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Quote:I'm surprised we haven't gotten more posts from the bino mavens.
You think they would have smelled the odor of "cheap" binoculars in the air.
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Quote:I think I understand Jon's interpretation of the difference between"cheap"and "inexpensive".However,during times when the best 42mm binoculars cost in excess of $2000,to my way of thinking, ones that costs $20 brand new, are cheap.Kenny
Quote: Inexpensive binoculars can be "good" (enough) ... not necessarily perfect or even great ... but, with acceptable optics, mechanical build and price for the buyer's needs and bank account. The final determination on what is "good" should be at the discretion of the purchaser not others.
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Quote:Mine arrived in good shape though they were in the standard box inside another one with just a small piece of bubble wrap,
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Quote:Replacement cases for small binos are inexpensive. They can be found on eBay. But I'll keep my Montana's in their own case until it falls apart.In my opinion, the Meade Montana's everyone got here is heck of a steal... I should have gotten a pair myself.JonMike
Quote:Got mine today.....very very nice for $80. Sharp, clear, bright, and snap to focus....build quality seems very good.
Quote:Quote:Got mine today.....very very nice for $80. Sharp, clear, bright, and snap to focus....build quality seems very good. You did good.Can everyone stop gloating about their $80 7x42 Meade Montana's? Please, Please..My rear-end is getting sore from kicking myself in the butt for not buying another pair. Jon
Quote:My endcap says "Bresser" on it? Are Bresser and Meade the same company?
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