to make a long story short, i bought a 300d from my chiopractor for $500. Battery pack, flash card, long warranty - it was a good deal. Then he found out that if he took the camera in to Best Buy he could cash in on his warranty and get a 350xt to replace it. So he asked me if he could have it back, and he gave me $100 cause he felt bad about it. So yeah, i managed to take just a few pictures while i was still experimenting with the camera before i gave it back. If anyone knows of any good deals on Digital Rebels, let me know!