>>It's tough and expensive to purchase a good Scope in Austrulia
I am finding this out.
Why wont the big dealers in the US ship to Australia?
The import tax and shipping alone does not account for the price difference.
>>That's not true- Meades are great, as long as you stay away from their low-end DS models.
I was interested to hear a member pan just the DS range.
After a lot of thinking I had recently decided on an ETX-70AT.
I wanted something small flexible and portable and something with GOTO.
I figure the reduced optical performance will be compensated by being able to take it out of the city on camping trips to the mountains where the sky is darker.
I spoke to a dealer in Sydney recently and they panned the ETX-70AT saying it was pure junk and that the DS-2070AT was far superior.
The ETX retails for about 600 AUD (~400 USD).
The DS-2070AT is about 500 AUD (330 USD)
Does anybody have any opinion on comparison of these 2 scopes.
I know nether is considered a serious scope for astronomy but I want something flexible and portable.
I cant understand the daft prices in Australia.
Did the dealers forget to adjust the prices after the aussie dollar made its big comeback a year ago?
Prices on EBAY are OK and a few EBAY sellers ship worldwide.