Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/08

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Subject: RE: [Leica] New Black Nikon S3 Just Introduced
From: Guy Bennett <>
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 13:29:00 -0800
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>Simple: there are many many people out there stupid enough to pay that
>price. Just as there are people stupid enough to pay ridiculous prices for
>"special edition" Leicas, which are, after all, nothing more or less than
>the high end equivalent of Hummel "collectibles" and Franklin mint Elvis
>B. D.

Yeah, but some of us are smart enough to hold out for the
bargain-basement-priced, plain vanilla (or chocolate paint) M6s.

Nikon should market a $2000. SP body for the economically challenged RF
user, just leic Leica does.

Oh yeah: ;)


>[]On Behalf Of Guy Bennett
>Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 4:47 PM
>Subject: Re: [Leica] New Black Nikon S3 Just Introduced
>>530,000 Yen, at 130 to the dollar that is about $4076
>>this is the black paint version of the chrome S3 2000
>Why so expensive?
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