M9 and M9-P Body $500-1000 off in USA

Leica Camera USA has announced a promotion where buyers of a new Leica M9 or M9-P camera can get a $500 or $1,000 USD gift card (respectively) that can be applied to the purchase price of the camera. This offer expires on October 31, 2012. Could this mean they're clearing the channel out of inventory in preparation for the rumored M10 next month?

To comply with Leica's policies, this promotion must state the SP of the Leica M9 of $6,995 and indicate the Leica gift card amount of $500 which is applied to the purchase. To comply with Leica’s Policies, a dealer cannot reflect a discounted price or a final purchase price. The promotion is valid only in the United States and Canada and will run through October 31, 2012.

To claim the $500 credit, dealers need to do the following:

  • Dealers must complete the attached Leica M9 Leica Gift Card Promotion Form and return to Leica’s Accounting Department.
  • Dated sales receipts must be attached to the Promotion Form. The sales receipt must include the customer’s name, address and product serial number. The receipt must be dated from August 17 through October 31, 2012.
  • Promotion is only valid for brand new Leica M9 imported by Leica Camera Inc. (USA) and sold through our authorized North American dealers.