Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/04/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 Shutter accuracy, Hunts Photo
From: (Bill Franson)
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 09:55:16 +0000

At 11:17 PM 4/18/99 -0400, you wrote:
>At 07:30 AM 4/18/99 -0500, Walt wrote: 
>>However, I'm just thankful that SOMEBODY buys them new, doesn't 
>>use them, and then sells them for, if we could 
>Well, I bought the M6 along with 3 lenses on Saturday at Hunt's photo
>here in the Boston area. I then exchanged the inaccurate M6 for another
>(I exercised the shutter quite a bit. whether you have film in it or
>not should make no difference to for breaking in the shutter.) Because
>Hunt's Photo only gives you 24 hours to return for full refund (versus
>store credit) I returned the camera today and they lost $8000 in sales.
>I decided I didn't want to be one of the ones to sell a little used
>camera for 60%... There was not enough time with the camera to know if
>I could really switch to Leica. Maybe some future day I will give it
>another try. My decision was more than just the shutter, rather the
>feeling of getting stuck with a system I was not that sure about. I'll
>miss the glass though...

Hunts return policy is another reason not to shop there. Go elsewhere. 

Bill Franson