Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/27[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
Dear Buzz, What you say about local prices may be true in some areas, but not in Albuquerque. the best price I could find here was $250.00 higher than mail order. Everyone must decide on what a connection with a local dealer is worth, but $250 was over my limit. I still buy many supplies and the like locally, and I do what a local dealer, so I try to support them. Sincerely, Joe Stephenson +++++++++++ Buzz wrote: Generally, your local dealer will give you exactly the same price as the mail order guys for new equipment with the full USA warranty. Of course, you'll have to pay the sales tax, but you will not pay shipping. To be brief, I find the experience of being able to hold and test the equipment before I buy and to speak with a knowledgeable dealer to be a worthy part of the shopping experience. Of course, for used equipment one must buy what one can find and your local dealer may not have it on hand when you need it. However, I have asked my dealer to keep an eye out for a piece and he has called me when it was in and given me a good price each time. For the record, I shop at New England Photo in Arlington Center, Massachusetts. Talk to Ara. Buzz Hausner.