Webcams on Black Friday

I’ve looked at the HCL and looked at threads here about webcams for a while, but I want the latest opinion.

I see Black Friday offerings of both the model 1000 and 3000 from Microsoft on sale for essentially the same low price. Other, sort of off-brand, cams are available too.

Has anyone had experience with either of the MS cams and opensuse 11.2? There may be a logitech cam, but I can’t find it right now. My main use will be amsn, but at some point, I may try skype.