Never thought I’d see one for sale

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Radazz
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Never thought I’d see one for sale

#1 Post by Radazz » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:18 pm

Arnold, Missouri
Olympus IX70 HMC
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Bufo Bill
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Re: Never thought I’d see one for sale

#2 Post by Bufo Bill » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:47 pm

Will you be bidding on this, Radazz? Looks like a corker! Well found that man.
Bill.
My 'scope: Seben SBX-5 Stereo Microscope.

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Re: Never thought I’d see one for sale

#3 Post by Radazz » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:40 pm

Not this far out, I have to see how high it goes closer the end of the auction.
Probably can’t even afford to compete for it, but I can dream.

Looks like someone ground off all identifying marks. Stolen perhaps?
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Re: Never thought I’d see one for sale

#4 Post by Bufo Bill » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:47 pm

Good luck. :)
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Re: Never thought I’d see one for sale

#5 Post by desertrat » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:51 pm

I spotted that last night, but I guess I posted the heads-up in the wrong subforum...

Here's the business description of the seller:

http://www.ebaystores.com/OCDepot

The scope may have been stolen, but I think there's also a possibility that it was turned over to OC Depot by an educational institution or business, and the previous owner may have had some kind of internal rule that property markings must be ground off before the item is disposed of.
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Re: Never thought I’d see one for sale

#6 Post by Bufo Bill » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:53 pm

Good sleuthing skills Rick, it's a beauty!
Bill.
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Re: Never thought I’d see one for sale

#7 Post by MicroBob » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:01 pm

The big question is: How can we get revenge for the Dremel work on this great old instrument? Take a vintage Dremel collectible, attach it to high voltage and make slides from the sparks? :lol:

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Re: Never thought I’d see one for sale

#8 Post by desertrat » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:01 pm

The fact that someone took a Dremel to it in many places means the final bids might not go to astronomic heights.

The wealthy bidders who want a shiny example of a very rare scientific instrument for their collections might not be interested in this one.

At any rate, the real bids will be placed within the last 6 seconds of the auction by the bidding services like Esnipe.
Rick

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Re: Never thought I’d see one for sale

#9 Post by Radazz » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:56 pm

More and more, I find the best strategy is to bid as much as I can pay for something at the last few seconds and maybe the bots won’t catch up.
If someone else wants it more, it does no good to get upset.
Arnold, Missouri
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Olympus SZ40 Stereoscope

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Re: Never thought I’d see one for sale

#10 Post by desertrat » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:37 pm

OK, the DDE went for $609.99. Did anybody here snag it?
Rick

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Re: Never thought I’d see one for sale

#11 Post by Radazz » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:07 am

Outbid by two bids. Oh well.
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Re: Never thought I’d see one for sale

#12 Post by Bufo Bill » Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:52 pm

Sorry to hear that, better luck next time old chum. :(
Bill.
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