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    Lmao
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    Default Re: Bruce sayer

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillrat View Post
    Sounds like someone left out a extra "0"!
    That was my thought exactly!
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    Default Re: Bruce sayer

    The Sayre reflectors are almost a work of art, the only way one would be for sale at $500USD is as Bryan said or it may have been acquired by the five finger discount method.
    Most likely there was a zero missing from the price.
    Then again you occasionally find someone just wanting to get rid of equipment for whatever reason
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    If I had the money to spare I might buy it it is on a selling site that provides protection
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    It may be part of an estate sale then or being sold by someone who has no idea what it is actually worth.
    Sometimes good deals happen
    I would want to see it set up and inspect it before buying if possible though.
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    Yeah it wouldn't be unfortunately
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    Looks like even with the extra "0" it is fairly cheap. See: https://www.amazon.com/Truss-Tube-Ul.../dp/B008QI0QGG

    I think someone made a mistake...

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    It seems unlikely that information as specific as mirror accuracy could be provided if this was stolen or being sold by someone who doesn't know about telescopes or its value. I have a very good 18" Galaxy mirror. That said, 0.076 RMS is neither bad nor necessarily fantastic. It will be fine for DSO. Be very careful. It could be a fake sale/scam, ie the scope does not really exist.

    I read an account of someone who bought a Takahashi Mewlon for what seemed to be a good price, about $3000 IIRC. After paying in advance, he received a $50 kitchen appliance.

    It could be someone with lots of money who jumped in too deep and found it was too much scope and now just wants to get rid of it.

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    Probably too good to be true, unless it is some sort of fire sale. May be worth a look-see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post
    Looks like even with the extra "0" it is fairly cheap. See: https://www.amazon.com/Truss-Tube-Ul.../dp/B008QI0QGG

    I think someone made a mistake...
    I saw that on amazon a couple of days ago. There was a second one listed: same photo, same specs, same mis-spelling of Bruce Sayre as Sayer. Price listed was $500. The listing also asked buyers to contact them by email before placing an order, giving a coded email. That's a no-no on amazon, and sure sign of a scam, as the purpose is to circumvent amazon purchase protection. The listing said they had 9 available, what a joke. Looks like the listing got taken down, since only the one for $6999 is still there. Or maybe all 9 of them sold, ha ha ha.
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