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AstroDad
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How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast?
      #5683302 - 02/16/13 11:35 AM

Kudos to Astronomics (I'm in no way connected, except my purchases bought many bricks in the new showroom)! Yesterday afternoon around 1pm I called (Pete) and orded a new PST (I dropped my old 40 and deeeeStroyed it). Since I have all the accoutrement, I just bought the OTA and much to my surprise, the doorbell awoke me this morning and my wife thankfully was up and about downstairs and answered the door to receive a new FedEx Ground package....The PST!!! How do they do that? I'm very impressed.
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City Kid
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Reged: 05/06/09

Loc: Northern Indiana
Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: AstroDad]
      #5683314 - 02/16/13 11:41 AM

Orders I place with Astronomics arrive to me faster than anyplace else I've ever ordered from. I love that about them.

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Aquarist
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Reged: 08/27/12

Loc: Illinois
Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: City Kid]
      #5683319 - 02/16/13 11:42 AM

Hmmm. Wish my backordered Tak illuminator for the finder would come. Sigh. I even emailed them to ask about it.

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starrancher
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Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: AstroDad]
      #5684010 - 02/16/13 06:24 PM

I ordered from ScopeStuff one time and the product was delivered to my door before I even placed the order !

No , not really , but I swear I had it 36 hours after the order was placed and the order was placed on a Sunday afternoon .
I couldn't believe it .
to ScopeStuff !


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Ira
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Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: starrancher]
      #5684214 - 02/16/13 08:50 PM

They have a teleporter from the old Starship Enterprise.

/Ira


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GeneT
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Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: AstroDad]
      #5684237 - 02/16/13 09:03 PM

Astronomics has great service, great prices, and are very helpful when doing business with them. With all this, and the fact that they host Cloudy Nights, I buy all my stuff from them.

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Gene7
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Reged: 06/10/10

Loc: Mid Ohio, USA
Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: GeneT]
      #5684252 - 02/16/13 09:10 PM

Sure beats 9 days from Radio Shack. I get things from OPT in Calif. to MID OHIO IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS from ordering phone call to in my hands at P.O. by priority USPS.

Edited by Gene7 (02/16/13 09:15 PM)


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Gordon Rayner
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Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: Gene7]
      #5684336 - 02/16/13 10:03 PM

No Calif. tax to Ohio? Who pays for the shipping?

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Lane
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Loc: Frisco, Texas
Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: Gordon Rayner]
      #5684398 - 02/16/13 11:05 PM

When you live in north Texas they can deliver the next day most of the time. I have ordered from Astronomics at 4pm before and still got the package at 1pm the next day.

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jgraham
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Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: Lane]
      #5684729 - 02/17/13 08:02 AM

I had a similar experience with my Lightbridge 16. I called them in the morning and it shipped that afternoon. Fantastic service.

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zippeee
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Reged: 12/27/10

Loc: Alberta, Canada
Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: jgraham]
      #5684789 - 02/17/13 09:05 AM

Has anyone ever ordered from B&H? I tried to change an order about an hour after placing it but they said it had already shipped!!

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MikeBOKC
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Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: jgraham]
      #5684873 - 02/17/13 10:06 AM

Well I just drive 30 minutes down there . . . though I admit I am sometimes lazy and have things shipped from Astronomics. FYI, they are just as helpful in person as long distance.

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Aquarist
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Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: zippeee]
      #5685002 - 02/17/13 11:26 AM

Quote:

Has anyone ever ordered from B&H? I tried to change an order about an hour after placing it but they said it had already shipped!!




I have dealt with B&H for many years (more than I will admit). Very reputable, very quick, easy to do business with and excellent prices. However, know what you want as their expertise in this field is marginal.


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drbyyz
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Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: Aquarist]
      #5685294 - 02/17/13 02:03 PM

I've had the fastest shipping from Agena Astro. They get stuff from CA to SC faster than Astronomics can get it from OK to SC...and with free shipping, even on orders less than $100.

Case in point, I placed an order with each company on Tuesday morning. I got my Agena order Friday with free shipping. I'm still waiting on my Astronomics order with $8.95 shipping.


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careysub
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Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: GeneT]
      #5686109 - 02/17/13 10:35 PM

Quote:

Astronomics has great service, great prices, and are very helpful when doing business with them. With all this, and the fact that they host Cloudy Nights, I buy all my stuff from them.




I would also throw some money Don Pensack's (Starman1) way. He is such a tireless resource of sound information on this site.


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sslcm56
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Loc: Montgomery, Al.
Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: careysub]
      #5686232 - 02/17/13 11:57 PM

I just wish my ES82s from astronomics would show.

Edited by sslcm56 (02/17/13 11:57 PM)


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jrbarnett
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Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: AstroDad]
      #5686768 - 02/18/13 10:48 AM

Mike bought a salvaged UFP transporter taken from the Valiant wreck couple of years ago. It took 'em awhile to find replacement dilithium crystals, and you didn't hear it from me but there are tales of black market buying from the Romulans, but once they had the crystals, the shipping really sped up.

- Jim


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Gene7
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Reged: 06/10/10

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Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: Gordon Rayner]
      #5687569 - 02/18/13 07:02 PM

Gordon
I paid $6.99 s&h for 3 1/16 by 6 by 8 inch board in a small envelope.


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James_826
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Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: Gene7]
      #5687870 - 02/18/13 09:41 PM

They do ship fast. I ordered a CGEM DX in the morning, by lunch the next day it was on my front porch.

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TG
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Reged: 11/02/06

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Re: How Does Astronomics Ship Soooo Fast? new [Re: AstroDad]
      #5689134 - 02/19/13 03:49 PM

Time machine. Their shipment takes the usual 4 days for ground but they ship 5 days before you order it.

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