Sounds just like what I was looking for.
My Pentax 8x42 DCF nocs broke, one side eyepiece doesn't retract back like it should, I guess after around 15 yrs, things like that happen. I was ready to "pull the trigger" on either the Nikon travelite 8x22 (or 25 - can't remember) and/or a Steiner Safari Pro 8x22 (or 25 - can't remember). Anyway, either from Binoculars.com or Cabelas, they were 99.99 or 119.99 - which is in my price range (and looked like a great deal). I'm an old fashioned kinda guy & I'd really like to hold them in my hand & look through either before I lay money down for 'em.
I really like 8 power for hunting, cause my hunting scopes are all 3x9 & I can duplicate 8 power easy enough. Once after looking through my dad's 12 power nocs, I couldn't find a target after trying to find it at 9x - things just looked too different.
So, if you were looking for help, too bad - I got the same needs you do. I'm not made of money & there ain't gonna be any Swaroski's (or how ever you spell it) or Leica's or Zeiss's laying around here. I don't think I'll get anything that is even as good as my broken 8x42 Pentax's
Someone help us.