Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/05/27

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Subject: [Leica] Hexar Part
From: s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Sat May 27 19:25:37 2006
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And...Todd has been a gentleman concerning sales to users!

Slobodan Dimitrov
Studio G-8,
Angels Gate Cultural Center

On May 27, 2006, at 4:31 PM, Marc James Small wrote:

> At 07:03 PM 5/27/06 -0400, Don Dory wrote:
>> Zeiss Ikon essentially did the same thing when they shut down.  I  
>> don't know
>> what gives with insiders, they don't think their brand is  
>> valuable?   Any
>> repair center would have paid to ship the stuff to them, a place  
>> like Ritz
>> or several other major etailers would love to have the whole  
>> shebang of
>> stuff.  Fortunes have been made with collections of parts.  One of  
>> our local
>> repair centers made a blooming outrageous amount of money when  
>> they cornered
>> the battery door market for A series Canons, until someone knocked  
>> the part
>> off and undersold them.
> In the US, the Zeiss Ikon Voigtl?nder parts inventory was sold off at
> fire-sale prices in 1973 to any repair shops wanting stuff.  In the  
> end,
> Wolf Umbach of Z-V Service bought the rest.  The camera inventory  
> was all
> sold to Cambridge Camera (!), who still occasionally list a NIB  
> Contaflex
> or Icarex or the like.
> The Canadian ZIV inventory went through a similar process but the  
> nubbins
> were sold off to a collector who tired to sell the lot to a few of  
> us Zeiss
> types at a price we regarded as ludicrous.
> The Canadian horde of Rolliflex parts were purchased by Todd  
> Belcher when
> their Canadian agency ws closed down a few years back.
> Marc
> Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!
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In reply to: Message from rikmagus at (Rick Magus) ([Leica] Hexar Part)
Message from msmall at (Marc James Small) ([Leica] Hexar Part)