Vivitar 600x telescope £7.99 delivered at Argos ebay store
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Vivitar 600x telescope £7.99 delivered at Argos ebay store

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Found 1st Sep 2017
Rrp £59.99
Amazon £34.99
Argos £7.99

Ok so this is not gonna be spotting aliens from a far but for a young child starting out it's gotta be worth a go?
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Lol @ all the hate for these, I once bought my kids a Discovery channel one which was under £20, it was totally crap but my son loved it, if you wanna spend £1000s on a telescope for a child then rock on but I'm happy with them playing with the budget one's for now
Edited by: "you_gotta_be_kidding" 2nd Sep 2017
These telescopes are junk. Don't waste your money. If tou really want your children to appreciate the night sky use your 7.99 to buy a book about constellations and use your eyes.
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Thanks so much my little girl turned 6 last week and is really getting into space so will love this! HEAT

looks pretty unusable on a shabby tripod...cheap but destined for the bin
dewonderful18 m ago

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scarper16 m ago

looks pretty unusable on a shabby tripod...cheap but destined for the bin


Can it be used with another tripod?
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Just remember for a toy, this could blind a child or burn a house down if used unsupervised.
These telescopes are junk. Don't waste your money. If tou really want your children to appreciate the night sky use your 7.99 to buy a book about constellations and use your eyes.
chapchap1 h, 17 m ago

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There's not much point to these. Even less so as a present for a child. As Angof says, buy a book, go somewhere with dark skies and see the heavens.
if they are anything like the cr@ppy cameras they make this will be unusable I would save the £7.99, for my pure hate of everything Vivitar this is cold!
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Lol @ all the hate for these, I once bought my kids a Discovery channel one which was under £20, it was totally crap but my son loved it, if you wanna spend £1000s on a telescope for a child then rock on but I'm happy with them playing with the budget one's for now
Edited by: "you_gotta_be_kidding" 2nd Sep 2017
I bought one a while back, it is basically unusable. I'd not spend 1000s on one but this was totally pointless
It's £7.99..... I think the ops description is perfect! Heat
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Love reading negative comments about stuff like this.

over 4 times cheaper than Amazon for a toy and people kick off
You don't need to spend thousands to start on astronomy. I'm pretty keen on astronomy and have a couple of decent scopes which allow me to see things like Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The most expensive of these was £150 second hand. So you don't need to spend a fortune.

However, this is just a waste of eight quid, and would most likely just put someone off. Advertising it as providing 600x magnification is ridiculous. There are proper starter scopes out there which cost tens of pounds - OK, a good bit more than this but at least they will work, whereas this is just junk.

The comment about safety is important as well. If a kid has one of these and is playing about with it and points it at the sun they could be blinded in a second.
deleted4349482nd Sep 2017

Love reading negative comments about stuff like this.over 4 times cheaper …Love reading negative comments about stuff like this.over 4 times cheaper than Amazon for a toy and people kick off



It's not a toy, it's a rubbish telescope that is worth less than nothing. As others have pointed out, a child could seriously hurt themselves with this and so it should not be given as a toy.
Angof14 h, 11 m ago

These telescopes are junk. Don't waste your money. If tou really want your …These telescopes are junk. Don't waste your money. If tou really want your children to appreciate the night sky use your 7.99 to buy a book about constellations and use your eyes.


A nice pair of binoculars. That way they can be taken out for 'walks' as well
I'm also an astro "nut", own a small telescope myself (Celestron 102SLT) but I use my binoculars far more. I get the points including my own about how crap this is but it is a toy and if it gives a child a greater interest in the subject then that's brilliant. I'm dead against these scopes for serious use but for a toy they are great and for a coat hanger even better (I know, mine is used as a coathanger when not in use.) Just don't be expecting anything if you bought this.

Please supervise a child when using this during daytime. I destroyed a 9mm eyepiece I got with my Celestron scope when I tried to project the Sun through it. I'm an experienced observer btw but even I didn't estimate the power of these small scopes. If I done it and I should have known the risks, think what a small child would do if he/ she tried to look at the Sun.
JonF9922nd Sep

The comment about safety is important as well. If a kid has one of these …The comment about safety is important as well. If a kid has one of these and is playing about with it and points it at the sun they could be blinded in a second.



VDisillusioned2nd Sep

It's not a toy, it's a rubbish telescope that is worth less than nothing. …It's not a toy, it's a rubbish telescope that is worth less than nothing. As others have pointed out, a child could seriously hurt themselves with this and so it should not be given as a toy.


So a more expensive scope that's not "rubbish" couldn't also seriously hurt a child if they're "playing about with it and point it at the sun"?
pasheast4th Sep

So a more expensive scope that's not "rubbish" couldn't also seriously …So a more expensive scope that's not "rubbish" couldn't also seriously hurt a child if they're "playing about with it and point it at the sun"?



Of course it can, as you know. The point is that a crappy scope is far more likely to be just left as a plaything, which a kid might pick up unsupervised, whearas a decent one would be far more likely to be looked after and used properly.
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