Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/25

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Leica in Colour
From: "Shahinian, Vahan" <>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 22:17:29 +0100

I have had this book on order from for almost two months now.
This seems unusual as I have generally had excellent service from them. I
know the book is in print as I saw a copy in a photo shop in Manchester
England when I was there in May. Their price was about 70 BP, which is
inline with the $117 price from PDQ.

Now I wonder if has made a mistake in their pricing and they
can't deliver for $35.


- -----Original Message-----

The other day I received a solicitation in the mail from P.D.Q.
Distribution, the folks who distribute Leica Fotographie, for a new book,
Leica In Colour by Paul-Henry van Hasbroeck.  Selling price is $117.50 US.

The next day I looked for the same book at  Prepublication
price is $50.00, discounted by Amazon to $35.00 US plus shipping.

Am I missing something?  Why the huge difference in price?  Is the edition
from P.D.Q different in any substantial way (read "different enough to
justify $67.50 more") from the edition Amazon is selling?  Both are
hardcover with no other explanation as to particulars concerning the