WHERE DO YOU SHIP?
We ship to the 48 contiguous states. We also offer speedy same-day service using local courier.
DO YOU CARRY CHEMICALS?
Yes. Please visit, call, or send an online comment from this page to see if we stock the chemical you need.
I bought an old telescope AT A GARAGE SALE, but I can't see anything THROUGH IT. I don't know how IT workS. Can someone help me?
Yes, of course. Doug runs the astronomy department the old-fashioned way. He likes to chat with folks about trees, the rain last weekend, gas prices, politics, and his dog. Doug enjoys meeting and helping folks. He's happy to give you some pointers and teach you how your telescope works.
can you ship a new telescope to me?
Yes, of course. We are happy to ship your new telescope to you if you live in the lower 48 states. We keep telescopes sealed and wrapped in manufacturer shipping boxes in order to keep the scope in perfect condition when it arrives. However, keep in mind that it's best to visit our showroom. You'll get a chance to see a large selection and choose the right model for you.
CAN YOU SHIP CHEMICALS?
Yes! We have been shipping chemicals since we opened our doors. However, we recommend visiting our store in San Antonio for chemical purchases. We stock thousands of chemicals for you.... and, it's much cheaper than shipping. If you prefer that we ship a chemical to you, keep in mind that UPS charges an additional $33 fee on all hazardous chemicals. Let us know how we can meet your chemical needs.
Do you accept purchase orders?
Yes. We specialize in serving small and large companies across the country. If you have a credit account with us, simply call with your PO number and we'll be happy to complete your order. If you don't have a credit account, feel free to email or fax your Purchase Order:
(210) 520-3344 fax
What are your hours of operation?
Mon-Fri 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 3:00pm
WHAT IF THERE'S AN ERROR IN PRICE OR DESCRIPTION?
Our prices and descriptions are current at the time of posting. However, prices do change. And, sometimes, we may even find a mistake in the description. So, keep in mind that we reserve the right to update an item to its current price, or cancel an order in the instance of an error in price, manufacturer price change, or erroneous description. In the rare case you place an order that contains an error, we will be happy to notify you before we ship or cancel. Our priority remains the same since 1970: provide the highest quality items at reasonable prices so you'll come back soon!
CAN I PURCHASE ONLINE AND PICKUP IN STORE?
Yes. At checkout, enter "PICKUP" as a coupon code. You won't be charged any shipping costs. We will receive and process your order immediately, and we'll place it behind the counter for you to pickup anytime.
Do you have COUPONS?
MY COMPANY / SCHOOL IS TAX-EXEMPT. HOW DO WE ORDER?
No problem. We've been placing scientific and laboratory materials in the hands of students for over four decades. We are happy to meet the needs of your tax-exempt school, university, hospital, or company.
When placing your order, complete all the order blanks . For your ZIP CODE, simply insert 00000. This will process your order as tax-exempt. We'll insert your regular zip code on our end.
delivery confirmation for online orders
Your order will ship UPS or USPS with a tracking number. Unfortunately, UPS and USPS have gotten so streamlined that they often leave packages (unattended) at your residence.
Businesses must clarify who is responsible for your order while in transit: All items purchased from Analytical Scientific, LTD. are made pursuant to a shipment contract. This means that the risk of loss and responsibility for such items pass to you upon our delivery to the carrier. Once an order leaves our warehouse, your tracking number is proof of delivery, thereby releasing your order from our custody and responsibility, and into the custody and responsibility of the carrier. In the rare case of a missing order, the customer must work with UPS or USPS to locate it using the tracking number. Proof of arrival is the responsibility of the customer, UPS, or USPS.
We recommend SIGNATURE CONFIRMATION and/or DELIVERY INSURANCE. This service is available for both UPS and USPS for a small fee. You are welcome to call us if you would like to add this service for peace of mind after it leaves our warehouse.
What is your return policy?
Returns gladly accepted within 30 days. Items MUST be in new, re-saleable condition. Not used. PLEASE CALL US IMMEDIATELY WITHIN 24 HOURS FOR A RETURN REQUEST. No items will be received or refunded without authorization within 24 hours. Returns of telescopes subject to 20% restocking fee.
Call us 210-684-7373
Founded in 1970 by father-and-son veterans of the United States military, Analytical Scientific still runs strong on family and community pride. The same family members still open the doors each morning and greet customers... for 52 years!
We are your first stop for laboratory equipment, medical supplies, school projects, science materials, cool gifts, and the largest telescope display in Texas!
Two entire floors dedicated to science and astronomy! And, an enormous warehouse filled the items you need and trust.
Analytical Scientific has been featured in magazines, newspapers, and on television and radio. You've seen us for decades underneath a canopy of Oak trees... now stop by and see what all the talk is about!