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#51 tecmage

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:03 PM

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 07:52 PM

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#53 Ira

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:07 PM

I bought some colored filters from Parks about 10 years ago. They still work great and do a nice job chilling beer at the same time. :)

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:15 PM

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:30 PM

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#56 tecmage

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 09:21 PM

This thread was closed for a few days so we could remove and edit off-topic posts. This thread will stay open as long as posts stay on topic. :jump:

thanks,
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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:04 PM

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#58 starrancher

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 10:31 PM

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

The niche Parks/Scope City seemed to fill was that of the vendor out of touch with the changing needs of the amateur astronomer. I suspect that those large GEM mounted Newtonians just took up floor space and were never sold.


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Jon, my remarks were meant to taken as tongue-in-cheek, as indicated by the "wink" icon I placed at the end... yet I see that in the text you quoted, my comments end with a "smirk" instead.


wow, i did not know there was a subtext of emoticon etiquette. it's all "dancing baloney" to me, as the designers at yahoo used to call 'em. the text versions seem much more accurate and are fully reproducible. ;-)

still, there's no text emoticon that captures the spirit of mr. dancing banana. i love that guy! :yay:


I like the dancing banana emoticon too. In fact I like all the emoticons, they compensate for the poverty of the English language.

Actually, English is not my native language. Like many people, I don't have a native language.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 06:14 PM

Sorry to hear about it. Everything changes, but I had always wanted one of those 12.5 Cassegrains. I would have bought one four years ago, but the 24 month time quoted worried me. I remember so well looking at their ads back in the 80's. I mean, those telescopes were TELESCOPES, rigs so big you could sleep in them..... I'm glad Lumocon might be saved, as their stuff was top notch. GW

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:01 PM

Scope City has closed for business.
Lumicon is alive and well under new ownership.
I presume Parks has also closed, though its official status is unknown by me at this time.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 04:37 PM

I really liked the Scope City in San Francisco. I hope they can continue as a private retailer for astronomy equipment.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:02 PM

I inquired about a custom-made fiberglass tube, i.e., not a standard length, a few years ago and was informed that Parks Optical had discontinued the custom tubes due to the bad economy but had remaining stock. Apparently run by a father and son operation near Phoenix, Arizona because of California environmental regulations. At that time, I got a gut feeling that a company that stops production of a "signature" product since 1954 was probably in trouble. Also long time delay for shipping in stock items, but I wasn't in a hurry. Found out a few days ago that Parks Optical is indeed closed. Sad.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:12 AM

I haven't consumed a Hostess Twinkie in decades.
Nevertheless, it's sad to see Twinkies bite the dust.

Same sort of feeling with Parks. :(

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:42 PM

I would like to clear up any speculation and rumors about Parks.

Parks is not out of business and is alive and well. Parks is currently going through a complete overhaul and renovation. Parks will emerge strong, powerful and continue the tradition of providing the best quality optics in the industry since 1954.

Marc - Lumicon International

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

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It's late in the 15th round and Parks has been knocked to the canvas. The count has begun. Will they answer before the 10 count?! :grin: Mike

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

I would like to clear up any speculation and rumors about Parks.

Parks is not out of business and is alive and well. Parks is currently going through a complete overhaul and renovation. Parks will emerge strong, powerful and continue the tradition of providing the best quality optics in the industry since 1954.

Marc - Lumicon International


are you aware of any unofficial time line? :question:

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:24 AM

I would like to clear up any speculation and rumors about Parks.

Parks is not out of business and is alive and well. Parks is currently going through a complete overhaul and renovation. Parks will emerge strong, powerful and continue the tradition of providing the best quality optics in the industry since 1954.

Marc - Lumicon International


By that, do you mean they are going to start acually selling telescopes? :lol:






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