Hi all, I'm looking to buy my first DSLR with a bit of early graduation money and get into photography in general. I've asked a few people I trust and they led me to the Nikon D3200, which looks quite nice. If there's a better camera out there for the money, do let me know. Otherwise I think I'd like to buy it. I am now wondering where I should actually purchase it; I live in a small town where the only place selling the camera is Wal-Mart (nearest Best Buy, Target, Costco, etc is an hour's drive away). Plus, WA happens to be one of those glorious states that charges tax for any online purchase made with an establishment in Washington. This means the state would collect an additional 8.9% tax if I purchased it from Amazon.
So far though I've looked around at a few different websites and it seems that Costco has the best deal: http://www.costco.com/Nikon-D3200-DSLR-Camera-2-Lens-Bundle.product.100007777.html?catalogId=10701&keyword=d3200&langId=-1&storeId=10301 but I would have to pay about $70 sales tax. Are there any other deals I'm overlooking that would be better than this? And that combo is already at the top of my budget, for what it's worth.