Sell you M43 gear and buy this Leica!

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by John M Flores, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    An empty box sold for $2000?

    I will never understand Leica fan boys ...
     
  2. Rudi

    Rudi Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 16, 2010
    Australia
    Wow! There's probably a sucker out there who will buy it. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Markb

    Markb Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 9, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Mark
    Here's the price of the lens, or someone's attempt at it. An original box could easily add 10% to the value to a collector. Crazy but true :eek:. The f1.2 Noct' is incredibly rare.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I would find that box at a thrift store and spend the rest of the day looking for the lens. The asking price for the empty box is more than what I paid for my first 3 cars (combined!).
     
  5. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    But you guys don't get it - it's a full-frame box!

    :rofl::rofl:
     
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  6. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Okay I realize it's coming from Poland but $45 to ship an empty box?
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I'm assuming they are insuring it for that price. Imagine trying to argue that one with shipping company who crushes your irreplaceable EMPTY box.

    "Yes, I paid $2,000 for an empty box. There was no lens inside."

    "Oh, so no lens was damaged, then why have you filed a claim?"

    "Because the box is no longer worth $2,000"
     
  8. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Leica has no appeal to me, even if it costs the same as m43, I take AF every time.
     
  9. usayit

    usayit Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Good for you... sounds like you made a good choice then...

    Not all Leica shooters are collectors... btw.... You'll find many examples of inflated collector items on ebay.
     
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  10. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Same here, but I don't think M43 boxes are AF either...
     
  11. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Could THAT be the scam ? Insure an empty box that you sold for 2000$ and then make a claim because an empty box arrived ???

    Or, am I to distrustful ???

    C U,
    Rafael
     
  12. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    LOL - and consider you are having this conversation in a foreign language.
     
  13. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    A really poor person will never understand how one of us can shell out $900 for an E-P3 :wink:

    It's all relative :smile:
     
  14. soundimageplus

    soundimageplus Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 2, 2010
    Worcestershire
    Lets see, very rare lens. Sells for $20,000+ add in original box bought for $2000, probably add $3000 to the price. Keep the lens for 5 years. Probably worth about $30-35,000.

    The world record for a camera sale is 1.9 Million Dollars. For a Leica of course.

    Or you could buy some Greek debt, or invest in the stock market.
     
  15. Markb

    Markb Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 9, 2011
    Kent, UK
    Mark
    Leicas are free. Buy one (used and not digital), use it for a few years, sell it for at least what you paid for it :thumbup:

    In fact, the way used prices are going I'm sorry I sold mine when I did.
     
  16. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    +1
    The Leica "haters" will never understand nor appreciate this :smile:
     
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  17. stillshunter

    stillshunter Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 27, 2011
    Yeah well I'd jump on the hate-wagon, but I know that deep down it'd be all about my envy. Oh who am I kidding just blow the dust off the surface and its plain to see "I WANT ONE!!!"....well not the box, but certainly - no, "longingly" - its contents. :blush:
     
  18. flash

    flash Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Apr 29, 2010
    1 hour from Sydney Australia.
    Gordon
    Rats. Just missed it..:smile:

    But really. This is a rock solid investment. I just sold a 90mm Leica lens for 25% more than I paid for it. Total time of ownership was two months. I laugh at you puny little stock bonds.....

    Gordon
     
  19. John M Flores

    John M Flores Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 7, 2011
    Somerville, NJ
    Fair points about Leicas holding their value. If I was to delve back into film, I might consider one to see if there really is pixies dust in the glass....and also to be able to say, "Yeah, I did that."

    I think what gets me about this is the fact that it's no longer about photography. But hey, it made TOP!

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