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GregB
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Loc: Turlock, Ca
Anyone buy xt10i from Orion clearance center? new
      #5536122 - 11/23/12 07:24 PM

I see that Orion has the XT10i 2nds in the clearance center for about $660. Has anyone bought one of these and were you happy with what you received? What made it a 2nd, scratches, dents, substitute accessories, etc.? Would you buy again? Thanks for any input.

Greg


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frito
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Reged: 10/05/12

Loc: Fremont, CA
Re: Anyone buy xt10i from Orion clearance center? new [Re: GregB]
      #5536791 - 11/24/12 08:33 AM

it was probably their floor model at the store or someone returned it for a silly reason and they could not move it at their outlet center at their HQ or the store in Cupertino. my first scope i bought about 3 months ago was an XT6 that was their floor model at the Cupertino store. i've since sold it and got an XT8 (what i should have bought to begin with lol) but there was absolutely nothing wrong with the 6 besides a dusty mirror that just needed a quick cleaning.

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Goodchild
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Re: Anyone buy xt10i from Orion clearance center? new [Re: frito]
      #5536838 - 11/24/12 09:02 AM

I've bought several items over the years from Orion that were considered 2nds and I've never been able to tell what was wrong with them to cause their status to decline.

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Don Allen
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Reged: 07/07/05

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Re: Anyone buy xt10i from Orion clearance center? new [Re: frito]
      #5536887 - 11/24/12 09:29 AM

My credit card company would have cut me off years ago if I lived anywhere near a telescope store like Orion.

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frito
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Reged: 10/05/12

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Re: Anyone buy xt10i from Orion clearance center? new [Re: Don Allen]
      #5537291 - 11/24/12 02:02 PM

Quote:

My credit card company would have cut me off years ago if I lived anywhere near a telescope store like Orion.




i know the feeling i have to resist going there every weekend to drool on the big scopes and their clearance OTA's n such make me cry when i'm broke. last time i was in there they had a discontinued XT6i for 200 and if i had the cash i would have bought it just to butcher the intelliscope stuff off it and put it on my XT8 and then resold the 6 missing the features for only a bit less than they were selling the whole thing for lol


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GregB
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Reged: 07/17/05

Loc: Turlock, Ca
Re: Anyone buy xt10i from Orion clearance center? [Re: frito]
      #5538224 - 11/25/12 02:52 AM

Thanks for the replies.

Greg


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