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Old Tuesday 19th September 2017, 02:05   #76
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All I get is a redirect when I click on the links. I am assuming that means that they are no longer in business.
Same here Frank! Damn shame, great people to deal with!
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Old Tuesday 19th September 2017, 06:06   #77
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Bryce ...... This post will show how to get past the Viglink webpage and to the intended link.

http://www.birdforum.net/showpost.ph...7&postcount=43

By the way, it is good to see you back posting!
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Old Friday 15th December 2017, 21:56   #78
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I noticed yesterday, Thursday, Dec 14th, that there were no items coming up on the Eagle Optics web pages. I called today and they confirmed that they ended internet sales. The original announcement said they would be open till Dec 31st. They will continue to be open for a while to handle any phone calls and service issues. Maybe they will do a phone order on something like a Eagle Optics case, but I failed to ask about that.
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Old Saturday 16th December 2017, 12:28   #79
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I must have been one of the last orders they took as I talked to Adrian on the morning of the 14th. Got a carry case for my 664 and a camera adapter with filter ring and a digiscoping adapter for my phone. Srry to see them go I bought a lot of stuff from them over the years.
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It is tough competing with the huge internet sellers when many binocular manufacturers decide they want to sell their binoculars through them exclusively.

Especially when their own products aren't selling very well off their own web sites. It is easier to dump then on Amazon.

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I don't think it was competition aas Eagle was always in the ball game as far as price I think it had more to do with servicing thirty years of unlimited lifetime warranties. I couldn't guess how many thousand pair of Eagle, Atlas and Vortex there are out there not to mention scopes.
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Old Tuesday 19th December 2017, 17:25   #83
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I spoke with them yesterday and they are done selling, but still dealing with warranty service and other things.
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Old Tuesday 19th December 2017, 18:08   #84
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I bought my first good binocular from EO in 1999. From a black and white catalog as I recall. Remember that??

The choice was between Pentax 8x42 DCF WP and Nikon 8x32 SE. The Pentax was $500, the Nikon $700. As a penniless grad student either was a BIG deal, and I was very concerned about eye relief so I went with the Pentax ($200 less 22mm eye relief, but narrow FOV). Maybe not the best choice.

But the first morning I took the Pentax out I saw a Red-breasted Merganser in a way I hadn't imagined was possible! Just a revelation compared with the junk I had been using. The moment just hooked me on quality optics.

I've gone through a lot of glass since then, including a stint with the Nikon SE, and most of it came from Eagle Optics. I could always rely on them for excellent advice and service.

They will be sorely missed!
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I don't think it was competition aas Eagle was always in the ball game as far as price I think it had more to do with servicing thirty years of unlimited lifetime warranties.
I ordered some things from them recently and asked the lady about them closing. It sounds like they are going to focus on Vortex. All the existing staff will transition into Vortex roles. They will continue to honor all the warranties of their Eagle Optics products that were sold.

But, that is based on just a short conversation with the sales lady and I could be way off...

It sounds like the owners are smart business people and they certainly have made a positive impression with Vortex. My hats off to them for their staying power and creating Vortex. Very smart.

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Maybe not the best choice.

Maybe not, but certainly not a bad choice, either.
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Sad to find this out. I also was educated by EO staff, they took their time to help. bought my first good bins from them, great people even drove to EO store once and got to meet them, wish them well
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