On a whim, I started looking at microscopes on ebay today. I don't really know anything about them though. I'm an amateur astronomer, so I know all about telescopes, but in microscopes, I wouldn't know what to begin to look for. I found this one that's just under $300. It says it will go from 40x - 2000x magnification. Is it a rip off? It worried me because there are like a hundred adds for the exact same scope, so it's obviously mass produced. If I got something like that, could I see individual cells or bacteria? If it is a rip off, any recommendations on something better? Thanks.