Wanted to let everyone know my experience using a priming bulb as a siphon starter. If you're not familiar, check the link
I bought mine at wal-mart for $5 and it had 3/8" connections, the same as my racking cane. I just cut the hose about halfway in the line and attached the bulb.
It worked perfectly starting the siphon, just a couple pumps and the beer was flowing. I guess I'll have to wait and see if the rubber imparts any off flavors but I don't foresee that happening. I will repost if I have any problems.
I know I won't change any die-hard auto siphon fans' minds, but if you have to rely on internet suppliers for your homebrew needs (like me) its a nice alternative that you can find anywhere.