For anyone who wants a good quality pair of binoculars, the Nikon Monarch 5 10x42 is now under $300. They were already very cheap before the eBay sale at $368. There is a very good reason these are probably the most popular bird/butterfly watching binoculars in the world-they are very affordable and very good quality. They have ED lenses but do NOT have an anti scratch coating. The Monarch 7 has an anti scratch coating but cost over $200 more for the anti scratch coating and a little wider FOV.
At this price, it's pretty much unbeatable for entry level quality binoculars. Usually they are more expensive than the Vortex Diamonbacks and Bushnell Legend L series.
Bintel: $479 https://www.bintel.com.au/product/nikon-monarch-5-10x42/
Ted's: $424 https://www.teds.com.au/nikon-10x42-monarch-5-binoculars