Speaking of typewriters, springtime is coming around the corner and that means YARD SALES and my objective this year is to find a nice working manual typewriter. I had an electric one but gave it away because it just wasn't the same. I imagine buying a typewriter on Ebay can get pretty spendy though because it seems like typewriters are the kind of things hipsters would drive the prices up on.
I have two typers at the moment: a 1960s electric inherited from my wife's parents, and a 1940s? manual I bought at a yard sale for a dollar or two. I would be tempted if I ran into another good buy like that at a yard sale.