KEH generally is not in a position to respond to
Originally Posted by Bender
questions about individual cameras for sale, at
least if you call them with questions. The cameras
are stored in a place not accessible by the sales
staff. On the other hand, their descriptions of
their cameras have been reliable in my experience.
ok, thanks Rollei. That saved me from waiting forever for a reply that probably won't ever come. I guess I'll order a Leica and therefore can form my own opinion of KEH.
The other option, that I've used is to phone them. The sales staff can have a camera sent to them from the warehouse, so they can have it in hand when they speak to you. It does involve a day of time and call-backs, though. I've done this before on their suggestion.
actually, they replied to my email shortly after I posted my last post. However, they did not specifically answer my questions. They gave a generic response something like "the camera is old and has wear...". Ok, well thanks for that info, ha ha.
Adorama has a good selection of Leicas right now. I'm tempted to go for a IIIc with a condition of "E".
EDIT: ok, just bought a post-war IIIc from Adorama in "E" condition.
Last edited by Bender; 09-05-2008 at 06:20 PM. Click to view previous post history.
Just out of interest:
Some poor soul paid £151 for this, despite it screaming "Basket case!" at the top of its voice. It's a Leica IIc, I assume made during World War II, since the chrome has worn so badly, it's bound to need a CLA, the internal components are likely to be heavily worn because of inferior materials used, and the lens is full of haze and mold! The worst Leica I have ever seen on e-bay.
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