I purchsed the Boebot kit got it from Radio Shack for 149$. Probably could have gotten it cheaper, but I'm impatient at times.
Kit comes packed in separate bags. Electronics, stamp module and controller board in antistatic bags, hardware and chassis were in plain baggies. Even comes with it's own screwdriver, but I was surprised it didn't have a grounding strap. It says to discharge with a grounded water pipe in the house, but I thought that was bad ju-ju with high end elecronics. Shrug.
The CD is packed with manuals, source and links. Even have manuals for the Parrallax Microcontroller kit, and another walking bot. Neat thing is I have source for all the addon packages here, not sure if that will help me design my own stuff later.
Only problem I had was connecting the serial cable, as this new comp doesn't have one . Had to run around town looking for one, apparantly their going out of style, and once again the style police forgot to inform me.
I have gotten the board together, and I just got to start playing with the servos. The bot should assembled and operations in a day or so.
The basicstamp2.5 language seems real simple to use, surprised I'm not coding line numbers with each entry.
I'll keep the forum updated on my progress, maybe it will help another newbie out.