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Tero Thursday 18th December 2008 20:11

Wonder what the real price would have been? I think 100 off from EO price at best.

Kevin Purcell Thursday 18th December 2008 20:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tero (Post 1359653)
Wonder what the real price would have been? I think 100 off from EO price at best.

Given their other pricing ... more than EOs.

Say $220 or perhaps $270 (which would explain a few things!).

BinoBoy Thursday 18th December 2008 22:37

Cancelled my Legends too
 
Crap.

orbitaljump Monday 22nd December 2008 17:16

Hello, just an update.....I had recieved a cancelation email from SportsAuthority, but my 8x42 Legend Roofs arrived today. BNIB.

My Paypal account payment is still pending, weird.

They are fantastic for $31 shipped!

Thanks BinoBoy!

I think Ill send these to my sister.

Tero Monday 22nd December 2008 17:42

I would hold on to them a few weeks, see what the deal is. You can call to straighten out the bill, I presume.

Kevin Purcell Monday 22nd December 2008 17:56

I think orbitaljump won the prize!

Checking the site there no listings for any Bushnell Legend bins so perhaps they mispriced and ran out of stock!

DHB Monday 22nd December 2008 18:41

$31 Legend 8x42 best's the previous "BEST" buy. $50 8x32 WP's.

Maybe my 2 sets are still enroute???????

Your sister will be estatic....

orbitaljump Monday 22nd December 2008 18:43

Id like to pick up a pair of those 8x32 WPs, if anyone wants to get rid of theirs.

JohnJos Monday 22nd December 2008 18:51

Excellent! We'll see what UPS brings to me today.

orbitaljump Monday 22nd December 2008 18:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by DHB (Post 1362430)
$31 Legend 8x42 best's the previous "BEST" buy. $50 8x32 WP's.

Maybe my 2 sets are still enroute???????

Your sister will be estatic....


That reminds me of the spoof on Mike Tyson: "I don't know whether I feel ecstatic or ludicrous."

JohnJos Monday 22nd December 2008 21:27

Ok, my pair came today as well, even though the order had supposedly been canceled by Sports Authority. Definitely my best buy ever. Happy Holidays!

Kevin Purcell Monday 22nd December 2008 22:33

Interesting. I got a follow up note from SA:

Quote:

Dear Valued Customer,

We have just been notified that the Bushnell Legend Series WP/FP
Binoculars will no longer be available at the listed price.
Unfortunately, this item has been cancelled from your order for this
reason. If you have any question regarding this cancellation, please
reference our Terms and Conditions, item #3: http://www.sportsauthority.com/helpd...bdisplay=terms


We realize that you had planned on receiving the Bushnell Legend Series
WP/FP Binoculars. In our inventory, we carry a number of products that
may be similar to the one on your original order. We are sure that we
have a similar product that will serve as a suitable replacement for the
item canceled from your order.
Where are you located oribitaljump? JohnJos is in NJ (close to SA distribution?).

Perhaps DHB and myself in WA state still have bins in the hold of some UPS truck chugging through the frozen Rockies?

Maybe there really is a Santa Claus ;)

orbitaljump Monday 22nd December 2008 22:41

Package has Overland KS address on it.

Im in South Carolina.

I also recieved that email today about 5 hours after my binoculars arrived.

JohnJos Monday 22nd December 2008 22:49

Mine package had the same SA origin address, Overland, KS.

I also received the exact same e-mail about an hour after my Legends arrived via UPS.

DHB Monday 22nd December 2008 23:07

Hopefully. I called about my order last week and the fellow just said it had been cancelled. I grumbled about it and that was it. I never asked anymore. Just in case.....

I had mine sent Priority Mail so maybe tomorrow........

Dave

DHB Monday 22nd December 2008 23:07

I'll call my CC and see if SA run a charge thru.....

Report coming.

DHB Monday 22nd December 2008 23:12

My CC company says there is a charge pending. Whatever that means.......

orbitaljump Monday 22nd December 2008 23:13

Isnt Bushnell Headquarters in KS?

DHB Monday 22nd December 2008 23:31

Yes. Bushnell is HQ'rd in Overland, KS. IIRC.

Sounds like SA is having these drop shipped unless they have a warehouse there.

Kevin Purcell Monday 22nd December 2008 23:49

So it would take a bit longer to get the West Coast from Bushnell HQ (inside a hollowed out volcano, I presume ;) ).

We live in hope.

Steve C Tuesday 23rd December 2008 00:06

Kevin

I hope there is a Santa Claus and you do get the binoculars. ;) However you might have used up your luck in the "heck-of-a-too-good-to-be-true" deal with the $55 Pentax WP's. Me. I'm just jealous I didn't see the thing sooner. I can always rationalize that I really don't need an 8x42 Legend. Hey for that price, I'd take two and sell my Monarch.

OwenM Tuesday 23rd December 2008 00:12

Got my two pair just now, an hour after reading the email. I have a pending charge for $63.91 on my credit card.
Took them outside for a look at the stars, streetlights, and such. These are actually quite nice, and the FOV/AFOV seems bigger than the specs suggest.

edit: Now I've got to figure out who to give ONE pair to, instead of both, 'cause I'm keeping one. Love the ergos.

edit2: These handle stray light much better than the Browning 8x32s-that model's Achilles heel on an otherwise very good binocular. Hopefully they're as good during the daytime as far as color and contrast go.

Kevin Purcell Tuesday 23rd December 2008 00:17

If I don't get them I won't be at all miffed. I'd already given up hope on them.

Just seems like the ending of "Miracle of the 34th Binocular" or "It's a Wonderful Pair of Binoculars" or "Frosty the Binouholic".

Very Christmassy. Or something. ;)

DHB Tuesday 23rd December 2008 00:20

Kevin - Maybe we are still in the running...........

I don't need one of them either but for the price I ordered two..........

I just sold a couple sets so I'm ok..... I am probably going to sell my 8.5EL's also, seems ridiculous since the Promasters arrived.......

I will probably keep my Leica 10x42 for nostalgia (and I stole them) and in case the Promasters give up down the road and Promaster doesn't have a equivilent replacement.

Dave

orbitaljump Tuesday 23rd December 2008 00:20

Ha! Ha!

I agree with Owen, they do look wider than that specs suggest. And I love the ergos too. Pinky fingers are on the barrels and the form fitting protrusions at the eyepiece end of the barrels are fantastic....and help hold the bino with one hand securely.


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