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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
    They parted ways a few years ago, sometime just before I joined this forum. Unfortunately the reputation they earned under Hayneedle seems to linger on a bit. I've ordered stuff through them, I've had no issues.

    Amazon actually has some of the other sites in their storefront. I know Agena sells through them, but the prices are higher than on their site and you don't get the free shipping that comes with buying directly from the AgenaAstro website, even if you have Prime.

    My own philosophy has been to buy directly from the Astro vendors and use Amazon as a last resort, unless there's some outrageous deal on something or I find a good deal through Amazon Warehouse deals (used), its low risk if it's covered by prime.
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    Default Re: High Point Scientific vs Amazon vs Telescopesplus??

    Quote Originally Posted by Don Alvarez View Post
    They parted ways a few years ago, sometime just before I joined this forum. Unfortunately the reputation they earned under Hayneedle seems to linger on a bit.
    That's the problem. The Hayneedle operation wasn't under High Point so the previous reputation is completely irrelevant. So the impression I had that there was concern that older problems were persisting is completely baseless.
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    Default Re: High Point Scientific vs Amazon vs Telescopesplus??

    Perfect example, Amazon has the Zhumell O-III (O-LLL?) 2" filter for $25.

    https://www.amazon.com/Zhumell-High-...web_7846553011

    Prime eligible, low risk. If I didn't already have one I might buy this.
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    Default Re: High Point Scientific vs Amazon vs Telescopesplus??

    High Point or Astronomics, both are great to deal with and can supply good after purchase support.
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    I've had great service from Agena Astro, OPT, High Point, TelescopesPlus and Orion.
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    Default Re: High Point Scientific vs Amazon vs Telescopesplus??

    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    That's the problem. The Hayneedle operation wasn't under High Point so the previous reputation is completely irrelevant. So the impression I had that there was concern that older problems were persisting is completely baseless.
    Unfortunately it is harder to get rid of a bad reputation than foster a good one at times.
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    Default Re: High Point Scientific vs Amazon vs Telescopesplus??

    I've heard of Amazon sending out kits with missing parts; seconds, I assume, so beware. I ordered a Zhumell telescope, a Z100, from TelescopesPlus, and with no problems, except when I contacted them for a DOA red-dot finder. They couldn't provide another. I told them that they should keep a box of spares on hand, and in a back room.

    I would select either TelescopesPlus, or High Point, for your telescope; a toss-up. Incidentally, the manufacturer of both Zhumell and Apertura is GSO.
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