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#51 jragsdale

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 10:34 PM

Nice complete Orange C5 w/wedge and tripod - $250 in Portland, OR
https://portland.cra...7662072916.html


 

#52 DouglasPaul

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 11:21 PM

Nice complete Orange C5 w/wedge and tripod - $250 in Portland, OR
https://portland.cra...7662072916.html

That's a good deal. Maybe too good? They need a telescope price adviser.


 

#53 RichA

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Posted 03 September 2023 - 11:35 PM

That's a good deal. Maybe too good? They need a telescope price adviser.

Price fixer?


 

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 07:30 AM

Looks like a pretty decent objective from a classic 60mm Sears refractor advertised as “sun shade” very good price if you have this scope and need a new lens.

 

https://www.ebay.com...emis&media=COPY


 

#55 flywing1

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 08:28 AM

SPI model 527.6301 60mm f20, $100 in Norwalk, CT

 

https://www.facebook...24-100f96396474

 

C8 (or C10?) OTA with drive base, $250 in Akron, OH

 

https://www.facebook...24-100f96396474


 

#56 DouglasPaul

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 10:08 AM

Brandon Vernon scope and ep's, just down the road from me. $2,500.00

 

https://offerup.com/...be7?q=telescope


 

#57 CHASLX200

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 10:18 AM

SPI model 527.6301 60mm f20, $100 in Norwalk, CT

 

https://www.facebook...24-100f96396474

 

C8 (or C10?) OTA with drive base, $250 in Akron, OH

 

https://www.facebook...24-100f96396474

Never heard of a newer C10.  Looks like a C8.


 

#58 Esso2112

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 10:33 AM

Brandon Vernon scope and ep's, just down the road from me. $2,500.00

 

https://offerup.com/...be7?q=telescope

Nice set of the brass Brandon eyepieces with that one.  Those run around $1000-1500 for the set.  


 

#59 Dave Trott

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 10:55 AM

Brandon Vernon scope and ep's, just down the road from me. $2,500.00

 

https://offerup.com/...be7?q=telescope

What a wonderful deal! The Brandon scope and mount are easily worth $2000. The eyepieces are worth nearly as much, I think. Maybe more. Brandon collectors out there, what do you think?


 

#60 CHASLX200

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 11:14 AM

What a wonderful deal! The Brandon scope and mount are easily worth $2000. The eyepieces are worth nearly as much, I think. Maybe more. Brandon collectors out there, what do you think?

Too much for my blood. I had one already.


 

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 11:49 AM

Tasco 11TR with mount St. Paul MN $25

https://minneapolis....7661956213.html
 

#62 Marc-Andre

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 11:59 AM

Looks like a pretty decent objective from a classic 60mm Sears refractor advertised as “sun shade” very good price if you have this scope and need a new lens.

 

https://www.ebay.com...emis&media=COPY

He has the mount ($129.95), some accessories, and the instructions ($19.95) also of sale. 


 

#63 SandyHouTex

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 03:33 PM

What a wonderful deal! The Brandon scope and mount are easily worth $2000. The eyepieces are worth nearly as much, I think. Maybe more. Brandon collectors out there, what do you think?

I think it's way over priced.  It's not new for crying out loud.


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#64 YourNotSirius

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 05:04 PM

I think it's way over priced.  It's not new for crying out loud.

Agreed but, they are well out of production and the supply is limited so, to some, they are worth the expenditure. I have a feeling that some EPs are well overrated because of psychological bias.

 

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#65 rfic1

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 05:10 PM

Not long ago a set of Brass Brandons sold for $2000.  To someone longing for brass brandons I agree it is a very good deal.  


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#66 CHASLX200

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 05:51 PM

Not long a go a set of Brass Brandons sold for $2000.  To someone longing for brass brandons I agree it is a very good deal.  

Much rather have my Delites and Radians.


 

#67 Garyth64

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 06:07 PM

He has the mount ($129.95), some accessories, and the instructions ($19.95) also of sale. 

Yep, the guy is parting out a Sears 6305a.  If he gets all of his asking prices on the individual parts he will be getting 3x what the scope is worth.


 

#68 RichA

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 06:21 PM

I think it's way over priced.  It's not new for crying out loud.

Price is vastly different than ages ago.  I got three of them for $700 each, I got an alt-az Unitron mount for $400 and a Unitron 4 inch OTA for $250.00.  That was in the mid-1990s.  Obviously, collectability and reputation have pushed them all up considerably. 


 

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 06:30 PM

I think it's way over priced.  It's not new for crying out loud.

that Brandon set up with the mount and the eyepieces is a great deal. To some it might not seem like it.  It all depends what you collect.  To a collector that collects fine examples of rare scopes this is a bargain.   To others who do not collect these types of scopes it might seem overpriced.  I bet you think all the 60 and 70's muscle cars that sell for hundreds of thousands is silly also.


 

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 06:32 PM

Price is vastly different than ages ago.  I got three of them for $700 each, I got an alt-az Unitron mount for $400 and a Unitron 4 inch OTA for $250.00.  That was in the mid-1990s.  Obviously, collectability and reputation have pushed them all up considerably. 

Yes, I remember those days also.  However, get ready, that was 30 years ago old timer wink.gif


 

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 06:33 PM

Much rather have my Delites and Radians.

some day those Delites and Radians will be high price collectables.  Should we all live long enough to see it.


 

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 06:34 PM

What a wonderful deal! The Brandon scope and mount are easily worth $2000. The eyepieces are worth nearly as much, I think. Maybe more. Brandon collectors out there, what do you think?

100% agree with you Dave


 

#73 Cloudy~Knight

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 06:56 PM

Vintage Sears Discoverer 60mm Equatorial Refractor Telescope. Model# 412. 44510  $80

 

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Edited by Cloudy~Knight, 04 September 2023 - 06:57 PM.

 

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 07:20 PM

that Brandon set up with the mount and the eyepieces is a great deal. To some it might not seem like it.  It all depends what you collect.  To a collector that collects fine examples of rare scopes this is a bargain.   To others who do not collect these types of scopes it might seem overpriced.  I bet you think all the 60 and 70's muscle cars that sell for hundreds of thousands is silly also.

Yes, old school muscle cars are a scam except the ultra rare. IMHO.

I have owned many.


 

#75 Garyth64

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Posted 04 September 2023 - 08:28 PM

Solar projection assembly for Unitron 3" refractor:

 

https://www.cloudyni...-screen-system/

 

Other things have been slowly showing up here and on Ebay, like the lens, focuser, finder, clamshell, etc.  Looks like another Unitron is being parted out.  I'm sure the excuse again is that the tube was badly dented.


Edited by Garyth64, 04 September 2023 - 08:32 PM.

 


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