I have an ETX-70 EC which I would like to sell locally in the San Diego area if possible. Price $225 OBO. This scope comes with a 20mm and a 9 mm KE eyepieces (not Meade), a dew shield, cables to connect it to a computer and a professionally made "Scope saver" that allows this scope to be used with a standard photo tripod (not included) with a 1/4-20 bolt. It has holes for 6 eyepieces.
The ETX-70 EC is the older model, prior to the current model. It uses the same base as the ETX-90 EC and it comes with the 495 Autostar(and can use the 497)rather than the 494. With some work one should be able to mount an ETX-90 RA in this base. Everything works nicely but this scope is not as sharp optically as my ST-80 and the short thrill of GOTO has worn off.