This thread strikes a chord with me. I have rarely had success on Ebay, but today I won a Canon FP, claimed to be fully functional, for 27 euros. I wait to see how it works out. Where I am there is little alternative, except occasional interesting offers from private sellers and very rarely something worthwhile in a pawnshop. The nearest shop to my home for the first time to my amazement has something, a Zeiss Ikon Contaflex Super BC three lens kit with cases!