Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Brand New M3 for the price of a M6
From: Chris Bitmead <>
Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 06:27:12 +0000

Eric Welch wrote:

> >I think most of us are content to just buy them, and will use the
> >word "new" accordingly :-)
> The question is more important to people who are buying them and don't want
> "demos" or "returned" cameras. I for one when buying a NEW Leica want a
> truly new one. Leica is protecting people with such desires.
> >Now I wonder what leica would say about warranty if there really
> >was a "new" M3 forgetten about in the back of some dealer's
> >warehouse...
> If it could be proved, I bet they'd honor it. After all, aren't they the
> best built Leicas?

If I wanted a new M6, and a dealer had a 10 year old - albeit
"new" one, I'm not sure I'd consider that new myself. I'm not
sure I could apply the word "new" to a 10 year old camera, no
matter what Leica says.