I'd question the $25 Canonets. They often have something wrong with them. A Canonet in good working order normally costs $50 - $75 on ebay and I've seen them go for over $100.
To me, this is money well spent. Remember that this camera sold for over $100 when new, or over $400 in today's money. It has probably never had a CLA. There's no point in buying the camera if it's not going to be put in good working order. Even with the additional investment, it's a very good buy. You can buy a 20-year-old old car for a cheap price, but you might easily have to invest the same amount you paid for it to get iit in good working order.
Last edited by Biogon Bill; 04-23-2005 at 08:11 AM. Click to view previous post history.