Well, I actually take a different view. Why not learn the newest technology if you can? I have 2 copies of Fireworks, and am more than willing to sell mine for the price of shipping and handling. I think I can send the copy postage paid on delivery or something like that, although I've never done that before.
There is a price to this, though, you have to participate in my Fireworks Blowouts (or Mike's Photoshop Challenges, if he ever has any more of them).
Also, to me, it is more important you get a good copy and learn about it now so that someday you know a lot about the program and this will help you out. You learn pretty fast, and I think it will be good experience for you.
If you do decide you would like the copy, simply PM me, and we can discuss it.Addendum:
Please note that I only have the one extra copy, so I will not be able to start supplying people on the forum with free copies of software. Just in case anyone got the idea that this might be the case.
Also, the only reason I decided to offer my copy is b/c I just hate the thought of anyone buying an old copy (Fireworks 3 is so
old) of a program. The program has changed so much since Fireworks 3, and I'm not even sure Fireworks 3 will run properly on Windows XP. I guess I am just not economically-minded (likely why I don't ever have much money saved), but I would rather spend more money and get the best than something out of date.