Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/05/11

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Subject: [Leica] Leica does the internet auction thing
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 19:24:21 -0700
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I got the below from Leica as many of us I'm sure did
I guess if it saves the company it's OK with me
I guess Leica looked at ebay and thought if you can't beat' em join em:

Dear Leica friends,

as subscriber of our newsletter you are accustomed to the usage and the 
opportunities of the internet. Also Leica Camera, a company with a long 
tradition, is very open towards this media and its fascinating possibilities. 
To demonstrate this attitude towards the internet we initiated a very special 
event in cooperation with taking place in May 2000.

For the first time and exclusively on the Amazon-website, Leica Camera AG 
auctions off a worldwide sought-after, unique item on the internet, starting 
15th of May: a rangefinder camera Leica M6 TTL with classic black paint  finish.
The camera with the serial number 2.501.000 (edition-number 1000/2000)  is one
of the most wanted items of this 2,000-piece-edition. Since launch of  the
anniversary edition at the turn of the century, 1999/2000, by Leica Camera  AG
the company was approached by numerous collectors from all over the world  who
explicitly asked for this model.

Now all interested collectors worldwide have the same chance to buy this  unique
item online on the auction-sites of, or Just choose your preferred language and country. Detailed 
information is available on the webpages of Leica Camera AG and

Utilize this unique opportunity to bid on a very special model. We are looking 
forward to your participation and are expecting an interesting auction on the  web.

English speaking information:

English speaking auction: - GB: - USA:

With best regards, Leica Camera AG

Do you have friends, colleagues or acquaintances who might also be interested in
this service? If so, please forward this communication to them, or kindly alert
them to the free subscription service at the following address:

You will receive this mail if you have entered your name on the distribution
list offered by Leica Camera AG on the internet. If your mailing address
changes, or if you wish to re-subscribe or cancel your free subscription, you
can find the appropriate instructions at the following site:

If you have questions or suggestions concerning Leica Camera AG offerings on the
internet, please contact the on-line editors at:

Thank You! - Leica Newsletter v1.1

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