Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] (Leica)FS:35-70 f2.8 R
From: John Collier <>
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 00:28:49 -0700

Joseph, and any others who may have been dealing on the lens in question,
or, who have, by public and private email expressed disappointment in my

I at no time intended to cause any Leica -User grief. That this has occurred
is unfortunate. I wish I could say that next time I will behave differently;
but I cannot. I must confess that, if I had realised it was a retail outlet,
I might have said nothing. I think this reflects poorly on my character;
that I would think it would be okay to help an individual but not a
business. I certainly have learned a great deal today and hope not to learn
as much again for awhile.

John Collier

> From: "Dr. Joseph Yao" <>
> Thank you John, you have just blocked my purchase of this lens.  The deal
> was done until your message was posted and now the lens 'has been sold' by
> his associate.
> Joseph
> on 3/3/01 1:24 AM, John Collier at wrote:
>> This lens is almost completely unavailable and, when it does turn up, sells
>> for $14000US to $16000US. You might want to reconsider your selling price.
>> Cheers,
>> John Collier
>>> From: "Simmy" <>
>>> For Sale: Brand new Leica Vario-Elmar-R 35-70mm f2.8 cat# 11 275. New stock
>>> with Canadian Passport Warranty. Price:$5500.00 Canadian.