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    Leica M 240 available on amazon. Please delete after one day.

    Ran across this listing. if you want it at a higher price, here's the chance

    Amazon.com: Leica M Typ240 Digital Rangefinder Camera: Camera & Photo

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    Re: Leica M 240 available on amazon. Please delete after one day.

    Quote Originally Posted by mmbma View Post
    Ran across this listing. if you want it at a higher price, here's the chance

    Amazon.com: Leica M Typ240 Digital Rangefinder Camera: Camera & Photo
    Good synopsis of the Leica M status:

    "Leica M Typ240 Digital Rangefinder Camera
    by Leica
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    Currently unavailable.
    We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."
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    Re: Leica M 240 available on amazon. Please delete after one day.

    someone must have snatched it

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    Re: Leica M 240 available on amazon. Please delete after one day.

    Quote Originally Posted by mmbma View Post
    Ran across this listing. if you want it at a higher price, here's the chance

    Amazon.com: Leica M Typ240 Digital Rangefinder Camera: Camera & Photo

    ACE Photo had one up on the Amazon marketplace, used with 1 year warranty, for $8399, just a mere $1400 above retail for a used item. This from an "authorized Leica dealer."

    There was a private reseller that had one over $9k.

    both gone now...

    Won't be shopping at ACE Photo....

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    Re: Leica M 240 available on amazon. Please delete after one day.

    Plenty of folks out there with money to pay whatever it takes.

    Welcome to the real world.
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    Re: Leica M 240 available on amazon. Please delete after one day.

    Quote Originally Posted by GrahamWelland View Post
    Plenty of folks out there with money to pay whatever it takes.

    Welcome to the real world.
    Yeah I paid someone a bit over retail to secure one and I have no problem with that. What I do have a problem with is authorized dealers doing it. Sure it's not illegal, and it's a free country and all. It is a difference of what you *can* do and what you *should* do, as an authorized dealer. It's an integrity issue, and I don't suspect most would agree with me in this country. I have my choice to take my business elsewhere though.

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    Re: Leica M 240 available on amazon. Please delete after one day.

    I agree - dealers gouging is a different situation to the real 'free market'.

    Although from a purist point of view the 'free market' would apply to dealers too. I don't like it either but I do understand. I would also rather deal with a dealer who will sell and commit to list price and wait for delivery. I'd be SERIOUSLY PISSED if that same dealer reneged on their integrity and succumbed to buyer premiums if they'd committed to a retail deal. That would ruin their integrity with me and terminate our future business immediately.
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    Re: Leica M 240 available on amazon. Please delete after one day.

    No but dealers get an exclusive claim in their territory and enjoys the benefit of being the sole legitimate source. Therefore free market doesn't apply to them since they are guaranteed of a profit margin. Won't be shopping at ACE

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