One of my main clients generally has tons of 17" CRT's for sale that are like new for 5-10.00 bucks. Just monitors they're replacing with LCD's.
I'll ask tomorrow, you could have it for whatever I have in it, but I imagine shipping wouldn't be cheap?
Might be worth looking at newegg.com or tigerdirect for a cheap LCD. Best buy has also been clearancing out some monitors.