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TeleVue Sale?

Started by rKGMzvFT5gL3s9, 12/30/2011 10:05AM
Posted 12/30/2011 10:05AM Opening Post
Is it likely that TeleVue will offer another spring sale similar to last year? Thanks.

Michael Aaron McNeely
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Posted 12/30/2011 10:58AM #1
I heard from somebody in the know that the price of an NP 101 is going up after the beginning of the year.....

That's all I know.

Posted 12/30/2011 11:49AM #2
Don't know about a sale.....

Sounds like the price for alot of the things TeleVue sells is going up Jan 1 2012.. Here is a copied portion of an email I recieved from High Point Scientific a few days ago.. It is also posted on Astronomics website as well.

Beginning January 1st, 2012 TeleVue will be increasing the price on many of their most popular eyepieces, barlows, powermates and eyepiece accessories. Some eyepieces will see a rather signigicant increase in price so we strongly urge you to place your TeleVue order now!

And from the astronomics website:

Last chance to save on TeleVue! Prices goi up January 1.
You have until the close of business at 5:00 PM CST Saturday, 12/31, to take advantage of the current lower TeleVue eyepiece, Barlow, and ParaCorr prices. Some dealers have already raised their prices ahead of TeleVue’s January 1 price increase, but we’re giving you a last chance to save .
Tele Vue has held eyepiece and telescope pricing relatively stable for the past five years in the face of a 32% cost of living increase and a Japanese Yen value that has jumped 45% compared to the average Yen value for the years 2000-2005. But the times they are a’changin.

Due to recent dramatic price increases for raw materials and a “weak dollar,” TeleVue can no longer absorb price increases as they have in the past. Specific areas of markedly increased costs include the price of the rare earth materials that China supplies to Japanese glass makers, the after-effects of the tsunami in Japan on TeleVue’s small specialist manufacturing subcontractors, as well as the raw cost of aluminum and increases in the cost of machining and anodizing components made from that more expensive aluminum stock.

These increased costs, along with higher freight costs (UPS and FedEx have averaged a 6% price increase each year for the past five years) have all left TeleVue no choice but to raise prices, since they are committed to continue to use their existing trusted American, Japanese, and Taiwanese parts suppliers, rather than hunt around for the lowest bidder (since lower bidder often equals lower quality).

With a few minor exceptions, TeleVue prices on virtually all products will increase across the board on January 1. However, TeleVue products that are ordered before the close of business 12/31 will be shipped at their current prices, even if they cannot be shipped until after January 1. The current prices for items on backorder will be honored if your order is received before 5:00 PM CST on 12/31. Unfortunately, we will not be able to honor the lower current prices on orders received after that cutoff time, so don’t miss out.

Partially offsetting the increase in eyepiece prices is the fact that all eyepieces, Barlows, Powermates, and Paracorrs bought after January 1 will have a limited lifetime warranty. Telescopes will continue to have a 5-year warranty

Posted 01/21/2012 10:36AM #3
I think the 2011 sale was the best in years - especially if anyone was looking for primo ep's. I can't remember when a sale was repeated in the following year. Indeed, I can't remember when there was ever 20% off on the latest and greatest that Tele Vue had to offer. But you never know.