Originally Posted by nevjac
If getting the package deal is more cost effective, here are the items I am looking for:
1) Nikon D5000 (of course)
2) 18-55 mm VR lens
3) 70-200 mm VR lens
The lens in that kit is a Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6 DX type lens with VR, not a 70-200mm with VR.
AFAIK, the only 70-200mm lenses that Nikon currently offers with VR are their 70-200mm f/2.8 VR lenses, with an older version (showing discontinued at some vendors) and newer VR II version available. The latest version sells for over $2000 now.
So, you're not going to get a kit with one of those for under $1K, as the lens alone is selling for over $2K now. ;-)