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Affected by Tariffs?

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Post by Skaiwerd » Feb 11 2019 8:10pm

I will be if things get even more expensive. I’ve started to get state taxed on my online purchases from Amazon and AliExpress and online bike stores like Jenson, etc. Will this push consumers to a supposedly cheaper USA made alternative? Right.

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Post by lester12483 » Apr 06 2019 10:16am

AliExpress often violates the law and ships batteries as "gifts" to try and skirt battery shipping safety regulations.
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Post by The fingers » Jun 18 2019 7:21am

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Re: Affected by Tariffs?

Post by stan.distortion » Jun 18 2019 8:18am

At the end f the day it's not going to make a whole lot of difference, the main reason China is able to totally eclipse the western world in manufacturing is they have less middle men wanting a cut. We create bureaucracy, red tape in the name of creating jobs but it's all friction in the works of industrial manufacturing, so much so that we simply can't compete with countries where industry has lower overheads. It's a vicious circle, manufacturing gets outsourced which puts people out of work so we create more middleman jobs which results in more outsourcing... keep going and it's all middlemen, an entire economy based on handing each other pieces of paper.

On top of that, China is already several steps ahead, they're well aware that at some point they'll be a victim of their own success. It simple economics, more money coming into the country than going out means the country becomes more and more wealthy until the rest of the world simply can't afford to buy what they're selling.

Unfortunately contemporary economics ain't that simple, if it was just a matter of the cold, hard bottom line then China would have been in that situation more than a decade ago but that's been delayed thanks to the wonders of infinite debt creation, economists have convinced themselves (and their governments) that it's safe to get 100A/Hr out of a 10A/Hr battery and they're certain they can keep going down that road and get to unlimited A/Hr, infinite debt.

Meanwhile China is sticking with real economics, they're spending their amassed wealth on developing industry in underdeveloped countries, places where folks live on less than a dollar a day. In our western media it's all "China China China", the place we should really be watching is Africa.

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Post by neptronix » Jun 18 2019 11:44am

^-- 100% on the mark.

I've been buying ebike parts lately and noticed they are all trans-shipped from hong kong. The shipping has increased in price, but i'm not seeing an increase of the prices of the product.

I wonder how effective these tariffs are.
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