I just bought this on Astromart about 3 months ago, and have only used it a few times. The individual told me that it was only about 3 or 4 months old then. So, the scope is less than a year old. After using it a few times, I decided I wanted something that will track the planets. So, I bought a Celestron C9.25 setup with drives, and I'm lovin' it.
This dob is in like new condition optically and cosmetically. I have blackened the inside of the tube, so the contrast is better. This is the newest version, just like on Orion's web site. Please check there for the details. It comes with the original accessaries:
25mm plossl (I've never had either of these in a scope)
but I have replaced the 9x50 finder with a telrad.
I will ship in the original Orion boxes, and add extra packing. This scope is just like new, and it can be yours for $500 shipped and insured, or $450 locally (pickup). Why pay $599 plus shipping, plus a $35 oversize charge for a new one, when you could get this one for about $175 less?
If interested in a full or partial trade, I'm looking for some excellent quality Panoptics or Naglers. I have the 35mm Pan already, but I'm looking for some other sizes.