While waiting to get my borrowed Canonet back from a service a Quiggs in Glasgow, I thought I'd have a look for a possible spare on e-bay. These old things must go for buttons, right?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...ayphotohosting

94 quid! That's crazy. The next one up on e-bay uk is already at 51 quid with a day to go.

What's going on? There is a lovely black one coming up too, but at these prices I'll be looking elsewhere.