$199 Nikon 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED AF-S DX Nikkor VR Vibration Reduction Lens - Refurbished by Nikon U.S.A. - Adorama
I'm just a novice photographer and wanted to get this to take picture of the kids' sporting activities. In my one week of testing, I really like it. My understanding is that the 70-300 mm Nikkor is a slightly better lens but I couldn't justify the price.
I've only bought a handful of things from Adorama but I believe it's considered a reputable company.