i'm sure i can get it locally, but paying $100 to the taxman doesn't interest me too much. i'd rather order it. B&H is backordered. Amazon sells through Crutchfield which scares me. Seems like the kit with the 28-135mm lens is the way to go ... costs $200 but can be sold for $300+, making it cheaper than body-only. my boss wants to buy my xti for a xmas present (for her husband), so i'd like to purchase ASAP.