Alternately, you can pay full price for your kit lens an get a screaming deal on the body. It all depends on how you slice the pie.Great post reminding us all that lenses in kits cost less
Unless you start out buying used and keep buying used, loss of value is almost always a given. I knew a guy who was an audiophile and liked to buy and sell used gear. He was good at it, and basically his initial outlay hardly ever changed as he was able to buy and sell at nearly the same price as he churned through gear. Good used lenses seem to keep a relatively constant price range, so this is somewhat possible, but bodies are a whole different story.