Leica Q2 question - exploring a possible change.

Started 9 months ago | Questions thread
super_claret Regular Member • Posts: 302
Re: Just do it.... Stop Exploring.

LenRivers wrote:

super_claret wrote:

Schrodingers_cat wrote:

super_claret wrote:

You can always return it if it's not for you.

This is what we call a zero cost rental. It drives up the cost for everyone.

Why does it drive up costs?
Buying an expensive camera without actually seeing and handling it would be foolish. There are no local camera shops within 50 miles of me, so it’s my only option to buy mail order. The retailer is more than happy to send me the products I need with an understanding that if I’m not happy I can return them. It’s not very often I do return, as I do my research before purchasing.

I actually side with yes making a return is perfectly ok.

If the intention is to get a free rental then no, not the best of intention who ever this is, lack of a better word not "nice" or not honorable whatever...

Retailers understand this and have a return policy. I have returned camera bags, lenses cameras, flashes, new and used for various reasons but it is not common. Over the last 20 years it has happened. I dont abuse it or I would have my buying privileges refused by the retailer.

If I think I need to do a return I consider calling the used department first to sell as used. If I buy 4 camera bags to see what fits in person I have returned 3

We can do all the research in the world, read all the reviews watch videos But photography is part tactile. If you dont like the handling with many of these mirrorless cameras there is nothing to hold on to. For me it matters over it being a Leica or not. I will buy a grip for the Q2 if I decide to move forward. I am like 90% of the way there.

When I shot with Nikon one lens I purchased was the 14-24 mm 2.8 as I had a prospect for shooting real estate that ended up not working out. I liked the lens. then Nikon comes out with the 105 mm F 1.4 and I shoot events and head shots etc, SO what do I do now, I want that lens. I returned the 14-24 and bought the 105 mm spent even more money. I eventually sold that lens used. I was lucky to sell most of my Nikon gear privately so I made out better vs what a camera store has to pay.

When you return a given camera unless it is defective the camera store will re-sell the camera as new. If they put every returned camera up as used you would see a regular influx in the used dept of multiple copies of the same item, camera, lens, bag ,filter, flash

The camera store does have the right I assume to say your return has been used so much we cant give you all of your money back a restock fee and or revoke your buying privileges.


Totally agree, it's about not abusing the system.  I've spent thousands with my retailer (who I'm very loyal to) and they appreciate that if something doesn't quite fit and is not right for me, they take it back and no questions asked.

In the UK, a consumer has the right to return any mail order item within 14 days.  If I return an item, I'm just exercising my right as a consumer.  Providing I haven't rattled off hundreds of exposures!!

High Street shops in the UK are declining rapidly due to a change in shopping habits and the fact that driving into city/town centres is a nightmare due to too many cars on the road.  Public transport is non existent where I live.  All things considered, buying mail order is my only option.

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