Which model of Rolleiflex did you buy? Depending on the model, the $500 repair bill would be worth it. If you have a 2.8 of just about any flavor, being on the hook for a total of $700 is still a good deal. Even a lot of the 3.5's are worth it. If it's a Rolleicord, just stick it on the bookshelf and let it look pretty.