When will my LX80 arrive!
Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:43 PM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 02:56 PM
Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:01 AM
I ordered mine in February hoping to have it for the transit which is now exactly one month from today. I've no idea when the mount will ship, but it's now too close for comfort. I had to order a different mount -- I can't risk not having a mount on June 5.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:29 AM
Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:10 AM
The LX80s started shipping on April 23, we expect it will take a couple months to fill all the back orders. Whether it wil take that long to get your mount I can't say, I would suggest checking in with your dealer every week or 2 to see where you stand on their list.
A guy posted to a popular astronomy forum that he ordered one last Tuesday from a So-Cal reseller and not only got it at the original price, but has already got confirmation of shipment/delivery for next week. How does that happen? I'm sitting on a pre-order from February and he orders one in front of me and will have it before me. That's doesn't seem to fit with the shipping description you provided previously.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 09:26 AM
Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:26 AM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:47 PM
I just recently ordered when the price increase was announced and Skies Unlimited told me just today that although they are waiting for thier first shipment I was fairly high on the list and my mount would be included in thier first order they placed back in September, '11 when the mount was announced.
They also said most of their orders came in right after mine on April 30th.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:53 PM
Posted 07 May 2012 - 06:00 PM
Posted 08 June 2012 - 05:40 PM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:45 AM
They got a shipment of the mounts only a few weeks ago, but apparently only got 3-4 of them and there were other people ahead of me on the list to get them first, so I didn't get one of those.
I called today and they are now saying that they are not expecting to get another shipment in until September 18!!!!
Yes, that's September 18, not June 18.
I ordered my LX80 mount back in September 2011, and not I may not see it until September 2012?
The vendor is telescopes.com and I would think that they are one of the larger vendors and should be able to get another allotment of LX80 mounts before September, unless Meade is having problems producing them and the delay is coming from the factory itself.
Or is it that Meade is focusing on shipping the mounts with OTAs and is not shipping out enough of the bare mount kits to satisfy demand?
Or is there a quality control/production issue with the mounts that they need to fix that's holding up shipment.
Hopefully someone from Meade will comment and let us know what might be going on.
Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:00 AM
Posted 20 July 2012 - 06:55 AM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 07:05 AM
Posted 23 August 2012 - 07:44 AM
Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:06 PM
My LX80 (ordered as a mount-only) has finally arrived (delivered yesterday). It was ordered back in February from B&H.
Lucky you! I ordered mine back in September of last year from telescopes.com and I'm still waiting, although last word was they were expecting them in around 9/18.
So hopefully I'll finally have mine in about a month.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:49 AM
Best thing is, it's estimated delivery date is my birthday, so looks like I'm getting an unexpected birthday present!
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:57 AM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 03:44 PM
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