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MGM
01-05-2011, 10:15 AM
I just noticed and got the word from Kanilea...see the website that prices have increased for Kanileas this year...

cletus
01-05-2011, 10:50 AM
FYI All, there is 10% off on Kanileas at Acoustic Vibes. I'm assuming it's last years MSRPs.

experimentjon
01-05-2011, 12:49 PM
MGM, do you know if the other Hawaii manufacturers raising prices too?

MGM
01-05-2011, 02:15 PM
Most will announce price raises at Namm I know Kiwayas are going up as of now. You will see kala prices rasing approximately 5% to 10% from street prices.

d-mace
01-05-2011, 02:28 PM
glad i just got mine....couldn't pass up on the cyber sale from mgm!

UkuCouS
01-05-2011, 11:35 PM
Few glad I just took mine !

guitharsis
01-06-2011, 02:24 AM
Most will announce price raises at Namm I know Kiwayas are going up as of now. You will see kala prices rasing approximately 5% to 10% from street prices.

That is why I expanded my collection last year. Without a doubt, ukulele prices will keep going up with demand.

pdxuke
01-06-2011, 06:03 PM
That is why I expanded my collection last year. Without a doubt, ukulele prices will keep going up with demand.

Glad I bought my Kiwayas this year as well!

Uncle Rod Higuchi
01-07-2011, 04:36 AM
Oh no, not another 'justification' for UAS!

MGM, will this affect the Paulele prices as well?

Keep uke'in',

Uke Republic
01-07-2011, 05:38 AM
Ohana says some models will increase in price too. One good thing LoPrinzi is keeping there prices the same for now.

experimentjon
01-07-2011, 03:37 PM
The K-1 UV Tenor MSRP is now $1,160.00.

When I bought mine in Summer 2008, the MSRP was just $910.

Thats an increase of $250 over 2.5 years.

Doing a crude and extremely simplistic extrapolation, your Kanilea will rise in value $100 every year you keep it! If you buy at today's prices, that's over a 8.5% RoA annually...in line with the long-run S&P average! I've seen similar trends with the other ukulele manufacturers' wares too. Invest in ukuleles! UAS on overdrive, guys! :P

Disclaimer: This does not constitute actual investment advise. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. Etc, etc.
Disclosure: Jonathan Fung holds multiple positions in ukuleles. :)

Plainsong
01-07-2011, 04:01 PM
There's a similar trend in automatic watches. Makes me wish I hadn't sold my Sinn 356 UTC. Now I'll have to buy a new one at a huge markup.

wickedwahine11
01-07-2011, 05:58 PM
Wow, a K2 tenor UV finish is now $1342 and I paid under $1K for mine in December of 2008!

Coconut Willie
01-08-2011, 05:50 AM
The K-1 UV Tenor MSRP is now $1,160.00.....

Wow, got my 6 string in August, a K-1 UV Deluxe Tenor (more curly Koa wood) with a case, xtra strings, humidifier and shipping for $1095.
I told my Mrs. that the uke was a great investment!!! (lol)