I suppose your aim is to sweep ad moderate/low power the sky for DSOs: in such case a short achro works well.
If already own 2" eyepieces, a refractor capable of using them would be a very nice plan (e.g. the Skywatcher Startravel 102, even if think it comes with a 1.25" stardiagonal)
I am not fond of the kind of mount bundled with the Meade, and would prefer to get a cheap, "department-store" phototripod to use as such
(here is with a 90mm MCT, but smaller refractors works just as well)
The price for that solution should be very close to that for the Meade bundle, even if should check whether the stardiagonal is included (sometimes, with OTAs, it is not: a suitable1.25" model would cost you at least 30-40€. I assume will be using the eyepiece already own).
If are not interested in very large field of views however the small MCT is a very nice plan too: again, can get the bundle or the OTA (there are several options, I picked the Skywatcher "spotting scope" which came with a nice padded case, a red dot finder*, the stardiagonal and a single eyepiece, while the "astronomical" variant was sold with two eyepieces and was fitted with a Vixen-type dovetail plate, whereas our one has only two 1/8" threaded bores. Since I was planning from the beginning to use it with a camera tripod that was an advantage; and the padded bag was far more useful than another eyepiece of low quality).
*some are sold with a "crap-grade" small, and basically useless, 6x20 optical finder: I suggest to avoid such bundles