this weekend me and wifey cleaned up the back bedroom to make it into my "home office" if u will. i'm going through school to become a computer tech and amd starting to get some local business as my name gets out. so once i get to the thrift shop to drop off come clothes we are getting rid of i see this HP computer, monitor, keyboard/mouse ect. well i go inside to the cleark and ask how much for it. she said i've not seen it yet let's go out and look at it. we get out there she says, "how's $5 sound?" i said, "SOLD" thinking, i could probebly get some decent spare parts out of it, if i'm really lucky i might get a running computer. well i get home and fire it up. no problems at all! i do some simple cleanup of programs i don't want and do some simple virus checking. had a decent amount of viruses but in working order. so for $5 i got a HP Pavilion a305w 2.7 gig processor 256 megs of RAM a cd burner 30 gig hard drive defanetly want to upgrade the memory and HDD but all in all i think i made out like a bandit! what u think?