If you think you're going to enjoy it and are up for a challenge, I think it's a good way to spend $25. I have managed to fix a jammed rangefinder, so I turned $35 of junk in to a working camera. If you find you're good at it and enjoy it, you may even be able to do a friend a favour sometime in the future...or perhaps get that camera you've always wanted at a price you can afford.