...give broken cameras to thrift stores to give away??? I picked up a couple of cameras the other day from one store, one camera just needs new light seals, but the other one had some sort of internal electrical short - I purchased a new battery for it at vast expense, and when I plugged the battery and screwed the cover on I noticed there was nothing on the display. Hmmm.. Quick, take the battery out! Oops, almost too late, battery too hot to touch! Quick, wrap it in something to contain the explosion No explosion but you get the idea. The other one that annoyed me was yesterday when I went to another store, they had a Oly Trip 35 on display. Oooh, I said and grabbed it. Hmm, first I notice the aperture ring is loose, then I notice the whole lens is loose, then I notice one lonely blade of the (shutter?) hanging in the breeze behind the lens. "This one's broken" I say, to incredulous looks.. "We thought it was a good one" they say... So what is it about people who give non-functional cameras to thrift stores? Isn't that a pretty nasty thing to do to people??