Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/03/21

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Subject: [Leica] 75mm F/2 M lens? New vs. used
From: feli2 at (Feli)
Date: Mon Mar 21 22:59:41 2005
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I buy used or demo gear, because I can't afford some items new. Sure I 
would like to be able to purchase all of my gear new, who wouldn't? But 
I'd rather have a clean used body or lens, than not have it at all... 
I've also always factored in the cost of a CLA for most used gear. It's 
a must in my book.

My M7 was a Leica demo; which knocked a substantial amount off the 
price Not a bad deal; couldn't have swung it otherwise. Leica made some 
cash, the dealer made some cash, I saved some and got what was 
essentially a new camera with a 1 year factory warranty for several 
hundred dollars less than a new one. Besides, most of my gear gets 
marred in a matter of weeks anyway... I never abuse it, but it's only a 
matter of time for it to get scratch from being handled.


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