Downsizing... Liquidating

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lorez
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Downsizing... Liquidating

#1 Post by lorez » Fri May 26, 2017 1:16 am

Before I become the grandpa whose grandkids are wondering about what to do with a lot of microscopes I am going to begin the arduous process of downsizing. Although it may be a bit premature, as I have no photos or inventory list, I do have some interesting items.

Here's the question... Would you rather see a list of parts and components or a list of complete microscopes?

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#2 Post by billbillt » Fri May 26, 2017 5:41 am

I PERSONALLY WOULD LIKE TO SEE COMPLETE MICROSCOPES..

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#3 Post by vendav » Fri May 26, 2017 8:42 am

I'm with Billt

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#4 Post by mrsonchus » Fri May 26, 2017 8:43 am

BOTH - we must have both my friend - I'd love to look through your lists - any Leitz objectives of 170mm TL must surely be destined for the UK! :D :D
Don't overdo the downsizing my friend - you don't want to throw out any babies with the bath-water as they say....

Interested to see what you have Lorez.

John B :)
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#5 Post by JimT » Fri May 26, 2017 10:33 pm

Lorez, you might also want to consider donating some to a local High School or other organization that would like to have good microscopes for education purposes.

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#6 Post by lorez » Sat May 27, 2017 3:48 am

I am currently sponsoring a "microscopes in the library" program in a couple of local libraries. If you would like to commit to participating in something similar you can send me a pm and I'll send you a grant application. This is a matching grant so there is definitely a need for some serious consideration. A couple of folks on this group are familiar with what I am doing.

Over the last several years I've probably donated 100 microscopes to locations across the globe. There are all sorts of groups who will help in such endeavors. Last month I had a "microscope for the grand kid" program and found eleven grandpas who were willing to get involved. The grand kids ranged in ages from eight years to nineteen.

The microscopes I have now are all higher level scopes; BH2, LaboPhot, AO10, AO410, Zeiss, and a few others. Some can be easily readied for use and others will demand a bit of tender loving attention... some will have to go to the parts bin. Sadly, for this group, most are only binocular models.

Whatever the case, it's going to be a big job.

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#7 Post by charlie g » Sat May 27, 2017 5:21 pm

Thanks for this notice,lorez. Images of your complete systems , and list of parts whose condition and optical performance you consider to be good condition for a purchaser...err..please? charlie guevara

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#8 Post by Dale » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:37 pm

By make, like anything for a certain Nikon! I know how you feel, my friend, I am trying to do a
will. You should have seen the lawyers face when he saw the 3 scopes, and a banjo worth
more than the scopes! Do you have any telescopic items?
Dale
B&L Stereozoom 4. Nikon E600. AO Biostar 1820.

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#9 Post by lorez » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:10 am

I have all sorts of current Nikon gear that would work on your scope. I have no telescopes, but for your needs I would think a good spotting scope would be the answer. The problem is your pitiful $200 budget. All the good stuff is a bit more and a good spotting scope would be right at home with the rest of your quality inventory.

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#10 Post by Dale » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:25 pm

I was spoiled!
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#11 Post by vendav » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:52 am

Hi Lorez,

Any progress with the inventory?

Kind regards,
David

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#12 Post by lorez » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:59 pm

This business of liquidating is more daunting than I'd hoped for. Since I was so bold to advertise I've had little time to actually work on it... in fact, and I hate to admit this, I've acquired a couple more scopes.

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#13 Post by vendav » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:13 am

Hi Lorez,

Oh dear, it's a very hard habit to break; you might be in need of medication!

Kind regards,
David

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#14 Post by Dale » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:18 am

David, I have tried some of Lorez’s medications, and they are ‘top shelf.’
B&L Stereozoom 4. Nikon E600. AO Biostar 1820.

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