Any suggestions for a good set of binoculars around $30?

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Also, is there something to look for in particular when you're buying binoculars for stargazing?
 

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EnumaElish
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For me the particular something is stability control. I've no idea about the price range; eBay may be worth looking at.
 
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You want optical quality, ease of use, and aperature - in that order. I doubt you will find anything new that satisfies all these needs for less than $30 new. Try ebay, some very nice zeiss and bushnell's [two of my favorites] are often listed there. You will not be disapointed with either.
 
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Some decent 10x50s are usually easy to find. Watch out for the exit pupil though, some of them are bizarrely over-sized.
 
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Ocean Pacific carries lots of binoculars in the $30 and under price range. I bought a pair of the 10x50s to keep in my Subaru for quick looks. I don't want to leave my Nikons in a vehicle unattended, but a pair of $25 binos...OK. BTW, the quality is much better than you might expect for the price point.

http://www.optcorp.com/productList.aspx?uid=&pg=2&kw=binoculars&st=2 [Broken]
 
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