I'm about to return this new, unused Orion 80mm ED scope to Orion for a full refund. It's in perfect condition and there is nothing wrong with it, but, it does not break down for airline travel in the manner that had been described to me by Orion. If you are willing to pick it up from my office in lower Manhattan and pay me exactly what Orion charged me, i.e., $429 + $22 shipping = $451, it is yours.
That price is firm since if no one is interested, Orion will pick it up from my office at their expense and I will not lose a cent if I return it, nor will I have to schlep to the post office to ship it to them.
These are back ordered to December now, and I just thought I'd help someone out. One person was going to do this deal with me but their paying me depended on their selling their old scope to someone else first, and, you know how that scenario can play out, so that was a non-starter.