I'd go season old big brand rather than a new price point board.
I got my old Rome Anthem for $250 and it was only lightly used. The price point boards I have seen are usually around $200. The extra $50 was worth it.
If I didnt find the package I did I would have gone the used route, but I think finding decent boots, bindings and a "throw away" board for $300 makes it worth it
If all you need is a board, I think lightly used is a great way to go
BTW anyone know the real differences between price point boards and the rest? What will the difference be like?