Long story short, reading this forum got me interested in some older Macs, so I decided to buy one. I really like the look of the TiBook (and I like that it's made of Titanium) so I started looking around. The prices are surprisingly high - $150+ in most cases on eBay. I managed to get an "as is" Gigabit Ethernet/667MHz Powerbook for $65 with shipping. It's being sold as is because there is no HDD or AC adapter, but the seller did have pictures of it powered on and booting from a disc. The cosmetic condition looks pretty good. My plan is to restore it, play with it for a while, and probably resell it which brings a couple of questions. 1) Since it doesn't have a hard drive, I'll be needing one of those. I want to do an SSD but I'm on a budget here and a $75 PATA SSD is too much money. Would I be better off with an older spinning hard drive, adapter for compact flash cards, or something else? 2) Which OS? I've heard Tiger is best but I don't want to spend $50+ on the OS. Will Panther for $25 on Amazon run well? 3) Where to buy a battery? Will an aftermarket battery burst into white-hot flames and burn my apartment down?