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Old 17th April 2019
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'BNIB'..'AS NEW'..'LNIB'....Well what is it...

While trying to get the best deal for the Leica CL I had an email conversation with a Bournemouth dealer shown below.

They have been around for a bit, I remember them from back in the day.

Me..
You are showing stocks of these, are they in sealed or open boxes.

Dealer...
Thank you for your enquiry, we only have one of these kits out on display in the Leica cabinet of our Bournemouth store.
Leica do not send us sealed boxes.


Me...
So can I take it that the one in the cabinet has been handled and passed around by anyone who wanted to take a look at it?

Dealer...
It will have been demonstrated a few times, but the condition is still as new - Are you local to us? You’re welcome to come in and take a look, if not I could send you some images of the camera?


Me...Staggered, I did not reply, but later.....

Dealer...
We’ve actually been doing a stock count today and I’ve found an unboxed Leica CL kit - I’m sorry I wasn’t aware we had this earlier. Let me know if you would be interested.


Me...
I may be interested, could you please describe the condition and an indication of price please.

Dealer...
The camera in our display case in in excellent condition, still with the protective film attached to the rear screen of the camera, we would be prepared to offer you the display camera kit at a price of £2,799. The brand new unboxed camera would be £2,999.

I eventually paid £2799 for a new unopened boxed one from Wilkinsons.

Me...
Thank you but, no thank you.

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Re: 'BNIB'..'AS NEW'..'LNIB'....Well what is it...

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'So'...'BNIB'..'AS NEW'..'LNIB'....Well what is it...
It's quite simple really. The camera you purchased was BNIB. The one you rejected at £2999 was BNWB The other one was As New Display Item

With any item purchased that does not come in a sealed box, you do of course have to rely on the honesty of the seller or dealer.


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Re: 'BNIB'..'AS NEW'..'LNIB'....Well what is it...

What a nice dilemma to have!
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What a nice dilemma to have!
Those sealed boxes are the crack cocaine of photography.


Once you have opened one...!
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Re: 'BNIB'..'AS NEW'..'LNIB'....Well what is it...

Quoting from above, dealer said:
“Thank you for your enquiry, we only have one of these kits out on display in the Leica cabinet of our Bournemouth store.
Leica do not send us sealed boxes.”

Not my experience at all when I purchased a new in box M240. Sealed like the Crown Jewels...
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