Christmas Deliveries and Covid Related Stock Info
On this page you will find delivery information about the most popular products that are ready to ship, but before you scroll down there, I'd like to share with you some general info about what's going on in the field of amateur astronomy as well as in our own business.
THREE TIMES MORE AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS THAN BEFORE COVID
The effect of Covid-19 and the repeated lockdowns in the UK and most other countries created a huge number of new amateur astronomers as it seems this is the only hobby that you can do from your back garden (once you've had enough of gardening).
STRUGGLING FACTORIES AND SHIPMENT DELAYS
This is great news for astronomy, but when it is combined with lowered levels of factory capacities due to the same reason (covid-19), then you have a kind of a difficult sotuation, possibly an administrative disaster...
Our system worked fine before the effects of the above kicked in, but the huge delays with product supplies combined with the large number of products on our website and the extremely large number of inquiries and increased number of orders meant that we ended up with a very tricky situation. Oh, and we have a baby, who was born in October 2019, so had to think hard how to resolve this to keep sane or don't fall of the chair dead due to over exhaustion.
CHANGE OF DISTRIBUTOR OF CELESTRON AND BAADER PRODUCTS
Then there came a really big surprise when our supplier of Celestron and Baader products announced that they will cease busniss at the end of the year. The Celestron Global who supplied the non-specialist goods to large retailers took over the responsibility, but as it was just as much of a surprise to them, they did not have any stock of specialist astronomy equipment, which means that many of those will be available only from March 2021.
For the above reasons and to make it manageable we had to remove hundreds of products from our website, including lots of Skywatcher and Celestron telescopes and mounts and cleared lots of other products to reduce the number of suppliers to a manageable level and with an aim to focus our efforts on the product lines that we distribute or we are exclusive dealers for, such as ZWO, Primaluce Lab, Sharpstar, Moravian Instruments, Optolong, Antlia, etc.
On this page you will find delivery information about the most popular products.
For general Delivery, Shipping and Returns information click here: Shipping and Returns
PRE-CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR DELIVERIES AND COLLECTIONS (correct as of 22 Dec 2015)
You are welcome to COLLECT from our premises in Brighton, East Sussex, but please note, you can only collect the goods that were ordered online. Many businesses call it CLICK & COLLECT, so we'd be happy to refer to it in the same way, although you won't see that on our website as an option when you place your order. You will have to call us and confirm availability of the goods and arrange a time for collection with us, then we'll reserve the goods for you and you can order the goods online and come to collect at the time agreed.
We are a home based family business, so we're somewhat flexible about collection times,
but please call 02033 845 187 or 079 1278 4737 for an appointment, do not just come without talking to us.
Here is a list of some of the bestseller telescopes that we have IN STOCK (as of 22 Dec 2015) and CAN BE COLLECTED from us (the list is incomplete, so call us if you cannot find the telescope that you're looking for...):
PLUS a wide range of BARR&STROUD, CELESTRON, MINOX and OPTICRON BINOCULARS, lots of DESKTOP GLOBES, MAPS, MICROSCOPES, SONY and NIKON CAMERAS and over THOUSAND ACCESSORIES available from STOCK!