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Stacy
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Really good deal on Vanguard! new
      #5736752 - 03/16/13 05:52 PM

Just got an email with a discount code for 20% off Vanguard Endeavor ED

The 8x42 was rated #1 by Birdwatchers Digest for binos $200 to $600 HERE

Anyway the going price is $349.

Right now they have a coupon code (vanguard13) for 20% off PLUS a $50 rebate (I got my rebate within a week or so). So the final price is only $229.95. Plus free shipping. Just a heads up.

BTW I love mine, they are fantastic.

The Vanguard site forwards you to the Eagle Optics website. They also have a great deal on the Spirit ED as well.


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Binojunky
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Re: Really good deal on Vanguard! [Re: Stacy]
      #5742723 - 03/19/13 11:35 AM

I bought the Spirit 8X42 ED here in Canada, not sure the rebate was valid up here I sent it in anyway, a couple of weeks later I got my cheque for $50, rather pleased both with the service and binos,DA.

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Stacy
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Re: Really good deal on Vanguard! new [Re: Binojunky]
      #5743232 - 03/19/13 03:28 PM

Looks like the extra 20% off is good till the 25th.

I should mention the Vanguards all come with a lifetime "no-fault" warranty now. You break em? You send em in with $10 for handling and they fix em or replace em. Nice peace of mind.


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Re: Really good deal on Vanguard! new [Re: Stacy]
      #5743466 - 03/19/13 05:05 PM

This is interesting, thanks for posting.

I've been looking for an 8x42 roof in the ~$200 range. I recently had my sights set on the Zen-Ray Summit, but for a few more dollars I could get these with ED glass. The only downside I see in the specs is that these are a 7* FOV where the Summit is 7.5*. However, reviews say that the Vanguard Endeavors are sharp out the last 5% of the FOV, so I have to wonder if the *useable* FOV is really better on those compared to the Zen-Ray summit? Never seen either one in person - makes it a bit difficult to choose.

What do you think?


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Re: Really good deal on Vanguard! new [Re: Jarrod]
      #5750295 - 03/22/13 06:00 PM

Well I went out on a limb and ordered a pair of the Endeavor ED 8x42s. $229 after rebate for ED glass that comes highly rated seems like a significant upgrade from the Zen-Ray Summit that I was considering for $205. Like I said, it's hard to choose without seeing either in person but these seem like a very good value and I've not been able to find a negative word anywhere other than one review out of 100 positives on Amazon that complained of flare (I hope not) and CA (ED glass should not!).

Edited by Jarrod (03/22/13 06:01 PM)


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Stacy
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Re: Really good deal on Vanguard! new [Re: Jarrod]
      #5756436 - 03/25/13 03:31 PM

Quote:

I've not been able to find a negative word anywhere other than one review out of 100 positives on Amazon that complained of flare (I hope not) and CA (ED glass should not!).




I have noticed neither, but then again, I do live in the PNW. Could be a bad pair?

I will be very interested in hearing your thoughts on these.


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Stacy
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Re: Really good deal on Vanguard! new [Re: Stacy]
      #5756465 - 03/25/13 03:45 PM

Well, the code doesn't seem to work anymore so it appears the sale is over.

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Sean Puett
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Re: Really good deal on Vanguard! new [Re: Stacy]
      #5760051 - 03/27/13 11:38 AM

Are you bringing these to Goldendale? Maybe we could trade for an hour or two so I can check them out. My canons have some CA on Jupiter but, you can focus some of it out. Only 2 more months... We should try April or May if the weather permits.

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Stacy
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Re: Really good deal on Vanguard! new [Re: Sean Puett]
      #5760938 - 03/27/13 06:00 PM

Quote:

Are you bringing these to Goldendale? Maybe we could trade for an hour or two so I can check them out. My canons have some CA on Jupiter but, you can focus some of it out. Only 2 more months... We should try April or May if the weather permits.




Yes of course Sean!

However you spoiled IS guys are hard to please

Looking for a good mono-pod anyway, That should help.


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Sean Puett
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Re: Really good deal on Vanguard! new [Re: Stacy]
      #5761554 - 03/27/13 11:40 PM

Mine are not ED glass. I am not spoiled yet. If yours are not high mag, I can probably hold them steady ish.

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