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bb4
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AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun!
      #5785329 - 04/08/13 06:53 AM

Anybody hear form AP? I love the form factor of this scope when separated. Seems to be once of the best travel scopes on the market.

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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: bb4]
      #5785597 - 04/08/13 10:34 AM

Is this the 130 GT that started shipping 5 years ago, or is it a new model?

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bb4
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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: Mark9473]
      #5785614 - 04/08/13 10:46 AM

To my knowledge, this is the same model that started shipping 5 years ago. Who knows how much longer they will be making these before moving on to the next 130mm model.

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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: bb4]
      #5785715 - 04/08/13 11:25 AM

So what is your announcement that "notifications have begun" about then?

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bb4
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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: Mark9473]
      #5785833 - 04/08/13 12:11 PM

AP has just announced notification for the next production run of the AP 130EDFGT, which are said to be close to completion. This does not happen often.

Note, you cannot buy these off the shelf. You have to wait many years and only after being notified by AP can you purchase one.


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Traveler
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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: bb4]
      #5785836 - 04/08/13 12:14 PM

When AP stops the 130GT, i Hope they will design a light 140mm Apo.

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t.r.
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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: Traveler]
      #5785843 - 04/08/13 12:18 PM

Rumor had it, they were doing another run of 160's IIRC.

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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: bb4]
      #5785882 - 04/08/13 12:37 PM

I'd been on the list since the late 90s but had to decline when my number came up 5 years ago, for financial reasons. Things are better now and I just called A-P hoping to get another chance this round....but no dice. When you decline you have to start again from the bottom of the list.

Edited by MattT (04/08/13 12:41 PM)


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t.r.
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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: MattT]
      #5785928 - 04/08/13 12:51 PM

Been there, done that, to great regret! I actually had my deposit in for the 160EDF! But after a years wait and no scope, things change, I opted to take the high road and pass it back to AP to give someone else a shot on the list rather than taking delivery and selling. Now the 160 goes for upwards of $20,000!?!? I tried to get on the 175 list before it was even announced to NO avail. My lesson learned...No good deed goes unpunished! WHen your name comes up, do whatever must be done to secure the scope...then you can decide if you are keeping it for the long haul!

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MattT
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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: t.r.]
      #5785933 - 04/08/13 12:53 PM

I feel your pain TR....We should start some kind of support group!

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M13 Observer
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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: bb4]
      #5786112 - 04/08/13 02:04 PM

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AP has just announced notification for the next production run of the AP 130EDFGT, which are said to be close to completion. This does not happen often.

Note, you cannot buy these off the shelf. You have to wait many years and only after being notified by AP can you purchase one.





. . . and, so, what year is the waiting list up to now, 2002, 2003, 2004 ???


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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: M13 Observer]
      #5786154 - 04/08/13 02:30 PM

Company Seven website now lists "Yes" as to "Accepting orders" for 130EDFGT

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bb4
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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: BCNGreyCat]
      #5786159 - 04/08/13 02:33 PM

Yes. That is correct. I signed up on both company seven's and AP's waiting lists. Company Seven is usually faster. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

After this posting, I doubt they will show accepting orders for much longer.


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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: bb4]
      #5786175 - 04/08/13 02:39 PM

Company7 website is not easy to navigate! Where do you see accepting orders on their website?

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BCNGreyCat
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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: stmifx]
      #5786197 - 04/08/13 03:17 PM

http://www.company7.com/astrophy/apavail.html#availability

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zawijava
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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: bb4]
      #5786391 - 04/08/13 04:52 PM

I have been on the list for the 130 for at least a Decade I believe, and was very surprised to get a Notification last week from AP. I graciously accepted their offer and sent my deposit My birthday is next month, I'm hoping for an early delivery but have no idea where I fall on the delivery schedule -Tim

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Anybody hear form AP? I love the form factor of this scope when separated. Seems to be once of the best travel scopes on the market.




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bb4
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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: zawijava]
      #5786453 - 04/08/13 05:18 PM

Alright Tim!

You are the first person that I know of to get a notification.

You will have to post some pictures once your scope arrives.


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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: MattT]
      #5786465 - 04/08/13 05:25 PM

Quote:

I'd been on the list since the late 90s but had to decline when my number came up 5 years ago, for financial reasons. Things are better now and I just called A-P hoping to get another chance this round....but no dice. When you decline you have to start again from the bottom of the list.




Same here - back in 2002. I had just bought a small plane, so no cash! Wish I had been able, but at least I still have & enjoy the plane.


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bb4
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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: SteveG]
      #5786471 - 04/08/13 05:28 PM

10+ years. That should give the rest of us an idea of how much longer we will have to wait.

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zawijava
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Re: AP 130EDF Gran tourismo Notifications have begun! new [Re: bb4]
      #5786626 - 04/08/13 06:49 PM

Yes , there will be plenty!!!

Quote:

Alright Tim!

You are the first person that I know of to get a notification.

You will have to post some pictures once your scope arrives.




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