Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/12/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] New M6 rumors
From: Edward Meyers <>
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 1997 19:22:30 -0500 (EST)


On Sat, 27 Dec 1997 COLBYG@ULV.EDU wrote:

> 	Did I miss the chance of a lifetime?
> > So what do you all think?  Should I snap up the present M6 and a couple
> > three lens while there is a instant rebate or wait for the new M6 and an
> > increased price?  I will be buying new 35mm and 90mm lens for sure...
> 	This is the same configuration I'm planning to purchase. I was at
> Samy's in Los Angeles just before Christmas. Unbeknownst to me, there was a
> trade show, right in the store. Leica was there, offering the current M6 at the
> $500 rebate *plus* an extra $200 off, just for being in the right place at the
> right time. Yep. $1795. I walked away from it, hearing the little car buyer's 
> voice in my head, "...there's a good deal every day."
> -Gary
> Gary S. Colby
> University of La Verne
Interesting...Leica is doing deals to move cameras. You get to imagine
how much money they make on a camera when they can knock off $700
from the "suggested selling price". That's about 30 percent. Ed