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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re:Camera held hostage
From: Jerry Lehrer <>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 13:42:48 -0700
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You have been royally screwed. I would look for legal redress,
were I treated that way.  But then, I would not have been as trusting
as you were.


"Troy T. Heinzeroth" wrote:

> Here is an update on my camera being held hostage at mid-state camera in
> Chicago. First, let me answer a few of your comments. I didn't send the
> camera back to DAG because I would have had to send it off and I had hoped
> this was an easy adjustment that wouldn't take a month. Anyway, I use my
> leicas and can't be without them for long. I had found this place in the
> Chicago phonebook and it stated they do leica repairs in-house.
> Subsequently, they told me they used to be leica-authorized repair before
> leica discontinued that. I later found out that leica discontinued
> authorized repair in the early 1970's!!! They recently bought the business,
> and would have had to been working there since middle school!!! When they
> said they wouldn't give the camera back because they had started the work, I
> asked to see the camera, to "see" that the work had been started. They
> refused, and even said that I had to now pay with cash only!!!!!
> The bad news is the bill is $585. I wanted the camera back when they said
> $185 plus parts for a rangefinder adjustment. Now the repair is three times
> as much. Remember this if you ever deal with Mid State Camera in Chicago or
> run across the Osetinski brothers!!!!!Beware!!!!
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