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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:58 PM

Guess I won't be ordering the Tecsun PL 680 next month


From anon-co on ebay next month.

Tariffs go into effect September 1st.

I assume this would affect such a purchase.

Anon-co has an excellent reputation for quality and service in the shortwave listeners community.

A shame small vendors operating in Hong Kong will be hurt by this.

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Reply Guess I won't be ordering the Tecsun PL 680 next month (Original post)
wonderwarthog Aug 30 OP
quad489 Aug 30 #1
Oldgeezer Aug 30 #2
quad489 Aug 30 #4
wonderwarthog Aug 30 #6
quad489 Aug 31 #15
wonderwarthog Aug 31 #16
DDKick Aug 30 #3
wonderwarthog Aug 30 #8
imwithfred Aug 30 #5
wonderwarthog Aug 30 #7
imwithfred Aug 30 #9
wonderwarthog Aug 30 #10
Ruby Aug 31 #11
imwithfred Aug 31 #12
quad489 Aug 31 #13
imwithfred Aug 31 #14
Ruby Aug 31 #17
wonderwarthog Aug 31 #18

Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:11 PM

1. And what's stopping you from ordering that today?

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Response to quad489 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:10 PM

2. Snap card reload....

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Response to quad489 (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 10:10 PM

6. THIS




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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:25 AM

15. Sorry to hear about your financial challenges................

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Response to quad489 (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:10 AM

16. No problem


I have learned the secret on contentment.

What I have is enough.

I already have more radios than anyone needs.

Occasionally I give one away to someone who needs one, or shows an interest in shortwave.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 08:19 PM

3. I worry more about the small businesses

In America that closed due to China. But hey that’s me.

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Response to DDKick (Reply #3)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 10:14 PM

8. I understand.



But, a lot of the businesses in Hong Kong are part of what keeps Hong Kong resistant to Chinese oppression, imo.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 09:16 PM

5. Of course, for buyers of large quantities of things, increased tariffs can add up to a lot of money.

But a single tiny consumer product?

What are you talking, maybe seventy-five, eighty, cents more?

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 10:12 PM

7. True.



But for buyers such as myself, it can make or break.

The difference is closer to $15 on a hundred dollar purchase.

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Response to wonderwarthog (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 10:16 PM

9. ".....The difference is closer to $15 on a hundred dollar purchase....."

Thanks for the illumination; I have no idea what rates tariffs are, and assumed it was pennies on the dollar.

But a 15 percent increase doesn't seem that prohibitive, and one has to keep in mind it saves American jobs.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:17 PM

10. Agree to an extent



When I got into the work force 40 years ago, it might have made my life 100% better.

Our economies are so intertwined now, it might actually cause industries with Chinese suppliers to lay off.

That said, I am all for driving a harder bargain with China.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 12:18 AM

11. It must be nice to have never lived week to week.

Congrats on that.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 05:04 AM

12. I'm not sure what you mean.

It seems to me domestic federal and state taxes present more of a hindrance to purchasing power than tariffs, and so those are what need dealt with.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:02 AM

13. Yep...it is rather humorous how tariffs kill the jobs while high local taxes don't???

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Response to quad489 (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:20 AM

14. ".....it is rather humorous how tariffs kill the jobs while high local taxes don't???....."

Don't forget the indirect "taxes" of added costs passed on to the buyer because of overregulation.

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Response to imwithfred (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:39 AM

17. What I mean is that if you dont understand

how something costing an additional $15.00 means you can’t afford it, you have never lived week to week. Most Americans haven’t been so fortunate.

It makes no sense to me that you think federal and taxes are a problem but that tariffs (which are literally a federal tax) are fine.

When prices start going up in my state there will be only one thing to blame. We don’t have sales tax to hide behind.

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Response to Ruby (Reply #17)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 06:32 PM

18. I totally get it.

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