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ClarkWGriswold

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Hi all. Just wanted to post a quick bit about my experience with Astroshop.eu.

After reading Lee’s review, I got very interested in a pair of the Meostars. With a big Birthday coming up, I managed to scrape together some cash. (Gifts from family)

Meopta is not easy to find in the UK at all, and the ones that were were way out of my price range. Found them on Astoshop though at a much better price. My concern being that I’d be whacked for tax when they arrived. The ad said that VAT was paid though so I fired off a couple of e-mails. Response was very prompt, and Jimmy assured me there would be nothing extra to pay.

An order was placedand they said they would be shipped in 1-2 weeks. Well. They arrived today after just over a week. Really well packaged and whilst I’ve only had a look through them in the back garden, their construction feels like my Trinovids. They feel like quality.

Anyway, on that basis I’d recommend Astroshop. Many thanks to Lee for his fantastic (as usual) review. Hopefully the Meoptas will be coming up to the Outer Hebrides with me in May.

Rich
 

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ClarkWGriswold

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Hi Chris.

10x32 Meostar. Wanted something to compliment my 8X42, and a little extra reach on trips when I don’t take my scope.

Hoping to head up to Outer Hebs in May. Will give them a good workout then.

Rich
 

Scridifer

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Bulgaria
Hi Chris.

10x32 Meostar. Wanted something to compliment my 8X42, and a little extra reach on trips when I don’t take my scope.

Hoping to head up to Outer Hebs in May. Will give them a good workout then.

Rich
Cheers Rich! Look forward to hearing how you get on with them.

Chris
 

PeterPS

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Hi all. Just wanted to post a quick bit about my experience with Astroshop.eu.

After reading Lee’s review, I got very interested in a pair of the Meostars. With a big Birthday coming up, I managed to scrape together some cash. (Gifts from family)

Meopta is not easy to find in the UK at all, and the ones that were were way out of my price range. Found them on Astoshop though at a much better price. My concern being that I’d be whacked for tax when they arrived. The ad said that VAT was paid though so I fired off a couple of e-mails. Response was very prompt, and Jimmy assured me there would be nothing extra to pay.

An order was placedand they said they would be shipped in 1-2 weeks. Well. They arrived today after just over a week. Really well packaged and whilst I’ve only had a look through them in the back garden, their construction feels like my Trinovids. They feel like quality.

Anyway, on that basis I’d recommend Astroshop. Many thanks to Lee for his fantastic (as usual) review. Hopefully the Meoptas will be coming up to the Outer Hebrides with me in May.

Rich
I will second your positive comments on Astroshop. I have bought quite a few binos from them and their service has always been impeccable. Sometimes their prices might seem higher than those of the competition but they have a price matching policy and they always match the best price that you can find at official retailers.
 

Conndomat

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Sometimes their prices might seem higher than those of the competition but they have a price matching policy and they always match the best price that you can find at official retailers.
Hi Peter,

That's just the market power of Astroshop, by the way, the Teleskop-Express does the same.

In German astronomy forums, however, Astroshop is not that popular because they earn most of the money with inexpensive beginner telescope sets that are not really suitable, there are many complaints from beginners and consultants on the forums.

I am a little more critical of the shop ..

Andreas
 

jring

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Hi,

I have used both Astroshop and Teleskop Express (aka Teleskop Service Ransburg) w/o problems, the latter more often. Only had to return one item with Teleskop Express and this was not an issue.

Joachim
 
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Conndomat

United States of Europe
Europe
Sometimes their prices might seem higher than those of the competition but they have a price matching policy and they always match the best price that you can find at official retailers.
Update...

High-quality binoculars do not seem to be covered by the best price guarantee...

Leica Ultravid 7x42 Price Astroshop 2223, - Euro, absolute usury!
Photo trade best price 1699, -

Astroshop is not ready to get anywhere near the photo trade!
Astroshop and Telescope Service have absolutely exorbitant prices for high-quality optics (binoculars) I would advise everyone not to buy here naively, you burn a lot of money.

Andreas
 

ClarkWGriswold

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Hi Andreas. The Meopta I purchased were c£150 cheaper than other prices. Difficult to compare though as they are hard to find in the UK.

Rich
 

ClarkWGriswold

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Thanks Andreas and spot on. It’s difficult to compare prices in the UK as most big optics stores do not stock them. Mostly hunting type shops and the prices there are typically £950.

Rich
 

Conndomat

United States of Europe
Europe
Thanks Andreas and spot on. It’s difficult to compare prices in the UK as most big optics stores do not stock them. Mostly hunting type shops and the prices there are typically £950.

Rich
Hi Rich,

clearly, from UK it is difficult to compare prices in Germany. I can only tell you from my own experience and a lot of research that astronomy retailers in Germany are at least significantly more expensive than smaller photoshops for slightly higher quality binoculars.
But anyway, I wish you a lot of joy with the beautiful Meopta!(y)

Andreas
 

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