Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/03/31

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Looking to buy a M6
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 14:21:54 -0500

Go for the new one - the so-called Passport Protection and piece of mind for the investment involved are well worth the difference. I'd always say go for a new body  - when it's still being manufactured - and go for used lenses, assuming that the newer version of the lens you want isn't spectacularly improved over what's available used. But with the lenses - and I'm sure the LUGER purists will tell me I'm way off - you can really see what you're getting. Not so with the body.

At 01:19 PM 3/31/98 EST, you wrote:

>In a message dated 98-03-31 12:46:37 EST, you write:


><<<< I'm looking to buy a M6.  I can get a new one for $2000 with the

> warranty, a grey market one for $1675 with a 90 warrenty, or a used one

> for around $1500 with a 14 day examination period.


> What's a boy to do? 


> kj

>  >>

>Quite a dilemna, eh?   But, a good one!


>It's been my experience that anytime that I compromise and settle for less

>because of price I always become dissatified.  If you reallly want a black one

>with the .85 viewfinder then stretch a bit and get it.  You'll never be sorry.

>If you want a chrome one, don't stop until you find it.   There's just not

>that much difference between a new one and a grey market or a used one.   If

>you purchase a new one there will never be an issue of getting it serviced

>from Leica.  If it were me, I would go for the new one.





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