Offered for sale is this very nice Meade DS-114 Newtonian reflector; f/8. Fully motorized altazimuth mount on a solid tripod. It has many extras attached specifically with the novice in mind. Upgraded to accept 1.25"EP's... will throw in a 9mm Plossl (~108x) to get you started.
Also has center dot on mirror for easy collimation. I have fitted it with a Meade autofocuser (to eliminate image shift!). Best of all it comes complete with a Meade model 495 autostar goto computer. I'll even send along a full aperture solar filter.
This is an excellent starter scope... friendly, transportable and eminently useable. A GREAT way to introduce someone special to the joys of Astronomy.
Offered at $239 PLUS shipping. Reasonable offers of course WILL be considered.
Best Wishes to all!