The touch screen works so poorly that you will come to hate using it - even if you get it for free. This is a very big shame, because everything else in the unit was just awesome at the price. As it is, don't be tempted, even at deep discounts.
I bought one for my son this fall and intially was enamoured of it. however, after about two weeks I took it back because the touchscreen was that bad... this is a real shame because with a more responsive screen i think Archos could have sold quite a few of them. Of course, I would like to have seen higher res screen it as well... I wonder what the new 35's screen is like?