Found it! Only 45 miles away a great C8 for a great price. Thanks Lou!
Thanks to everyone who responded to my ad. A lot of great deals out there.
I'm looking for a basic 8" or larger SCT for visual use only. I would prefer to stay with a Celestron or Meade. I only need the Scope (w/finder), mount & tripod. I don't need any extra's such as eyepieces, computerized mounts or dew shields. An old orange C8 or an older Meade 10 would work fine. I don't mind nicks, scratches even small dings but, optically it needs to be in good shape. I'm hoping to find a decent scope for less than $1000. Hopefully I'm not too far off base here.
If you've got an old SCT that may fit my needs please send me an email with the details and if possible a photo. I'll let the ad run for a week before choosing the best deal.
Thanks for reading,