I hate to say it, but life is more important than wringing your hands over $30. Money is important, but it's not that important.
And by the way, digital tends to bring out all of the flaws. Little nicks or marks look like huge gouges.
Just ask a woman if she'd like to be photographed in high-def.
I've gotten deals, and I've probably paid too much on occasion, although not too often. In the end, I'd rather live my life than worry about a few dollars here and there.
By the way, this probably explains why I'm often broke.