A couple of weeks ago, Aldi had a 42" LCD for AUD$1500. Its quite a good deal, image quality is quite good, compared to other sets in that price range. Sure, it only has an analogue tuner, with lots of ghosting (on a signal that our older LG CRT displayed perfectly), but who cares, for $1.5k, you get a screen thats perfect for hooking up to a media centre machine, tuner be damned.
A few weeks back I picked up a couple of Engin 221 VOIP DECT phones (a rebadged DLink DPH-C160S) from Ebay, with the hopes of being able to use them with my Asterisk server. As it turns out, the Engin ship these units with crippled firmware, so you can only reconfigure the IP settings, but not the SIP settings, rendering it useless for anything except talking to Engin. It won't even work with their VOIPer accounts, nor are they willing to unlock the device.