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#1 vkhastro1

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:04 AM

Heads up !! Just surfing the usual retail sites - OPT, High Point Scientific, Woodland Hills, Astronomics etc. The ES sale on eyepieces has been extended to June 30, 2013. The sale also applies to telescopes, mounts, etc.

#2 jerwin

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:14 AM

Yeah, I saw that too. I wonder at what point it's no longer a sale and simply their final price. I feel like I'm shopping for a mattress.

The 82 degree are very nice eyepieces none the less.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:26 AM

Love their equipment....they gotta do something about all these backorders though...Been waiting since MAY. Shouldn't take that long to turn around an eyepiece. Maybe consider bringing some of the mfg back here?????

#4 gregory93

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:36 AM

I got an email from ES regarding the 24mm 68*:

" Greg,
Unfortunately, it will be at least 60-90 days before we get some more in. I really wish we had them sooner, but they've been so popular that demand has been hard to keep up with. As soon as they come in, they will go through QC and be shipped to vendors within the week they arrive.

Marty DeBriyn

"


2-3 months...Getting really tired...

#5 jhirsch

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

I got an email from ES regarding the 24mm 68*:

" Greg,
Unfortunately, it will be at least 60-90 days before we get some more in. I really wish we had them sooner, but they've been so popular that demand has been hard to keep up with. As soon as they come in, they will go through QC and be shipped to vendors within the week they arrive.

Marty DeBriyn

"

2-3 months...Getting really tired...


That's interesting. Very similar response I received to the same question 30 days ago. Makes one start to wonder at what point the waiting begins to make the price of a Televue seem like a better option???
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#6 keroppilee

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

i rushed out and bought a 30mm at the end of last year. looks like i didnt have to.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:36 PM

I wonder at what point it's no longer a sale and simply their final price. I feel like I'm shopping for a mattress.


:roflmao:

I make this joke all the time and no one ever gets it! Glad I'm not the only one.

#8 GpB311

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

I just got my telescope last year, so Ive never known their prices to be anything different.

#9 Mike B

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

I feel like I'm shopping for a mattress.



You mean that ES eyepieces have caps with labels warning of their removal being punishable by law?
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#10 Dave Ittner

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

I wonder at what point it's no longer a sale and simply their final price. I feel like I'm shopping for a mattress.


:roflmao:

I make this joke all the time and no one ever gets it! Glad I'm not the only one.


Let's hope we don't start comparing them to buying a rug
(those companies are in a continual state of going out of business)

#11 Damo636

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

Now this is good news! I have a relative heading across the big pond in March and I have a hole in my case where the Terminagler used to live. I think the 30mm 82° could slip in there quite nicely :)

#12 Jaimo!

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

Thats good to hear... I've been recently considering the 30mm ES82 as a better option in my Z12 Dob than the 40mm Meade 5000 SWA that I am currently using. It gives me a little time to clear it with the CFO. :grin:

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:16 AM

<< Makes one start to wonder at what point the waiting begins to make the price of a Televue seem like a better option??? >>

That point is when you want to actually begin observing.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:23 AM

This is a curious company. They cannot fill the orders they already have so they extend a sale to pump up demand?

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

I have the 30mm 82 degree last fall and yesterday the 24mm 82 degree arrived at $179.99 with their promo code. I'm done with ES now.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

This is a curious company. They cannot fill the orders they already have so they extend a sale to pump up demand?


It is an interesting situation. Last year at one point the previous $99.95 sale ended and they raised the prices to $119.95 for the shorter FL ES82's. That price is still less than the Meade UWA eyepieces. It wasn't too long before they brought the sale prices back - I think around NEAF time - and they've been back ever since and now extended so that the sale will have been for over a year.

At this point I think most people think of the "sale" price as the regular price. If it is profitable for them to extend the "sale" indefinitely then they will do it. I don't know how bad the supply issue really is. I've followed the "in stock" "out of stock" status of the ES eyepieces throughout the sale the last 6 months and other than the 24mm ES68 every eyepiece has come into stock at some point at some vendors. The next hardest to find seems to be the 4.7mm ES82.

I'm not sure why there is such a long delay on the 24mm ES68. I'm sure BillP's excellent review has helped to generate a lot of the demand. It is also anybody's guess as to how many people have them on backorder. I've considered getting one but I'm waiting until they appear "in stock".

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

Makes one start to wonder at what point the waiting begins to make the price of a Televue seem like a better option???


That happens when $330 has the same value as $99. YMMV, for some of us, it's never.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:22 PM


I don't know how bad the supply issue really is. I've followed the "in stock" "out of stock" status of the ES eyepieces throughout the sale the last 6 months and other than the 24mm ES68 every eyepiece has come into stock at some point at some vendors. The next hardest to find seems to be the 4.7mm ES82.

I'm not sure why there is such a long delay on the 24mm ES68. I'm sure BillP's excellent review has helped to generate a lot of the demand.

Dave


These are the ES EPs we got, first the 24mm 68 as soon as we saw BillP's write-up, then the 4.7mm 82 immediately thereafterafter and based on the strength of the 24. Neither have disappointed. To the contrary...and word is the 4.7mm began shipping again 2 or 3 weeks ago, from High Point Scientific at least.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:17 PM

The ES 82* 18mm, 24mm, 30mm is available close to home at Astronomics as is the 11mm (finally).

#20 northernontario

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

I am also patiently waiting....11mm and 6.7mm.

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:21 PM

This is a curious company. They cannot fill the orders they already have so they extend a sale to pump up demand?


On the other hand, I think it would be more annoying to customers if they stopped a six-month sale on long-absent products... just before they came back in stock.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

True funny story about pricing. A while back a lady walked into our family's butcher shop and asked how much for a whole N.Y. Strip loin cut into steaks. I told her they were $5.99 lb. and really nice. She said she could get it down the street for $4.99 lb. When I told her she better go down the street because that was a very good price she replied that they were all out. I told her that's nothing, when we are out they are only $3.99 lb. :grin:

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

A while back a lady walked into our family's butcher shop and asked how much for a whole N.Y. Strip loin cut into steaks. I told her they were $5.99 lb. and really nice. She said she could get it down the street for $4.99 lb. When I told her she better go down the street because that was a very good price she replied that they were all out. I told her that's nothing, when we are out they are only $3.99 lb. :grin:


LOL

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:11 PM

True funny story about pricing. A while back a lady walked into our family's butcher shop and asked how much for a whole N.Y. Strip loin cut into steaks. I told her they were $5.99 lb. and really nice. She said she could get it down the street for $4.99 lb. When I told her she better go down the street because that was a very good price she replied that they were all out. I told her that's nothing, when we are out they are only $3.99 lb. :grin:


Love it :lol:

#25 faackanders2

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

This is a curious company. They cannot fill the orders they already have so they extend a sale to pump up demand?


On the other hand, I think it would be more annoying to customers if they stopped a six-month sale on long-absent products... just before they came back in stock.


If a store has a sale with an end date, and a customer waits till after the end date (and wanted it at that price), the customer only has himself to blame.

I wonder if they are using a pull supply system, making only what they have orders for in minimum size batches.

A push system would always have immediate stock on hand.






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