Thank you Tom, Bob, and Bill for your comments and recommendations. The late 1970's and early 1980's was the last time I purchased Meade products. Then, I bought things directly from Meade. I wish they still did this. Stan Stars wrote: >Stan, this is typical of a lot of dealer that sell electronics and related >items. Some dealers at least put stickers on the boxes (Fry's Electronics). >Many others do not, IE Radio Shacks. I would purchase my astronomy items >through internet stores such as www.optcorp.com or in Tucson at Starizona, >if you are unhappy with the local dealers. I have purchased at least $10K >worth of stuff from these two places and have been completely satisfied with >each and every purchase. Dean at Starizona is very professional and so are >the people at OPT. OPT has the advantage of no sales tax, while Starizona >is only about 2 hours from me. > >Tom Hilton > > > -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.