I recently purchased this as a new item. Since it was not from an authorized Meade dealer, I checked it out to ensure it is what I purchased. Though the box was a little rough from shipping, the contents are all in good order and show no signs of ever being removed from the box.
Photos 2 through 6 show the items as received. Photo 7 shows all the accessories. They do not look like they were ever removed from the main bag or the individual bags. Photo 8 is the tube out of the packing and plastic. The tissue is intact with the original tape, so I do not think it was ever removed from the packing. I moved the tissue back a little and the tube looks pristine. I removed the lens cap and the lens looks perfect. I turned the focus knob and it works fine. Photo 9 show the mount on with AudioStar on. I did not go beyond the motor test point. I used an AC adapter to power on the unit. It is NOT included in this offering.
My conclusion is that this is an unused unit. It is complete with all items that comes with a new unit with the exception of a factory warranty.
Please ask any questions before buying. I will accept return on this but refund does not include shipping costs.
Thank you for looking
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