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Re: Scopecity - a scam? new [Re: panhard]
      #5630803 - 01/18/13 11:27 PM

It is sad that such a good store has gone down the rocks with its customers. Some of the telescopes in the store are soo nice. One is from the early 1900s and I bet it and all others are just collecting dust with hundreds of other great things. If only they could pull out of these times and this great store would continue.

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Reged: 09/30/08

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Re: Scopecity - a scam? new [Re: panhard]
      #5630900 - 01/19/13 12:34 AM


I doubt it if they are still paying for it.

Well, there's a couple options there. First, if they are monthly, then they are paying for their hosting services. I have had several hosting companies, and they give you a grace period of at most a few days, and if you don't pay, your site is taken down (I had a credit card expire I was using to maintain the site and didn't realize it, that's how I know). The other option is they are paid well in advance; many hosting companies prefer to get an annual payment, and the offer a discount for the larger, upfront fees. If they are paid well through a certain time period, the hosting company doesn't know if the company is out of business - they'll keep hosting it until the contract is up, which could be a while, perhaps.

It wouldn't stay up if it hadn't been paid (or at least, I highly doubt it would). I'm pretty sure of that. But it may not have anything to do with current payments - it could be pre-paid into the future a ways.

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Re: Scopecity - a scam? new [Re: magic612]
      #5849970 - 05/09/13 12:45 PM

Old thread, but I thought this would be an interesting end to it, considering the timing...

I started reading these threads last night, surprised that ScopeCity was in trouble! I went to their website, and sure enough, it seemed to be functioning. I came back to these threads today, just to finish reading them, and decided to try the website again. It looks like someone finally pulled the plug as the pages are now completely blank!

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Re: Scopecity - a scam? new [Re: mayidunk]
      #5850891 - 05/09/13 08:30 PM

Nope still functioning. I just went there at 20:30 on 5/5/13. I sure hope no one buys anything from them and gets stuck!

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Reged: 07/14/12

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Re: Scopecity - a scam? new [Re: Momerath]
      #5851959 - 05/10/13 12:55 PM

Their shopping cart is down, so they can't take orders. They need to just go away...

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