Wow, that camera is practically an antique! 🙂 It’s nearly 20 years old!
I generally wouldn’t recommend quite so old a camera, but hey, James used to shoot with a 40D if I remember correctly! 🙂 What lens does it have with it? That will definitely affect the value of the kit, cause the camera body itself isn’t very valuable, as old as it is.
3x zoom is just a marketing gimmick that isn’t really helpful. I’m guessing it’s an 18-55mm lens, so that would indeed be 3.055x zoom (55 divided by 18). If the camera comes with the 18-55mm lens, then that’s a pretty standard kit, and nothing very special or valuable (especially considering its age.)
Another thing to consider is memory cards… That camera uses CF cards, and if there’s not one included, you might have some trouble tracking one down (and/or finding a compatible card reader). Then again, maybe everyone is selling their old cards and readers, and maybe you can find a cheap one somewhere.
I won’t tell you not to get it, because it *might* be a good starter DSLR and give you some good years of service. Just beware that it’s old, and electronics are generally not built to last decades, especially ones that fall on the cheaper end of the spectrum.
Definitely check it carefully before agreeing to buy. Does it power on? Autofocus? Can it take sharp photos? Is the lens foggy or mildewed? Does the battery hold a charge? Any signs if being dropped or damaged?
Lack of touchscreen isn’t a big deal, there are lots of pro photographers who don’t have touchscreens.
Here’s a comparison with a much newer entry level DSLR from Canon, the T7: https://camspex.com/comparison.php?camera1=Canon+EOS+2000D+%28Rebel+T7%29&camera2=Canon+EOS+30D
A few points to notice: The LCD screen is very small and low resolution, and there’s no video or live view. Personally, I don’t think I’d pay $150 for that kit. MAYBE $100 if everything looked good. That’s my 2 cents! 🙂