Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pros and cons of buying a demo binocular

Hi,
 I wanted to check with you about the offer you have online of a demo pair of this Zeiss model of binoculars for $849.  I’ve never bought demos before, so I’m not sure what the cons might be (how used?  any change in warranty? return policy?  difference in accessories they would come with, etc).  If there’s no real downside, I would get these demos from Eagle Optics.

Thanks.


Karen S.

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Hi Karen,
Thanks for your inquiry.  The demo models we get come from Zeiss and are in excellent condition.  You can expect them to look like a brand new pair of binoculars would after they have been out of the box for a few hours.  The mechanics and optics should be perfect and the rubber armor may show minor signs of handling but no damage or defect.  

Demos aren’t previously owned pieces, but likely binoculars that have been displays at trade shows or something sent to a writer for a review.  With Zeiss, the demos will have the exact same warranty as a new piece and our 30 day return period will qualify on all purchases, including demo models.  

If I were in the market for a Conquest HD, I wouldn’t hesitate to save some money and purchase a demo model.
 
If you have any other questions or if I can be of further assistance, please let me know.

Best regards,

Eagle Optics

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