Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/12/19

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Leica Price increase
From: Nathan Wajsman <>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 23:51:01 +0100
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I am sure that this is part of it, IF the price increase is only in North
America. But if the price also increases in Europe, then it is probably more a
case of the M7 selling above expectations and Leica wishing to milk the market a
bit. It is called capitalism and there is nothing wrong or unethical about it.
We are not talking about Aids drugs here, just a nice luxurious camera. Keep
things in perspective. Anyway, isn't the current list price in the US something
like $2395? In which case the increase to $2500 is about 4%, hardly


Rolfe Tessem wrote:

> I think it's pretty clear that any price increase is a result of the recent
> strength of the euro versus the dollar. Less than a year ago, I think, the
> euro was worth only 85 cents. Yesterday it was 1.02.
> My guess is that Leica, like most international companies, tries not to
> readjust prices with every little exchange rate fluctuation, but when it
> reaches 15% the company simply has to react.
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> Rolfe Tessem
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