I don't exactly go to garage sales. But there is always that garage sale of the 21st century known as craigslist, where you can find a good deal from time to time. Probably one of my best 35mm finds was a Canon EOS 3 for $25. There is a crack in the prism. But this doesn't affect image quality. And the camera works fine in all other respects. Another decent find in recent months was a nearly new Canon Elan 7ne kit, complete with battery grip, infrared remote trigger, kit lens (for what THAT'S worth!), and several rolls of cheapie Kodak C41 film for $80. On the flip side, though, there is no shortage of people on craigslist who seem to think that the Rebel kit they bought new six months ago is worth over $300.