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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-- > firstname.lastname@example.org > http://frontdoor.bbn.com/users/jjd 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 advertised.