not commenting on this deal itself, but the Canon T3 isn't that bad for beginners. compared to the T2i, this one has a smaller LCD screen, video recording only at 720p, and less max megapixels (not that big of a deal).
I accepted those shortcomings, and decided that the money I would save was better put towards a new lens (also sold my kit lens for about $100 and currently using an 18-200 and 30 f/1.4)
T3 is junk compare with t2i.
hopefully, t2i has same lens deal!