Argh. Well, yesterday, I bought my mother a brand-new Dell Inspiron 531 desktop. This was, by the way, a little hard to do, on the budget of a 14 year old. Anyway, I installed a GeForce 6200LE so she didn't have to share memory with Vista, and scrounged up some 2.1 Altec Lansing speakers. I also stuck a PCI wireless card in it, as well. After cleaning all the bloatware off of it, I shut it down, packed it up, and re-sealed the box. It was brought over to her house engulfed in gift wrap. The reason why I got her the Inspiron is because she's going to start running a business from home, and I recalled her telling me she might want a desktop to put in her new office, which is in the addition to our house which is almost finished. So, come this morning, my sister and I presented it to her. She said she didn't want it (very nicely, however), and instructed me to sell it and put the money towards a car. Now, I don't even want a car. Crud. *confused rant over* Oh, BTW, I didn't start this thread to weasel sympathy out of you people.... I just wanted to see what y'all think. Oh well.