Sick of GoDaddy's expensive renewal prices? I am. So much so that I accidenatly let a domain expire that I wanted. When I went to restore it - Godaddy wanted $160ish to get it back up and running. This pissed me off, so I looked for a way around this.
Just transfer your domain to another place (ie. crazydomains) and pay the new place to activate it. Follow the prompts to unlock, and allow the transfer on both ends, and 24 hours later you will be up and running!