Please understand up front that I'm not willing to ship yet -- prefer to find buyer willing to pick up or meet within reasonable distance of Chicago area. (I don't have original boxes; shipping would be around $75.)
Original style XT8 in tuned-up and excellent condition. Only cosmetic blemish is the plastic ring around the base which came loose and had to be black-taped in place.
I am the 2nd owner. Previous owner installed a Telrad (original 6x30 finder remains in place), eyepiece rack and a center dot (black reinforcer ring) on primary. Focuser was reworked and is very smooth. I received it last January precisely collimated and it has not needed any tweaking since. I've been very satisfied and only selling in order to finance a new scope.
Comes with original 9mm and 25mm Orion plossls, still very close to like-new condition.
Asking $400. Also have a LNIB laser collimator (blue) from EZ Telescope with instructions (needs new batteries). $90 new, will sell for $50 if bought with scope.
Bank checks & MO's accepted. Also Paypal, but would ask buyer to pay the 2.9% fee if CC is used.