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I recently saw a pair of 10X25 Zeiss Compact ClassiCs for sale at a very attractive price. When I examined them however, I found that the hinges were VERY loose.  The binocular would flop around any time I didn't hold if with two hands.  What I am wondering is if this is normal for this binocular? If it isn't, would it be something Zeiss would be able to easily remedy.  The image this binocular provided was great! I think that this was a demo model that has been handled in the store alot, hence the great price and perhaps the reason the hinges are so loose.  Or should I just avoid this one altogether?
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I'd avoid them.  Either that or give Zeiss a call and find out how much, if any, it would cost to repair.
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They have a lifetime transferable warranty. This sort of repair should be covered for free. This is a common problem for these compacts. You may wanna give them a ring to conform they will as mentioned. 1-800-338-2984. If they will repair it, and the price is nice I say get them.
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Well, I hesitated a bit too long and someone else picked them up.  Man I hate it when that happens!
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They can be had used on ebay for under $250 pretty consistently.

Zeiss might cover it, but they also disclaim from normal use wear and tear, and they just might want to charge for fixing something that isn't clearly a defect in workmanship.

If you have any doubts, refer to the thread "refurbishing Zeiss Binoc's??" for someone who wanted, among a few other things, a similar repair:



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