Alright, fall semester is in full swing, and I could use the cash a lot more than these binoculars right now. I've had them for a couple of years now, and they're in great shape. I tested them in a sink of hot water when I first got them and they were watertight. These are nice, clear, German optics. Minox used to be a division of Leica, by the way. They are the BD 10x42 BR model, which are $600 new. I'd like to get $325 shipped for them. Shoot me a PM if interested.