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Mr. Bill
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Is Scope City still alive??
      #5847924 - 05/08/13 02:43 PM

Tried calling on several numbers with no success...

Anyone know what's going on?



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btschumy
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #5847930 - 05/08/13 02:47 PM

Bill,

My sources say they are now out of business.

Bill


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csrlice12
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: btschumy]
      #5847936 - 05/08/13 02:51 PM

Nope, they're RIP. Lumnicon is back up and running though.....YES!

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Footbag
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Loc: Scranton, PA
Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: btschumy]
      #5847938 - 05/08/13 02:52 PM

No. Out of business, but still taking deposits.

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chuck52
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #5847983 - 05/08/13 03:07 PM

There retail store in Simi Valley California has been closed a while now but they are selling eyepieces on the Bay.

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Footbag
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: chuck52]
      #5847993 - 05/08/13 03:15 PM

Quote:

There retail store in Simi Valley California has been closed a while now but they are selling eyepieces on the Bay.




That's pretty shady! I've read a lot of posts from people who payed for an item on their website and had to dispute it with their CC company. I had always assumed they prepaid their hosting and that's why the site is still up.

If they are still around and doing business in any venue, then they should take the Scope City site down. I had always given them the benefit of the doubt assuming they are incapacitated, out of the country, without internet.

Edited by Footbag (05/08/13 03:44 PM)


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acochran
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Footbag]
      #5848033 - 05/08/13 03:37 PM

Their store in Costa Mesa, CA has been closed several months.
Andy


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Mr. Bill
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: acochran]
      #5848050 - 05/08/13 03:44 PM

Thanks, guys. Too bad...another victim.

Island Eyepiece in BC is closed also....retirement



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Binojunky
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #5848345 - 05/08/13 05:56 PM

In my area, Perceptor , Astromechanics and Efstonscience all gone the way of the Do-Do, Perceptor,s name has been assumed by another company though a lot further away than it used to be, (just down the road)DA.

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neotesla
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Binojunky]
      #5848369 - 05/08/13 06:06 PM

KW Telescope bought out Perceptor when Jerry Wright of Perceptor decided to retire.

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kevint1
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: neotesla]
      #5848402 - 05/08/13 06:23 PM

The last time I checked the shopping cart function on their web site was disabled, so they are not taking orders on line or your money.

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Footbag
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: kevint1]
      #5848432 - 05/08/13 06:40 PM

As recently as January they were still accepting payments.

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hottr6
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Footbag]
      #5848483 - 05/08/13 07:00 PM

Quote:

As recently as January they were still accepting payments.



I placed an order in Jan and payment was accepted, but never recived a confirmation from ScopeCity. I filed a claim with PayPal and received my refund in late Feb.

You should read this thread:
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5616022/Main...

Accepting payments does not mean the lights are on in the shop!


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Footbag
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: hottr6]
      #5848514 - 05/08/13 07:22 PM

Quote:

Quote:

As recently as January they were still accepting payments.



I placed an order in Jan and payment was accepted, but never recived a confirmation from ScopeCity. I filed a claim with PayPal and received my refund in late Feb.

You should read this thread:
http://www.cloudynights.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/5616022/Main...

Accepting payments does not mean the lights are on in the shop!




Don't get me wrong. I am not saying they are open, I am saying they are negligent at best for leaving the website open and accepting payments.


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wolfman_4_ever
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Footbag]
      #5848583 - 05/08/13 07:53 PM

The one in vegas closed too.. Funny you asked Mr Bill.. because the Scope City in Vegas was located right next to a Mr. Bill's pipe and tobacco shop.. lol!

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Jon Isaacs
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: wolfman_4_ever]
      #5849016 - 05/08/13 10:59 PM

Quote:

The one in vegas closed too.. Funny you asked Mr Bill.. because the Scope City in Vegas was located right next to a Mr. Bill's pipe and tobacco shop.. lol!




The Scope City in San Diego close quite sometime back, maybe as much as a year ago.

Jon


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B. Cook
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Jon Isaacs]
      #5849086 - 05/08/13 11:31 PM

Sam that was the manager for the San Fransico store that closed is working with Lumicon and Parks rumor has it somewhere in the south bay area. Where ?

Edited by B. Cook (05/08/13 11:32 PM)


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csrlice12
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: B. Cook]
      #5849437 - 05/09/13 08:23 AM

Lumicon is back up and in business, Scope City is still willing to take your money.....comes with a lifetime wait guarantee......closed their doors and left up the website and walked away.

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ThreeD
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: B. Cook]
      #5849665 - 05/09/13 09:57 AM

Quote:

Sam that was the manager for the San Fransico store that closed is working with Lumicon and Parks rumor has it somewhere in the south bay area. Where ?


Extreme south bay -- keep driving south for a few hours and you will end up in Simi Valley My understanding is he is director of operations for Lumicon.

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mayidunk
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Re: Is Scope City still alive?? new [Re: Mr. Bill]
      #5849981 - 05/09/13 12:51 PM

The website now seems to be gone! See my post, here.

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