Dissecting microscopes revisited

Tim Eck teck11@embarqmail.com
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 05:11:07 PST
Ellen wrote:
One wouldn't - there's the rub.  In this case, I was assured it could be
returned if there were any problems.  I wouldn't have bought it otherwise.
As with anything else you buy on eBay (plants, for sure) you take a chance.
What more can I say?

Actually, one of the reasons these usually fetch a good price on the used
market is that they are relatively abuse-resistant.  It's nearly impossible
to crash the objectives since the working distance is several inches instead
of microns and even if you actually drop it, not too much is damaged since
the optical path is relatively insensitive to misalignment.
You might want to examine  your amber jewelry for minute arthropods that may
have gone unnoticed - but don't look too closely at your other jewelry.

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