My budget is about 1000 which I know isn't much but I wanna make sure I get the most bang for my buck. Any suggestions?
It depends on what you're shooting (what are you shooting?) but my boilerplate advice to those on this kind of budget is to spend very little on the body and put it into glass and/or a flash. Bodies depreciate very quickly, especially in this price range, so you will always pay a steep premium for the latest. To put this into perspective, Canon still sell lenses that are around 20 years old as "current" models.
As someone else pointed out in this thread, the 30D is about $250. Good candidates for lenses are the Tamron 17-50 non VC for a zoom, the Canon 50mm f/1.4 or a cheaper 50mm f/1.8 for a portrait lens. I would generally recommend against variable aperture zooms (which includes the kit lens). The 15-85mm is pretty decent but it may be a bit of a stretch on your budget.
If you want video you will need a newer model, at that point you need to go with one of the Rebel series (the first of the higher XXD series that supports video is the 60D which will blow your budget). Video on DSLR is essentially manual focus only (the autofocus is so poor that you can only really use it to prefocus at the start of a movie)
Regarding refurbished gear -- if you buy it from Canon's online store, it's as good as new.
My advice is for you to get a 50D. It's cheaper, faster and has AFMA. Its IQ isn't much different to 60D. Get a Tamron 17-50, non-VC and a Yongnuo flash and you're ready to go. Later on, you can add the cheap 55-250 IS to your lens arsenal.
However, for a little bit more than $1K, you can also get a refurbished Canon 5D classic and a 50mm 1.8 II or 35mm F2.0. You can add a Yongnuo flash later if you want. That is if you don't need video. Well it depends on what you really want to do. If I'm going to start again, I'll take the 5D road map. It's the road less traveled but you will learn more by starting with a prime lens.