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    Default Vancouver Telescope Centre Closing



    Unfortunately, BC is now without a brick & mortar telescope retailer.

    The last, Vancouver Telescope Centre, closed yesterday Feb 10/2017 with this statement posted to their website:

    http://www.vancouvertelescope.ca/
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    Default Re: Vancouver Telescope Centre Closing

    Nothing better than going into a shop like this to either get inspired, get advice face to face, actually walking out very proudly with your new purchase or as a repeat (compulsive) buyer just popping in for a chat... Sadly, the convenience of shopping online and almost predictable next day delivery wins hand over fist from a business perspective.

    It's happening all to often to many "street" vendors.
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    Default Re: Vancouver Telescope Centre Closing

    Very sad to see. Especially in a city that size.
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    Default Re: Vancouver Telescope Centre Closing

    Very, very expensive city in which to live. Reading this doesn't surprise me, unfortunately. I wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

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    Default Re: Vancouver Telescope Centre Closing

    Hey Mark what did you do to annoy the the furry little bandit on MarkServ.ca
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    Default Re: Vancouver Telescope Centre Closing

    Very Sad to see this store go, I was just starting to get to know them and shop there. Now the closest store is in Calgary I think. Wishing them all the best...
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    Default Re: Vancouver Telescope Centre Closing

    Quote Originally Posted by A130STB View Post
    Hey Mark what did you do to annoy the the furry little bandit on MarkServ.ca
    Actually, nothing. He was sitting on my shed one night, and we were discussing that ever-elusive constellation, Rockius Raccoonus. If you click the title at the top, there's more pics... He used to hang around quite a bit; his nest is in our tree. Methinks he moved, though...

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    That is sad to see, first islandeyepiece closing and now this. That leaves All-Star in Alberta and after that it is all in Ontario
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    Default Re: Vancouver Telescope Centre Closing

    Actually, there are a few places in Que. But now I just order from the US through my family, better selection and price down there...

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    Default Re: Vancouver Telescope Centre Closing

    Sad to see our retailer astro stores closing. We also lost Canadian Telescopes and locally Camtech in Hamilton. Unfortunate because its so expensive ordering from the states with our dollar in the gutter.
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