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Starman1
Vendor (EyepiecesEtc.com)
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Reged: 06/24/03

Loc: Los Angeles
Re: parks on the ropes new [Re: Starman1]
      #5497907 - 10/31/12 03:01 PM

Scope City has closed for business.
Lumicon is alive and well under new ownership.
I presume Parks has also closed, though its official status is unknown by me at this time.


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jsiska
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Reged: 07/12/06

Loc: NW Ohio
Re: parks on the ropes new [Re: Starman1]
      #5498140 - 10/31/12 05:37 PM

I really liked the Scope City in San Francisco. I hope they can continue as a private retailer for astronomy equipment.

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johnlynch
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Reged: 02/08/09

Loc: virginia
Re: parks on the ropes new [Re: jsiska]
      #5552513 - 12/03/12 06:02 PM

I inquired about a custom-made fiberglass tube, i.e., not a standard length, a few years ago and was informed that Parks Optical had discontinued the custom tubes due to the bad economy but had remaining stock. Apparently run by a father and son operation near Phoenix, Arizona because of California environmental regulations. At that time, I got a gut feeling that a company that stops production of a "signature" product since 1954 was probably in trouble. Also long time delay for shipping in stock items, but I wasn't in a hurry. Found out a few days ago that Parks Optical is indeed closed. Sad.

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Tom S.
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Reged: 02/16/07

Loc: Benicia, Calif.
It's like the demise of Twinkies new [Re: drollere]
      #5556842 - 12/06/12 03:12 AM

I haven't consumed a Hostess Twinkie in decades.
Nevertheless, it's sad to see Twinkies bite the dust.

Same sort of feeling with Parks.


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tecmageModerator
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 01/13/10

Loc: Glenview, IL
Re: parks on the ropes new [Re: johnlynch]
      #5557892 - 12/06/12 05:08 PM



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Lumicon
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Reged: 10/07/12

Loc: Southern California
Re: parks on the ropes new [Re: tecmage]
      #5683942 - 02/16/13 05:42 PM

I would like to clear up any speculation and rumors about Parks.

Parks is not out of business and is alive and well. Parks is currently going through a complete overhaul and renovation. Parks will emerge strong, powerful and continue the tradition of providing the best quality optics in the industry since 1954.

Marc - Lumicon International


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mikey cee
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Reged: 01/18/07

Loc: bellevue ne.
Re: parks on the ropes new [Re: tecmage]
      #5684001 - 02/16/13 06:19 PM

Quote:




It's late in the 15th round and Parks has been knocked to the canvas. The count has begun. Will they answer before the 10 count?! Mike

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Pinbout
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Reged: 02/22/10

Loc: nj
Re: parks on the ropes new [Re: Lumicon]
      #5684027 - 02/16/13 06:32 PM

Quote:

I would like to clear up any speculation and rumors about Parks.

Parks is not out of business and is alive and well. Parks is currently going through a complete overhaul and renovation. Parks will emerge strong, powerful and continue the tradition of providing the best quality optics in the industry since 1954.

Marc - Lumicon International




are you aware of any unofficial time line?


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rmollise
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Reged: 07/06/07

Re: parks on the ropes new [Re: Lumicon]
      #5684829 - 02/17/13 09:24 AM

Quote:

I would like to clear up any speculation and rumors about Parks.

Parks is not out of business and is alive and well. Parks is currently going through a complete overhaul and renovation. Parks will emerge strong, powerful and continue the tradition of providing the best quality optics in the industry since 1954.

Marc - Lumicon International




By that, do you mean they are going to start acually selling telescopes?


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