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    Default Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco



    Last night I was at my local Costco and noticed that the price of the Celestron 102GT GoTo telescope package had dropped to $149.97 - not quite as good as the one-day $139.97 price just before Christmas but low enough that I grabbed one to use as an outreach scope. There were only a few left on the shelf so if you are in the market for a 102mm f/10 refractor it is worth checking at your local Costco.
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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    That's a great bargain. Enjoy your new telescope and thanks for the head's up.
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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    Enjoy the new setup, a fun package
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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    That's a really good price, congrats!

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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    I should pick one up for the other side of my twilight ii...
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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    That's interesting?

    My local Costco has the Meade 102S on a flimsy alt-az mount for sale for $149. I'm really surprised you got a GT go-to mount and the telescope for that little amount of money.

    Curiously,
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    Although, that Meade 102 even without the mount is worth $149.
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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    Quote Originally Posted by jaetea View Post
    That's interesting?

    My local Costco has the Meade 102S on a flimsy alt-az mount for sale for $149. I'm really surprised you got a GT go-to mount and the telescope for that little amount of money.

    Curiously,
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    Although, that Meade 102 even without the mount is worth $149.
    Costco in Canada seems to carry some different items than US stores.
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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelldrake View Post
    Costco in Canada seems to carry some different items than US stores.
    From our experience even within US Costco carry different items city by city.

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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelldrake View Post
    Costco in Canada seems to carry some different items than US stores.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    From our experience even within the US Costco carry different items city by city.
    You learn something new every day!

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    Default Re: Celestron 102GT GoTo on sale at Costco

    Interesting that your local Costco store in Canada is selling the Celestron Nexstar 102GT scope now.

    My local Costco was selling this GoTo scope for US$199 in 2012. I thought it was a good deal back then, so I snapped one up.
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