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Forgey
20-05-2012, 11:00 PM
Was browsing through Gumtree and came across an ad for a telescope (pic attached)
So anyway called them up and drove over thinking it would make a nice little project or spare parts, and find out its a compete 8" OTA and yes only $10.
Got home and after washing both the primary(pic of washed mirror) and secondary mirrors, they are in pristine condition!
Can't wait to try it out.
I think its a Saxon/skywatcher 8" f/5.
I feel a little dirty buying it for only $10.

barx1963
20-05-2012, 11:07 PM
Well done Paula!
Nice bargain. I wouldn't feel guilty, the owners obviously didn't want it so if you hadn't grabbed it it may have ended up in the tip.

Octane
21-05-2012, 12:15 AM
An actual Gumtree success story? I didn't think it was possible.

Typically, you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy, than on scumtree.

Nicely done!

H

MrB
21-05-2012, 12:16 AM
Awesome score!
Wanna make 200% profit? :P :lol:

jjjnettie
21-05-2012, 12:19 AM
:D Well done you. :D

Forgey
21-05-2012, 10:24 PM
I took the scope out for test run tonight and it works perfectly. Prime Focus with the DSLR works also, so its all ready for astrophotography :)

cventer
21-05-2012, 10:29 PM
My guess is stolen and sold to you.

The fact it was called a cylinder means seller new NOTHING about scopes.

Forgey
21-05-2012, 10:43 PM
FYI The lady i bought it off was in her 60's she was cleaning out her husbands shed.

astroron
21-05-2012, 10:50 PM
One shouldn't jump to conclusions without knowing the facts :rolleyes:
Cheers :thumbsup:

2stroke
21-05-2012, 10:55 PM
lol stolen from you hahaha, didn't know 60ry old ladies were into break and enters. Some ones got the green bug of jealousy :rofl: dam fine scope :D

The only thing that was stolen was a bargain from you hahaha

RobF
21-05-2012, 11:05 PM
Onya Paula. Sounds like it has been stashed safely. Great hunting!

cventer
21-05-2012, 11:12 PM
Well there you go. Dont i feel silly. :D

Dont under estimate those grannies though. Turn your back at a dark site and your scope will be gone quick as a wink:P

I would not have felt right taking that off her for so cheap...

astroron
23-05-2012, 12:48 PM
H. Did you see my PM re this post:question:
Cheers :thumbsup:

brian nordstrom
23-05-2012, 12:56 PM
;) Alright ! , so the stories are true on the great buys people get every now and then .. :thumbsup:.
What a steal:rofl:.
Brian.

traveller
23-05-2012, 01:01 PM
So you are the one that bought it. I texted the guy as soon as I saw the ad and he texted me back saying its sold!
Well done Paula!
Bo :thumbsup:

robz
23-05-2012, 04:52 PM
I was dearly hoping to get that scope,but I couldn't afford it. Had to buy a pair of shoes from the Salvo's for my bare feet and a blanket to cover myself when I sleep in a fridge box in the alley.:(
Never mind.............one day??:sadeyes:


Rob.;)

Forgey
23-05-2012, 06:09 PM
Yep the bargains are out there!



You gotta be quick Bo :)

Forgey
23-05-2012, 06:10 PM
lol Rob

Nortilus
24-05-2012, 08:25 PM
i think that is the bargain of the year...
well done, ready for AP too...must be modded...LOL