I currently have an older Nikon film camera and I want to upgrade to digital. While I love my film camera, I'm always spending so much money to fix it (I have already spent 300 dollars to fix my camera and needless to say, its still broken...), buying film and developing it. I'm on a really tight budget (less than $500) and I've heard lots of great things about the Nikon D40. I've been price shopping around at traditional stores (walmart, target, wolf camera etc.) and the prices range from $450-$550 dollars and while this is affordable for me, I would love to save a little bit more money. I have heard of beginneer photographers buying refurbished cameras for much cheaper and I was wondering if this is a good route to consider or should I just pay full price for a brand new one? Also can you recommend any stores/sites that sell refurbished cameras?