Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/02/20

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Subject: [Leica] Re: What recession?
From: glehrer at (Jerry Lehrer)
Date: Fri Feb 20 13:02:02 2009
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I thought that someone else would catch your gaffe,, but------  It would 
be difficult to live on a floating yacht off the Cote d'Or as it is in 
the middle
of France.  You mean the Cote d'Azur..  The other Cote is the heart of 
the  Burgundy wine country.


Lawrence Zeitlin wrote:
> Complaining about high Leica lens prices? Don't be a cheapskate.
> Because of an inflated former job title, I am on the mailing list of a 
> magazine "Showboats International." This glossy rag features luxury 
> yachts costing upwards of $1,000,000. The pages are replete with 100 
> ft. plus boats, featuring interiors that would put Westminster Castle 
> to shame. Tucked amongst the ads for Rolex watches and executive jets 
> is one from an Italian pen maker, Tibaldi. Partnering with Riva, an 
> Italian classy runabout maker, Tibaldi offers an inlayed wood ball 
> point pen for a mere $3000. Come on now. It's a ball point pen that 
> probably doesn't write any better than a Bic.
> One of the articles is an interview with a yacht owner, an aged man 
> sporting a nubile young female companion far too young to be his 
> daughter. Dangling from his shoulder, like a piece of jewelry, is a 
> Leica IIIf. The text of the article suggests that his hobby, in 
> addition to clipping coupons, is adorning his floating palace with 
> functional antiques - the best products from each era. The centerpiece 
> is a collection of old Leica cameras.
> Obviously luxury yachting is one segment of the economy that the world 
> recession hasn't impacted. Boatyards specializing in construction of 
> yachts for the super rich are backed up for years. Although a few have 
> been caught, most of the Bernie Madoffs of the world are alive and 
> living on their floating pleasure domes off the Cote d' Or.
> So spring for that new 18 mm lens. Keep Dr. Kaufmann on his yacht.
> Larry Z
> P.S. I'm bitter because, as of this morning, my investment portfolio 
> has lost 50% of its former value.
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