I've been reading up some on old(ish) film cameras lately after falling in love with the mechanical action of the Ricoh KR-5 Super II that came a few weeks ago attached to the Asahi Pentax SMC M 50mm f/2 that I really wanted. To make a long story short, after reading up some on 35mm cameras, I though it would be fun to get an old rangefinder for street photography. My DSLR is great, but it's definitely not inconspicuous, and is certainly not designed for hip shooting. The Ricoh is closer (the lens is marked to give an idea of in-focus area at different apertures), but still requires looking through the viewfinder for metering. A rangefinder with top-mount meter display and all the information in the world on the lens seemed like the perfect choice, and sure enough, they go cheap on eBay. After a little research, I decided a Yashica Minister D would be perfect. They look cool, they're worthless, and they're easy to find. I paid a premium for a "Buy It Now" model described as "guaranteed to be in good working order," and apparently checked out by a camera shop. It arrived today. "Good condition" is a stretch, as the camera is scratched , dirty, and has a name engraved in it (which was obscured by bad pictures in the listing). The film advance works and the shutter physically fires, but the timer is so off that one second exposures tend to sputter and die and not close until around four seconds, and the shorter exposures that are still long enough to be verified with a stopwatch are about twice as long as they should be. The viewfinder is dim and dirty. What was left of the light seals disintegrated when I opened the camera (probably adding more dust to the inside). As frustrated as I am, I love this camera. The shape and weight, the smell of old leather and metal, the beat up case- it's exactly what I wanted. The seller claims to know nothing about cameras and has been extremely agreeable to this point, so part of me says to just send it back and demand a refund for return shipping. It is not in good working condition, and the only camera store that would sign off on something like this is Wal Mart's photo department. The other part says to load up some 400CN and see what happens. If it comes out overexposed and dirty (and light-leaky), I can just demand my money back then, right? Is it a waste to even put film in the thing? I feel like I got ripped off, but I really want a decent vintage rangefinder to play with! What would you do?