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Old 21-10-2011, 10:01 AM
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Smile Where can i get an 8se cheap

Hey,
My dad and I have wanted to purchase a celestron nexstar 8se telescope
for a long time now, but they seem to be very overpriced here in oz at $3000-$4000,
i was wondering if anybody knows of anywhere i can get it cheaper either here in Australia or from overseas.

Thanks so much!

Yours Truly

Jason
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Old 21-10-2011, 10:07 AM
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Hi Jason,

Have you tried Andrews Communications? They've got the 8se for $1999, and they're in Sydney. You have to give'em a call as they don't do internet orders, or go to their store.

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Old 21-10-2011, 10:09 AM
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Oh, I forgot to mention that on the link you'll need to scroll down to their Celestron section. The 8se is about half way down the Celestron page.
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Old 21-10-2011, 10:20 AM
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Yep - Ditto to Mental's recommendation - I recall that Andrews also had free PPH on any Celestron scope earlier this year. You can also 'try' the Bintel store to see whether they will match price (although I suspect they would only do this if you are there in person and not over the phone/email).

$3-4k sounds like the prices quoted at the Australian Geographic stores and I am quite certain you could get a better price from most astro shops.
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Old 21-10-2011, 10:30 AM
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Old 21-10-2011, 11:35 AM
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Hi, with the dollar exchange rate, worthwhile having a look at scopes from the US. I recently picked up a one year old 8SE (a rare Fastar compatible scope no less), tripod, standard accessories plus a Celestron branded Pelican hard case for the OTA for less than $1500 which included shipping.
You can get a second hand for around $800 to $900 US easily, but the downside is you don't get a chance to check out the scope before hand. They are a great scope, and with the money saved, you can upgrade a few bits and pieces and maybe even a second hand EQ5.
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