Against my better judgement, I bought a Pentax K100D w/ 18-55 kit lens locally today. The local Wolf Camera had one left, for $700, less a $50 mail-in rebate. New York (B&H Photo) has them for $590 less the rebate. How can this be? Do they really buy that many more cameras in New York? Anyhow, I asked if they had a price match, in case I found it for less locally. They don't match online prices. They said yes, for 30 days. So I just go home and found it for $90 less at another local place. (calumetphoto) So I'm going to march back there tomorrow and get $90 back. Another sweet deal was that it came with a "free" photo printer. The deal was, it's an HP 385 that costs $100, and it has a $50 rebate, with an additional $50 rebate if I bought it with a >4MP digital camera. Nice. To make sure, that wasn't considered part of a package with the camera, so I can still get them to price match. I was happy to pay the $60 in state tax to support a local store. But I'd rather not support the excessive mark-up of the local store. I'm sure Wolf Camera buys enough to get the same price from Pentax as B&H does. I also bought a nice LowePro bag with room for another lens, a Panasonic high speed 512 MB SD card, and some extra photo paper for the printer. It's an inkjet printer that will only do 4x6's but what the heck, it will end up free, except for tax, right? I wound up getting this Pentax because of the great reviews it got a PopPhoto and dpreview. Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to pay for it. :mrgreen: I'll probably sell a motorcycle (Honda Nighthawk 250) and my Olympus C-750 UZ. I've also asked my sister (a graphics designer) to design a business card for me. In the meantime, I'm going to work on a simple website. I do decent on-the-scene portraits and candids, and am pretty good with motorsports too. We'll see how that goes. I don't expect it to be easy to get started, but I'm hoping I'll end up with a couple gigs per month or so. Thanks for all the tips & advice in the earlier thread everyone. I'll post some pix later.