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benveniste Moderator Awarded for is high level skills in various areas, including Macro and Landscape Photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his generous suppport to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2002
Fri 20-May-22 10:41 AM
For the second time this month, I received the email from Adorama with the following subject:

":warning: Alert: Celestron NexStar 4 SE Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope Price Drop!"

The body of the email includes the following text:

Celestron NexStar 4 SE Maksutov-Cassegrain Computerized Telescope

Woo hoo! Such a deal. When I posted about this on Facebook, Adorama replied stating that the regular price should have been $883.95. And if you click through to the item, the price shown is $679.00 instead of $579.00. The claimed list price is $883.95. However on that same page, they additionally offer "Deluxe," "Promo," and "Wifi" kits, each of which offers more at the same price and lower claimed list prices. A check of the Celestron website shows the list price of the telescope is actually $679.00.

While I've been an Adorama customer for decades, this is both upsetting and tacky.

"There is no real magic in photography, just the sloppy intersection of physics and art." — Kirk Tuck