Hoytshooter, check my post from last week, it covers the same ground especially Bow Runners last coment about the refirb. Also check my link at TCWO that is the cheapest memory cards I have found. Good Luck, mine will be in Friday!
Some of the best buys I have gotten is on refirb computer parts, monitors and electronics.
These were quality parts from respected manufacturers to start with though, like the View Sonic monitor I bought my daughter several years ago, still going and picture quality is as good as new....well worth the price I paid.
Just make sure the camera works before you open the case and rewire it, you void th 90 day warrenty...
I was going to order one from eCOST but after reviewing their ratings and feedback at resllerratings.com I don't think I will. They charge a high handling fee plus shipping which everyone complains about. Also, a lot of customer service complaints when people needed help after the sale.
I may have bought the cheapest one yet on ebay $67. Thing is it turned out the guy was drop shipping them from Amazon and using escrow to have the money transferred to his account. I received the camera in perfect condition but then i also received my money back from escrow cause the "law" was looking for this guy. Turns out he was from Russia. I called amazon and they thanked me for all the emails i forwarded to them as well as all the cooperation i gave them. For all of this they were gonna refund the cardholder and told me to keep the camera.
Total cost to "gizz" $0 eep-wall:
Now i'm NOT proud that the camera was acquired by a thief and then drop shipped to me but after all i did cooperate and i offered to send the camera back so i guess i'm allowed to be happy that they let me keep it and the cardholder is not out any money. I just hope they catch the guy.