Thanks, eveyone, for your input. Guess I have some questions to ask.
I've been approached by an acquaintance who's friend has a really clean used Canon 7D body for sale for $400. I'm interested in buying it, mainly because I need one, but it supposedly has only 158 clicks on it (verified by EOSInfo).
The question I have is, can the recorded shutter actuation information be manipulated? I don't know the friend of my acquaintance and am hesitant given the camera is probably several years old.
Cutting your own mats will save a lot of money. Just get a mat cutter (I use a simple one made by Logan [Model 301-S] that enables me to cut bevel mats up to 32" ) and it works pretty well. Please note that it only make straight cuts; not curves. For what it's worth, I also like to frame my photos with a thicker mat, minimum 6 layer. I think it makes for a better, more professional framing job.