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good but CHEAP! mommy5916 Due October 7 (girl); 5 kids; California 2888 posts
27th Sep '12

im in the market for tablets! i need 2. they are for my 11 and 9 yearolds. ive found a few on walmart online, some had good reviews others not so much lol. but i need something that doesnt cost over 100 bucks. any suggestions?

*2 Boys N 1 Girl N Expect 21 kids; Whittier, California 609 posts
27th Sep '12

I'm in the same market, so I"ll be watching

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
27th Sep '12

Toys R Us is launching one of their own, and I believe they just started selling another one that is a TRU exclusive. They have wifi and parental controls and stuff - but, i believe they are in the $150 range.

mommy5916 Due October 7 (girl); 5 kids; California 2888 posts
27th Sep '12

yeah but i just dont see spending over 100 bucks on something im not sure they will fully responsible for, my kids are extremely good kids and very responsible for their own things, but they are kids lol. i saw a few for about 60 bucks with ok reviews but i dont want to buy something that will only break down as soon as they get them.

melindapple 1 child; Michigan 5425 posts
27th Sep '12

they have some pretty cheap ones on the toys r us website. However, i suggest that you don't get a sylvania tablet. I have had so many of those returned, i honestly think it was probably the most returned electronic (for all different reasons).

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22567 posts
27th Sep '12

DD has a Kindle Fire. She will be 4 in Dec. It works great, was around 150.00 bucks and the warranty was around 20. The warranty covers everything

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
27th Sep '12

what about buying a used one on ebay or amazon?

mommy5916 Due October 7 (girl); 5 kids; California 2888 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" what about buying a used one on ebay or amazon?"


i need to take a look!

Tippie 3 kids; Salem, Oregon 12579 posts
27th Sep '12

Just as long as you are aware that often times, cheap electronics aren't always the best way to go just because they are cheap. Tablets are still a pretty new thing, so they are still pretty pricey for a decent one. 150 is a great price for one. I wouldn't trust one for 60 unless it was incredibly well reviewed.

Tippie 3 kids; Salem, Oregon 12579 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting JiLLiAN.:" what about buying a used one on ebay or amazon?"


Good idea!

mommy5916 Due October 7 (girl); 5 kids; California 2888 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting Tippie:" Just as long as you are aware that often times, cheap electronics aren't always the best way to go just ... [snip!] ... pricey for a decent one. 150 is a great price for one. I wouldn't trust one for 60 unless it was incredibly well reviewed. "


yeah but im not going to spend 300 bucks on 2 tablets, for my family thats too much

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting Tippie:" Just as long as you are aware that often times, cheap electronics aren't always the best way to go just ... [snip!] ... pricey for a decent one. 150 is a great price for one. I wouldn't trust one for 60 unless it was incredibly well reviewed. "


"you get what you pay for" - exactly.



also, OP maybe look into refurbished ones as well... they often still have a warranty on them.

Tippie 3 kids; Salem, Oregon 12579 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting mommy4916:" yeah but im not going to spend 300 bucks on 2 tablets, for my family thats too much"


Fine, lol I don't care what you spend your money on for your family, I was only trying to give you a heads up so you don't waste your money.
I'd recommend looking into used or refurbished then.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
27th Sep '12
Quoting mommy4916:" yeah but im not going to spend 300 bucks on 2 tablets, for my family thats too much"


but buying a cheap shitty tablet that's going to last two months and/or you're going to need to get repaired is just going to cost you more in the long run.

mommy5916 Due October 7 (girl); 5 kids; California 2888 posts
27th Sep '12

ll my kids would be useing them for is simple games and web surfing, my daughter likes you tube and my son likes video game sites. they wouldnt be used for netflix or facebook or anything like that. we just need somthing simple