After becoming frustrated with the various GUI options available for web downloads in Mac OSX, and also downloading large files with Firefox, I thought to myself "Duh, why not just use wget in the terminal?"
So I fired up the terminal, only to discover that wget is not available OOTB in Mac OSX. And so, the search was on...
Most search results revealed that while it was a simple matter to add wget, most involved first having Xcode installed. Not wanting to either find the original Mac OSX installation DVD, or download the large Xcode installer, I did, however, find this precompiled package for wget 1.12:
Installed it, and it works great!