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Old Monday 17th July 2017, 23:48   #1
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Steiner 8x56 Hunting value question

I have some Steiner 8x56 bins I have owned since I was a young man. Late 90s models. They are marked as Hunting and Fernglaser. Very similar looking to the Ranger type I see around.

Does anyone have an estimated value of these? I recall paying around 800.00 back in 1997-98 time line.

First time I ever saw some of Jupiters moons I did with these. Adds some value right?
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Old Saturday 22nd July 2017, 03:56   #2
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Any rough idea on value? Maybe 250.00-300.00?
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Old Sunday 30th July 2017, 01:58   #3
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NIKON - 8x56 Monarch 5 ED Binoculars *FREE SHIPPING*
Item# NIK856M5BK
Mfr Part# 7581
Our Price: $469.00

Now how much would I pay?

Maybe one hundred if in excellent shape w/case, strap & lens covers.
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NIKON - 8x56 Monarch 5 ED Binoculars *FREE SHIPPING*
Item# NIK856M5BK
Mfr Part# 7581
Our Price: $469.00

Now how much would I pay?

Maybe one hundred if in excellent shape w/case, strap & lens covers.

Nikon's direct sale price for these is $749.95 which is the same price Camera Land lists them for.

http://www.nikonsportoptics.com/en/n...ch-5-8x56.html

All this big ED glass is expensive!

Bob

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Old Sunday 30th July 2017, 10:18   #5
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The sun certainly doesn't rise and set on CL. Personally I consider Nikon direct sale price as MSRP.

A quick search pulled up $469 from another vendor. I'm not defending the vendor I'm saying that if I was in the market for an 8x56 that I would spend just shy of five bills for the Nikon from that vendor, before considering Steiners from the last century for 250-300.

I might suggest taking those bins to a pawn shop or two telling them you want 300 clams and see how that flies. If so do come back and tell me how far short my C-note fell.
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