One so often hears shipping tales of woe in the typosphere. I'd like to offer proof of the positive. I had been shopping for a Remington 5 Streamliner for almost a year after I gave the first Remington 5 I came across to my daughter. I found a nice example offered on eBay from a woman named Rosie. She was honest and let me know that the drawstring was broken on this machine. We arrived at a mutually beneficial deal and Rosie shipped it to me in perfect condition. I had sent her a link to Bryan Kruk's shipping directions on his site Typewriters 101 and Rosie followed the directions to the letter. As you can see, I have one fine machine. You will also notice my daily typer in the background, a 1950's Remington Quiet-Riter. I will post a full report on the #5 once I fix that drawstring and polish it up!