a bit different than the common English use that is more in the direction of "broken, sold for salvage." If I'm right.




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