Sold in 3 minutes, thanks for the interest.
This telescope was purchased new in July of 2002 for $499, and comes with a Telrad ($40). I do not have the original eyepieces, though.
Anyone in Southern California looking for the cheapest aperture available? I'm looking to get $240 for it.
The condition is ok - the mirror does not have any flaws that I can see in clouded daylight, but it is in need of a cleaning. As is, it performs like a 9-9.5" Dob, or like a 10" SCT, in terms of light grasp. Also, it was caught in the rain once, and some of the screws have picked up a rust tint. The cap was on when this happened, so the mirror was not rained on. The performance of the mirror is typical of an Orion knock-off - using Suiter's book, I would estimate just a hair better than 1/2 wave.
The focuser motion is butter-smooth, the finder is intact, and there is a Telrad, although I am guessing the batteries are dead because it was on when I went out to take the picture (oops). The scope is well-balanced and can handle anything from a Nagler 20mm T2 to a 4mm Siebert WA, thanks to the "springy-thing" technology. It does have a 2" focuser with 1.25" adapter.
Pickup only, cash only. Sorry, not interested in shipping this, I don't have a box for it. The tube is 48" long, so a compact car might not cut it - measure before you come.
It might not be in great shape but aperture is aperture - with a quick rinse of the mirror (or not, even), you can pick off those hard-to-find Messier objects. A great second scope for refractor owners.