I am a member of what some might call “the inner circle” over at B&H Photo. If you haven't heard of them, B&H is only the largest photography retailer in the US—their two-story space in New York City is tens of thousands of square feet in size!
I have purchased countless thousands of dollars of equipment from them through the years, and I've always been completely satisfied with their prices and their service. I wouldn't bother promoting them if I didn't really believe in them, and you will be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't think they're at the very top of their game.
That said, here are some current specials they're running that might be of use to you. If you click on any of these links and then make a purchase of some kind, they'll toss me a couple of percent, which will help me continue to give you all this fabulous information, and I will forever love you for it.
For only a little while longer, free express shipping on Canon cameras!?BI=1816&KBID=2457
I'm a total “Canonista,” so if you have even the slightest inkling of a desire for a Canon DSLR, now is the time to snag one, on sale, with free shipping. The 40D, the 50D, the 5D, the 5D Mark II (maybe wait until they get that black pixel thing fixed…), the Rebel XTi, the Rebel XS, all with free express shipping.
If you were thinking about getting an entry-level Canon DSLR and the 40D seems like a good fit for you, now is the time. Get $50 off the B&H kit which includes the EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. Yes, I know it's not “L” glass, but for someone getting started, 28-135mm is the kind of zoom range that will give you some serious flexibility, and it's not one of those junky EF-S lenses that you won't be able to use with the 5D or 5D Mark II or 1D if you ever upgrade. Not to mention image stabilization; you can't go wrong there.
Just look at that sweet baby. Go ahead, click it. You know you want to. It's not too late to buy yourself a little holiday gift!