I recently purchased an Olympus VN-5000 at Best Buy for around $45 and didn't realize till much later that it has no PC transfer port. It records very well and clearly and seems to hardly use the batteries, but the lack of PC transfer is annoying. I bought a double male 1/8" audio cable at radio shack and just plug it into the mic port on my comp and the speaker port on the recorder. Turn on the recording software of choice (I use Audacity cuz it's free) and push play on the recorder. It works, although only in realtime which makes for slow transferring. All in all a great recorder with crappy interfacing. Next time I'll pay more attention to packaging and less to sales associates.