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Most Helpful Positive Review My son likes it.
My son(8) got this for Christmas and he really likes it. For the price no o...
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Most Helpful Negative Review This microscope was a piece of crap. It broke the first day we used it.
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NO REPLACEMENT PARTS! Can't get bulbs.

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on December 7, 2012
Used the microscope for maybe 20 minutes and bulb burned out. Replacement bulb performed for almost 30 minutes before burning out. Cannot find replacement bulb locally or online. I contact Meade regarding ordering more bulbs directly. They advised they do not have this as this kit is assembled overseas. I guess we have just literally thrown away all the money we just spent. What a waste. Don't buy!!!
Pros: Cute in the box
Cons: Can't order replacement bulbs-company doesn't stock them and the product is assembled overseas....
Would recommend: No
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Very Cheap

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on October 24, 2011
My mother-in-law is the queen of cheap gifts for her grandkids. This item is no exception. It is like she is throwing her money away. This thing is going straight to Goodwill.
Pros: Can be thrown away.
Cons: Takes time to walk to trash can....
Would recommend: No
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Great for Children

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, OH Written on February 12, 2011
This is the 2'ed microscope kit i have gotten, I have four grandchildren and i got ask by the younger brother for one just like the older had gotten form me last year. I got the first one at Wallgreen's and was glad to find one online just like the first. This is a great educational toy;
Pros: Has a lot of features and accessorys to keep youngsters interested,
Cons: Sharp interments make Adult supervison nessary,...
Would recommend: Yes
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a great starter for your scientist

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on January 11, 2011
A wide variety of items to view using your microscope. The shrimp did not develop entirely. I would advise you to purchase additional blank slides as that is what my daughter really wanted to do and see....
Would recommend: Yes
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Childrens Microscope Set

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, MD Written on December 29, 2010
Very good purchase. Holds the childs facination and encourages them to explore, create, and observe the different elements on the slides. They have fun making and reviewing their own slides.
Pros: Presents Very Interesting challenges to the child
Cons: Light Bulbs burn out within minutes so buy extras...
Would recommend: Yes
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good scope for the money dont put

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on March 27, 2010
Don't put good batteries in or the light bulb will blow up, but good scope for the money.
Pros: easy to use...
Would recommend: Yes
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Neat Idea, didn't function

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, GA Written on March 4, 2010
There is a lot of neat stuff in this box and it generated a lot of excitement when opened. However, the microscope did not work. At all. Nothing can be seen- and I work in a lab, I know how to use microscopes. My 3 & 4 year olds didn't realize how poorly it functions, but I would not recommend this at all....
Would recommend: No
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by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, WA Written on January 17, 2010
Light bulb was included but no place for battery or to change bulb in instructions. Using external light source at the present time.
Pros: see ratings
Cons: see comments...
Would recommend: Yes
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Great for the money

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, CA Written on January 8, 2010
This was for the grandchildren. Sturdy metal. Many ways to adjust the aperture and lenses. The slides and other tools interested the children. Plenty of magnification. Had a problem with the lighted mirror. The bulb was loose and intermittent, and the bulbs are not available in the hardware store. Had to patch the light with 2-sided tape to get it to make contact. But other than that it was a great buy.
Pros: Price and features
Cons: Lighted mirror did not work...
Would recommend: Yes
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Meade Children's 28-piece Starter's Microscope Kit

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on January 7, 2010
Seemed like a good idea. Probably a good starter for kids to at least see if there is any real interest in using a microscope. However, my microscope was broken. The light source didn't work and therefore we got almost no use out of it and had to return it for an upgrade.
Pros: inexpensive starter
Cons: plastic, cheaply made, broken parts...
Would recommend: No
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