This Meade 6" LXD55 refractor with Autostar purchased new 12-19-02 is still in new condition, with original box, all in perfect shape. The list price of $895 plus tax plus shipping from Meade to dealer/distributor, plus shipping to me ran up to $1169.15. If you purchase it at a dealer, you can get if for $95 less shipping fee. That's still $1,074.15. I offer the scope at $800.00, barely used. I have also purchased the $99. eyepiece kit, a protective case for the tube, and other accessories which might be useful. Prices for all can be negotiated. Everything is in flawless condition. I have all paperwork of the purchase. I live in Monterey, CA where the marine layer of moisture regulary inhibits viewing, and am considering a more portable scope. While this scope is portable, it is large and might be better off hunkered down in the foothills. If you are considering purchasing this model new, consider saving several hundred dollars. My name is Steve Mayone, I am a CA Registered Engineer. You are welcome to call me at home (please before 9pm Pacific time) at 831-372-5373 or at work at 831-373-3119, extension 103.
11-14-03: Accessory Package:
Item Real Cost
AR-6 LXD55 $1,169.
Meade Eyepiece Set 107.
Meade AC & Auto Adapter 95.
Orion Erecting Diagonal Prism 37.
Orion Padded Carrying Case 86.
FOR SALE: ALL ITEMS ABOVE $1,000.