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#1 rtomw77

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 12:43 PM

High Point Scientific has some items at good prices that interest me, but I have no experience dealing with them.

I found a couple of posts from several years ago saying they were a good company to deal with. Does anyone have anything to add?

Thanks,

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:02 PM

I've ordered from them a couple of times within the past several months, no problem.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:05 PM

I have order too, call first to verify if is in stock.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:11 PM

I've ordered a bunch of stuff from them. Most recently an 8" Edge HD. I called and asked a bunch of questions and they were very helpful. They are only an hour away from where I live so all of my stuff ships UPS and shows up next day.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:20 PM

I recently ordered a solar scope through High Point. They spent a lot of time on the phone with me holding my hand. Good people to deal with.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 01:51 PM

I agree Very helpful and friendly I have no problem recommending them and have many times!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:25 PM

They got my vote!

I just ordered 28mm and 34mm Explore Scientific eyepieces from HPS, they were shipped the next day and arrived a few days later. My eyes are sensitive and I had a little problem with blackouts on the 34mm. I called and talked to Dave and he let me trade the ES eyepieces back in for a refund towards my dream widefield, the 21 Ethos. Not only were they great to deal with but they were knowledgeable enough to understand my issue. The 21 Ethos was shipped the same day and is arriving Monday. So fast shipping, great customer service, and technical assistance - they are the real deal. Oh also they were the only ones that had those 68 degree ES eyepieces in stock.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:09 PM

i have bought a few things from them with no problems. Don t.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:11 PM

Been awhile, but I have bought from them a few times and found them very reliable. Of course, if Astronomics has it, I tend to buy there.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 04:20 PM

I have purchased products from High Point Scientific and Astronomics, both great companys to deal with.

#11 Al Canarelli

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:41 PM

I've purchased from them many times with never a problem. I even purchased from them years ago when they were at a different location and under a different name with never a problem (I think they were Pocono Mountain Telescope, or something like that). I certainly would buy from them again.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:55 PM

I drove over there 2 weeks ago the show room is the real deal, I picked up the sky q link, they had it. The place has some nice scopes. Some guy bought a mead super charged dr dreed it was a 12 inch monster Dave is the man for scopes it's real.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:15 PM

Purchased from them a few times with no issues save one. The cap for my Pentax XW 7mm was not the Pentax cap but a replacement one that they had put on there, and it doesn't fit the top of the lens. That is my only disappointment, other than that, they've been helpful and great at answering questions and getting the product to me.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:38 PM

Like all the other commenters. I to have had very good experiences with High Point and feel solid in recommending them.....The previous recommendation (Jose) to verify stock is always wise

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 06:48 PM

I buy from them frequently. Never the slightest problem with them.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:18 PM

I bought a few things from them vis Amazon and, like others, had no problem.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 07:22 PM

One of the three I deal with: Agena Astro, Astronomics, High Point Scientific. :waytogo:

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:53 PM

I've purchased a scope and several accessories from them. Good guys.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:55 PM

Thank you for all of the replies. High Point looks to be a class act. :waytogo:

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:38 AM

Thank you for all of the replies. High Point looks to be a class act. :waytogo:

Tom


They're one of the outfits that does something big time for the industry...

Astronomics because of CN
Anacortes because of Astromart
Highpoint does a major display at NEAF
(other vendors come to NEAF too including OPT. I don't recall seeing Hands on Optics at NEAF this past year)

So these are all in the top ten in terms of who should get your business. I have a few others that I like for various purposes.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:49 PM

i ordered a used (demo) televue power mate from them, shipped quick and packaged well.

#22 E_Look

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:31 AM

Let me add also that in the several times I dealt with them, it's been smooth, no hitches, and yes, they were good on the phone.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 08:53 PM

Ok, I'll through my twin pennies in as well and state they have been forthright, honest and proactive if there was a problem or if they saw a better way to do things. I have to appreciate that as a customer. Good bunch over there.

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Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:52 PM

I recently purchased a NextStar 8Se and 6SE from they. They are a pleasure to work with.

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 11:22 AM

I'm sure they (Astronomics) ARE a pleasure to deal with IF they have the stuff you want in stock.
I've never had the chance to find out.






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