near the art department, there’s a bookshelf labeled “the free store”. usually, most of the things there look like trash — paint-splashed shorts, disposable sushi trays, disheveled mcdonalds toys, empty film canisters. but once in a while, there are treasures. the above is the camera i found, with charger! when i found it, it could only take distorted pictures. i looked online to find out how much it would cost to fix it. it turned out that it was a manufacturing defect that was being fixed by sony for free. including shipping, both ways.
i love finding treasures. it just isn’t fun to buy things for full retail price after having experiences like this. next goal: learn to properly use the thing!