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I was just told Honda has issued a 3% price increase on all new orders due to the decline of the dollar Vs yen. Anyone else heard this?
 

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You don't see this on the internet. The bikes are selling way below MSRP. Checkout Ebay for new 2012 goldwings.
 

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No surprise. the USD has declined over 10% against the YEN in the past 12 months - which is amazing since the YEN is based on the economy of the highest debt/output ratio (major) country on the planet - Japan.
 

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I talked to a dealer about a week ago and he mentioned the increase in the $900. range. He also said the date of the increase but I can't recall when it was other than this fall yet.
 

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Yes, the dealers were sent a memo that there would be an increase.

Funny thing is, labor in Japan is a fraction of what it costs here, but I didn't see any price decrease when they moved production to Japan.
 

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I was told by 3 dealers that their next shipments would reflect the increase of 3% , not affecting current inventory.
 

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I was told starting in October.
 

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A new GW costs about $23K or so...

3% of $23K = $690 (ouch)

Oh, that stinks. I think I can make that up by not going to DQ for a couple of weeks.

:lol:
 

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Might just be what keeps me from getting a new bike. I was already having a problem spending $4k more for the exact same bike I bought in 2006.
 

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It's not really the price of Goldwings increasing, it's the value or buying power of the US dollar.

The value of a US dollar will be about a dime if nobama is reelected.
 

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It's not really the price of Goldwings increasing, it's the value or buying power of the US dollar.

The value of a US dollar will be about a dime if nobama is reelected.

:agree:
 

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True estimate of the dollar's buying power - the cost of gold in dollars.

Joe T.
 

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No facts please

MEJOJO, Please do not try to confuse the issue with facts !!! LOL!! Ride safe, Dave
 

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I talked to a dealer about a week ago and he mentioned the increase in the $900. range. He also said the date of the increase but I can't recall when it was other than this fall yet.
wow, that's pretty steep. Makes the "new" '12s even less attractive.
 

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I was shopping a new Lexus RX350 the other day and was told the 2012 models will be $1,500 more than the current models. Same car, no changes.
 

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What's your point?
I'll guess his point is this: The only real monetary standard is gold. And gold is not rising in value; it's the dollar that is declining in value. Therefore, it takes more dollars to buy the same amount of gold than it did before.
 
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