My first digital camera was one I ordered through the mail. The advertisement said it was worth way over a hundred dollars, but they would let me have it for $40. I'm glad I only paid forty for it because it was a hunk of junk.
But it did give me my very first experience with digital photography, and that was worth far more than what I paid. One very important lesson was that if you drop your camera on the floor it probably will not work anymore. That was my experience, anyway. Very important lesson, that was.