One of the most daunting things to do when getting started in astronomy is choosing your first telescope, especially if you are worried about spending too much money.
Here I review and compare three cheap telescopes for amateur astronomers just starting out.
Kids Science Telescope ($12-$19, the bad one):
Die Baumarkt Teleskop ($30–$45, Astromedia, recommended):
Celestron Firstscope ($55-$99, pretty good):