I bougth my ir from Robotshop.com
Cool thing is that they are physically located 5mins from my workplace. Cool eh?
I got the GP2D120 IR range sensor (part # RB-sha-03). Please note that it doesn't come with a connecting cable (remember to buy separatly).
Since I,m building the 50$ robot right now, I'll be able to tell if it's the good sensor in a few days.