There’s been a lot of back and forth with Leica prices over the past week with Leica announcing and then retracting a price increase at the end of January. We’ve been able to confirm that there will be no price increase and that all current Leica rebates plus a new M Monochrom rebate will be in effect until the end of March. Hit the jump for all the details.
Current Leica Rebates Extended To March 31, 2015
LeicaRumors.com reported that Leica was planning to increase the price of their flagship M 240 by $250 the same day the current $750 rebate expired on January 31 but Leica quickly decided against jacking the price of the popular but expensive rangefinder. A few days passed before they announced that all current rebates plus a new $750 M Monochrom rebate will remain in effect until March 31, 2015. This is the first time the M Monochrom has seen any kind of price adjustment and comes on the heels of a rumor pointing towards a revamped Monochrom in the near future.
If you’re looking for anything from Leica the prices are as low as they’ve been. Check your favorite retailer for more info:
Leica Store Miami
Leica Store SF
The current $250 Leica lens rebate is also extended until the end of March.
I can’t help but think that the Leica instant rebates (inluding the Leica M 240 rebate and the Leica M Monochrom rebate) puts their flagship cameras where they should have been all along in terms of price. These are expensive pieces of equipment and are valuable tools in the right hands. But a full price M 240 comes in at $7500 USD and that’s out of the range of most working photographers. Getting the price to just under $7000 feels right somehow.
What’s your take on the extended Leica M 240 rebate which now covers the M Monochrom? Still too much to consider or worth a look if you’re in the market? Post your ideas in the comments below and keep the converstation going!