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    Re: buying a Mark IX A bubble sextant
    From: Douglas Denny
    Date: 2010 May 16, 15:12 -0700

    Dear Christian,

    260 GBP or so would more likely be the asking price of an excellent instrument, carried on the catalog of a commercial business (which includes sales taxes etc), freshly and professionnally fully overhauled, in as new condition, accurately calibrated on a specialised optical rig and ready to be legally used for navigation purposes on an airplane or ship, with a 1 or 2 year warranty, perfect case, accessories, certificate of calibration, users manuals etc.

    My advice is to avoid this deal, it's a rip off. No way this guy ever finds customers for his instruments at this price.


    Re. above :

    Agreed ! 250 GBP is far, far too much for one even in practically perfect condition.

    I suggest waiting for one to come up on E-Bay for between 20 GBP and 100 GBP at the most - and I'd want it very good condition at that. I would have thought 75GBP max in fair condition is what they should be worth at today's prices. There are a lot of them around, so are not a particular rarity by any means.

    Good idea to have two - one as a Christmas tree for the other when repairing.

    Douglas Denny.
    Chichester. England.
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