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IMHO, Leica products are priced properly. I believe we get what > we pay for. > And the used market is alive and well and holding it's own. A sign of a > healthy product. A respected product. > > Jim > > Jim - Yes, the used market is alive and well - 1, because Leicas are collectables, and 2, because the cameras do hold up and therefore used equipment presents a reasonable alternative to the high price of new gear. Yes, it's a respected product. And it shouldm be. Those who have pointed out that our Ms will out-live most of us make a very good point. Meanwhile, however, we come to the realities of economics and business in the last days of the 20th century. Some one asked earlier if the new chairman of Leitz is more interested in the stock price or product quality. Forgive me, but what a silly question: If he were interested in anything but the stock price he wouldn't be chairman. That's, unfortunately, the way the world works today. At 20,000 cameras a year, we will all out live Leica, even if our Leicas out live us.