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zjc26138
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Re: LX850 Poll [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5743525 - 03/19/13 05:36 PM

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I just hope to be able to evaluate it in time for a meaningful conversation with Meade at NEAF about any issues...




John, When do you expect to get yours?


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Re: LX850 Poll [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5743670 - 03/19/13 06:32 PM

I know, very frustrating. It did not make the local delivery truck this morning. It is sitting less than 30 minutes from my house. I asked if I could come get it and they said NO!

It will be here tomorrow at noon, she promised...

Glad to hear that you are getting traction on yours.

Tony


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Re: LX850 Poll [Re: zjc26138]
      #5743775 - 03/19/13 07:06 PM

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John, When do you expect to get yours?




Dunno. I look every day for tracking info but nothing so far. I think the order is about 60 days old, so once the LX800 replacements are all delivered mine should be among the next up.


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Re: LX850 Poll [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5744655 - 03/20/13 08:24 AM

She is out for delivery!!!

Tony


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Re: LX850 Poll [Re: ahopp]
      #5744665 - 03/20/13 08:31 AM



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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5745263 - 03/20/13 02:24 PM

Driver just called, will be here in 20 minutes!!!

Tony


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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5745375 - 03/20/13 03:17 PM

You know what they say about watching the tea kettle boil

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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5745393 - 03/20/13 03:27 PM

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Driver just called, will be here in 20 minutes!!!




Hey, it's been over an hour now. Do you have it? You wouldn't be opening boxes or anything like that, would you?


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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: DaveJ]
      #5745418 - 03/20/13 03:36 PM

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Quote:

Driver just called, will be here in 20 minutes!!!




Hey, it's been over an hour now. Do you have it? You wouldn't be opening boxes or anything like that, would you?




It would probably take me a week to unload two pallets and unpack 9 boxes!


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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5745448 - 03/20/13 03:45 PM

Is that how many boxes the LX850 comes in or is there a hidden joke that my tired brain is having difficulty grasping?

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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5745479 - 03/20/13 03:53 PM

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Is that how many boxes the LX850 comes in or is there a hidden joke that my tired brain is having difficulty grasping?




No first-hand knowledge here (yet), but that's how the shipment was described by another recipient. My personal record is 5 boxes (Meade 178ED/LXD750 combo). When I shipped the NJP, that took 5 boxes just for the mount, tripod, and accessories - but I didn't have factory boxes for that.

Edited by jrcrilly (03/20/13 03:54 PM)


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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: jrcrilly]
      #5745498 - 03/20/13 04:00 PM

1. ota 2. tripod 3. mount 4,5,6 counterweights, 7. counterweight shaft 8. eyepiece, diagonal, focuser etc 9. ac adapter.

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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5745506 - 03/20/13 04:05 PM

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1. ota 2. tripod 3. mount 4,5,6 counterweights, 7. counterweight shaft 8. eyepiece, diagonal, focuser etc 9. ac adapter.




Not to hijack the thread, but in what condition did the counterweights and shaft boxes arrive? I saw a salvage site offering some weights and shafts in damaged packing; must have been replaced by Meade. They still have the C/W shafts. Someone bought the weights.


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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Whichwayisnorth]
      #5745511 - 03/20/13 04:08 PM

I did not take into account this was a complete system including OTA and focuser. Actually 2 OTAs now that I think about it.

Good luck all future owners. I get the feeling current beta testers were more diligent or Meade just plain listened to them more carefuly. If you like to gamble now is the time to buy Meade stock.


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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Hilmi]
      #5745754 - 03/20/13 05:40 PM

I'm afraid Anthony's 850 may have been the victim of one of those rogue drone airstrikes I've been reading about.

Rogue Drone Airstrikes

Mar

Edited by GooglyEyes (03/20/13 05:47 PM)


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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: GooglyEyes]
      #5746128 - 03/20/13 08:12 PM Attachment (49 downloads)

OK, you asked for it:

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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5746129 - 03/20/13 08:13 PM Attachment (53 downloads)

Mount box, Stormy is actual size:

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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5746135 - 03/20/13 08:14 PM Attachment (54 downloads)

Mount box contents, did I mention Stormy is 6"1':

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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: ahopp]
      #5746136 - 03/20/13 08:14 PM

so jealous

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Re: LX850 Poll new [Re: Mantis707]
      #5746139 - 03/20/13 08:15 PM Attachment (49 downloads)

Accessories and parts:

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