I have been to several friend's houses who have mini trampolines for their kids. I've been wanting to get one and have been keeping my eyes out for a good deal on it, but haven't been actively looking. Last week I was driving by a garage sale and spotted a trampoline! It was only 6 bucks! The teenager running the sale claimed they only had it a year and hardly used it. Not sure if I believe her or not but the actual black jumpy thing is in good condition, even if the blue fabric protecting the springs did get into an altercation with a dog-and lost-several times. I've jumped on it a few times and it's seemed to hold up well-and since the kids weigh a fraction of what I do, I figure we are good to go. What a great deal-six bucks!