There are some news on my recently acquired camera obscura, which was failing instanly. After some misunderstandings in our communication the seller offered to take it back, repair it on his own cost and send it to me again. Initially I had some headaces with this suggestion, as then the seller would have both, the camera and my money, and I would have nothing for some time. Eventually after some discussion I agreed and sent the whole package back to him. Last Saturday I got the message that the package was received and that it will be taken to service this Monday. Today I was notified that the Fuji support needs to order some parts from elsewhere (well, if the lens is failing and the F31 is a discontinued model which is already rare on all markets, it's not that hard to guess, which part has to be ordered from far away) and that the seller expects the camera to return by the end of this week.
So far it seems, everything is going well, better than I expected.
If the schedule holds, which I do not expect because of the rareness of F31 parts, the cam should arrive in my hands by around mid next week.
Furthermore, if the cam prooves to be working and produce the images I expect the seller will be happy with a quite positive feedback.