My 19 Mitsubishi 900u monitor just died on me.
It started flickering every once in a while about a month ago, though I purchased it back in 1999, so Ive gotten a good five years out of it.
At the time, the price of such hardware averaged around $600. Fortunately, prices have dropped somewhat to an average of $199 at Best Buy, though my current financial situation means anything above $99 is a real stretch for the time being.
So here I am, stuck with a 15 backup monitor running 800×600 at a 60Hz refresh rate. It feels like 1997 all over again.