In addition to my other post, I bought a 47" LG LCD tv this February for $500 brand new. That's why those old heavy fossils aren't worth anything. Nobody wants to pay the same price for a 300 pound paper weight as they would a 40 pound hd beauty with a much larger screen. I moved 2 of those 40" crt pieces of crap last week. Trust me it's no fun. As far as getting the one out of your mother's house, good luck because my partner damn near dropped one of the tv's we were carrying.