If you want to get a good deal, you have to bite the bullet and go on eBay, or find a craigslist deal, or an online forum classifieds bargain.

I don't understand this aversion to buying used... if it's not what you want, you can sell it for exactly what you paid for it, assuming you didn't overpay. That's the beauty of used goods; it's almost like you're just renting it, and sometimes, just maybe, you'll turn a small profit.