In my never ending quest to have more telescopes than cats (of the mammal variety, not the SCT variety), I found an auction site that has a handful of these for sale:
Now, I know this is no Esprit 80mm ED, but as I always tell people "$20 for a scope without broken glass is always a bargain - even if you just give it to someone else to let them enjoy looking up at night." However, I know nothing about these scopes other than the obvious and what reviews people left on Amazon. Plus, in this case, if I do get it for $20, it's going to cost me closer to $60 after buyer's premium and shipping.
Has anyone here had any experience with this scope? I'm assuming they're typical Tasco type scopes, but this is also the second round they've had them online and no one bought them the first time. So maybe I can pick up a few for under $10 each. In which case, they become the perfect "give to kids" scope, in my opinion.