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#1 gnowellsct

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 02:12 PM

I realized that the best way to save money is to spend it.

 

Sign up NOW for the TEC 140 or the AP when it comes on line.  

 

Then when you see some oddity that you want to buy you'll think "Oh no, I must not, for I live for the unique and single day when I shall buy my beloved TEC 140."    

 

See?  It makes it easier to pass on a Tak 60mm or some other such bagatelle.

 

You save money right up until the day you have to fish or cut bait on the TEC 140.

 

Greg N


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#2 Eric H

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 02:46 PM

Buy once, cry once? grin.gif


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Posted 24 May 2022 - 02:49 PM

Buy once, cry once? grin.gif

Once per scope you mean, right?  


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#4 Eric H

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 03:06 PM

Once per scope you mean, right?  

Unfortunately...yes.


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Posted 24 May 2022 - 03:20 PM

 

You save money right up until the day you have to fish or cut bait on the TEC 140.

 

Greg N

Great idea. Plus you can extend the amount of time you are saving by later on convincing yourself  that you really need a 160 just before you are committed to the 140.


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#6 gnowellsct

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Posted 24 May 2022 - 03:31 PM

Great idea. Plus you can extend the amount of time you are saving by later on convincing yourself  that you really need a 160 just before you are committed to the 140.

See now, this is why it is so rewarding to come here.  One has a germ of an idea, seems good; throws it up in a forum, someone takes it and makes it ten times better!

 

Greg N


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Posted 25 May 2022 - 04:31 PM

I realized that the best way to save money is to spend it.

 

Sign up NOW for the TEC 140 or the AP when it comes on line.  

 

Then when you see some oddity that you want to buy you'll think "Oh no, I must not, for I live for the unique and single day when I shall buy my beloved TEC 140."    

 

See?  It makes it easier to pass on a Tak 60mm or some other such bagatelle.

 

You save money right up until the day you have to fish or cut bait on the TEC 140.

 

Greg N

Lol, makes a good excuse to skip the TEC 140 as well, and go to an actual Bagatelle, and while enjoying the fine dining experience, feel the euphoria of having saved all that money.  Besides, who wants an oil-spaced objective?


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Posted 26 May 2022 - 12:25 PM

I have a slightly different approach. The key to saving money is indeed not to spend too much. So instead of that $4,000 refractor buy a $2,000. Then of course a month later, since you saved so much on the last purchase, you can afford another bargain $2,000 scope. Do this about 5 times, then let aperture fever hit, sell them all, then your frugalness paid off and you have $10,000 to spend on that dream scope. And it didn’t cost you more than $2,000…x5.

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#9 Spikey131

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Posted 26 May 2022 - 03:08 PM

Is this the new math they teach in schools now?graduate.sml.gif


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#10 gnowellsct

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 11:16 AM

Is this the new math they teach in schools now?graduate.sml.gif


Negative times negative = apo
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Posted 29 May 2022 - 06:28 AM

With the inflation rates record high, it does make sense to spend now. Those prices will not stay the same for much longer. On the other hand, the more we spend, the higher the inflation rate.


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#12 eric_zeiner

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 11:50 AM

Yes, I am about two weeks away from pulling the trigger on an AT130EDT.  I have saved about 80% of the needed funds thus far, but I also have to consider the accessories for it.  Oh the pain...


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#13 Wildetelescope

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 02:17 PM

See now, this is why it is so rewarding to come here.  One has a germ of an idea, seems good; throws it up in a forum, someone takes it and makes it ten times better!

 

Greg N

10x better=100x$$$ :-). 

 

 

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 02:57 PM

My strategy:

 

Be opportunistic, see a good deal, buy it. The more you buy, the more money you save.

 

"It sure gets expensive saving all that money.."

 

:)

 

Jon


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#15 eric_zeiner

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Posted 29 May 2022 - 03:53 PM

My strategy:

 

Be opportunistic, see a good deal, buy it. The more you buy, the more money you save.

 

"It sure gets expensive saving all that money.."

 

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Jon

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 02:29 PM

If you buy now, the price goes up and you ended up saving money! My SVX127D costs $400 more now than what I paid. I love the way that works out. :-)



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Posted 31 May 2022 - 08:52 AM

Well, I could no doubt sell many of my used scopes for more than I paid for them!


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Posted 31 May 2022 - 03:54 PM

 . The more you buy, the more money you save.

 

 

Do you mean like this:    "Honeeeeeeeyyyyyy,   I saved $600 on shoes today!" 
 


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Posted 31 May 2022 - 05:05 PM

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 07:25 PM

I realized that the best way to save money is to spend it.

 

Sign up NOW for the TEC 140 or the AP when it comes on line.  

 

Then when you see some oddity that you want to buy you'll think "Oh no, I must not, for I live for the unique and single day when I shall buy my beloved TEC 140."    

 

See?  It makes it easier to pass on a Tak 60mm or some other such bagatelle.

 

You save money right up until the day you have to fish or cut bait on the TEC 140.

 

Greg N

Applies to some scopes.  With Astro-Physics, you get PAID (appreciation) to own and use their scopes.  Most other scopes?  You pay rent to use them.



#21 bigbangbaby

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 08:54 PM

What I once thought was an outrageous amount of money to spend on a quality apo refractor now seems perfectly reasonable.  But at least I haven’t caught aperture fever. Yet. 


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#22 Phil Cowell

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Posted 31 May 2022 - 09:14 PM

My strategy:

 

Be opportunistic, see a good deal, buy it. The more you buy, the more money you save.

 

"It sure gets expensive saving all that money.."

 

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Jon

Think of all the stress that enjoying your optics when you are able. None of the family battles over who clears out the savings account. Makes the world a much lower stress place.


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