Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/06/23[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
> The distributor buys product from Leica AG and profit from the > sale of that > item is used to pay for a number of expensive services we benefit > from. Is there a difference in price the manufacturer charges for the same product between gray market and "official channels"? I do not believe there is. If that is the case, why doesn't EVERY item from the manufacturer come with the manufacturers warranty (and I believe it does)? Also, it sounds to me that if there isn't a difference in price charged, that the manufacturer makes MORE money from the gray market item, since you claimed that they don't have to provide warranty service for them (which I do not believe BTW).