Just been reading some respnses to this debate and in particular TMAN39A comments.
If you go to a dealers and offer your pride and joy for sale because you're desperate for money(and believe me in the next 2-3 years people will be selling their blood)say a two year old R6 with 6000 on clock mint original condition you may be offered say £3000.Now then, you argue as its mint,service history,top of the range alarm system,you'd like at least, as its worth it £4000.
The dealer as they know only too well you're desperate(otherwise you wouldn't be standing there)comes out with the old spin,well times are hard,overheads,the little trade prices book and the i've gotta make a profit s***.
You either take what is offered,sell private or keep the bike and lose more money.So,you sell the bike(as you need the cash asap) and the next week the dealer has got it marked up at £4,795.
Its what you call MANIPULATIVE EXTORTION,in other words take it or leave it,you need the money and i know it pal.They don't just want £500 profit but £1500 at least.
Its the same with all this crap about the exchange rates system.NO,its too con us, the public into thinking prices have too go up because of the DIRE GLOBAL RECESSIVE SITUATION.
Really its one big con because the economists having the knowledge which we don't have, they decide too add not just the increased rates dictated but an un-realistic mark up price on top!!!(SQUEEZE THEM,TIL' THEY BLEED THEY'LL TAKE IT THEY ALWAYS DO!!!)
I mean in January a BMW 1000RR costing £11,300 otr will have at least £400 added due to the VAT hike rise.I mean that is extortion as the bike is already outta most people's budgets anyway!!!
When is it going to end?Not until the public get together and stop buying that's when.If everyone would only grit their teeth and ride out the storm,these so called manufacturers would feel the pinch long before us!
Its not just the bike/car industry that will feel the pinch but every sector,Why do you think the likes of DIXONS,CURRY'S,ETC are slashing prices on tv's,p,c's,etc because thay know with not just x-mas coming up(people getting into as much debt as the idiots can) the inevitable VAT rise is looming and its better too sell now and get as much stock outta the way as next year the economy is going too slow RIGHT DOWN and they wil be left with surplus stock.
Still,there's always the NOUVEAU RICH who love the likes of the CONDEMOLISHERS IN GOVERNMENT giving the poor a good beating (and then some) who will have money coming outta their a**** who buy because its their purpose in life.Its these idiots who keep prices high and ruin it for everyone else.No wonder manufacturers charge what they want.
In summary as long as we put up with extortionate prices,TAX-VATrises,wage cuts,being told that's your lot in life,its only going to get worse.People are going through the can't see the forest for the trees syndrome.