Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/02/22

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Subject: Re: [Leica] La Maison du Leica
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 16:20:52 -0800
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>When I was in Paris about four years ago I found the used equipment at
>prices competitive to the New York shops.  I bought a couple of used lenses
>from La Maison du Leica when I was there.  Although not a screaming deal,
>they were competitive with prices in the USA.

I've also found that to be the case with used gear, whether LTM stuff, or a
couple of nice (and cheap, by US standards) M2s last summer. I've also
heard that you can bargain a bit on the used material.


>At 12:02 AM 2/23/2002 +0100, Tarek Charara wrote:
>>le 22.02.2002 20:12, Steve Unsworth à a écrit :
>> > As you say, prices seem high everywhere, certainly in Paris, any idea why?
>> > Or is it just for historical reasons?
>>I guess the reasons are:
>>1) rent
>>2) taxes
>>3) VAT
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