I am not the original owner of this eyepiece. I purchased it from the original owner who bought it directly from TeleVue's "scratch and dent" booth at Stellafane last year.
Optically this eyepiece is perfect. TeleVue would never allow anything less to be sold.
It has two small dings on the Instadjust slide. I tried to capture these in the photos below, note that there is no discoloration associated with these marks. Also, the previous owner did not have a compression ring star diagonal, so the eyepiece has several set screw marks. I certainly do not want anyone thinking I'm trying to "pull a fast one", if you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them.
When it's all said and done, your going to be using it in the dark and no one will ever know about these minor cosmetic flaws. But, it's not perfect, so it has to be discount priced.
It does come with the original paperwork, box, set screw and end caps. If you've never owned a Nagler or you're looking for a bargain, this could be the eyepiece for you. Be warned, you may want to take some Dramamine before observing with it, the field of view is so wide that it makes me feel sea sick.
Anyway, I'm asking $275 for it and I will FedEx overnight to you. If you can do PayPal before 5:00 p.m. CST, you'll have this in your telescope tomorrow. If you have more questions feel free to call me at 281.798.4666, send e-mail to me, or I can call you and save you the long distance charges.
Thanks for looking,