Leica M3 price - serial number above 1 100 000

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  1. darkosaric

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    Hi,

    I have a chance to get M3 that has serial number over 1.1M, but it is in not so good condition (working condition - but with visible small bumps). Asking price is 1000 euros. Is it a good deal - can I later resell it on ebay for more?

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    1,000 euro seems rather high for a M3 that is cosmetically flawed. Especially if it is for the body only. Is a lens included too? if so, the type of lens on it will have an impact on the price.

    Jim B.
     
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    No lens. I paid for my M3 half of that price, but serial number was under one million. So I guess no collector's value even with this high serial number when body is flawed cosmetically.
     
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    As said above, too high. For a beater body, should be around $500-$700US bucks.
     
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    Way to high!
    Collectors have given significance to M3 cameras of particular ranges.
    Purchase the best condition single stroke M3 you can get for money. Any will do the job if in truly excellent condition.
    My advice is to really purchase the newest M you can afford other than the M5. Older cameras are having and will continue to have age related issues.-Dick
     
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    Thank you all for answers :smile: