I have a Meade 8" SCT OTA (White) that I am parting ways with. SCT astronomy is not for me, apparently. I am the original owner, having bought the scope from OPT in late 2001.
The optics are in fabulous condition, no scratches, etc. It does have a Telrad mount on top, along with 2 Grateful Dead stickers, hence the scope's name, Jerry. However, this tube is NOT Dead. It focuses and collimates great. It comes with the Losmandy GM8 mounting plate, a Just-Cheney dew shield, the Meade 8x50 finder scope w/mount (the white tube), standard Meade diagonal, a Meade 25mm Plossl, and a home-made case. I am asking $ 450.00 + S/H to the ConUS and I guess Canada.
If you have any questions, please email me. I can supply pictures, etc.