I saw this heads-up this morning at DPR. I have been seriously thinking about the 70-400G. Decided to do something. B&H and Adorama still listed them at the old price but back-ordered. Amazon had one left at the old price...it's on its way
Don't worry, this viscous cycle of devaluing money and price raising has a silver lining. I saw this in Brazil in the '80s. You just wait until you get the cost of living raise to cover the devaluing dollar, then buy up old stock where they haven't raised prices yet.
We'll all soon be pawning our camera equipment for food anyway, if Obamanomics isn't derailed soon!