Well ive bid for about 12 typewriters so far and been out bet on all of them. One time I even lost the auction within 3 minutes. I really would like a manual typewriter, I still have standards fortunetly. It has to be a manual typewriter, it has to be able to write multiple novels without a trip to the repairman, and it has to be aestheically pleasing. I have a feeling that I will find the perfect match within the month. Its right around the corner, I can tell.