So, while I was in Germany, my mom and brother were in India visiting some relatives.
They asked me what I wanted from India, and of course I replied "typewriter ribbon." At $10 a pop here in the States, plus shipping, I figured, "Why not?"
When they got back, they revealed the ribbons:
They bought so many! Pictured here are 12, 5 red/black and 7 black-only; I had to respool one of them onto my Smith-Corona Silent from '52.
Awesome! In India, these cost, as you can see in the second picture, 37 rupees, which is about $0.81!
Now I'm set for a while!
PS More poems and cool stuff coming up!