Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/03/16

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Subject: [Leica] Gray market
From: feli2 at (Feli)
Date: Wed Mar 16 11:46:14 2005
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So, Leica's profit is the same. It really boils down to the warranty.


On Mar 16, 2005, at 11:40 AM, Lew Schwartz wrote:

>       I think Leica helps the dealers out by offering their "passport"
> protection for items purchased through authorized dealers who obtain 
> the
> items from their domestic market. Even an 'authorized' dealer can 
> offer new,
> grey market stuff, but without passport protection. He is not able to 
> decide
> which items are which.
>       As a user you've got to decide on whether or not the passport is
> worth the difference in $$$. I assume that, since the cost of passport
> protection pays for underwriting the plan, that the bottom line isn't
> affected either way.
> -Lew

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