I have a mint-slight flaw Meade 8.8 UWA. The only flaw is a tiny 0.5mm chip at the exteme outer edge(against the housing)on the top element. It has been blackened and is entirely invisible when viewing since you don't look at the outer edge of the eyepiece to view. It is very hard to see unless you know what you are looking for. I wish I could post a picture of it, but alas, I don't have the capability. I will sell it for $140. PayPal(add 3%) or money order. Please email any questions you may have.