I can get a Canon Elura 100 from Dell for 292. total shipped, including tax. The specs are here- http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=19&sku=A0597969 or, I can get a Panasonic PV-GS36 from Costco for 299.99, plus extra for shipping and tax (but you get a rebate for free case and 3 free tapes). Specs are here- http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11105931&whse=BC&topnav=&browse= I'm thinking I did better with the Canon. What do you think? BTW, the coupon for the Canon on Dell is 9V46XSP2JBZ7TF. It expires 6/24, or after 800 uses. I got this info from Fatwallet.