Originally Posted by geddiesburg
This a decent deal? It's all mint, looks new. Should I save the $600 and step up to a better body, or is this a good enough deal for the tech?
IMO, no. You can buy a refurbished D5100 kit for only $460.
Just buy the refurbished and then let her choose the lenses she wants. An 8GB card is dirt cheap, them filters are most likely low quality, and bags are easy to come by.
IMO, I would rather have the D5100 + 18-55 + 35mm 1.8 and add a SB-400/SB-600 to get started with rather than a 55-200mm.