Thanks guys! That's what I was hoping to hear. I have a friend who works for a distributor who told me he'd keep his eyes open for a retired keg. He said it's rare, but usually a couple times a year they'll have one!
My mom got me a Rubbermaid bev cooler (10gal) for Christmas, so I was hoping to launch my all grain career when all the pieces fall into place.
Thanks again for the quick responses. Cheers
EDITED: because I spelled "hear" wrong. Dumbass! (I couldn't leave it alone!)