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fernando.salazar
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Walking down the airport in Frankfurt to catch a flight you´ll note in almost every electronic store the presence of Leica products. I´m sometimes wondering about who is passing by and buying a Leica-M cam or lenses exposed in that shops for thousand of Euros just a few minutes before taking off but there is enough crazy money around the world that needs to be spent. So it´s a guess that Leica might be happy with it´s sales in such "prominent locations".

 

Living since a few years in Madrid I´m also wondering why Leica is not present with a shop - maybe a gallery too - in the third European metropolitan area, providing dedicated Leica users with the chance to see, to taste and to buy new products. Madrid is a wonderful, lightful and vibrant city that provides a wide range of possibilities and knowing the affinity of Spaniards for German high quality products it´s rather peculiar why Leica products aren´t offered in a decent store here.

 

Anybody aware about the companies market strategy or if they are planning to expand into new markets maybe with new stores in Spain?

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They recently gave a dealership to a camera shop in Sevilla. Unfortunately the shop is agent for Canon and many other brands and Leica is just one of them. The downside for me is when I contact Leica CS they refer me to 'my local dealer'. I do not like visiting the city and the shop has ignored one or two emails about Leica products from me so I am not impressed with this turn of events.

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They recently gave a dealership to a camera shop in Sevilla. Unfortunately the shop is agent for Canon and many other brands and Leica is just one of them. The downside for me is when I contact Leica CS they refer me to 'my local dealer'. I do not like visiting the city and the shop has ignored one or two emails about Leica products from me so I am not impressed with this turn of events.

More or less the same in Madrid. If you are seeking a Leica dealer your first choice is "Fotocasion" in a secondary city location. On it´s webpage you´ll find between a plastic-cam support for € 25 and a Panasonic digicam for € 1.200 a Leica SL for € 6.900! No doubt, that´s exactly the place where I always expected this singular device, spend such amount of money and find the dedicated service for a Leica camera. Let´s see when we´ll find M´s and lenses well sorted in Lidl and Aldi stores around the corner

. Don´t want to appear picky or elitist but I believe that the brand deserves a better and exclusive presence in Spain due to it´s price level, quality and tradition. 

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I know Fotocasion. I use them for mail order. I bough SL batteries from them when the Sevilla store didn't even have a SL for sale. They also sourced a Leica M lens case for me when the Sevilla store didn't reply to my enquiry. I would, however prefer to deal directly with Leica when I have a problem with a camera or lens. As you infer, that's what we pay for.

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  • 3 weeks later...

In ValencIa we have Fotopro. They also carry most big brands but are extremely nice and professional. When the sensor of my M9 -not purchased there- had to be repaired they managed it all in the most satisfactory way. Even if better prices can be found in Andorra, I guess my next Leica will be bought from them.

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