$100 Challenge: Build this system

The Challenge:
A friend wants to put together a system and doesn't want to spend more than $100. In short, how would you do it in order to get the best sound for this budget?

The Details:

She wants to be able to listen to music in multiple rooms throughout her apartment. Loud enough OR portable enough.

Capabilities should be CD and radio.

She does not have any sort of speakers whatsoever.

She has a laptop, an Ipod, and a small collection of CDs. That is it. (My first thought was that she should incorporate the computer into it in order to fall under budget, but this could also be accomplished with the Ipod.)

I think that is it. I have a few options in mind, but I'll keep them to myself at this point. I want to hear how you all would go about it.


I think the Kloss radio is a great option as well. Do they have something like that she could plug her iPod into?
I found a three-piece Teac mini/office system that was on closeout at Fry's for $69, threw away the speakers that came with it, bought a pair of Polk R15's on craigslist for $30 and gave the setup to my daughter for use in her apartment. It actually sounds amazingly good.

The Teac system had originally cost $299 and was worth probably half that but it's got decent sound, an auxiliary input for her iPod, a built in DVD/CD player, AM/FM and lots of cool blue LED's. The Polk speakers are pretty nice for the price, too, I've seen them on sale new at Fry's for $49.
drive around your neighborhood a day or two before garbage pick-up day and see what audio goodies some one is disposing of or a thrift shop...put the $100 towards upgrades or your favorite charity...
Garage sale is the way to go. Over the past 2 years I've picked up: 60s Pioneer receiver - $3; 60s Fisher receiver - $5; Harmon KArdon 330c - $40; Thorens TD160 turntable w/ cartridge - $10; Polk speakers - $35; AR4a speakers w/ sony receiver - $35; Dual 1019 turntable - $2; the list goes on. All were in very good cosmetic shape and worked just fine.
If you are not in a hurry and have the patience for garage/estate sales you can get some incredible bargains.
Good luck!
Aiwa XR-EC12 was their finest mini and $80 on Ebay on closeout a while back. Got it for my girlfriend and she's pretty happy with it.
After the $300 Denon UD-M31, the Aiwa is my favorite mini.