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    Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Seems like, the price of Leica M9 would be 4900. But obviously I cannot divulge the source of my information.

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    US price seems to be $7500.

    Caveat: according to the source - Pound price is more probable than the US Dollar price. But in all likelyhood it's going to be $7500.

    And I think I will wait, rather than jumping into the fray right now.

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Leica has received a very good response so far from the dealers.

    There will be a shortage in the UK - M9s will be supplied in two lots.
    First lot available from Thursday and the Second lot coming in 10 days.

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Does 4900 include the 15% VAT? Because if so, then the US equivalent would be more like 6500-6800.
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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post
    Does 4900 include the 15% VAT? Because if so, then the US equivalent would be more like 6500-6800.
    yes, 4900 including 15% VAT.

    $6500-6800 is more than welcome. $6800 was my earlier estimation.
    but it can well be $7500, which is a bit sad . i won't sink that much for a hobby.

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    4900.00 minus 15%VAT = 4165 x today's currency conversion rate = $6823.00.

    Not an early adopter type, I'll wait for the supply to catch up with the demand and the possible initial bugs to get worked out, then look for 10% off MSRP and buy it at that!
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    Well, we'll know in two days...no hurry. The only thing that is sure is that it will cost either a lot of money or an absurd amount of money.
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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post
    a lot of money or an absurd amount of money.
    . . . and you will need Lux's and nocti's to go with it so what is the next level beyond absurd?!

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    Madoffian.
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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Well, this post has caught the attention of LUF member Essemmlee.

    Andy Barton has observed on LUF, ""Seems like", is hardly definitive"

    To Andy: if you want, I can get you one for 4900, promise

    Yes, the final price might not be 'confirmed' confirmed - but the source is too reliable. Draw whatever inference you would like. But as we also know, "To err is human"
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    It's not the price but I am not going to post it either. Just have to wait for the announcement. Sorry folks I just happen to know to much and am avoiding posting anything
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    It's not the price but I am not going to post it either. Just have to wait for the announcement.
    which one Guy - GBP 4900 or USD 7500 ?

    at least tell us which price you think is wrong - GBP or USD one? and I will get back to the 'spying business'. and chase up my sources.

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    My reliable (so far) sources say EUR 5,500 in France, VAT (19.6%) included. FWIW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Sorry folks I just happen to know too much and am avoiding posting anything
    Chicken! Those black helicopters with red dots on them circling your house could just be coincidence...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Sorry folks I just happen to know to much and am avoiding posting anything

    Knowing, but not sharing, is a sin on the internet.

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Heck I can get in trouble guys. Yes the black hawks are circling. Two more days but the price is expected let's put it that way. You have two days to rob the banks or get a higher credit limit on your Credit cards. Besides you guys need a little suspense and can't open the last present before the big day.
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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Quote Originally Posted by leica007 View Post
    Knowing, but not sharing, is a sin on the internet.
    I know i'm soooooooooooooooo bad
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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    I know i'm soooooooooooooooo bad
    the black hawks will punish you and charge your credit card.

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    but the price is expected let's put it that way.
    I take that to mean the current prices of new lux lenses being so much higher than existing new lenses? If so the estimate discussed may be low?

    An alternative view. Leica needs to sell camera and lenses to survive. In the point and shoot, auto everything world, not many people have the patience for manual except for the periodic alternative. Pricing has to attract new entrants. We will see.
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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    He did say present though. So maybe it'll be a surprise on the lower side. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Price will be at 5500EUR inc. 19% German VAT = 6800 US without VAT. I already payed the full amount to my dealer. Hope to get the camera next week ;-)

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    My guess is $7700 US if a lot less I am happy if more I am bummed.

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    My gut feeling is Christopher has the correct US price.

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    Popflash put up a price of 6995 for the M9 and 1995 for the X1. Are they early and correct or early and wrong. David

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    IMHO $1995 just seems nuts for the x1. Makes decision simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    IMHO $1995 just seems nuts for the x1. Makes decision simple.
    Agreed... Especially if the lens is fixed. Chop the price in half and it would probably sell. $2000 gets a Sony a850 or any number of other options to include a Micro 4/3 system and a lens or two.
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    $6995--can you get a big discount on this?

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Quote Originally Posted by dseelig View Post
    Popflash put up a price of 6995 for the M9 and 1995 for the X1. Are they early and correct or early and wrong. David
    Early and correct.

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    IMHO $1995 just seems nuts for the x1. Makes decision simple.
    Yep, and add $350 for the finder and I might simply decide to go with a used M8 instead. Just have to scrape together some additional funds for the lens

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    ah, my source in the UK got the USD price wrong. will have to see what happens to the UK price ,which he was surer about - 4900 gbp as of now Monday morning [Leica might in the last moment make it 4800 ]

    but my - like many others - guess-estimation was right: as i wrote on GetDpi

    "hence, the proportionate speculated price of M9 in the USA = $ 6800 = $7000 rounded or icing on the cake/ keep-your-spouse-happy price = $6999.99 [you get your share of 9s too!]"

    is your spouse happy now? i don't have any, so doesn't apply. but i will have to resist the lure for a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trisberg View Post
    Yep, and add $350 for the finder and I might simply decide to go with a used M8 instead. Just have to scrape together some additional funds for the lens

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    It's not the price but I am not going to post it either. Just have to wait for the announcement. Sorry folks I just happen to know to much and am avoiding posting anything


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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    Okay I heard 5500 euro. Not sure on US
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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    5500 in Germany.
    Local store here should have them either tomorrow or Friday.

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    Re: Leica M9 - 4900 in the UK.

    $6995
    4850

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    okay, the tip from my source on the UK price has been found to be almost accurate. 4850 instead of 4900!

    may be there was a last minute change in the price - perhaps, a negotiation between Leica and dealers whether to price it 4900 or 4800, and they might have settled for the mean price of 4850 .

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    i just paid 4850 for mine

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