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Subject: [Leica] Leica M8 Tryout?
From: grduprey at (
Date: Sat Jun 9 22:52:46 2007

I'm very surprised they did not have a demo.  Most every Leica dealer i have 
been to lately has one to demo for customers.


-------------- Original message from Jerry Lehrer <>: 

> Leicaphiles, 
> Having a rare Saturday off, I went down to our (only) Leica dealer to 
> see what was available 
> and to check out the M8. I bought a beautiful CL and a TE 90 at good 
> prices. I also asked 
> to see the new M8. I offered to buy a memory card (is that the 
> correct term?) so I could 
> mount my lenses and try it out in the store. I would take the card 
> home and check it out in my 
> computer. 
> The sales person said, in effect, ; "No way, the people who want to buy 
> our M8s , want to buy 
> them sealed" 
> I had considered myself a good customer,having spent over $20,000 for 
> Leica., Rollei and 
> H'blad stuff at their two stores. 
> They suggested that I go to a shop that is having "Leica Days" where I 
> could bring my lenses 
> and try out their demo M8. 
> Should I continue to deal with them? 
> Jerry 
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