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I have a telescope that I may be in the market to sell in the near future and am wondering if there is a good source to find its value in the used market. Although it's never been out of the box, it was given as a gift nearly 10 years ago and I have no idea what it might be worth. It's a Meade 114EQ-DH and I see a few on eBay that look similar but none that are in-box and in brand new condition. Is there a source of prices similar to a blue book for cars?

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There is a telescope blue book web site, but it's more for high-end telescopes: http://www.telescopebluebook.com/

Unfortunately, 114mm reflectors like yours are a dime a dozen and have almost no resale value. They are typical "department store junk telescopes."

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They are typical "department store junk telescopes." Helpful? –  Bill Craun Oct 18 '11 at 14:35

The classified section of cloudynights.com is extensive enough to be very useful for determining the market value of components.

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