It’s good to report that some sectors of the economy are beginning to come out of Covid hibernation. And I’m delighted to report that London’s Red Dot Cameras will restart trading on Monday, May 18. For the time being, however, this is restricted to mail-order but it is a good start on the road back to normality.
Having spoken to several dealers who have continued mail-order deliveries during the lockdown, I’ve discovered that there has been a steady demand for second-hand equipment, often taking precedence over new stuff. One of the problems is that no used stock has been coming in, but a lot going out, so the cupboard is getting bare.
Red Dot’s large inventory of Leica cameras, lenses and equipment has been in hibernation since mid-March, so the display cabinets remain full of stock. Demand for the used gear is sure to be high but new Leica stock is now starting to come through.
You can find full details of stock on the shop’s website here. Despatch could take a little longer than the one-day turnaround usually achieved, so some patience is needed.
We will keep you updated on developments, including when the shop itself will reopen for business.