Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Brand New M3 for the price of a M6
From: Chris Bitmead <>
Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 00:38:30 +0000

Eric Welch wrote:
> At 02:28 AM 5/28/98 +0000, you wrote:
> >> And corporations are not bound by the meaning of English words, especially
> >> when they're German.
> >
> >The courts say otherwise.
> Leica has every right to stop people from defrauding others by claiming
> cameras are new when they are not. Do you think otherwise? 

The courts will not enforce "new" the same way as Leica. Neither
will users understand "new" the same way as the courts or Leica.
Nobody has a mortgage on the meaning of the word.

> A camera is new
> - unused, or it's not.

The word new does not mean unused. It is a loosely defined word.
My dictionary defines it as "lightly used".