Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/17

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Family Peace
From: Jeremy Kime <>
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 1998 18:15:48 -0000


It reminds me of the old adage: 
Man to wife...
'When I die, don't you ever sell that stuff for what I told you I paid for

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> My wife isn't even aware of Leica equipment (to say nothing of the
> costs), though she enjoys the pictures I take.
> But her attitude is nothing compared to what happened once at my
> dealer's here in Bologna (I'll convert prices in $). A friend of mine
> witnessed the episode. A nice lady entered in order to buy a present
> for her husband, whom she knew as a Leica enthusiast.
> She had heard him saying that he wanted an M6 titanium, which missed
> from his equipment. So she said she was this gentleman's wife and
> asked for it, and the dealer said "Sure, we know your husband, he's a
> very good customer of ours. No problem, here's the titanium M6". So he
> made a parcel of it, and asked for the due price: about $3,200.
> The lady almost fainted, but recovered quickly, just to start insuling
> her (absent) man, and promising to having him pay for it. Then, to
> justify her reaction, she said that her husband had told her that
> these cameras costed no more than $ 300 (threehundred) each!
> I dare not imagine how many M's and lenses that (poor) man has had to
> say goodbye to in order to pay his way out back to family peace!
> Daniele Coliva
> Bologna, Italia