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I was at West Marine tonight checking out Handheld GPS again, and the Raymarine ST40 bidata. However while standing there talking to a salesman I noticed a WM Tahiti Binocular locked up in a cabinet with other psuedo expensive clearance items. Knowing they usually retail for $299 I was wondering why they were on clearance at $199.

Anyhow I asked the salesman what the deal was with the binoculars and he said that they were actually the discontinued model of the Tahiti and had been a floor model for a long time, although they were in great condition. These are the version that have a compass, and float. However this model does not have the center focus, as he said was changed with the newer Tahiti models.

I asked him if he would take $150 and he did some checking on the computer and then came back and said ok. However there were other issues too. They did not have a box, did not have lens caps or a strap and case. I bought a nice floating strap for them and cleaned the exterior real good and the lenses. They look like a brand new binocular.

Also - if any of you know - what type battery gets installed to power the night compass illumination?
 

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Well that kind of makes my deal look like less of deal doesn't it.
It figures that they would drop the price the morning after selling me a set. I could have had a brand new set with caps, straps and case for $30 more.
Oh well - I think they are still a great set of lenses which I needed. I had nothing but an old pair of field glasses before.
 
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