I have a simple question, for which I wasn't able to find an answer online: it seems that since covid 19 sanitary situation and lockdowns around the world, people got an increased interest for astronomy at home.
As the sanitary situation also had an impact on production in Asia, I was wondering if it had an impact on telescope prices ?
On youtube videos I've been watching recently, telescope prices indicated as references are nowhere near prices listed in stores. I have to admit that most of videos I've been watching are made by American or Canadian astrofans, and I live in Europe, so import taxes could also explain the price differences, but as an example, I've seen Celestron 8se reported around $1000 in videos, whereas price tags in Europe shops are closer to 1700/1800€ !
I was plannig on buying a Celestron EVO 8, but I'll probably wait for vaccin spread and/or black friday before pulling the trigger then...
Thanks a lot for your feedback !