Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/10/08

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Subject: Re: New Cameras -- Street and Retail Prices
From: "Roger J. Flanigan" <>
Date: Tue, 08 Oct 1996 18:50:36 -0700
Organization: Kindermann (Canada) Inc.
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James J Dempsey wrote:
> > Wonder what the R8 "street price" will be?
> It seems to me that every authorized leica dealer advertises new Leica
> prices that are exactly the same -- leading me to believe that Leica
> in some way influences the prices that the dealers sell for.  Now I
> believe if Leica were controlling the dealer's end user pricing, it
> would be considered an unfair trade practice, so I'm not sure what is
> going on here.  It just seems strange that Nikon and Canon prices
> differ somewhat at each dealer you go to while Leica prices are
> virtually identical everywhere.
>                        --Jim Dempsey--

Leica does have a "Minimum Advertised Price" policy as part of their
standard dealer agreement but as they say in the car ads "Dealer may
sell for less" It's best to call and ask for a quote. If they really
want to make the sale, they may give you a better price than what is

Replies: Reply from Brad Reisner <BReisner@BOMC.TIMEINC.COM> (MFG Suggested Retail Price (was Re: New Cameras -- Street andRetail Prices))
In reply to: Message from James J Dempsey <> (Re: New Cameras -- Street and Retail Prices)