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Old 01-23-2009, 07:33 AM   #51
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Harley-Davidson will acquire 100 percent of MV Agusta Group shares for total consideration of approximately 70 million euros ($109 million)


Think they would like that cash back about now? I bet they would!
I still think their problems run much deeper than the MV purchase. But, I would say it could serve as an example of a string of poor decisions that lead them to their current state of affairs.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:47 AM   #52
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If you take the emotional baggage out of the purchase, it was a dumb move in the best of times, but given the situation of the motorcycle industry when they made the purchase, it was absolutely stupid. Cash is king in bad times. I guess some people, or companies, never learn.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:01 AM   #53
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About four years ago when I sold the KZ750 I bought 2 ounces of gold and 2,000 rounds in 7.62x39 for the hopped up SKS. I figure that holds more cachet than any old yankee dollah any day of the week. Now I can sit aournd mah still with authoritah! Pick off flys on the lower 40 wall.
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Old 01-23-2009, 08:03 AM   #54
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Can't beat gold and guns. Look at how the current gun shops are doing. Record sales everywhere.
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Old 01-23-2009, 09:34 AM   #55
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Can't beat gold and guns. Look at how the current gun shops are doing. Record sales everywhere.
Recession proof industries:

Booze
Gunpowder
Fredericks of Hollywood.


Gun powder always sells, peace, war, good times, bad times... never fails.

Booze sells better when things are bad.

Fredericks... people stay home more.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:18 AM   #56
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guns are only going to get more expensive with a liberal government
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Old 02-02-2009, 03:10 PM   #57
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Harley Davidson is in the same murky waters as GM, Chrysler, Ford and even the foreign manufacters. I hope the Motor Company survives but I don't like any of these bail-outs. I know I only get the bill and someone else gets the benefit and I'm sick of it. OK, send me an 883 and I'll shutup.
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