...typing for peace, democracy, and the glory of the Typosphere
I can't see the postage being £3.60 either...
Dang! And that's not a 50's model either - not with those square keytops. more likely '63 or thereabouts.
Stick to your guns - we still have many years of thrift store finds ahead of us. Just give up the ebay hunting and you'll be fine (:
But if it wasn't for ebay I'd be down to half a dozen machines. Besides, I sort of like the risk of buying blind, especially if there's very little money involved.
I see Americans are not the only ones to pay way over the going prince for a typewriter.I have the same problem with Ebay. If it were not for Ebay my collection may be only one or two rather than 2 or 3 dozen. (oops, don't tell Mrs. M)
Same here, Bill. I'd be down to just two, instead of the mumblemumbleteen I think I have. I purposely keep the number vague even to myself to avoid blurting it out under severe questioning.
Out of my current typewriter collection of 32, only two of them were acquired on eBay: the Olivetti Valentines in early 2002. I have found most of my typewriters at thrift stores, or they were gifts or from antique stores.