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Mr. Bill
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Is Scope City still alive??
      #5847924 - 05/08/13 02:43 PM

Tried calling on several numbers with no success...

Anyone know what's going on?



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btschumy
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #5847930 - 05/08/13 02:47 PM

Bill,

My sources say they are now out of business.

Bill


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csrlice12
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: btschumy]
      #5847936 - 05/08/13 02:51 PM

Nope, they're RIP. Lumnicon is back up and running though.....YES!

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Footbag
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: btschumy]
      #5847938 - 05/08/13 02:52 PM

No. Out of business, but still taking deposits.

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chuck52
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #5847983 - 05/08/13 03:07 PM

There retail store in Simi Valley California has been closed a while now but they are selling eyepieces on the Bay.

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Footbag
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: chuck52]
      #5847993 - 05/08/13 03:15 PM

Quote:

There retail store in Simi Valley California has been closed a while now but they are selling eyepieces on the Bay.




That's pretty shady! I've read a lot of posts from people who payed for an item on their website and had to dispute it with their CC company. I had always assumed they prepaid their hosting and that's why the site is still up.

If they are still around and doing business in any venue, then they should take the Scope City site down. I had always given them the benefit of the doubt assuming they are incapacitated, out of the country, without internet.

Edited by Footbag (05/08/13 03:44 PM)


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acochran
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Footbag]
      #5848033 - 05/08/13 03:37 PM

Their store in Costa Mesa, CA has been closed several months.
Andy


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Mr. Bill
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: acochran]
      #5848050 - 05/08/13 03:44 PM

Thanks, guys. Too bad...another victim.

Island Eyepiece in BC is closed also....retirement



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Binojunky
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #5848345 - 05/08/13 05:56 PM

In my area, Perceptor , Astromechanics and Efstonscience all gone the way of the Do-Do, Perceptor,s name has been assumed by another company though a lot further away than it used to be, (just down the road)DA.

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neotesla
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Binojunky]
      #5848369 - 05/08/13 06:06 PM

KW Telescope bought out Perceptor when Jerry Wright of Perceptor decided to retire.

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kevint1
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: neotesla]
      #5848402 - 05/08/13 06:23 PM

The last time I checked the shopping cart function on their web site was disabled, so they are not taking orders on line or your money.

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Footbag
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: kevint1]
      #5848432 - 05/08/13 06:40 PM

As recently as January they were still accepting payments.

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hottr6
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Footbag]
      #5848483 - 05/08/13 07:00 PM

Quote:

As recently as January they were still accepting payments.



I placed an order in Jan and payment was accepted, but never recived a confirmation from ScopeCity. I filed a claim with PayPal and received my refund in late Feb.

You should read this thread:
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5616022/Main...

Accepting payments does not mean the lights are on in the shop!


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Footbag
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: hottr6]
      #5848514 - 05/08/13 07:22 PM

Quote:

Quote:

As recently as January they were still accepting payments.



I placed an order in Jan and payment was accepted, but never recived a confirmation from ScopeCity. I filed a claim with PayPal and received my refund in late Feb.

You should read this thread:
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5616022/Main...

Accepting payments does not mean the lights are on in the shop!




Don't get me wrong. I am not saying they are open, I am saying they are negligent at best for leaving the website open and accepting payments.


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wolfman_4_ever
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Footbag]
      #5848583 - 05/08/13 07:53 PM

The one in vegas closed too.. Funny you asked Mr Bill.. because the Scope City in Vegas was located right next to a Mr. Bill's pipe and tobacco shop.. lol!

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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: wolfman_4_ever]
      #5849016 - 05/08/13 10:59 PM

Quote:

The one in vegas closed too.. Funny you asked Mr Bill.. because the Scope City in Vegas was located right next to a Mr. Bill's pipe and tobacco shop.. lol!




The Scope City in San Diego close quite sometime back, maybe as much as a year ago.

Jon


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B. Cook
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5849086 - 05/08/13 11:31 PM

Sam that was the manager for the San Fransico store that closed is working with Lumicon and Parks rumor has it somewhere in the south bay area. Where ?

Edited by B. Cook (05/08/13 11:32 PM)


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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: B. Cook]
      #5849437 - 05/09/13 08:23 AM

Lumicon is back up and in business, Scope City is still willing to take your money.....comes with a lifetime wait guarantee......closed their doors and left up the website and walked away.

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ThreeD
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: B. Cook]
      #5849665 - 05/09/13 09:57 AM

Quote:

Sam that was the manager for the San Fransico store that closed is working with Lumicon and Parks rumor has it somewhere in the south bay area. Where ?


Extreme south bay -- keep driving south for a few hours and you will end up in Simi Valley My understanding is he is director of operations for Lumicon.

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mayidunk
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #5849981 - 05/09/13 12:51 PM

The website now seems to be gone! See my post, here.

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Footbag
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: mayidunk]
      #5849984 - 05/09/13 12:52 PM

The site is down! It's about time.

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Binojunky
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: neotesla]
      #5850018 - 05/09/13 01:13 PM

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KW Telescope bought out Perceptor when Jerry Wright of Perceptor decided to retire.




Jerry was having problems with the store being off the beaten track in an upstairs unit, however he got some really nice used stuff in,he told me the sales side of things were suffering to on line stores, last I heard he was looking for work, a good guy, I liked him,as said in a earlier post KW are a lot longer away from me than the original store,DA.


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edl
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Binojunky]
      #5850297 - 05/09/13 03:37 PM

Yes, it's sad to see all these guys go. Jerry was great, and I loved the store. Luckily Brian and Brady at KW are in the same category. A bit of a longer drive from the GTA, but well worth it for that level of quality customer service.

Best,
Ed L.


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Mr. Bill
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: edl]
      #5850361 - 05/09/13 04:06 PM

As far as ordering blind from a website....I never do.

I always call to check availability of item as you can't depend on things being in stock. I've noticed that even Astronomics (my favorite) seems to have a lot less inventory on hand these days...hopefully not a future issue.

Checking stock availability is particularly important if using PayPal....works like a debit card and your acct is immediately charged instead of when shipped using a CC.


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kevint1
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #5850513 - 05/09/13 05:29 PM

err... www.scopecity.com is is alive (try clicking on the link). The shopping cart does not work, so they can't take you money.

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B. Cook
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: kevint1]
      #5851095 - 05/09/13 10:47 PM

I tried that number and it answers as a home mortage referral number. From what I have been told by very reliable sources Scope city is no longer in business. Some times there web site will stay on for sometime till it is removed. Its 6:30 pm here when I called the number that is at the top of the web page. Try it and see if you get the same message. I dialed it 4 times and same message each time with that number.

Edited by B. Cook (05/09/13 10:49 PM)


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crazyqban
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: B. Cook]
      #5851225 - 05/10/13 01:04 AM

I just checked the domain on the WHOIS database and it will remain active until November 9, 2014. So unless someone takes down the site, it will probably be active until then since they probably paid for a package deal with a web design company.

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csa/montana
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #5852212 - 05/10/13 03:27 PM

Here's a previous thread on Scope City:

Thread


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Binojunky
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: edl]
      #5853528 - 05/11/13 10:29 AM

Quote:

Yes, it's sad to see all these guys go. Jerry was great, and I loved the store. Luckily Brian and Brady at KW are in the same category. A bit of a longer drive from the GTA, but well worth it for that level of quality customer service.

Best,
Ed L.




This is not vendor knocking but I have sent out e-mails on several occasions to the new owners of the Perceptor name and never received a reply, these by the way were for a significant purchase, Jerry on the other hand used to reply even if you sent an inquiry in by Carrier Pigeon, DA.


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edl
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Binojunky]
      #5853698 - 05/11/13 12:18 PM

Interesting. I can't say my email responses have been lightening fast with KW, but they do tend to get answered.
The in-store experience and after sales service, however, have been top notch.

Completely agree about Jerry though. A great person to buy from or just sit around and talk shop.

Best,
Ed L.


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