5th December. Me No Leica Very Much

With some work and other duties to carry out this morning birding was going to be difficult but I did at least manage a visit to RV to take some more 'record' shots of the Great Northern Diver.



Arriving home to the usual pile of junk mail I was briefly pleased to open a letter from Leica. What could it be? Had I won a competition? Had they sent out a product recall for the notchy focusing on my Ultravids? Had I bollocks. Had they bollocks. No this was an attempt, by them, to get me to fire up the credit card and plunge myself into some more debt. In what I can only describe as a 'begging letter' those generous soles at Leica were giving me and only me the chance -wait for it- to purchase a lovely pair of Ultravids for the princely sum of just seventeen hundred and fifty quid!! In return they would give me a 8X20 Monovid free of charge. Tight bastards. Not only do they hike up the price of their 10X42's (don't give me all that HD rubbish, that's the binocular equivalent of the Emperor's new clothes) by almost 100% - my 10X42's cost me £900 - they have the cheek to offer me just half a pair of binoculars. Do I look like a bloody cyclops? Well thanks but no thanks Mr (or Mrs) Leica I'll stick with the two pairs I already have. Leica seem to have lost the plot of late, their prices have shot through the roof cf. their near £3000 scope and almost £2000 bins' who in their right mind wants to spend that kind of money? Probably the same tits that take up birding and instantly get a twelve grand optics package i.e. Bins, Scope and huge up arse lens but forget that you can't buy fieldcraft and I.D skills, but that's a rant for another whisky/gin fuelled evening...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder where Leica and other piss-taking price-hiking optical companies are based these days? I do not believe that they are currently residing on Earth...[perhaps 'they' have relocated to a moon orbiting around Uranus....called 'Bendover']...?

ps....i think Leica..[and others].. should be offering a free device specifically designed to extract urine....and money of course...!

pps...i would normally swear a lot on this subject but i don't wish to lower the tone of your blog too much...

Regards....Beast....

thedrunkbirder said...

I had one of those nice letters from Leica too... it'll soon be shredded and helping the composting process in the garden. Not a totally wasted mail shot then...

Patrick said...

Its called the strength of the euro you clown. Have you heard of it? Its a major currency and for most part is ignored by you dickhead Brits. Its now valued at approx 35% more that it was two years ago so thats £350 more for every £1000 of your pathetic money unit that is the good old fashioned 'pound'. No wonder you frigging banks went tits up and its great that your silly little island is dirt cheap for us euro zoners!

Not a racist twat said...

And you live where - Ireland by any chance? A country that is, if anything, even more in the shit than the UK...

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2009/0422/1224245137788.html

The truth is that banks in EVERY country have gone tits up. Nothing to do with which currency they're based around, and everything to do with greed and stupidity.

Mark said...

That's only half th story Patrick.
compare the 10X42's from Zeiss almost £400 quid cheaper. I know where my money would be going should I need a new pair!

Yosser said...

Is Patrick European for FUCKWIT