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High Point Pre-Owned Equipment Condition Scale

Used or Open Box telescopes and telescope accessories can be a great option when working on a tight budget. When you purchase a High Point Certified Pre-Owned Telescope or Accessory you are investing in a used telescope or accessory that has gone through a rigorous inspection process. Open Box or Demo items include the full manufacturer's warranty, while products rated Excellent, Good and Fair come with a full 90 Day Warranty offered by High Point Scientific.  You can read more about the specifics of each condition rating below:


Open Box - Refers to a product that was opened at our warehouse for the purposes of showing a customer. Additionally, this product could have been sent to a customer and upon arrival, they determined the item did not fit their needs. All open box products come with a full manufacturer warranty.


Excellent- Refers to a used telescope or accessory with slight wear that is only visible under close scrutiny. All optical elements are flawless void of scratches or fingerprints. All original accessories, software (if applicable), instruction booklets and packaging is present. Covered by a 90 Day High Point Warranty.


Good - Refers to a product with visible signs of wear that can include minor scratches, smudges, and dings. Comes with fully protective packaging that may or not be original. Original accessories are present. Covered by a 90 Day High Point Warranty.


Fair - Refers to a product that is worn but continues to be fully functional. Signs of wear can include multiple scratches, smudges, and dings. Optics may have dust but function at a high level. Original instruction manuals may be missing. Protective packaging will be supplied to ensure safe shipment of the used telescope or accessory. Covered by a 90 Day High Point Warranty.


Each Certified Pre-Owned Telescope or Telescope Accessory offered by High Point Scientific passes a rigorous, multi-point inspection that covers optical elements, electronics and exterior moving and weight bearing parts. During this process, each Technician notes the wear areas associated with each piece of equipment and assigns a corresponding grade.


All Certified Pre-Owned Telescopes come with a High Point 90 Day Warranty. Demo or Open Box items come with a full Manufacturer's Warranty.


We buy used telescopes and used telescope accessories! Typically, we purchase mid-range to high-end used telescope equipment. To receive a quote for your used telescope equipment fill our Used Telescope Quote Form.