I have wanted a polaroid for quite some time now, I'm not sure what appeals to me most about them. I think it's mostly the look of how the photos come out. I've decided on getting a Spirit 600, so I'm just going to search ebay until I find one that I like. The only problem is film is quite expensive though, as they've stopped making it. Usually a pack of ten (enough to take ten photos,obviously) is about $30 - $50 from what I've seen on ebay, although I'm sure there are other places that you can buy it.
As I sit umming and ahhing over the price of film, I remember reading an article in Frankie a while ago. And that's when I remember The Impossible Project. The aim of the team at The Impossible Project is to re-start production of analog instant film for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010. Recently it was announced that Polaroid would be supporting the project by relaunching some of the most famous Polaroid Instant Cameras.
So, the people at The Impossible Project, thank you!
In the meantime, for people without Polaroid cameras, who dearly wish they had one (i.e. me!) there is a software you can download from poladroid.net, where you can make your own polaroids, just drag and drop your picture onto the camera on the desktop. There are lots of other rad features too, so worth checking it out :).