Since our club does a lot of school star parties I had been thinking for a while about picking a Celestron FirstScope. Parents and teachers often ask how much our telescopes cost, and I wanted something inexpensive ($49.95) to show them but that wasn't a 600x 50mm piece of junk.
Back to Fry's. My previous visit was last year, during the International Year of Astronomy, and Fry's was stocked to the gills with the FirstScope. Fortunately, they still had a few left so I grabbed one. The two eyepieces are low quality, but a good Plossl shows that the scope's optics are pretty decent. Nothing special, but very usable.