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How much can I sell my 76mm telescope for?

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#1 Clippy

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 01:23 PM

If I have a good condition 76mm diameter scope, how much do you think I can expect to fetch for it on eBay?

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 01:32 PM

Need more info.,Make,.,model.,focal length.,age.,.,country in which you want to sell it in.,.good luck.,



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Posted 17 October 2021 - 01:33 PM

Maybe about 75
I paid 100 for the one I bought, but I really wanted it.

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Posted 17 October 2021 - 02:37 PM

As stated, more info needed.

 

For instance, a 76mm orion goes for about $100 new, I think? A 76mmish tabletop is like $60-$80. And that is new.

 

My basic CL rule is expect about half or so of whatever it goes for new. And only if it's a somewhat in-demand model ... old acro refractors tend to go for less.. they can be sometimes close to give-away prices.

 

For less expensive scopes, I wouldn't think ebay would make sense due to shipping and fees.


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Posted 17 October 2021 - 03:06 PM

If I have a good condition 76mm diameter scope, how much do you think I can expect to fetch for it on eBay?

Pics please, and of your 76/700 Newtonian kit.



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Posted 17 October 2021 - 06:17 PM

Here's an image:

(sorry it's upside down can't figure out how to fix)

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I have tested it out and got some nice views of the moon.

It's Bushnell, could've been manufactured some 15 years ago.


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Posted 17 October 2021 - 06:27 PM

To keep things in perspective, the 3" reflector I bought was an old Tasco from the 60s.

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 01:20 AM

Does that have go-to capabilities? The mount looks somewhat go-to-ish there.

If so, and if you have the controller, you can ask for a bit more. It's possible you may even be better off selling the controller (if it has one) separately on ebay, scope on CL.

 

I'd probably say put it up on CL for like $100-125... see if anyone bites... but expect to lower the price or get lower offers more closer to $50. Or less.

 

That assumes it has some eyepieces with it and they are 1.25".




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