The same trip I scored this G-Shock: https://forums.watchuseek.com/showthread.php?t=304426
I picked up this camera:
I mostly wanted the lens, since I broke my Canon 50mm 1.8, and I have an OM-to-EF adapter, and $25 was a fair price, even if I wasn't sure the camera worked. The winding lever wouldn't move. Either it was jammed or it was already wound and the shutter wouldn't release without the batteries.
Today I picked up batteries and a roll of ISO 400 film. Put the batteries in, and the shutter released. The lever advanced the film (or would have had there been film in the camera) normally, and the shutter seemed to work fine. The metering also seemed to be accurate, and I discovered that the camera has an auto shutter speed mode This is fortunate because the manual shutter speed selector is very stubborn.
My grandpa showed me how to load the film (the last film camera I had was an Advantix, and before that I had "kiddie" cameras that used 110 cartridges) and now I'm ready to rock.
The thing is, I can't just go blasting away because I've only got 24 shots (ok 23. I burned one by accident. I guess the shutter still releases even when the camera is "off"). Hopefully this will teach me to put more care into each frame, but do it quickly, which should improve my digital photography, and save a lot of wear on expensive shutters.
Now I've got a bunch of new lenses to buy