this is a good deal, in my area, you can pawn off the 18-55 for $100 and 55-250 for $140
and this is an authorized seller under warranty!
just to contribute to the conversation about lenses, i highly recommend the tamron 2.8 17-50 non-vc version for crop sensor cameras. it won't do as well as the primes OP mentioned, but still a great midzoom for those who want flexibility. http://www.amazon.com/Tamron-17-5...B000EXR0SI