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Has anyone had an experience buying demo ("open box") binoculars online? In other words, I wouldn't be able to see them prior to purchase. These would come with the same lifetime warranty as non-demo. I would appreciate your thoughts.
 

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If you get them from a place like camerlandny.com I would have absolutely no hesitation. You pick up a like-new set of binoculars at a slightly discounted price. I've heard nothing but good things about people who buy cameralandny's demo units. I can't say I know or have heard much about demo units from anywhere else.
 

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Another vote for Cameraland. I bought a pair of "Demo" Zeiss binos from them and could not see how they had been handled. Perfect. I've also bought other items from them and have a 100% positive view point of their store. Get on their mailer or watch for deals on MM classifieds-- which will save you hundreds.
 

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I haven't bought binos but I have bought several scopes from samplelist.com. It might be worth a look.
 

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I have bought all of our optics, except one small Vortex Bino I gave my son last year, as "demos". I have had excellent results. Cameraland is terrific to deal with. Ask for Doug or Joel.

I guess I did buy a used Leica last year too. They are absolutely amazing!!!!

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As other have said, no hesitation buying demo products from CameralandNY or SWFA/Samplelist. I've bought from both and been extremely happy.
 
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