Bjorke, that's pretty funny about the cigar smell. $30 sounds like a good price to me, the going rate on ebay these days seems to be $35-$55, which I now think is overpriced, since it seems like a good deal of these cameras are broken.
I've bought a pristine Super Angulon lens through eBay and a somewhat beat up, but properly represented Yashicamat. These were at least sold by people who used them and were knowledgeable photographers.
But it seems like most Canonets are sold by people who don't know anything about cameras or their condition. They just know that if they find them at a garage sale they can hock them on eBay for $45.
Grady, I definitely agree with you about sticky blades being a particularly bad problem with this camera.