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Old Wednesday 31st January 2007, 14:22   #1
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Where do all your binoculars go?

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Hello Michael,
Yes and er...no, this was quite a few years ago and doesn't refer to the latest waterproof HR models, can't remember the FOV but I'm pretty sure it was around about the 'normal' 6 or so. I eventually bought a pair of Nikon 8x32HG's but the Opticrons are still on a shelf in the cupboard (along with the other 20 or so pairs of bins)
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This was a discussion under Swift binoculars.

Many of us have these under $100 binoculars or really old ones that are not really eBayable, unless you sell a combined lot, 10 pairs.

So, what do you do with all the old ones? I looked in the closet, there were some 10 boxes on the shelf, empty, containing all the warranty papers. Some of the binoculars I have given away to local nature centers, one I sent to a Finn with some books. I gave one to my librarian, a 7x.

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Old Wednesday 31st January 2007, 14:32   #2
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This was a discussion under Swift binoculars.

Many of us have these under $100 binoculars or really old ones that are not really eBayable, unless you sell a combined lot, 10 pairs.

So, what do you do with all the old ones? I looked in the closet, there were some 10 boxes on the shelf, empty, containing all the warranty papers. Some of the binoculars I have given away to local nature centers, one I sent to a Finn with some books. I gave one to my librarian, a 7x.

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Same as you , I give them away .

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I did sacrifice one to consumer "science"
http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=67248
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Old Thursday 1st February 2007, 23:25   #4
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One I bought for 140 and sold on
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I think I got 50, it was good as new, reverse porro, water proof.
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The RSPB take them - I think they pass them on to kids in Africa and elsewhere. Can't remember exactly, but there was a small article about the scheme in last month's Birdwatching magazine.
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I'm fairly new to obsessive compulsive collecting, so I've only disposed of a couple so far. One was donated to the RSPB. The other I've just now sold on eBay, but though I covered their cost, it was hardly worth it, considering the time spent (obsessively and compulsively) preparing the auction.

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I donated several of old models to American Birder's exchange. They are great people to help facilitate the educational program for kids...

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Gave a pair of old Swifts to the RSPB at Minsmere.

"Since it began in 1985, the RSPB's second-hand binocular scheme has provided almost 11,000 pieces of optical equipment to conservation and education projects in more than 90 countries."

RSPB binoculars scheme - linky

Get them out your cupboards and donate them. You know it makes sense! :)
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If they have been very, very good little binoculars they go to binocular heaven! But if they have been naughty little binoculars, they go to a bad place where their glass is melted down in fire!

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