Posted by F Murtz on December 3, 2009, 2:36 am
Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:
Are you a dill or something? exchange rate has nothing to do with final
prices. ever heard of tax?
Posted by Atheist Chaplain on December 3, 2009, 2:51 am
Toyota thinks they can milk a few extra dollars out of us and put it down to
the limited market here and after all, it has more to do with the exchange
rate between the au dollar and the yen that it does to the greenback. You
also have to remember that car dealers don't generally put prices down if
the exchange rate changes over night, more money in their pockets and all
that, by the same token they generally don't raise the prices if it falls
the other way. Generally they set a middle ground price and wear any short
term losses and might make a mid year adjustment to the price if it falls to
far one way.
They also price the cars at what the market will bear.
and last time I checked(this morning) the aussie dollar was 92 cents to the
US dollar and still climbing.
so how is the greenback comparing internationally at the moment :-)
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Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on December 3, 2009, 12:20 pm
The fact that the Corolla that's $3K here is $0K there was the tipoff.
But then, math isn't your strong suit. Actually, nothing is.
Posted by Noddy on December 3, 2009, 12:29 pm
Boy, you can smell that irony for miles :)
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on December 3, 2009, 12:21 pm
<snort> That's funny. Toyota knows you're idiots, then?
I sense that you're jealous that you can't afford a Prius.