kind of depends what you want to do with the camera. if it would have been more expensive to get the old one repaired and you wanted to use that camera and you do not want to worry about it being always near death when you are using and ... it was worth the price you paid to replace the camera. i have a stable full of old cameras, including a near new Nikon FG i purchased just a couple of days ago (Thanks to all who contributed thoughts as i am now searching for good useable lenses for this camera). my wife does not fret over how much she spends annually on new plant stock or new shoes or her hair appointments. in turn i do not worry about the expenditures on the equipment that i purchase and use. sorry for the complicated answer to the simple question.