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wolfman_4_ever
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/15/11

Loc: El Segundo, Ca, So. Cal
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: WesC]
      #5858514 - 05/13/13 08:40 PM

Wow.. adorama reselling items as new but used.. typical large vendor.. Hope you get it straightened out.

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dpippel
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 04/05/13

Loc: Desierto de Sonora
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: WesC]
      #5858531 - 05/13/13 08:47 PM

After inspecting the boxes for the tripod and CGEM more closely it looks to me as if they definitely were a customer return that Adorama shipped to me as new. I am REALLY surprised by this. I've done a lot of business with Adorama in the past and they've ALWAYS been top-notch. I am NOT a happy camper right now.

What's this world coming to?


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wolfman_4_ever
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/15/11

Loc: El Segundo, Ca, So. Cal
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: dpippel]
      #5858535 - 05/13/13 08:51 PM

and the box is strapped too...

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dpippel
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 04/05/13

Loc: Desierto de Sonora
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: wolfman_4_ever]
      #5858559 - 05/13/13 09:02 PM

Yep. Only the mount and tripod boxes were strapped. The OTA and counterweight cartons were also in great condition, unlike the other two.

They're shipping a replacement out tomorrow for a Friday delivery, but I'm half tempted to simply return the entire purchase for a refund. I suppose there's a chance that it was a mistake, but if so then someone at the company needs some remedial training in inventory management.


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WesC
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 02/06/13

Loc: La Crescenta, CA
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: dpippel]
      #5858612 - 05/13/13 09:22 PM

Well, I get why you'd want to do that on principal, but if they are willing to make it right, then you'd only be inconveniencing yourself. You may as well let them take care of you.

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dpippel
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 04/05/13

Loc: Desierto de Sonora
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: WesC]
      #5858632 - 05/13/13 09:31 PM

You're probably right Wes. Just a bit angry and very disappointed right now. I've been looking forward to getting the scope delivered for a week. I was also hoping to have a few nights to familiarize myself with it before doing an astronomy weekend in Sedona the 17th-19th and taking it along. Oh well, it is what it is I suppose. I'll survive.

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wolfman_4_ever
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/15/11

Loc: El Segundo, Ca, So. Cal
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: dpippel]
      #5858638 - 05/13/13 09:33 PM

Well the weather bug didn't hit you so something had to!

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dpippel
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 04/05/13

Loc: Desierto de Sonora
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: wolfman_4_ever]
      #5858649 - 05/13/13 09:37 PM

It's always something Dave!

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wolfman_4_ever
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/15/11

Loc: El Segundo, Ca, So. Cal
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: dpippel]
      #5858652 - 05/13/13 09:38 PM

no ones immune!!!

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WesC
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 02/06/13

Loc: La Crescenta, CA
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: dpippel]
      #5858657 - 05/13/13 09:42 PM

Haha, yeah, the weather bug missed me too, but I had a month long wait for shipping, so...

I totally understand how you feel though, its an expensive purchase and it should arrive flawless. I'm sure it was some stocking minion's mistake and not a policy of the company. they will probably whip whoever did it. Ask them to send you a video or something. That should make you feel better.

I kid! I kid!


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dpippel
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 04/05/13

Loc: Desierto de Sonora
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: wolfman_4_ever]
      #5858659 - 05/13/13 09:43 PM

Hahahaha!!! A flogging video would go a loooong way towards appeasement.

I do still have my very nice 8" Meade LX10 to use if the 1100 HD logistics fall through for the weekend. It's not the end of the world. And hey, it *IS* American Craft Beer week after all...

But I'm still *BLEEP*.


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dpippel
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 04/05/13

Loc: Desierto de Sonora
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: dpippel]
      #5858683 - 05/13/13 09:51 PM

The OTA is gorgeous BTW. I've inspected the corrector, the primary, and the inside of the tube carefully and there's no Styrofoam or other foreign matter. Very pristine.

Wes, didn't you pick up a Baader Clicklock VB for your 1100? Which one did you get?


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WesC
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 02/06/13

Loc: La Crescenta, CA
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: dpippel]
      #5858731 - 05/13/13 10:18 PM

Yes, I bought one from Eddgie actually. Its the 3.25" to 2" model. I also, after much angst and research, ordered a Baader 2" clicklock dielectric diagonal last night. I'm just not feelin the thumbscrews.

Should be a very solid setup for visual!


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dpippel
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 04/05/13

Loc: Desierto de Sonora
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: WesC]
      #5858754 - 05/13/13 10:28 PM

Nice! Although that's one pricey VB/diagonal combo.

If you don't mind, let me know how you like it once you get the diagonal.


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frozen.kryo
super member


Reged: 01/28/11

Loc: East of the Sun, West of the M...
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: dpippel]
      #5858952 - 05/13/13 11:51 PM

Afaik, this is the tripod from the old model cge, doesn't look like the cgemdx's tripod.

Edited by frozen.kryo (05/13/13 11:54 PM)


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dpippel
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 04/05/13

Loc: Desierto de Sonora
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: frozen.kryo]
      #5859059 - 05/14/13 01:24 AM

You are absolutely correct! The legs are painted with a flocked gray finish. They're not chrome. The feet are completely different. This just keeps getting better and better.

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Gary Z
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Reged: 01/26/12

Loc: New Mexico
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: WesC]
      #5859062 - 05/14/13 01:34 AM

That blows me away with used parts and empty boxes. That is a let down, but I know Adorama will make it right. God speed and clear skies to get your rig up and viewing the sky!

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dpippel
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 04/05/13

Loc: Desierto de Sonora
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: Gary Z]
      #5859066 - 05/14/13 01:36 AM

Thanks Gary.

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WesC
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 02/06/13

Loc: La Crescenta, CA
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: dpippel]
      #5859116 - 05/14/13 03:13 AM

Quote:

Nice! Although that's one pricey VB/diagonal combo.

If you don't mind, let me know how you like it once you get the diagonal.




To be fair not much more than I was expecting. Anything I was considering was going to be pricey, but I wanted this to be a solid rig to match the quality of the OTA. I've already got a feathertouch micro focuser and a TEMPest fan kit. All I need is a good vb, diagonal and some solid EPs and I'm set.


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Momerath
sage


Reged: 05/31/11

Loc: Upstate SC,
Re: Pulled the Trigger new [Re: WesC]
      #5859244 - 05/14/13 07:23 AM

That is a DX tripod. I just went out and looked at mine and they are similar. altho it is missing the locking screws.

Its a bummer you didnt get it in time for your trip, but you know what they say... Good things come to those who wait. The waiting is the hard part tho.


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