I have a very nice Nexstar 5SE up next on my chopping block. I do not have the tripod and am willing to part out as follows:
Optical Tube: $300
If you buy them both, I'll take $500 total meet up for delivery in Birmingham area.
These sell fast on Astromart and CN, and New ones are $699 plus tax and shipping. So if you want it, act fast. I will give priority to someone who says they want the whole setup.