T'is indeed a nice typewriter, although I find it a little bit rattly to type on. And that is perhaps the only bad thing I can say about it. Other than that, it's sleek, super-clean and solidly-built. I suppose what attracted me to the other one, more than anything, was the off-white paint job. All of my machines are dark colours (except for the indescribable colour of my Lettera 32. Is it blue? Is it green? Is it bleen???).
Oh, wait a sec. My Olympia SM9 is light-coloured.
At any rate, looking back, I'm glad that I didn't buy the Olympia this morning. As nicely as it typed, it would have irked me to have paid so much for it from a thrift store. I really didn't feel like being played for a sap by three little old ladies. Maybe they were con artists back in the 1940s. Actually, if they could have proved that for a fact, I probably would have bought it there and then.
Besides, I'll just keep an eye out on eBay for something similar.
Shouldn't be long before something comes up. As long as the postage ain't a killer.
Thanks again for reading!