I have been looking for an aqua typewriter for a couple of years. I keep looking at them on ebay....and think "I don't want to pay the shipping and you never know how well it works".......so I have had my daughters on the look-out for one. Friday my daughter called and said there was one for sale on a blog, and the woman lived just 17 miles from me. I called and went to see it on Saturday....and bought it! HOORAY! It works PERFECTLY, how lucky can I be? I know it is a crazy thing, but I really wanted one. My grandchildren won't even know what the thing is.