I bought a Panasonic Lumix FX500 at the pawnshop for $25. Well, they have a lot of cameras there, and most of the time, the price is not any better than Amazon, but this one was a bargain.
It is beat up, but it takes much better photos than my old Casio Exilim (I had this one stolen) or my Kodak Easyshare C183. Had to buy a charger for it, a USB cable for it, and extra battery. The extra batteries are cheap, less than $4.
The Lumix is only 10MP, it is a 2008 model camera, but it’s photos are WAY better than the other cams I have owned.
The Pawnshop is NOT my favorite place. The bargains are usually not bargains, but a average price.