Leica's warranty and customer service

To: "'Jonny Schoenjahn'" <>, "'Birding-Aus'" <>
Subject: Leica's warranty and customer service
From: "Greg Little" <>
Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 09:31:46 +1100

I too am a happy Leica owner, with no complaints. Have had my Leica BN 10x32
binoculars for 9 years and use them every week for work and play. While they
are well made and robust I look after them and can only imagine that
eyepieces popping off and screws rusting are from mishandling, accident or

Greg Little

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Jonny
Sent: Monday, 7 March 2011 1:53 AM
To: Birding-Aus
Subject: Leica's warranty and customer service

Hi all

I seem to be one of very few, if not the only one, who is entire satisfied
with Leica.

Since 1997 I own a Leica spotting scope. Two or three years ago, on a windy
day, the thing fell over when the car-door slammed and hit the tripod. The
scope survived the 2m fall into rocks completely unharmed, only the
eye-piece received 2 major scratches on the ocular. Certainly not a warranty
issue.I sent the eye-piece to Leica Germany asking for a quote to replace
the ocular, saying that it was my own fault. Not 3 weeks later and no
questions asked, I received to my greatest excitement a brand-new eye-piece
at no cost. My only expense was the postage from Perth to Leica.

Last year, my 10-year old Leica bins had a problem with the focus spindle,
the first and only problem I ever had with any Leica equipment. I sent the
bins to Leica Germany, mentioning that the minor scratches on the oculars
were old and could be left like that (Zeiss once had charged my a fortune to
replace those oculars). Before long I receive my bins completely over-hauled
including new rubber armour and, most of all, two new oculars. Again, all I
paid was the postage from me to them. As before, I wrote them a letter
thanking them for their outstanding service.

It was easy and straight forward to send the Leica equipment to Leica
Germany, it wouldn't occur to me to send it anywhere else. Both the scope
and the bins I had bought in Australia, but no-one wanted to see a receipt
or asked where or when I had purchased the units.

Suffice it to say that, from my own experience, I'm happy to recommend Leica
not only but also for their generous and prompt service.

Cheers, and happy birding


Jonny Schoenjahn
Perth WA


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