Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/11

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Subject: [Leica] Not Buying M8 nor Hummer nor Taunting Frank
From: grduprey at (
Date: Tue Mar 11 19:54:24 2008

Very few arrive dead these days, most of those were in the first 3 or 4 


-------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Sonny Carter" <>
> On 3/11/08, Frank Filippone <> wrote:
> >
> >
> > However that combined with the rather alarming number of units which
> > arrive dead or defective, has me hesitant to make the switch.
> Do we know what percentage that is?  Do we even know how many  M8's are out
> there?
> My guess is thta we hear the horror stories because we stand on the right
> street corner to hear the news.   I dunno, and would be interested in how
> many Oly, Nikon, Pentax and Canon get sent back.
> I only bought one other new Leica, an M6, and it had a dead counter out of
> the box.
> Biggest problem in this regard is that most cameras these days are not sold
> from stock, but drop shipped from the distributor.  The dealer has to 
> depend
> on statistics for quality control..
> That has been the case for some time.  It works to some extent, but when 
> the
> dealer doesn't get to check it out like the old days, the opportunity for a
> crash is much higher.
> (You can tell I'm feeling better these days, huh?   I'm walking really 
> good,
> with my new knees.  )
> Regards,
> Sonny
> Natchitoches, Louisiana
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