worth it to buy from the singapore leica store


grievor

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hi, im wondering if it is worth it to buy from the singapore leica store? with its outrageous prices? or should i get 2nd hand from BnS instead? looking to get my first Leica M
 

raytoei

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hi Grievor,

it depends.

Have you bought and sold from the net before ?

Have you had experience buying 2nd hand from local shops or other overseas shops ?

If you have answered "Yes", then I think you'd know the answer.

If you are not sure, then I would suggest you pause and take stock, the additional 1k or 2k that Leica charges
makes it worthwhile if you are new to Leica, new to Rangefinder Photography.

Sure anyone can buy cheap from europe over the net, are you prepared to handle the issues if the camera isn't
as described or if it has issues within the first 24 hours ?

Having said this, I bought a m9p new from a seller who bought 2 from UK. No issues but I was prepared for the risks
involved. I have had beginner's luck as well as outrite cheated on expensive items over the net, it was painful to recover
the monies involved.

so caveat emptor!

raytoei
 

Benji77

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I think the deeper question you should ask (yourself) is 'Do I accept 2nd hand items' and 'Do I want brand new items'. Its not so much a question of 'worth'.
 

Anxin

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What raytoei said.
 

Vittra

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If it is camera or lenses you are after; you can also get it from reputable resellers and usually at a discount too.