Adhering to the forum guidelines of not posting pricing advice in the forum buy sell ...feel compelled to lay this out there . The Leica M9/M9P warranty is not transferrable for items purchased in the USA . Its a Leica USA policy and I checked it many times directly with Christian Erhardt when he ran Leica s service department . Unless you have original invoice with your name on it from an authorized Leica dealer ...you have no warranty . (this does not mean that Leica will not choose to repair something without proof of warranty ).
My experience is that early in the product life cycle ..Leica didn t ask but generally when the bodies started to go out of warranty ...they start to ask .
This S2 is the exception and the warranty is transferrable . They really want to know who has the S2 and will update the registration if you send it in.
Nikon USA has the same policy .....if you don t have an original invoice with your name on it from an authorized NIKON USA dealer ..you have no USA warranty . This is common knowledge on the Nikon forums and they have plenty of examples of even NPS members being held up for lack of the invoice . .
Just my opinion ..but its dishonest to state that a item has a warranty because its new ..it doesn t unless you can get a dealer to issue a invoice in the buyers name . Never registered does mean anything .
Don t agree please call either Leica or Nikon directly before you refute the accuracy of this post . Statements like my dealer has never had a problem don t cut it . (FYI each country distributor may have different policies but this is how the USA warranties work.)