Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/07/29

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Subject: [Leica] limited
From: "TSL" <>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 00:05:58 -0400

>collectors out there will probably set very high prices for truly mint

I am now again asking myself how and who sets the prices on 'limited' M's.
The 'collectors how much can they jack the initial price up?  I had a chance
to buy, when they first appeared the M6 .85 non-ttl for under 2k with full
passport, maybe I should have (bought a few).But I like the 35 lines where
they are on the M6.' - I don't know but as a side-point I do understand the
user's thinking as to M's on shelves.  But at the same time it's quite
similar to the bias surrounding Leica in General - that 'those people' (us!)
are buying a name ect - you know.  I can say for sure that I would LOVE to
be a collector!  Collector/User are also the same person in many if not most
(no?) cases.
I'd have that new 150 platinum sitttin' by me now.  What, assuming the money
does not cause starvation, are stamps more exciting than Leicas!  Out of all
the things to collect - a special limited M of any kind is more than
exciting.  Those who shrug at collectors, well when your neighbor pulls out
his new 150 M6, and says - here check it out - you will start thinking of
scratching off the serial number and.......Or, better - wrap it in black
tape and when he/she comes back from answering the phone they'll  be in a
state of wonder, not even thinking that your black-taped M6 is really a....