I ... I am local. Is this something I should inquire about? I'm a neophyte here, but could swing that if it is a dramatic improvement over what I currently have. (see sig.)
If you want a 7" Mak, then yes, that's a nice one for a really good price. The mount is adequate, not wonderful.
It's also worth getting some better eyepieces if you get it. I'd recommend SVBony gold line (~$35 each) or AstroTech Paradigm / BST Starguider (~$60 each) as the best bang for the buck. I expect that scope came with a nice diagonal but that's a good upgrade often as well that can really wake up a nice scope (kit eyepieces and diagonals tend to be the least expensive the manufacturer can find)
Your little Dob should stay around as a grab and go, quick look scope. It will benefit from the better eyepieces too.
(Based on my experience as a relative newb slightly further along on a similar progression as yours. If I didn't already have a 9.25" SCT that cost alot more than that I'd be interested in a 7" Mak for sure.)
Edited by norvegicus, 04 October 2021 - 07:33 AM.