The Sansa M250 is still being sold by Circuit City. 2 GB for $39.99.
Believe it or not, there is still a need for an MP3 player that uses a disposable battery. I do not always have a "current-bush" in the wilderness, and would like to find a simple. no-frills, player. I don't expect much, no DVD's or videos to play, it just needs to play some songs and have a decent screen to read the playlist. It shouldn't be an expensive investment as stuff happens outdoors, things get wet, they get dusty, etc., and low cost allows it to be replacable. I liked the SanDisk player I bought a few years ago, and the Lyra (pre-wma files) many years ago, but now cannot find anything on the market that uses disposable batteries.
Anyone have suggestions an MP3 that uses disposable batteries? I've exhausted hours and hours searching and it's very tedious as most all review/ratings lists assume you want a rechargable/USB connection and don't address this as a desirable feature.