[LRflex] Re: North American Leica promotions.

David,

Yes, but there was used Leica stuff and consignment goodies, including
a Leica spotting scope and binoculars. Not to mention a used R6.2 that
I had my eyes on.  The Leica distribute would not buy used gear, would
they?

Jerry

David Young wrote:

> Jerry:
>
> Speaking from years as a retailer, many, if not most, of the "better"=
>  brands have a clause in their franchise agreements that give them the=
>  right to repurchase the store's stock at cost, if the franchise should=
>  terminate for any reason. (And bankruptcy is usually a valid reason!)
>
> They lose money when they do this, but it prevents the brand being=
>  advertised/sold at blowout prices.  What they lose, in repurchasing,=
>  shipping and refurbishing (not to mention the lower price they recieve for=
>  the refurbished (read "Demo") product) is, they feel, worth it to preserve=
>  the brand's image.
>
> Today's entire discussion of Rolls' and other cars was really about=
>  "image". Remember?
>
> Lux Audio (before they were bought by one of the big car-stereo makers and=
>  went down-hill) did this in the stereo biz. I once took my truck to the=
>  warehouse of my best/largest competitor and took delivery of his entire=
>  Lux stock.... when he lost and I gained the franchise.
>
> My understanding is that Leica do this. And it is likely that they have=
>  "the goodies".
>
> (Nice to see this thread come back "on topic" - if only in a round-about=
>  way!)
>
> Cheers!
>
> David.
>
> ----------
>
> Jerry Lehrer pondered:
>
> >David,
> >
> >That reminds me. the only Leica dealer in my town went bankrupt last
> >month.  Court auction coming up soon, but all the goodies "disappeared".
> >I wonder where they went?
>
> David Young,
> Logan Lake, BC
> CANADA.
>
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