Hey folks. Still not quite sure if this is the right place for queries, but today I saw a Royal Aristocrat at an antique store, and it appeared to be in pretty good shape. Plus, it has those neato "shift freedom" keys and is tagged at a paltry $42.
HOWEVER: Whenever I typed a letter on it, the ink ribbon would pop out of the top of the ribbon vibrator even though the ribbon itself was fitted into the guides near the spools.
I'd like to pick the thing up, but if this is a major issue, I'd hate to walk away with a pain-in-the-butt repair job.