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I rarely shop at just one store. I like to check out the options. So at the second store that I shopped at I found that the more complex and expensive D5100 were on sale and you could choose any second lens at (each lens had a different amount off, $100/$150/$200 depending on the value of the lens.) BUT it would go over the amount that I had saved. This is one of the few stores that I have a store credit card at so I decided to put the higher amount on the card. I figured if I rearranged a few things, I could find a way to pay it off in 30-45 days.
Well if blessings don't come from strange places. As I was checking out, the clerk told me that because of the value of my purchase that I qualified for zero percent financing for 18 months. WOW, so exciting. I only use this credit card about twice a year and pay it off on the first statement. So I don't think that I will need to worry about having both a zero finance paying off and revolving credit the month that I am paying off. (Most cards pay towards the revolving credit before taking off the zero financing. And if there is even $1 still owed on the original amount they will charge you 18 months of interest - beware!)
That means I now have a D5100 with a 18mm-55mm lens, a 55mm-200mm lens and a 55mm-300mm lens. I will be selling my D40 with the 18mm-55mm lens and camera bag (hopefully).