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motorcitymik
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You gotta check these prices!
      #5779737 - 04/05/13 02:23 PM

This has to be a scam.Go to http://www.telescopegoods.com/ and check out these prices!I don't believe it.Does anybody know this company? Please let me know, thanks!

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Seiko4169
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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: motorcitymik]
      #5779744 - 04/05/13 02:27 PM

I hope it's just a poor Aprils fool? Certainly not legitimate and I hope no one even thinks of placing an order!

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Geo.
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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: Seiko4169]
      #5779766 - 04/05/13 02:34 PM

Well, looks like a mainland site "If you want to contact us, pls send an email to us vacuumcupshop@hotmail.com, or call us directly +86 15914079613"
The PRC doesn't have what you'd call really strong consumer protection laws. Enjoy your plastic Tak


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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: Seiko4169]
      #5779791 - 04/05/13 02:45 PM

According to the country calling code, they're in China. An imitation product with a highjacked name is a possible answer.

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motorcitymik
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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: motorcitymik]
      #5779817 - 04/05/13 02:57 PM

What's funny is they only take pay-pal, and without a doubt pay-pal will reimburse you for scams.(I've been there) Like they say tho... "if it's too good to be true it probably is"

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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: motorcitymik]
      #5779883 - 04/05/13 03:24 PM

I don't quite get it. It looks like a lot of effort went into that site, but they're not going to fool anyone.

Meanwhile, their Vacuumcupshop.com website has some crazy high prices.


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Bob Myler
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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: Footbag]
      #5779923 - 04/05/13 03:34 PM

They offer "decorative telescopes". That should tell us something...

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motorcitymik
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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: Footbag]
      #5779954 - 04/05/13 03:45 PM

ya right! cup holder for $95.40?!

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UncleMossy
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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: motorcitymik]
      #5779977 - 04/05/13 03:57 PM

Celestron 8" CPC for $477
Celestron 11" CPC for $439
Celestron 11" CPC bundle $136
Celestron 8SE $432
Celestron 8SE bundle $358

Sounds a bit scammy to me.
I think I'll pass.

Jim


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hopskipson
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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: UncleMossy]
      #5780178 - 04/05/13 05:11 PM

A Takahashi TSA 102 Astronomics price $4,695
Their price $108 now that's a bargain ! I might have to get 5 !


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hopskipson
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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: hopskipson]
      #5780216 - 04/05/13 05:33 PM

A C-11 Edge OTA $235
A C-14 Edge OTA $218
and a C-14 OTA $346


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*skyguy*
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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: hopskipson]
      #5780232 - 04/05/13 05:40 PM

It could be someone just "messed up" the currency conversion math ... not likely. Or, it's the old "bait and switch" routine ... advertise a ridiculously low price and when the buyer calls, he's told the item is no longer available and he's "switched" to a higher price item ... maybe. Or, just an out and out scam ... most likely.

All I can say is : "A fool and his money are soon parted."


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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: *skyguy*]
      #5780235 - 04/05/13 05:42 PM

They may also be plastic replicas for living room show pieces.

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motorcitymik
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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: *skyguy*]
      #5780298 - 04/05/13 06:26 PM

Most of the telescopes have large inventories on hand?!

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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: motorcitymik]
      #5780363 - 04/05/13 07:12 PM

Scam. Plain and simple.

-Dan


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TmaninTn
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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: Midnight Dan]
      #5780398 - 04/05/13 07:45 PM

The Takahashi prices should be the dead giveaway. The bottom end Takahashi is still ridiculously expensive, and the top end ones on the page are in the $4K-10K range normally.

A fool and his money may soon be parted.


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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: motorcitymik]
      #5780840 - 04/05/13 10:56 PM

Quote:

This has to be a scam.Go to http://www.telescopegoods.com/ and check out these prices!I don't believe it.Does anybody know this company? Please let me know, thanks!





Contact by email or telephone only no address...


The prices make perfect sense.. The shipping is $2000 ......


So who's gonna make the first mistake and buy one of these bogus scopes....


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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: motorcitymik]
      #5780842 - 04/05/13 11:00 PM




It's not worth the hassle of buying then getting your money back..


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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: motorcitymik]
      #5781115 - 04/06/13 03:35 AM

In case you guys didn't notice, what is even stranger is the fact the prices on some models like the Meade 80ex and Astromaster 70 seem correct while the bigger names are cheaper.

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Re: You gotta check these prices! new [Re: Maverick199]
      #5782297 - 04/06/13 05:55 PM

They've mistakenly ordered too many and the boss sez "Move 'em out!".

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