Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/19

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Subject: [Leica] Bargain M8s?
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Wed Mar 19 09:47:30 2008
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Quite true. I had similar experiences over the years.
However, in some recent (last 12 months) discussions with people at  
PhotoVillage they seemed perfectly willing to discuss the history of  
various cameras which they listed as demos, used, etc. So  
communication would seem to be in order if considering equipment  
which is not sealed in an unopened box.

Fond regards,
Picture A Week -

On Mar 19, 2008, at 11:41 AM, Harrison McClary wrote:

> I'd be VERY leary of buying any Leica DEMO labeled product.   
> Several years ago I bought an R8 when it was new as a had  
> tons of problems and went back to leica 3 or 4 times at  
> least...anyway finally they told me the camera was one someone had  
> returned, been refurbed and then sold as a DEMO...I asked about  
> this saying that I thought DEMO meant the camera had been used to  
> demo the I was told it can also mean one that was  
> returned with problems and then fixed and resold.   This was told  
> to me by a person, some lady whose name I forget, in the Leica head  
> offices in NJ...if you are really adventurous you can do a search  
> in the archives for my post from those days sometime in the late 90's.

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