mystika1 Posted November 9, 2011 Share Posted November 9, 2011 (edited) Is it that bad? I hear it referred to as a toy more often than not. I just won the $150.00 brock package on ebay for $50 and that includes shipping. I was told that this model (model 70)along with the purchase of the higher objectives on the website can cover high school science needs pretty well. Now I don't expect it to go that far but....Ifor $50 I would be glad if it will take us to 8th or 9th grade. I want to get opinions from people who actually have one or had one. No..I would not have considered it if I would have had to pay $200 for it. (I am cheap)I do think that is a bit much. Anyway...I had a toy microscope as a child that I couldn't see a darn thing with...that is what I think of when I hear someone say "toy microscope." My kids are young and I would like to have something that gets used. It is no good for me to spend hard earned money on something that I keep on the shelf for special occasions. I want to feel reasonably sure that I can allow my kids to go outside and grab whatever they find and get a closer look without feeling like they will destroy the equipment. My kids go through batteries so fast...they leave things on and so forth. It is nice to see something that does not need batteries.I also want something useful for science lessons. I don't mind unscrewing and screwing objectives....it is not a big deal for me. Opinions, Penny Edited November 9, 2011 by mystika1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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