Leica M9-P Digital Rangefinder—Merkle v.s Vistek
I purchased a D-Lux 4 some years ago at Merkle and found their service to be a little pushy and too salesmen-y. I was never offered any extra service and quite frankly, now that I'm making a bigger purchase, I need to know that the retailer is not simply trying to push a camera on me without considering its needs post-purchase (camera calibration, lens selections, wait times).
Another dilemma is this—Merkle (http://merklecamera.com/spec_sheet.html ... cf30bab63e) is selling the camera $500 less than Vistek (http://www.vistek.ca/store/DigitalSLRs/ ... -body.aspx) making Merkle much more enticing. However, my past experience with Merkle have been subpar.
Past Vistek/Merkle customers, any advice?
I know this post has troll-magnet written all over it. So, PLEASE keep this thread on topic (Merkle/Vistek customer service).