I am starting this topic to help SBAU members to obtain the best equipment at the lowest price.
To start, I am noticing that when one retail company has a sale on telescopes and associated equipment, the other major retailers have the same sale. This would include Astronomics, OPT, and Telescopes.com, I think, at least.
Best deals? Getting the SBAU member discount on club sales! If you have been a member in good standing for one year, a 5-15% discount (usually determined by our Sales Coordinators, PaulW and ArtH) off the street value (what it will be advertised for on Ebay or Cloudynights) will be set. Notice when items are posted for sale in this forum, and you are a member of the forum, you should receive an email of new classified sales messages.
What do you think are the best shopping venues? What deals have you been able to get?
Scope City going out of business? Craigslist searches?