Go Back   IceInSpace > Equipment > Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1  
Old 27-12-2015, 05:09 PM
HenryNZ
Registered User

HenryNZ is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 54
Where to buy astroimaging gears in Melbourne?

Hi

I have a business trip to your fine country coming up in a couple of months, staying 3 days in Melbourne.

I would like to take this opportunity to buy a few astroimaging gears while I am there, as the prices in NZ are ridiculously high. Hopefully I can also take advantage of the tourist refund scheme and get the GST refunded.

I am specifically looking at buying a Skywatcher Espirit 80 refractor or other good quality imaging oriented refractor.

Possibly a better mono CCD as well to replace my Atik 314L.

Can someone please suggest a good brick and mortar shop in Melbourne where I can buy these, have them checked out before boarding my flight back home?

Failing that, any good online retailer who can ship to a hotel address?

I quite like Andrews as I have dealt with them previously but they are in Sydney...

Also I am wondering where you guys (Aussie) put up second hand astro gears for sale? I look at ice trade from time to time but it doesn't seem to have much on it (only 12 items under imaging). Do you use eBay, or are there other sites?

Thanks for any advice

Henry
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 27-12-2015, 05:13 PM
peter_4059's Avatar
peter_4059 (Peter)
Big Scopes are Cool

peter_4059 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 4,021
Bintel are in Camberwell

http://www.bintel.com.au/contactus.aspx
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 27-12-2015, 05:49 PM
pfitzgerald's Avatar
pfitzgerald (Paul)
Registered User

pfitzgerald is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 575
+1 for Bintel
But I'd ring and check that they will have the gear you want in stock.

Paul
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 27-12-2015, 05:52 PM
HenryNZ
Registered User

HenryNZ is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Posts: 54
Is Bintel price competitive?

Looking at the Skywatcher Espirit 80 for example it seems to be about AUD$250 more expensive than Andrews?

Do they do price match?

Anyone sells QHY CCD in Melbourne?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 27-12-2015, 10:40 PM
peter_4059's Avatar
peter_4059 (Peter)
Big Scopes are Cool

peter_4059 is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 4,021
Quote:
Originally Posted by HenryNZ View Post
Anyone sells QHY CCD in Melbourne?
http://www.gamaelectronics.com.au/index.html
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 04:25 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
OzScopes Authorised Dealer
Advertisement
Meade Australia
Advertisement
Celestron Australia
Advertisement
SkyWatcher Australia
Advertisement
Lunatico Astronomical
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement