Re: cheap scope
good for the price is probably right. However, it may not suit your needs. I have been down the low price route and unfortunately, good glass is not cheap.
You can also consider used to lower your cost substantially.
For optical and mechanical quality, I have had very good success with the Bausch&Lomb/Bushnell Elite line, Balvar, Scopechief (old ones), Banner (old ones made in Japan); Nikon Monarch; Burris Fullfield. On occasion you can find some Tasco World Class target scopes that were made in Japan. These are also very good and cheap.
So take the time and look through a variety of scopes. You will quickly find out that without optical quality, your money is wasted. Without mechanical quality, you may as well throw rocks.
If willing to buy used, $200 should get you some very serviceable optics. Now that's pretty "cheap".