A few weeks ago, I got it in my head that I really want to get a poster of the solar system, complete with as many major moons, dwarf planets, otherwise significant solar system objects, etc. as possible. Let me tell you, it’s not an easy thing to find. There are many great posters, but they are often old and outdated, or poor quality, or simply not filled with the level of objects I was looking for. To top it all off, they cost at least $100, and really don’t have great durability. Considering I was looking for posters in the width range of about 8 feet, standard poster paper was not really going to last long on the wall of a 3-year-old.
Yes he’s 3, so maybe the poster was more for me, but as long as it lasts, eventually it will be for him too (again, of course, assuming he ultimately cares about that stuff, and why woudn’t he ?!??! I digress …)
Finally I happened across science-story.com (note the hyphen). They had this incredible poster:
and it was only $49. The only obvious thing I saw missing were Nix and Hydra (Pluto’s 2 smaller moons, and even when I’d ordered its 4th moon had just been discovered).
To top it off, the poster was almost 8′ in length and advertised as basically “untearable.” Rock!
So, I placed the order. The total was $62.
Then I got a little concerned. My invoice was #7, meaning they’d only had 7 orders. So, the price was very cheap, and no one had really ordered from this company. I was concerned.
I emailed right away, hoping to get a reply. Well, I got it. Scott was very polite, kept me well informed. Still, there was a delay of nearly a month. He kept me informed, and it turned out the coating on the poster was having issues. I, of course, was still very skeptical, but remained positive and kept emailing.
Finally, Scott very courteously sent me this poster:
to appease my impatience, and even offered a refund (after the topographical map poster had already shipped). I was happy for the free gift, but really wanted the big poster, so I kept waiting.
Finally the big poster arrived, with yet another free gift (The Mona Lisa):
Of course, the highlight for me is still the giant poster, but the service was exceptional, and the product is exactly what I wanted (for a phenomenal price).
If you’re like me, or you’re a teacher looking for great classroom posters, or for any other reason you stumble upon science-story.com, do not hesitate to order. In my view, you won’t be disappointed.
I will certainly order from them again …