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Old 06-01-2018, 07:01 PM
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Telescope shop in Perth

Hi Guys,
Anyone know of a telescope shop in Perth (is still open) that has a range of scopes I can check out?
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:10 PM
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Try this one? but it may only be an online store.
http://www.skywatchertelescopes.com.au/
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:16 PM
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I'm afraid there is no shop nearby.

Looking on the internet I found

https://www.bintel.com.au/perth-telescopes-australia/

but they don't have a branch in Perth.
Other options are Teleskop Express in Germany, they ship to Australia and are rather affordable, despite the recently risen euro exchange rate (now A$1.50). Importing is free under A$1000.

Another German seller has an Australian branch: https://myastroshop.com.au/
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Old 06-01-2018, 07:22 PM
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Anthony, Camera House in Midland took over the optical stock of a defunct
business several years ago, and held about 25-30 Skywatcher scopes of
all sizes in stock, but must have found them slow moving, as they now only seem to carry about 12-15, mostly refractors and 2 or 3 reflectors.
The Manager and a couple of the shop staff have some knowledge of
their astro products. They also carry eyepieces etc, and can order
SW parts.
I have no connection with either Camera House or SW.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:41 PM
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I think that NVT is in Perth, at least their postal address is. But I could not find their store address so it may be just another online shop. I never ordered from them or visited their store and really don't know anything about them.
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Old 07-01-2018, 10:19 AM
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What about "Binocular Telescope and Optical World"?: http://members.iinet.net.au/~champas/contact.shtml

They say they have viewing sessions through scopes on Thursdays...

- Dean
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Old 07-01-2018, 11:49 AM
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I dealt with B.T.O.W [Keith] for many years, but he shut down the store in
Malaga several years ago, and went online only. If the link is current, maybe
he has opened up the store again.
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Old 07-01-2018, 01:15 PM
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Thanks Guys, Im just worried about ordering a scope online and it comes to me broken (we all love Aus Post)
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:59 PM
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Most likely the BTOW website is old. Google maps says that it is closed. I am in Malaga tomorrow and, if I remember, will drive past the old shop location to confirm.
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Old 07-01-2018, 07:02 PM
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I forgot to say that I don't think there will be problems with shipping scopes from over east. I have experience with Bintel and Andrew's Comms and the stuff is usually packed to survive even Au post's handling. Also the last order from Andrew's got shipped by a courier.
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:21 AM
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There used to be a good one in Malaga, but its been closed for years.
Australian geographic sell scopes but $$$
I use Bintel atm.
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:40 PM
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Don't worry about shipping interstate, I have sent and received numerous
scopes, mounts, accessories, etc: and never had any arrive damaged.
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Old 13-01-2018, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by skysurfer View Post
I'm afraid there is no shop nearby.

Looking on the internet I found

https://www.bintel.com.au/perth-telescopes-australia/

but they don't have a branch in Perth.
Other options are Teleskop Express in Germany, they ship to Australia and are rather affordable, despite the recently risen euro exchange rate (now A$1.50). Importing is free under A$1000.

Another German seller has an Australian branch: https://myastroshop.com.au/
Telescope service Great to deal with and super fast with UPS.. You can even leave an Email enquiry which will be answered ..They have a page translator on top right..and also use Paypal and major cards.
bigjoe.
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Old 12-02-2018, 09:19 PM
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Keith is opening back up in Joondalup on March 1st 2018 at 21:00.
It is now called BINOCentral, and will be located at:

Unit 5 / 162 Winton Road
Joondalup WA 6027

I am pleased as it is only 5 minutes away
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:34 PM
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Keith is opening back up in Joondalup on March 1st 2018 at 21:00.
It is now called BINOCentral, and will be located at:

Unit 5 / 162 Winton Road
Joondalup WA 6027

I am pleased as it is only 5 minutes away
Has an online shop called OPTICSCENTRAL I believe?
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Good news , will have to call in and say gidday ,
he is a top man .

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Keith is opening back up in Joondalup on March 1st 2018 at 21:00.
It is now called BINOCentral, and will be located at:

Unit 5 / 162 Winton Road
Joondalup WA 6027

I am pleased as it is only 5 minutes away
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Old 14-02-2018, 11:25 AM
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I bought my first real scope – 10” Dob – and later some eyepieces from Keith when he was in Malaga and found him to be very helpful.

Now he’ll be just around the corner. I might pop down for his opening night also.
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Old 15-02-2018, 04:20 PM
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Will be interesting to see the new shop in Joondalup!

Will second raymo's comments in that I've had no issues with shipping stuff from over east.

Cheers- Jimmy.
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Old 28-02-2018, 08:45 PM
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Hi
Looks like they open 22nd March. Also on facebook.

Grand opening, BBQ sausage sizzle in the evening, view the night sky for FREE, (weather permitting)

I hope to have a look a month later, I wonder if any snags will be left over?

Philip
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:10 PM
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Please let us know if they are any good. I live halfway between east and western states. As long as the service is good and the prices are reasonable.

I hear the comments about Australia Post, but if packed well have not had problems. The postage price over the last couple of years though has been more painful!
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