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    I am on the point of buying a celestron zoom ep for my daughter to use- she loves using my 130p heritage dob but changing eps is fiddly and I'm terrified she will drop them or put fingerprints everywhere!!- she is only 9.

    I live in the UK where they cost around £75 but have contacts in the USA who could post one to me as they are a lot cheaper over there! I have found one for $47.50 from Adorama.com. This seems to be an excellent price- unless anyone knows anywhere cheaper- and includes free shipping. Has anyone ever had any dealings with this company?

    Any comments appreciated. Thankyou!

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    Adorama is a reputable dealer...I have used them in the past without any issues what so ever... Last Purchase was for a couple of Meade SWA 5000 series eyepiece that were on sale dirt cheap...this was only a few weeks ago ...delivery was less then 5 business days...

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    I personally can't say enough good things about them. I've gotten a lot from them and the only mistake they ever made was to send me a case of lens cleaning kits when I only ordered one. I called them and they gave me a return label to send the others back.
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    Yes, adorama is a good store. I bought a lot of stuff from them and, so far, I had no problems. The shipping was pretty quick (each time).
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    I used them a few times and never had any issues at all. Had to call customer service a few times and they were very friendly and helpful.

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    Adorama is great - bought my Telrad and Cheshire from them. Be carefull when looking at Camera stuff though, they sell a lot of Refurb stuff.
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    Adorama is one of my top 2 optical stores. The other is B&H Photo.

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    OK this is wierd and was totally unplanned but I just purchased a pair of Orion 9X63 mini giant binoculars from them just now.

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    I just purchased an AstroMaster 90eq-md telescope from them. Ordered it yesterday, was here this afternoon. That was paying for standard shipping.

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    Definitely good... I've ordered several scopes, cameras, and various accessories from them, and haven't had any problems.

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