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    Hi Everyone! I just bought a Meade ETX125, my first scope, so I'm just starting out...

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    Hi... Im starting out too but need help buying a telescope. Is anyone from CPT or can anyone help? Im looking on gumtree and price ima spend is about R2k. Yet there are a few I can get but dont know the best one from the few...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_SyKo View Post
    Hi... Im starting out too but need help buying a telescope. Is anyone from CPT or can anyone help? Im looking on gumtree and price ima spend is about R2k. Yet there are a few I can get but dont know the best one from the few...
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    There was a Dob for I think R1600 on Gumtree Durban, and in Somerset West a Nexstar5 for R8.5k .. I spoke that guy he said he was negotiable ..... doubt to R2k though.

    Last Saturday I bought a scope that was retailing in the store ie had a price ticket on it for R16,400 for R7,000...on the basis there is a recession, and it was an older model.....So perhaps you can look around at higher prices and negotiate down.....hope that is of some help...

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    First time seeing this.
    From JHB central,moving to a less polluted area soon hopefully.

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    Dear South Africans

    Currently Exclusive Books has a sale on. I got Voyager - 101 Wonders between earth and the edge of the cosmos by Dr Stuart Clark - which is a really cool hard backed 240 page large glossy for R50!

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    Hi, Cape Town boy here. Hey Mr Skyo, drop me a line on 084 731 8668. Let me know what you plan to do with the scope you buy. I will give you advice and help you any way i can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zimbali View Post
    Dear South Africans

    Currently Exclusive Books has a sale on. I got Voyager - 101 Wonders between earth and the edge of the cosmos by Dr Stuart Clark - which is a really cool hard backed 240 page large glossy for R50!
    Thanks. will go look during lunch time for it.

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    They had another on xray pictured of deep space for r137 . I offered R50....but there was no manger there to approve it.....

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    Hi there.
    I'm also a Johannesburg boy (Krugersdorp actually) and luckily i stay on a hill with not-so-bad light pollution. I just got my first scope a week ago, and already managed to see Saturns rings, mars, Venus, Jupiter's belts and moons and one cluster (can't remember which one).
    Really enjoying sitting outside, chilling and just staring at the sky with my scope.
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