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    thanks all for your reflections.
    If i resume all your posts i guess i have two possibilitys left;
    Buying close to home with full warranty.
    Buying with the help of a friend who will go on a regulair base to the arabic emirates where are no taxes etc. He can probably put a telescope into a container which he use to transport his company tools.........lol then i wil become a smuggler. I realize myself this is only interesting for the high end telescopes because i benefit more money which will probably compensates the waranty loss if it ever fails to work.
    Will take some more time to think this all over.
    Again for your input
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec in France View Post
    Yes Jerry, most astronomy gear in France is more expensive than the UK.
    I believe this is what prompted the OP's questions.

    I got my telescope delivered to the south of France from Germany.

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    Wow - I can understand stuff from the far east or the states being cheaper than the Uk but I'd always expected mainland Europe would be cheaper too... At least you don't get stuck with extra duty or taxes for stuff within the EU, but still a pain.
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    If you look at my first post you can see it differs more then 50%, an even then you have to realize it comes from germany.....here in france i have seen 13450,00 euros for the 1400 edge with the pro mount. vs. Around 4300,00 in singapore.
    Again tnx for all input.

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    I have no idea exactly what you people are "up against" being where you are and wanting to buy a scope from somewhere else. My heart goes out to you. But, I do know about how Celestron packs their new scopes for shipment. Thank Goodness, they do it right because my scope went through a "Train Derailment" a couple of months ago in Montana and it arrived in fine condition. Well padded in boxes and then "Doubled Boxed" on top of that. A lot of thought went into Celestrons choise of packing and I for one am glad they did spend the extra effort.
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