MEADE LIMITED WARRANTY
All Meade telescopes, mySKY products, spotting scopes, microscopes, and accessories
are warranted by Meade Instruments Corp. (MIC) to be free of defects in materials
and workmanship for a period of ONE YEAR from date of original retail purchase
in the U.S.A. MIC will repair or replace the product, or part thereof, found upon
inspection by MIC to be defective, provided the defective part or product is returned
to MIC, freight prepaid, with proof of purchase. This warranty applies to the original
purchaser only and is non-transferable. Meade products purchased outside North America
are not included in this warranty, but are covered under separate warranties issued
by Meade International Distributors.
RGA Number Required: Prior to the return of any product or part, a Return
Goods Authorization (RGA) number must be obtained by writing to Meade's Customer
Service Department or by calling 800-626-3233. Each returned part or product must
include a written statement detailing the nature of the claimed defect, as well
as the owner's name, address, phone number, and a copy of the original sales invoice.
This warranty is not valid in cases where the product has been abused or mishandled,
where unauthorized repairs have been attempted or performed, or where depreciation
of the product is due to normal wear-and-tear. MIC specifically disclaims special,
indirect, or consequential damages or lost profits, which may result from a breach
of this warranty. Any implied warranties which cannot be disclaimed are hereby limited
to a term of one year from the date of purchase by the original retail purchaser.
This warranty gives you specific rights. You may have other rights which vary from
state to state.
MIC reserves the right to change product specifications or to discontinue products
without prior notice.
This warranty supersedes all previous Meade product warranties.
Q&A – Meade Warranty
What if I modify my Meade product in some way? Does this void the warranty?
The simple answer is yes. As with virtually all companies, this has always been
our policy and will remain our policy. Notwithstanding, Meade Instruments prides
itself on customer service and trying to find a fair and equitable solution to every
problem. If, upon inspection of any Meade product, we find that the product failed
due to a defect in materials or workmanship within the warranty period (and all
other requirements relating to the warranty are satisfied (i.e., original purchaser,
proof of purchase, etc.), and such failure, in our opinion, was not due to the modification(s),
then we will repair or replace the defective product, or part thereof, in accordance
with the warranty.
In addition, if a Meade product has been modified, and such modification, in our
opinion, contributed in some way to the product's failure, then we will make every
reasonable effort to work with the customer, on a case by case basis, to resolve
the problem for a reasonable fee.
SHIPPING AND HANDLING FEES FOR REPAIRS:
A check in the appropriate amount to cover handling and return shipping should be
included with all products returned for warranty repairs. The amount of the check
can be determined from the product list below.
Binoculars and All Accessories – $10.
Coronado PST, DS2080, DS2114, DS2130, NG/NGC70, 60 AZT, 70 AZT, 70AZAR, RB70, 70AZ-ADS,
114EQ, 80AZ-ADR, 90AZ-ADR, ETX-60/70/80 Models, Tripod for ETX-60/70/80 Models,
ETX-90, ETX-125, Tripod for ETX-90/125Models – $15.
LXD75 N-6AT OTA, LXD75 SN-6AT OTA, LXD75 SN-8AT OTA, LXD75 SN-10AT OTA, LXD75 SC-8AT
OTA, LXD75 AR5-AT OTA, LXD75 AR6-AT OTA, LXD75 Tripod and Mount – $25.
8” Lightbridge OTA, 8” Lightbridge Base, 10” Lightbridge OTA, 10” Lightbridge Base,
12” Lightbridge OTA, 12” Lightbridge Base, 16” Lightbridge OTA, 16” Lightbridge
Base – $30.
8” LX90, 10” LX90, 12” LX90, Tripod for 8”/10”/12” LX90 Models – $35.
7” LX200, 8” LX200, 10” LX200, Tripod for 7”/8”/10” LX200 Models, 12” LX200, 14”
LX200, 16” LX200 – $50.
10” LX400-ACF, 12” LX400-ACF, Tripod for 12”/14”/16” LX200 and 10”/12” LX400-ACF
Models, 14”, 16”, 20” (incl. Maxmount) – $60.