Originally Posted by pauld111
The curtains are sitting a bit wonky across the gate. No mention of who repaired it or when. Seller has only shot a single roll through it. So if the ribbons are dodgy they’ll probably go during your first roll. The wind side one might be on the way out already, looking at how the curtain sits.
Unless you’re purchasing one with documented, verifiable repair records you are definitely better off buying the cleanest original example you can find at a low price and then having it sorted for you if you are not up to doing it yourself. It won’t work out much cheaper than buying this one but you will have something that will be a good user. You discovered the perils of purchasing an apparently working Contax last time. I’m slightly surprised you’d want to repeat that experience. You are generally much better off buying a clean example that is sold as non-working. It will be cheaper than those proffered as “working” which, in reality, unless they really have been well repaired recently, NEVER WILL BE WORKING. OK?