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#41 ahopp

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 11:33 AM

Yes Andrew, definitely hold out for the 14".

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#42 ahopp

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:07 AM

Just hit Oklahoma City! Final destination, Chapel Hill, N.C.

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#43 Spacetravelerx

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:36 PM

The excitement builds!

Some dealers seem to have the mount, the 10" and/or the 12" scopes so they are trickling out there (no 14"). I don't want to name any names, but some dealers are telling me to wait a while since they are still very dubious about the LX850. Of course they want to sell me a Celestron right now!

So now I am debating about just dealing with Meade directly. I personally have been very happy working with their staff (customer service, delivery etc). I understand some dealers are gun shy due to the LX800 debacle and they still feel Meade is in a 100% death watch, but I have a feeling Meade will pull through.

So the question is do I purchase via their store or contact someone directly at Meade (yo, I want to purchase your telescope)? If I place an order do they swipe the card immediately or do they charge me the day it is shipped?
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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:51 PM

I believe they charge you when it ships. But, you might ask to make sure.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 10:07 PM

I'm in the recall bunch...I got a call around February 10 saying that my 14" should ship in about two weeks. Nothing yet. Has anyone received a 14" scope yet?

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 03:34 AM

I think I will be the first, it will land here in N.C. on Tuesday afternoon. I have already talked to the freight company, she says baring incident it will arrive on time.

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14" Meade LX850 ACF f/8
80mm Meade 6000 APO
90mm Meade ETX
60mm Focal (First Telescope)
Orion MiniGiant 9x63
Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L
Canon 24-105mm f/4L

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 04:55 PM

Just arrived in Memphis.

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14" Meade LX850 ACF f/8
80mm Meade 6000 APO
90mm Meade ETX
60mm Focal (First Telescope)
Orion MiniGiant 9x63
Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L
Canon 24-105mm f/4L

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:52 AM

Was it delivered by Elvis 😎

Give us the low-down on it...
LX850 with 10" ACF OTA and Takahashi FS 60C OTA -- SBIG STT-8300M CCD with FW8G-STT Self Guiding Filter Wheel and SBIG AO-8 Adaptive Optics -- Camera Control and Image Calibration with Maxim DL/CCD Pro, Image processing with PixInsight, and final composition with Photoshop CS5

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:21 AM

Just arrived in Memphis.

Tony


Tony,

I can feel your excitement through your posts!

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#50 ahopp

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 11:32 AM

Yes, I am embarrassingly excited. Sorry...

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14" Meade LX850 ACF f/8
80mm Meade 6000 APO
90mm Meade ETX
60mm Focal (First Telescope)
Orion MiniGiant 9x63
Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L
Canon 24-105mm f/4L

#51 MistrBadgr

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

That is OK. I think you are getting some other people excited vicariously. It makes everyone happy, except maybe the guy that is last on the list to get one. (smile)

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#52 ahopp

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 04:37 PM

She just hit the 'Athens of the South', Nashville, TN

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80mm Meade 6000 APO
90mm Meade ETX
60mm Focal (First Telescope)
Orion MiniGiant 9x63
Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L
Canon 24-105mm f/4L

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 11:16 AM

And, now, Charlotte, N.C., won't be long now.

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80mm Meade 6000 APO
90mm Meade ETX
60mm Focal (First Telescope)
Orion MiniGiant 9x63
Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L
Canon 24-105mm f/4L

#54 Potulny

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:19 PM

Hi Tony, I also have a 14" LX800 on recall that I have been patiently waiting for. I got a call on feb 8 th from Meade telling me they would be shipping my scope within the next couple weeks, I haven't heard anything yet, glad to see someone is getting thier scope back soon! hopefully the bugs are gone, I have been checking this blog every day now to see if anyone is getting thier scopes back and that they are working better. I hope you can keep us posted after you get your LX850, think I speak for many when I say we are all sitting on the edge of our seats hoping the LX850 is a success!

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#55 ahopp

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:04 AM

Clint, I will definitely keep this forum posted.

Tony
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14" Meade LX850 ACF f/8
80mm Meade 6000 APO
90mm Meade ETX
60mm Focal (First Telescope)
Orion MiniGiant 9x63
Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L
Canon 24-105mm f/4L

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:04 AM

If you want to see a grown man cry, come to my house today in Chapel Hill, N.C. My scope is sitting at a freight transfer station less than 30 minutes from my house, and is set to stay there 'til tomorrow.

I asked if I could come get it and they said NO! how dare they...

Tony
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14" Meade LX850 ACF f/8
80mm Meade 6000 APO
90mm Meade ETX
60mm Focal (First Telescope)
Orion MiniGiant 9x63
Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L
Canon 24-105mm f/4L

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:23 AM

She is out for delivery!!!

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14" Meade LX850 ACF f/8
80mm Meade 6000 APO
90mm Meade ETX
60mm Focal (First Telescope)
Orion MiniGiant 9x63
Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L
Canon 24-105mm f/4L

#58 ahopp

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:20 PM

Well she's here, and she is HUGE!!!!!

I am kinda scared of her...

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14" Meade LX850 ACF f/8
80mm Meade 6000 APO
90mm Meade ETX
60mm Focal (First Telescope)
Orion MiniGiant 9x63
Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L
Canon 24-105mm f/4L

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 03:44 PM

Pictures? :)

#60 ahopp

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 04:31 PM

Here you go:

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14" Meade LX850 ACF f/8
80mm Meade 6000 APO
90mm Meade ETX
60mm Focal (First Telescope)
Orion MiniGiant 9x63
Mallincam Xtreme EXview HAD
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L
Canon 24-105mm f/4L




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