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The Revelation 10" dob is a good scope and the price seems reasonable, however.......................

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I recall seeing the very same listing a few months ago with exactly the same errors in the description and the identical title.

The following quote from the listing is a complete load of utter rubbish as the Revelation uses Chinese made GSO optics, nothing at all to do with Orion Optics UK.

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Reliable sources say these are the same optics used in Orion telescopes which sell for £500+ (Orion Optics SPX 200 f6 Newtonian Telescope [ORI_SPX200_f6] - £587.50 : 365Astronomy: Discovery for every day!

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I suppose it's possible that the seller just re-used the wording from an old listing or maybe the scope didn't sell the first time but it's all a bit suspicious. I think I'd stay well away from this one, it just doesn't sound right.

John

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to be fair to the lister, he says Orion, not Orion Optics so that might well be right as Orion is, IIRC, a synta badge used in the US. Personally, I would value the second hand revelation ep set at close to zero with such a fast scope so I'd say the saving on the new price is pretty small and the thing looks pretty battered.

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to be fair to the lister, he says Orion, not Orion Optics so that might well be right as Orion is, IIRC, a synta badge used in the US. Personally, I would value the second hand revelation ep set at close to zero with such a fast scope so I'd say the saving on the new price is pretty small and the thing looks pretty battered.

Agreed, bare in mind a Brand spanking SW 10" dob from Aunty FLO isn't far off from the buyer's "Buy it Now " price and of course you get all the security that comes with FLO and warranties.

That mount looks pretty Broken for only "used 15x" :)

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I have dealt with this person before. When the scope was last on ebay he also had 2 Open University books included in the sale. i emailed him saying if the the scope doesnt sell i would like to buy books. When it didnt sell he offered me the books for FREE so i paid him a tenner for the P&P...

2 weeks later and still no books but after sending many emails and messages via ebay i did get a reply saying he will post them the following day...

The books did turn up a week later post marked for the day before, so it took him another 6 days longer to post than he said.

Did think i had lost my money, glad i wasnt in a hurry for the books!

AVOID

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The price is a bit steep to be honest. That's what i would be looking to pay for the 12" version, not the 10". My 12 was £320 with all the bits but worked out at £260 by selling the finder and 2" eyepiece. Only downside was the mirror coatings which were passable but i decided to have Orion Optics recoat them. I'm seriously chuffed with the scope.

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