This is a e-mail sent from Leica AG. All I can add to this is. Hey i could use a M8 under my tree.
To our customers
Dear customers and friends of our company,
This year is no exception; suddenly Christmas is almost here, even though, four weeks ago, everyone thought there was still plenty of time. Christmas is supposed to be a peaceful season, but suddenly, everything is so hectic.
As you all know, Leica Camera quite deliberately decided to sell the brand's products exclusively through a network of authorised Leica dealers some years ago. Because, only there can you, as a discerning customer, find the expert advice and service you deserve and expect from a brand like Leica. Our authorised dealers are the partners we all rely on!
I would like to request something important of you all: Please support your Leica dealers in these current tough times for the business world. When you are planning your Christmas presents, please spare a thought for your local dealer and our range of products. We will be actively supporting our dealers in the Christmas season and some time beyond with particularly attractive special offers and promotions. So visit your Leica dealer and take a look at the special Leica offers he has waiting just for you.
I am looking forward very much to hearing news from our partners, our authorised dealers, about your support.
In closing, I want to wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and a wonderful start to the New Year!
Dr. Andreas Kaufmann