Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/27

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Subject: Re: [Leica] vs Zeiss/ 16 X 20s
From: Bud Cook <>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 1998 08:45:21 -0500

Sorry Claes,
I should have never brought the subject up.  From now on I'll stick to Leica.

Best Regards,

Claes Bjerner wrote:

> Bud Cook wrote:
> >You have jumped to the wrong conclusion when you falsely accuse me of
> >prejudice against the Japanese.
> I am terribly sorry if I have upset you, bud! Maybe you missed my
> question mark?
> >Are you not simply a bit prejudiced against the Japanese?
> >If you say that Kyocera can manufacture an
> >>identical lens for half the price, so be it.
> I was of the impression we were discussing sales prices, not production
> costs! It is true the Japanese are extremely good and efficient in
> manufacturing, but they are also equally good in sales and marketing.
> Their distribution systems are usually very direct without too many
> middle men. And their pricing policies are totally different from ours in
> the western culture.
> Claes