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    Telescopehouse.com!!!! They are great!!

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    I can't post links yet, but you can copy/paste

    Scopes and Skies are really good, they have a fair selection of scopes and accessories, they also have a discount/bargain section where you can get a variety of kit at very nice prices, I got about a £150 worth of kit for £25 from their Astroboot.
    Binoculars, Microscopes, Telescopes birdwatching accessories. Free UK delivery.

    This Camera Centre is excellent, it's primarily Skywatcher (which from a professional opinion is an excellent quality telescope), they have decent prices and have always provided me excellent quality service
    http://www.cameracentre.co.uk/index

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astronova View Post
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    Scopes and Skies are really good, they have a fair selection of scopes and accessories, they also have a discount/bargain section where you can get a variety of kit at very nice prices, I got about a £150 worth of kit for £25 from their Astroboot.
    Binoculars, Microscopes, Telescopes birdwatching accessories. Free UK delivery.

    This Camera Centre is excellent, it's primarily Skywatcher (which from a professional opinion is an excellent quality telescope), they have decent prices and have always provided me excellent quality service
    Camera Centre Burnley - Full Range of Skywatcher Telescopes Binoculars Monoculars Zenith Microscopes
    quick edit, Camera Centre link was missing a section
    Camera Centre Burnley - Full Range of Skywatcher Telescopes Binoculars Monoculars Zenith Microscopes

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    I agree with you.
    I just purchased an Explore Scientific 127mm and had great service from them..
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    The 'scope I currently am planning to buy is available at a good price from both telescopehouse and warehouseexpress. I've traded with both websites before (the former for Meade binoculars and the latter for all my pro-grade photo gear) and have found them both to be faultless.

    Now, which one to buy my new 8-inch Newtie from...?

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    Finally orderded my skywatcher 8" dob. None available in the UK at the moment but delivery expected soon. Ordered from the Camera Centre in Burnley. Ken and Liz were very helpful over the phone and offered me a good package deal. Was a little dissapointed with some of the others. Rother valley just told me none in stock try again later, no offer to contact me when they arrive or back book and First light optics didn't even reply to the messages I left. Big up Ken and Liz at the Camera Centre.
    Just need to be patient now....tricky.

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    You'll love the scope when it comes.

    Hope your "new scope clouds" disappear quickly

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    A lot of the UK supply chain has bee left with no stock thanks to the BBC program 'Wonders of the Solar System'.
    Normally dealers run their stocks down after Christmas and this year they were all caught out by the phenomenal interest in astronomy after the BBC program and also the other program called 'Stargazing Live' - theres just wasnt the stock at most dealers to fulfill.

    I always get most of my gear from FLO - cos they are good guys and dont quibble when things go wrong. The non specialist dealers are often pretty clueless when problems arise. FLO can get very busy and I know they are away at a star party this week - normally they will answer phones though but their email is sometimes not as fast as it could be.

    I tend to get most of my gear from either FLO or Astronomia as they are just down the road from where I live.
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    Another vote here for First Light Optics: I've seen a recent comment from someone on here that they've not been very responsive, but if Astro-Baby's right then it would explain the reason for that.

    They are knowledgeable and sell good gear at a good price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro-Baby View Post
    I always get most of my gear from FLO - cos they are good guys and dont quibble when things go wrong. The non specialist dealers are often pretty clueless when problems arise. FLO can get very busy and I know they are away at a star party this week - normally they will answer phones though but their email is sometimes not as fast as it could be.
    FLO do have a great reputation on here and so I had pretty much decided to buy from them. That's why I was a little dissappointed not to hear back from them. The star party would explain that but they could have amended their answering machine to that effect. No worries though. Got a very good deal with camera centre and Ken certainly knew his onions.

    Plenty more stuff to purchase so will defo try FLO again.

 

 
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