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dscarpa
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Price increase on TEC-140?
      #5530564 - 11/20/12 04:23 PM

As I recall not long ago TEC-140s were going for $5,500. I just checked TEC's and OPT's sites and they are now listed at $5,700. David

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Eddgie
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Re: Price increase on TEC-140? new [Re: dscarpa]
      #5530573 - 11/20/12 04:26 PM

You might want to see the tread that just stared on the price of glass blanks. I think the answer is there.

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sage


Reged: 10/31/10

Loc: Boston
Re: Price increase on TEC-140? new [Re: Eddgie]
      #5531317 - 11/20/12 11:29 PM

What does this mean with previous orders which have already been placed with deposits? I procrastinated ordering a TEC 140 at the $5,200 price 2 years ago. I should have ordered one back then as now premium glass is becoming more scarce. I bit the bullet at $5,500, but it's been a year and still haven't received the scope. I hope I don't get stuck with the higher price for the scope and accessories...

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blueman
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Re: Price increase on TEC-140? new [Re: 10gauge]
      #5531336 - 11/20/12 11:43 PM

Look at the price of gas and food and you can certainly understand the increase in the cost of the TEC 140.
Blueman


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ad701xx
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Re: Price increase on TEC-140? new [Re: 10gauge]
      #5531338 - 11/20/12 11:44 PM

It depends on who you ordered it from. TEC will honor the price it was at when the order was placed. I know for a fact that Anacortes will charge you the increased price.

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crow
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Re: Price increase on TEC-140? new [Re: ad701xx]
      #5531997 - 11/21/12 11:12 AM

Well I've just ordered one, but I'd expect it at the price it is now. However I can't get Yuri to acknowledge receipt of my deposit so who knows?

I might ask for it back and go buy the Martin guitar I've had my eye on instead


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techmgr
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Loc: Southeastern Indiana
Re: Price increase on TEC-140? new [Re: crow]
      #5538702 - 11/25/12 12:57 PM

Unfortunate that the price has gone up, but consider that I bought my TEC-140 in 2008 for $5,200. New price is less than a 10% increase after more than 4 years - as said, not TOO bad, considering things like gasoline.

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Paul G
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Re: Price increase on TEC-140? new [Re: techmgr]
      #5538770 - 11/25/12 01:55 PM

The production of optical glass is very energy intensive, particularly the abnormal dispersion glass which requires extremely long annealing times.

General inflation would bring $5200 to nearly $5600, other factors aside.


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sage


Reged: 10/31/10

Loc: Boston
Re: Price increase on TEC-140? new [Re: Paul G]
      #5539505 - 11/25/12 10:16 PM

I ordered mine directly from Yuri because I like the fact that every time have called TEC, he has personally answered the phone. Besides, one can customize a scope directly from the manufacturer as opposed to going through a dealer and having to deal with a middle man. My turn was supposed to be up in September, it's taking longer than expected - if it means getting quality optics, I don't mind. Hopefully he'll honor the $5,500.

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