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Offline Ian Straton

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International Astronomy Show 2017 sales
« on: 13:02:28, 03 October, 2017 »
Having discovered last night that my mirror coatings are shot I find myself with a dilemma, I can re-coat the mirrors (for which there is a separate in the equipment forum) or I can get a new telescope...  With IAS2017 next weekend I am wondering whether it would be worth attending to get a look at and potentially purchase such a new scope... Does anyone know if the trade stands are in the habit of discounting the sale price at such events or do they tend to be full RRP with the benefit being that you get to look at lots of different scopes side by side?

Offline Roger B

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Re: International Astronomy Show 2017 sales
« Reply #1 on: 21:49:16, 03 October, 2017 »
you'll probably get 10% off some items,  but I have found that these shows don't really offer a big discount.     

More than likely cheaper to re coat the mirror.

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Re: International Astronomy Show 2017 sales
« Reply #2 on: 06:27:42, 04 October, 2017 »
I agree with Roger,

Get the mirror recoated.

If OO is there. Could you arrange with John Pemberton to leave it with them at the show?
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