(Note that shipping price, too.) Again, just sayin'.
And, another reason why some people love Leicas, too....
(Thanks to John Flores and Roland Ruehl)
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Featured Comment by Ben Rosengart: "Do you think the buyer realized the lens wasn't included?"
Mike replies: If he doesn't, it's going to be a shock when he receives his purchase!
I should add that this might actually be a savvy purchase. As we've discussed before, it's possible (I don't know) that this particular lens with a box is worth more than $2,000 more than the lens without a box. Meaning the buyer of the box would be making money on the transaction—and therefore making an intelligent investment.
Just saying it's possible. Stranger things have happened in the world of collecting.
Featured Comment by Miserere: "I would have bought this box, then placed it in a locked, temperature-controlled showcase. Whenever I had a visitor I would show them the crown jewel of my photography collection, the famous Leica Noctilux 1.2/50, which is so precious I have to keep it in its original box. I could show it to you, but then I'd have to kill you for having breathed on it. Andy [he's referring to another commenter —Ed.] would be my first visitor :-)."
Featured Comment by Gary: "Now if this were the Version 1 box with paper folds from left to right on the bottom front right, versus the later versions that folded the other way, well...."
Featured Comment by DerekL: "That's nothing. I've seen Lionel (model RR) boxes go for considerably more."