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    Default What is my telescope worth?



    I have a Orion Explorer 90 mm AZ with tripod and accessory tray. Also have a GSO star diagonal, a Sirius 10 mm lens, a Plossl 25 mm, a sky 2x Barlow lens,and a 45 degree erecting prism. Used very little, just been sitting in a closet in a padded case.
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    Default Re: What is my telescope worth?

    Best to have a look on Ebay and other such sites. Two years ago I sold my scope, mount ,eyepieces , two diagonals etc to a very good friend for $500 Aus. The cost to me was a lot, lot more but was happy to see them go to a good home, were they are been used.
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    Default Re: What is my telescope worth?

    Hi and welcome to the Forum.

    Personally I think 60% of the new price is a good starting point for buying/selling used equipment in good condition, unless there is something special or rare about it. I see there is a new Orion 90mm on an equatorial mount here: https://www.telescope.com/Orion-Astr...ope/p/9024.uts This with its supplied accessories would be pretty much equivalent to what you have, so I will let you do the maths.

    If I was selling it I would put it out there at that 60% mark and see what bites I got.

    ... of course the other, more fun option is to get it out of that case and see what the Oklahoma sky has to offer! Maybe look at joining a local club and get enthused with other astronomers... A 90mm refractor can show you an awful lot!

    Good luck either way, and all the best,

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    Default Re: What is my telescope worth?

    A typical rule of thumb is if the equipment is in sound condition, with no optical or mechanical issues, and no major cosmetic issues, then about 2/3 of new cost is usually considered a fair price - much as Dean suggested.
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    Default Re: What is my telescope worth?

    I would say somewhere around 60-70% of what it would sell for brand new.
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