A real point to make is... If you buy a decent guitar on it's own and you don't stick with it.. You can likely sell it off to get a good deal of your money back.. If you buy a beginner pack crap guitar.. You'll end up with a door stop. Unless you got a little brother or something to hand it down to, It will be hard to get rid of. But a good guitar is and will always be a good guitar. My first guitar was the Epiphone Les Paul Studio.. goes for around 500 dollars, But mine was free.
I ordered the Behringer Strat pack because I wanted the 15watt amp that it came with. I got it from Zzsounds for 108 bucks. The guitar is **** but the amp is fairly decent. The amp alone was 80.. so 28 for the guitar was worth it. I'd give the ****ing thing to you but shipping would probably be alot. MusicansFriend has OLP and Floyd Rose guitars right now for 150. Those are good deals.