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Mr Leica007, recently of this forum, has definitively posted a price of £4900 over on the GetDPI forum where is received gratefully. Not sure of his source, but he certainly is.

 

So that's that then. All sorted now. No need for further discussion until the first M9 goes wrong.

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Not sure of his source...

 

Forgive me if I regard this "confirmation" with a degree of scepticism...

I'll wait for the formal announcement.

 

Regards,

 

Bill

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His actual words are "Seems like, the price of Leica M9 would be £4900. But obviously I cannot divulge the source of my information."

 

"Seems like", is hardly definitive

 

Erm... that's just the price in Euros from the French leak, divided by the current exchange rate.

 

I could have told you that last week, if you'd asked.

 

Anywhere in the £4,900 - £4,999 range is where it will sit, by my guess. Leica will want to hedge the exchange rate movements between € and £ for a while.

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Someone who is not sure of his source but certainly sure of himself doesn't seem to me as someone whom i would pay any price.

 

You are right, there is no need to discuss this.

 

I better wait until I see the price tag at a Leica dealer.

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I don't know what slice of the poor photographer's market I represent, but I'm going to have to stick with my M8 if that's true...

 

Anyone know what the M3-M7 bodies cost in today's dollars when they were released?

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£4,900 = £4,260, excluding UK VAT, currently 15%

 

That equals $6,957, excluding all your purchase taxes.

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RockyIII - you do realize European listed prices have sales tax included (as Value Added Tax) - often up to 19%?

 

As mentioned - this is the usual stupidity of applying google's exchange-rate calculator freehand without understanding global economics.

 

Someone has listed all the "predictions" regarding the M9 (or nonexistence thereof) on another thread. I've decided to keep track of, and repost, all the "predictions" of the M9 dollar price once Leica USA revealed the actual price.

 

Including my own - $6,700

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£4,900 = £4,260, excluding UK VAT, currently 15%

 

That equals $6,957, excluding all your purchase taxes.

 

Andy's done the math, and has the right VAT figure ;-)

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BTW - I have not totally accepted the €5500 (including VAT) price. It's one of those things that developed a life of its own after it appeared on one dealer's web site (no one mentions the "price subject to change" caveat on the same site).

 

It's altogether possible that we are in for an ugly surprise come 9/9, and the M9 may cost €6500 (VAT incl) and $8000 U.S. and £5,800 (or however the math comes out). Until Leica says what the price is, we are assuming...

 

But that will be a real global price, and not a poor use of currency calculations.

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That's $8,000 US. Whew!

 

Rocky

 

The price of a NIkon D3X ... hmmmm ... actually, it is higher than the market price of a D3X.

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£4,900 = £4,260, excluding UK VAT, currently 15%

 

 

Either your calculator or mine is off, Andy. Mine says that £4900.00 minus 15% is: £4165.00.

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Tax isn't a discount.

 

The £4,900 INCLUDES 15% added on to the net price of £4,260.

 

BTW, VAT in the UK will be going up to AT LEAST 17.5% again on January 1st 2010. Rumours around that it might be 20%

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Either your calculator or mine is off, Andy. Mine says that £4900.00 minus 15% is: £4165.00.
Your is!

 

Because it's 4260£ (without tax) + 15% (tax) = 4899£ (with tax)

(It's always quite difficult)

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