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Board Prices may be going up...
« on: August 20, 2019, 11:18:37 AM »
Read on The Inertia about a 10% tariff on surfboards going in effect on September 1st if not reversed:


Wonder if this affects the SKUs for SUPs, Foil Boards and Foils.  Also wondering about the percentage of companies manufacturing in China versus Thailand and other locations...


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Re: Board Prices may be going up...
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2019, 02:29:24 PM »
"Thatís instead of bringing jobs back to the United States, which is a stated aim of the tariffs."  If you believe that, you are likely to view casino bonds in Atlantic City as a good investment.   

If you cannot compete: impede. Find a politician who will preserve some 'right' as long as you preserve his right-to-serve.  Cottage industries have no pure right-to-exist ...sure as hell, no political muscle. We all would be drinking from hand-thrown coffee mugs if some had their way.

Major surf companies certainly did not care about 'save a surf shop' ...while selling Walmart and opening retail as far as Chicago during the 'surf boom'. They also did not save your auntie's job at the sewing factory.  Maybe all those labels that got rich off you guys shudda had to 'payback' to fertilize the 'roots'.


I just looked at a carbon paddle contractor's listing in China - $65-100 ea. 5,000 a month, four different shaft finishes, a bunch of handles and blades.  Is a $6.50 tariff gonna stop us from paddling?

Alongside his listing were four ads for foils already.  Is there even a USA-made foil-maker to file a complaint?   That's like Huawei.

C'hit... the gun went off before we picked the style shoe we are wearing and they're rounding the 200yd mark already.  They have ~200,000 employees... 80,000 in R&D.   

IMPEDE!  We're not ready!


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Re: Board Prices may be going up...
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2019, 01:34:34 AM »
Add another 5% to that.  We are up to 15% now on this group and 30% on the previous groups.  Way to show 'em...errr...us.


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