Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1995/04/15

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To: Patrick Sobalvarro <>
Subject: Re: to buy leica for a reasonable price
From: Gordon Banks <>
Date: Sat, 15 Apr 1995 09:48:59 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 13 Apr 1995, Patrick Sobalvarro wrote:

> I can only talk about R lenses, but last summer when I was in Germany
> I compared Leica R prices with a cousin-in-law.  As far as we were
> able to tell, on the used market in Germany one pays a lot more for R
> lenses than we do here, perhaps 1.5 to 2 times as much.  As an
> example, I got a 28/2.8 in like-new condition for $600 from KEH; he
> said the price in Germany would be at least the equivalent of $1000.

Everything is cheaper in the States.  The dollar is greatly undervalued 
compared with the Mark and the Yen.  You can usually buy tangibles with 
far few dollars than those currencies.  

Gordon Banks  N3JXP      |"Reality must take precedence over public relations,   | for nature cannot be fooled." --Richard Feynman

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