Originally Posted by Phil_F_NM
You can buy 5 Pentax Spotmatic bodies for $100 if you shop around and at least one of them is going to work perfectly. [...] I think it would be better policy for the big manufacturers to accept the camera bodies that all these new users have bought at yard sales, repair them, CLA them and then "certify" them with a warranty on parts and service. [...] Now THAT service could be the gateway for a new generation of analog shooters.
I completely agree with this idea. Polaroid Originals is already doing it, and it saves customers from going through all of the trouble of finding a reliable used camera. Refurbishing programs will definitely play a role in the new film photo marketplace. That's why I just bought an airbrush compressor.