I got a mandolin pretty recently as well...100 for the mandolin, a chord book, a method book, and a soft case. It's a beginners mandolin, but it sounds pretty nice. I've had a good time with it so far.
Thanks, mutant_danm thats a verry mice mandolin man, I really like that dark wood. I was debating on one like that and it had some really like inlay on the neck but I herd good things about the johnson I got and din't want to risk getting a bad mandolin on e-bay.