Originally Posted by biggziff
I'd lean towards the Blade Nano QX. Easy to fly indoors, robust and fun. Switch off the safe mode stability and it's a handful! I think I paid $65 on ebay with extra batteries. I'd recommend that you get the bind and fly model and then pick up a used Spektrum DX6 or DX7 for $50-$70 so you have a good transmitter that can be used for a long while...or, if you get bored you can sell it for about what you paid for it.
+1 Awesome quad for the money. Best part about (most) hobby grade stuff is replacement parts and customer support.
Blade makes the nQX and is owned and distributed by Horizon Hobby which makes multiple other types of quads, airplanes, helicopters, boats, and cars.