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    Re: What is this?
    From: Robert Gainer
    Date: 2006 May 21, 10:33 -0400

    I don?t know what brand you are looking for but I would have thought that a 
    used German made instrument would be least expensive in Germany. Particularly 
    a C Plath or Cassens & Plath of some type in a shop in Bremerhaven that has 
    used equipment. I dealt with one such shop and for the life of me can?t 
    remember its name this morning. Maybe a company like Seekarte in Bremen can 
    give you a lead. But of course you are there and I have not been for some 
    time now so I have no idea what?s happening with price. It just surprises me 
    that Germany is not the place to buy a German sextant.
    Enjoy you trip and good luck with the search,
    Robert Gainer
    PS. What does C&P get for their artificial horizon in Germany? In the United 
    States it is very expensive, more then I paid for my C&P.
    > From: Alexandre E Eremenko 
    > Date: 2006/05/21 Sun AM 09:49:22 EDT
    > Subject: Re: What is this?
    > Robert,
    > > Let me know what you find out on that sextant.
    > I will.
    > > Are you going to bid on it?
    > Probably not. Because I am abroad now (in Germany), I will probably
    > not bid for anything until I return. Because shipping to Germany and then
    > bringing the item back to the US seems too complicated,
    > and if the item is shipped to the US, I will not be able to
    > inspect it soon and file a report:-)
    > But I am actually shopping for a sextant now.
    > Yesterday I visited several shops in Hamburg. My impression is that
    > the prices here are higher than in the US, possibly because of the
    > very unfavorable exchange rate.
    > Alex.

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