Try Craigslist and pick up a pair for $10-30.

Or, try Amazon.com. Get something sturdy, wide base, wide top plate and not too tall.


http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41YXqLw8lwL._AC_UL320_SR320,320_.jpg

Here you go:

Nice Sanus stands 16"-24" less than $40.

Don't feel funny, Just do it already.
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