Speaking of "$xxx off".....
The Celestron Granite line has a current promotion that takes off $70 to $100. This can be seen at places like Opticsplanet or B&H Photo. With OP's 10% off coupon code, this makes the 7x Granite $288, which is about $100 off the normal price.
Black Bear is advertising them for $303.
Anything one should know about them, as in caveat emptor, or are they known as a "reputable" dealer?
I noticed Black Bear has the Leupold 7x42 Hawthorns for $253.31 shipped.
Not ED but Japanese made and that 7x42 so many seem to be clamoring for.
You will miss the ED glass.
Let us know how you like the Leupold.
This is a heads up that the Zeiss Rebate ends 9/30/13 -- morning or midnight?? - how ever rebates work. Hope for the best on that one I guess.
I just bought a pair of the Terra's for $350 [-20 rebate] + a pair of the ZR ED3s (Open box for $330), with free shipping from Camera Land NY -- I highly recommend them, they're great to do business with... I very rarely go out of my way to make this type of recommendation. If you're looking to buy the Terra's, then this is the go to place. And thanks to whoever it was that mentioned they had the ZR ED3's as an open box item for $330.
Call them Monday and tell them that you're a member of the Bird Forum. I'll bet you did. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge, say no more. ;>)=