I usually defend Leica against accusations of being over-priced, but ...

... today I wanted a couple of new 39 mm UV filters. Genuine Leica 61 each (admittedly with free shipping from Hong Kong), B+W (normally regarded as top quality) from Germany 24 each (plus 14 for shipping for 2 filters). Pricing stuff the way Leica does here is pointless and just annoys people!