Brexit: what will it do to guitar prices in Britain?

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  1. fps

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    Is this eventually going to lead, for instance, to US made guitars coming into Britain cheaper? Or will they be more expensive? Thoughts?
     
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    there's almost no chance that Brexit is going to make anything cheaper for you.
     
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    imagine anything that makes you happy

    brexit will do the opposite of that
     
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    yeah but brown people
     
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    Someone explain me that brown people thing I've now seen twice today about Brexit, thanks.

    On to the original topic: guitars will most likely get more expensive, because all things considered, the £ is also going to drop severely, especially against the €. (Which has gained quite a bit of value against the $ recently). Even if those don't get taxed to hell, the weak currency will likely make the guitars more expensive.
     
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    I run a retail business here in UK (not music) and I do importing for some products and yeah, Brexit is going to hurt like hell. Everything is going to cost more, whether because it's made here and we have far higher labour costs across the board, or parts and sourcing raw materials will become more expensive, and importing will cost more and harder to do which means it will be slower.
     
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    too many brown people in the eu.
     
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    ...is the reason why boomers voted to leave
     
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    Most people here voted because of the brown people coming into the UK from the EU. There was a big push for taking back our borders, and it wasn't because of white people from France or Poland.

    On topic: there was just a free trade deal announced with Japan so maybe Ibanezes are about to get cheaper.
     
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    We're fucked. "Cheaper" will apply only to those rich brexiter fucks with their money in tax havens that now can escape EU regulations.
     
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    Ty does that include importing from US and are you seeing that being long term or short term?
     
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    It's going to be long term. Remember that as bad as Brexit was going to be for the economy we just had another massive dip due to Covid-19.

    So while we're all fighting to stay afloat with Covid, the end of the transition period December 31st 2020 is fast approaching, and I haven't heard many plans at all on what's going to be happening.

    Not to be a pessimist but things don't look good considering the massive amount of debt we've just had to take on.
     
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    The UK is well on its way to being a Russia-style kleptocracy, and the US isn't far behind. The only people who benefit from this stuff are the mega-rich.
     
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    The US isn't far behind ?
    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha :lol:
     
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    Well know one knows, but the way I think about it: Consider how long its taken to get Brexit to even happen... It'll likely take a generation to get back to how we have things now.
     
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    LET ME HAVE THIS :lol:
     
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    ????

    I was under the impression that it was the UK that was far browner than the mainland though.... hell, the UK has a surprising number of prominent and successful politicians of Indian/Pakistani descent

    Or are such minor details irrelevant in the age of post-truth politics???
     
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    You answered your own question :lol:
     
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    I feel like almost everything already comes from outside Europe anyway? I also never really saw the issue with import tax - as yes the import bill stings when you're seeing the VAT free pricetag first - but that same % is tagged onto retail price of products that originate in the EU (unless the company is tiny).
    Of course used purchases from Europeans will be impacted significantly by VAT but I'm not sure about retail?

    All this said I have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to actual economics so :lol:
     
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