Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R8 serial number
From: "Ted Grant" <>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 08:59:19 -0700
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Pascal wrote:
>>> It does matter, in the sense that I (and most probably many others)
> wouldn't buy an R8 if it were "made in Ulan Bator" at the price they are
> currently selling it for. I'd expect to see a much lower price in that
> case.<<<<

Hi Pascal,

But you and I know that the reason the price isn't lower, no matter where
the Leica is made, hell sand fleas in the Sahara could be making them and
the price would be the same. Why?

Because the guys at the top want to maintain the same amount of money in
their pay cheques (and a big bonus at the end of the fiscal year) and to
make the company more profitable.

Simple economics and if they can get the same quality of production for the
offering of one human a day to the sand fleas, they are going for it big
time.  Money talks!

Ted Grant Photography Limited
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Pascal" <>
To: "LUG" <>
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2001 12:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] R8 serial number

> On 20-04-2001 23:53, Martin Howard wrote:
> >Who gives a shit?  If it works, does what it's supposed to, and enables
> >to take pictures, what does it matter if it was assembled in Wetzlar,
> >Lisbon, or Ulan Bator?
> this statement sounds a bit too categoric Martin !
> Pascal
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