PC industry receives partial exemption from US import duties - Videocards included

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Huh. I thought the Americans would get to taste the European levels of PC component prices, but I guess not. I wouldn't have guessed Trump was a PC enthusiast.
     
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    One could think EU is in a trade war as well considering the prices and different added taxes.
     
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    Seeing a 599$ price on a news article only to remember that it translates into 750 euros at best.
     

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    In europe we are in trade war, everyone with his/her own state.
    Applying a 22% tax in italy to the end consumer, that is buying some goods with money that have already been taxed, is just crazy.

    you earn 100 before tax
    you get 50 after taxes ( around )
    you can buy goods that cost 41 because when vat is added, you are at 50.
     
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    No one has that easy livin eh... maybe the Aussies?

    Edit: or erm hmm.... Canada seems stable... but they say the grass is always greener. I did enjoy my 1 year visa in Australia though. Great country
     
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    *laughs in 'Murican*

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    You guys in europe gotta pay for all that "free" stuff yall get somehow AHHAHAH
     
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    ..while not so long ago, it used to usually translate to about 1:1 or even less-ish.
     
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    I would like to see Americans wake up tomorrow and have 600 dollar items now become 900 plus taxes, which is the same bullshit pricing we deal with in Canada.
     
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    I would love to see you not have to deal with BS pricing. Come on down to the US, lots of good jobs to be had. Just come legally, and we are happy to have you, one and all.
     
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    I'm all for ending the trade war, unilaterally if need be, but this is just weird... doesn't it defeat the entire purpose of imposing tariffs to begin with?

    I get that "can cause 'serious economic damage' to American industry" is an issue but that's also, well, the point. Reducing the import and consumption of tariff-laden goods by making it more expensive for consumers, via importing companies, to purchase said items.

    At this point isn't the US effectively hurting their agricultural sector, through the Chinese tariffs, for no purpose as Chinese goods get to flow in as usual?

    I suppose I could see an argument for the particular exemptions being more consumer-focused and a relatively small market (compared to say, server-grade components) but, IIRC, memory is also exempt and that must surely be a big market. As I have no insight into how this plays out for big OEMs vs. consumer imports though I couldn't say either way. I feel it would be an uncharacteristically measured consideration given the mess this is though. :(
     
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    To support this trade war and the orange one, one has to be brain dead. I do not understand how these brain dead people can be PC enthusiasts considering it's still a geeky hobby for critical thinkers. You can build a PC but you can't figure out the charlatan is clueless and corrupt? That makes absolutely no sense to me. But whatever...
     
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    That pretty much sums it up, yes. It's driving up prices of essentials like food, while leaving consumer goods untouched. In the end, it's like the lobster in the pot - if iPhones suddenly went up by 25% across the board people would be pissed, but having the cost of food slowly creep up as farmers struggle to stay alive, they don't notice until they start to be unable to eat and pay rent, and by then its too late to do anything.
     
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    That's how Canada has always been. The money you make gets taxed, then they tax you again when you buy something, then when you file your taxes they tax you some more because you made negative $10000 that year so therefore you have to pay more. Also they add a fee and not call it a tax so they can tax the tax. So I'm not surprised to hear another western country has the same.
     
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    I love that u always say exactly what I'm thinking when these types of conversations come up.
     
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    Love how 1st world people whine about prices.

    You haven't had it rough, you have it easy.
     
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    Yes, every single person in the "1st world" is living the life.
     
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