You can get a new one at Adorama now for $1199 -- less than refurb. I just ordered one.
Don't skimp on lenses. Here's something from the DPReview conclusion on the 7D:
"The EOS 7D delivers impressive image quality across the sensitivity range. At base ISO its output comes with excellent per-pixel sharpness which, in combination with the 18 MP nominal resolution, results in exceptional image detail in this class of camera. In most situations the lens, rather than the camera, is likely to be the limiting factor."
The past couple of years I've used a T2i with essentially the same sensor as the D7. I've used both the EF-S 17-55mm and EF-S 15-85mm for general purpose. They do a fine job. Personally, I prefer the 17-55. I use a EF 70-200mm f/4.0L and it's outstanding. I plan a move up to the IS version soon.
Get the best possible price on the body, then use the best lens you can afford. No surprise there!