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    Re: What is this?
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2006 May 21, 11:56 -0400

    When I was in Germany in the mid-1990's I was certain of the same thing:
    that a German-made sextant would be less expensive if procured in Germany. I
    was very quickly relieved of such notions as I shopped around in Hamburg. In
    fact everything was much more expensive than what I could have gotten it for
    in North America. I went into one second-hand nautical shop in Hamburg. The
    guy was trying to sell what was essentially a piece of junk for about $1500.
    It was an old C.Plath with broken mirrors, highly corroded and tarnished
    parts and a scope with a bent riser.
    For this reason, I would much rather deal with reputable used or new sextant
    dealers here in North America. I'm not a risk taker. I like a sure thing
    where my money is concerned!
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Robert Gainer" 
    Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2006 10:33 AM
    Subject: Re: What is this?
    >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
    > 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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