Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/02

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Subject: [Leica] Re: M6 price in Germany
From: (Gerd Hechtfischer)
Date: Sat, 2 May 1998 10:36:35 +-200

When comparing Leica prices, as done on the list recently, don't forget
that all German retail prices in ads and shop windows include a 16%
VAT. It is mandatory in Germany to publish prices including VAT.
So a $1995 Leica at 1.8DM/$ gives a "German price" of 4165.56 DM=20
- - not so cheap, ey? The mentioned "out-of-the window M6" for 3600 DM =
thus corresponds to about $1724 which is close to the $1772 Rick Floyd =
has paid
at the Leica dealer show. These "out-of-the window" offers for about
3600-3800 DM are quite common here.