At a large car boot sale this weekend: lots of rubbish, no cameras to be seen, walking around bored following my partner while she browsed with delight. then at one stand buried amongst playstations etc. A Rank Mamiya rangefinder in very good condition in original case. Glass is perfect, shutter sounds ok time wise, when fired. seals have aged and will need replacing. All for the princely sum of €4. Didn't know anything about the camera, googled it, very little on it. not a turkey though and worth more than €4.
of a guy today advertising on a local website. a Nikon FM in good condition, fully functional ( haven't checked meter yet) an old flash unit and the coup de grace a mint micro nikkor 55mm f/1.8 ai-s lens all for the sum of €25.
I just picked up a minty Olympus XA with flash for $15! Now I have two, but the other one the meter needle doesn't work very well. Still has bang on exposures though. I guess I will keep both of them and use one for parts if I have to.