We got this as a great Cyber-Monday deal and got a 3-pack for our family for $79. I definitely recommend waiting for a special but for those with negative reviews, remember, this is a tablet for under $30 (if you get the special). I think people have expectations that it will act like their $500 iPad. IT WON'T! Yes, there are ads. Yes, the battery life could be better. BUT we bought this to use for travel, especially overseas. If this one gets stolen, falls down a mountain or gets wet and dies, then it's a $30 loss and not a $500 loss. That alone makes it worth it for us.