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    Default Re: High Point Scientific vs Amazon vs Telescopesplus??



    I would have to go with High Point! I have purchased from them often and they have great customer service! I have also returned items with no questions asked and no hassles whatsoever.

    One thing I always consider is that most of these astronomy stores are small independent businesses. I personally feel I want to support these small astronomy businesses as much as possible. They are much more knowledgeable and interested than a large entity like Amazon. I also like being able to just call up if I have an issue or question. Just my 2 cents worth.☺️

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    Default Re: High Point Scientific vs Amazon vs Telescopesplus??

    I must agree Greg, I would much rather support a dedicated store than a entity that has no interest or knowledge of the hobby/ equipment.
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    Default Re: High Point Scientific vs Amazon vs Telescopesplus??

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabby76 View Post
    I must agree Greg, I would much rather support a dedicated store than a entity that has no interest or knowledge of the hobby/ equipment.
    I trust High Point. I bought my Stellarvue mount from them. I was going to buy a new tripod along with it, but the person I spoke to explained how I could use a tripod I already owned by getting a $2 thread adapter. I saved a couple of hundred dollars. I also buy from a local astro shop in northern Michigan, Enedyne, even though I can get some things cheaper online. I like supporting local businesses and have received excellent support from the owner, Dick Cookman.
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    Default Re: High Point Scientific vs Amazon vs Telescopesplus??

    I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but since TelescopesPlus is no longer affiliated with Hayneedle:

    TelescopesPlus - Returns Department
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    Default Re: High Point Scientific vs Amazon vs Telescopesplus??

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls72 View Post
    I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but since TelescopesPlus is no longer affiliated with Hayneedle:

    TelescopesPlus - Returns Department
    442 Route 206
    Montague NJ, 07827

    High Point Scientific
    442 Route 206
    Montague NJ, 07827
    WOW! That's interesting. Thanks.
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    I give High Point Scientific great marks for returns and Tech support. I don't trust anything from Amazon.
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    Default Re: High Point Scientific vs Amazon vs Telescopesplus??

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls72 View Post
    I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but since TelescopesPlus is no longer affiliated with Hayneedle:

    TelescopesPlus - Returns Department
    442 Route 206
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    High Point Scientific
    442 Route 206
    Montague NJ, 07827
    Yeah, I noticed several months back that TelescopesPlus was selling several High Point-branded GSO items.

    It appears that HPS has all but cornered the US market on GSO stuff, especially the dobs.
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    Default Re: High Point Scientific vs Amazon vs Telescopesplus??

    Highpoint Scientific has exceptional customer support. They give detailed consultation on the compatibility of an accessory with your equiptment. I just ordered a guiding setup based on their recommendations. They actually suggested a dovetail bar that was incompatible with my ota and when I mentioned this they overnighted me the correct part at no cost.

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    Default Re: High Point Scientific vs Amazon vs Telescopesplus??

    Quote Originally Posted by Pauls72 View Post
    I don't know if anyone else has noticed this, but since TelescopesPlus is no longer affiliated with Hayneedle:

    TelescopesPlus - Returns Department
    442 Route 206
    Montague NJ, 07827

    High Point Scientific
    442 Route 206
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    Oh wow! Good eye (also very interesting)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbourque View Post
    Oh wow! Good eye (also very interesting)
    Yes, it indicates that there is a disconnect between the ownership and management of the former hayneedle operation and telescopesplus.

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