Market volatility and the Trump tax

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  1. powmetalbassist

    powmetalbassist Supporting Member

    So being a Canadian (America's Hat) has never been easy. Almost everything I own comes from or through American Markets.

    Recently the Canadian Dollar has plunged and the talk of a Steel/Aluminum tariff is really putting into doubt any future purchases outside of Canada. How this will effect my bass needs I have no idea...but it ain't gonna be any good.

    Kinda Bummed out.
  2. kartiste


    May 5, 2008
    The future us unknowable. Just adapt.
  3. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism

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  4. blastoff99

    blastoff99 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    SW WA, USA
    This thread ain't gonna end well, either. It's not possible to talk about this without talking about politics. Sorry.
  5. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
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  6. jshinal


    May 28, 2013
    Raleigh, NC
    Based on my observations during the past year or so, you are likely a long way from seeing a tarriff implemented. Currencies and markets may still swing, but it will be based on rumor and guessing, rather than actual tariffs.

    How is Canadian currency versus the Yen or Korean won ? You may do better money wise with gear made in those countries (which is good quality anyway).
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  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    You could move to the USA. That'll eliminate those pesky bass tariffs.

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  8. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    People from Australia can pipe up about the relative value of the Oz dollar vs. just about anything else. Prices there really are trying to kill you, just like all the creepy-crawly animals that are native to that continent.
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  9. -Asdfgh-


    Apr 13, 2010
    I'm toying with the idea of "Us: Unknowable" as a band name.
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  10. Bassbeater

    Bassbeater Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    Trump has a solid performance record on foreign policy so I'm sure it will be a win win for both nations just like always.
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  11. powmetalbassist

    powmetalbassist Supporting Member it won't...and No Thanks.
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  12. ahc


    Jul 31, 2009
    No. Virginia
    Steel strings and Travis Bean/Kramer necks will become more expensive.:rolleyes:
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  13. ptg


    Mar 16, 2008
    I'm sensing just a really small small almost unnoticeable amount of sarcasm before the lock!
  14. Oddly


    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I'm sure if you check around, there's plenty of Canadian manafacturers out there just waiting for your business.
    Traynor, Dingwall, etc.
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  15. slobake

    slobake resident ... something

    No comment. Not that I disagree, just too hard for me to comment on this without talking politics.
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  16. GregC

    GregC Questlove, Black Thought, Hamilton Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    To quote one of our esteemed moderators from the end of a closed thread just down the page: "Again, "no politics" actually means "no politics". Put another way, it might also interpreted as "no politics"; or perhaps looked at in a different light, it could also be understood as "no politics".

    It's really not rocket surgery."
  17. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    ^^^^ Nailed it.
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