Great Scopes, Inc. [, High Point, NC, (877) 454-6364 toll free] is a problem-solving, customer-oriented company. It sells one line of goods — microscopes; John Lind goes out of his way to make a deal that keeps a customer happy.

My problem was simple: I wanted — needed — to learn the skills necessary to do a relatively narrow range of lab tests on our pets and on animals brought in for treatment and return (“wildlife rehabilitation”). This entailed relearning long-forgotten lab and especially microscopy skills, and most especially meant getting a microscope. I had a nice one as a child, but I had long since given it away; every other microscope I’d used had been in a school lab; I had never bought one. (more…)