I am going to buy a Dob 12". I know pretty well that all brands on the market are using Chinese mirror; meaning that all mirrors share the same "quality".
I do not care that much about what is in the box except but the telescope, I am going to get/buy/keep some accessories and high quality eyepieces.
However, I am still a little worried about the Dobsonian mount, I had a sky-Watcher Dobsonian before and I was very happy about it (I mean the mount was very easy to use and so smooth).
I have some doubts regarding the Dobsonian mount of other brands. You got any opinion?
For instance (here are my choice, ranked according to my confidence in the mount):
Sky-watcher 12" https://www.highpoin...elescope-s11740
Meade 12" https://www.highpoin...obsonian-204011
Apertura 12" https://www.highpoin...-telescope-ad12
Zhumell 12" https://www.highpoin...scope-zhue025-1
Also on bhphotovideo in found the Sky-Watcher 12" at a amazing price! $989 instead of $1,250: https://www.bhphotov..._Telescope.html
The reference is the same than the one from highpointscientific... I do not understand the price! Do you see any difference? I If it is really the same, I am going to ask a pricematch to highpointscientific!
I am not really a beginner, I had a Dob 8" before and I was using at my Mom's (country side). I know the scope will be huge/heavy, I will move it by car (~1 hour to get a 3-4 class dark-sky) but that's okay. It will be (mainly) for deep-sky.
Just want to be sure (I already have a good idea, 99% sure, but I want some feedback). Thanks a lot