If you were going to buy a decent entry level scope to start, would get a Meade 130 mm (5-1/8") fully Auto, long tube Newtonian design with new 497 auto Star - being sold new on Internet $195
Meade DS 2102AT-TC, Refractor, 102mm with 497 Auto Star, For $199
I was leaning toward Costco just because if it had a problem I could return it but didn't know how much better the other scope might be for almost the same price after shipping.
Or maybe I shouldn't get either.
Thanks for your help.