Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird


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Name:Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird
Web Site:http://www.buytelescopes.com
Address:9973 Padilla Heights Road
Anacortes, WA 98221 U.S.A.
Phone:
Orders:800-850-2001
Inquiries:360-588-9000
Fax:360-588-9100
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Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird
I have made two purchases here, and would describe the experience as unremarkable in a good sort of way. What I mean by that is that I knew exactly what I wanted, and they executed the orders flawlessly. I did not haggle on price and can only offer a middle of the road five score on that item.

Overall Rating: 9
Price:5 Service:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: bblack
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=92375


Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird
I have ordered almost all of my televue eyepieces from them. Quick service-always in stock- good prices!

Overall Rating: 9
Price:9 Service:9
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: ScottAyer
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=103513


Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird
I love the Anacortes people. I have bought several scopes and mounts from them and lots of Tele Vue eyepieces. The are always super helpful and on the rare occasions when I had a return, it was easy and no questions asked. Their prices are always as low as you can find among the stocking dealers. I have called them one day and had a Tele Vue scope on my doorstep the next day. They even shipped me some Tele Vue eyepieces when I was on vacation in Barbados. They have my confidence and i buy from them whenever I can.

Overall Rating: 10
Price:10 Service:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: jeffzoeller
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=81924


Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird
Very helpful regarding a Zoom EP question, even though I told the sales person upfront that I was just looking for info at the time and had no intention of making a purchase yet.

Thank You for Astromart. What a totally excellent website. The benifit to the hobby is enormous. If you are considering a purchase, you may save buying used if your budget is tight, you can buy and sell items giving you the chance to try alot a various products.
I have become an eyepiece junkie.
The support of the site alone makes them the best choice. If Herb were greedy, he would not offer this site as people can routinely save on good used gear.

Some people seem to complain about price matching. I have dealt in retail and dealt with these types before. Anacortes is a store, not a mexican flea market.
If someone else has a better price and that is your only concern, then buy it from them plain and simple. But these types would not be asking Anacortes to match the price if there was not a catch. Maybe the other offer for a blem or second, or just a real low price on an item that is never really is stock. It is called bait and switch it happens all the time in retail and Anacortes should not be taken to task over it.

Thank You
Anacortes

Overall Rating: 10
Price:10 Service:10
Weight: 10 (Trustworthy Vote)
Date:
By: randallrp
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=69204


Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird
Great inventory/selection. A one-stop shop for all your astrogoodies.

Overall Rating: 9
Price:9
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: egage
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=581702


Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird
Closing out eq mount at a great price. Called several times with questions and all were very helpful each time. Ordered mount on Friday morning. Beth was very nice over the phone.Item shipped that afternoon, tracking number was received that day via e-mail and I didn't even order on the Internet! Great service!

Overall Rating: 9
Price:10 Service:9
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: allang
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=299953


Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird
I bought a CG5 mount from ATWB. Overall, the experience was a great one. The person answering the phone was very courteous. When they took my order they gave me all sorts of tracking info which they repeated in two e-mails. They said the mount would arrive within 1 week, it was at my door in 6 days. The only room for improvement is that the cursomer servide people answering the phones might want to know a bit more about the products. I was told the CG5 weighed 51 lbm and that almost scared me off. (A supplier of wooden legs for these mounts told me they weighed half that).

At any rate, I plan on buying more accessories for my new refractor from ATWB in the near future. Real good people at that shop.

Overall Rating: 10
Price:10 Service:9
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: markvcostello3
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=296239


Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird
I recently purchased a WYO focuser for my 7" MAK on the used market. Unfortunately the rubber grip rings were missing. I called Anacortes and was pleasantly suprised. Not only did they get them for me with their next order from WYO, they sent them along AT NO CHARGE!!! Not even shipping!!! These are the little things that will make me put Anacoretes on the top of the list!!! Highly recommended!! And many thanks to Linda Taylor, the rep I dealt with--A+++++

Overall Rating: 10
Price:10 Service:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: wml5992
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=152837


Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird
I recently purchased a Takahashi FS-60C from Anacortes. The service during the telephone-based order was excellent. Beth served as intermediary between myself and Texas Nautical Repair (TNR) and got all of the ordering and shipment information that I needed. This even involved a few callbacks to my by Beth.

The accessories sent dircetly by Anacortes arrived on time and packaged very securely.

The telescope, drop shipped from TNR, arrived with several adapters (for visual purposes) missing. Conversations with Ray York and follow-up by Brian (this fiollow-up was not prompted by myself - it was done purely in the interest of good customer service by Anacortes) will get me the accessories that I need.

This experience, coupled with previous buying experiences, leads me to give Anacortes the highest of ratings for service rendered. They do a lot of little things that most companies don't and they do them very well. Highly recommended.

Kevin Dixon

Overall Rating: 10
Price:10 Service:10
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: kevind
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=140026


Anacortes Telescope & Wild Bird
I must have gotten the same person on the line when I called to place an order. She was rude an unhelpful. She didn't seem to care if I gave them my business of not. I voted not to and purchased from Lumicon which had helpful outstanding services. I will never order from Anacortes.

Overall Rating: 0
Service:0
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: TallFirs
Link to this vote: http://www.excelsis.com/1.0/displayvote.php?voteid=138327

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