I was just on the Leica homepage and saw a new offering for a one yer warranty extension for the M9. http://support.leica-camera.com/file...conditions.pdf The warranty goes with the camera so if it is sold, the remainder of the warranty is in effect. Cost is 190 euros or $423 US at today's exchange rate. I think that Leica is the only company that warrants the camera on transfer of ownership. Funny how automobile warranties are for the life of the warranty and not ownership, while with cameras, only the original owner gets the warranty.