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obsession scope ab+s

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An Obsession. Perhaps the one thing that could break the hold Apo refractors have over me...

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I think I'd spend the extra 9% (or less, "nearly £6k!!") and buy a new one if I had that sort of cash and wanted one.

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it also didn't seem much of a saving to me.

The seller advising in the ad "with the conversion charges and shipping comes to nearly £6k!!" & the asking price of this second hand scope being £5,500. I have not checked the Obsession website for new costs, nor done the shipping/vat/import duty calculations myself, but £5,500 sounds very close to "nearly £6k" to me.......  

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5.5 grand just for 15" scope is a bit over the top.For that money you can easily have a custom made 20" or bigger aperture dob.Or get an absolutely superb fluorite frac from US if you are planetary fan in likes of Tak 128 and still have a lot of change left over for EP`s and other gizmos and a new bag for wife too!

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well,i just checked Obsession website and it clearly states that 15" UC is $4995 + shipping and crating. what is about 3300 in our UK money + whatever shipping and uk VAT.as this one is obviously used unit asked price of 5500 is a bit steep.I wish seller best of luck in selling this.

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Shipping from obsession to Heathrow was quoted to me (for 18"uc) $825, I imagine to my door would be knocking on $1000 all up so call it $800 for the 15".

The flight case from obsession is $500 or thereabouts. Even adding customs charges that ad on abs has got to be above full price!

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I agree it seems a little expensive. I suppose one advantage is that you can touch and feel this one but surely it's not that much of an effort to upload some pics?

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Out of interest just went on an import duty calculator.

$5000    Scope

$ 500     Case

$800      Shipping

$75        Insurance ( A guess)

$6375    Total

£3778 is the total customs value

£ 158.69 Duty

£ 787.41 Vat

£4778 is the total landed price, plus maybe a bit for the post office if duty isn't paid in advance.

So as everyone says it looks much too expensive.

http://www.dutycalculator.com/new-import-duty-and-tax-calculation/saved_calculations/view_details/187887830/

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Who is going to have £5.5k sitting around in cash, and willing to walk/drive around with it?!

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Who is going to have £5.5k sitting around in cash, and willing to walk/drive around with it?!

me :D but not this time

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Who is going to have £5.5k sitting around in cash, and willing to walk/drive around with it?!

definately wood lol, how do you think you go deep and dark

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