The Tariffs are coming to DJ equipment.

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adj2ent

DJ Extraordinaire
Oct 20, 2006
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I ran across this on my Facebook feeds. It seems some manufacturers will be increasing their prices with the 10% tariff and later this year the tariff goes to 25%. I have not validated all the information yet but for the most part it does seem correct. Luckily I'm not in the market for any new equipment as I recently replaced the car, van & computer. I am actually clearing out stuff now, if it sits it's for sale. If the 25% does happen that a pretty big jump.

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adj2ent

DJ Extraordinaire
Oct 20, 2006
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Long Island NY
#3
The last US TV manufacturer shut down a couple of months ago because although it was Assembled here the parts came from overseas and were hit by the tariffs. So I would have to said No moving back won't happen. I worked assembling items when I was in college. I lasted one day the worse job I ever had and I worked as a dishwasher. The Big question is how will the tariffs affect the foreign companies who have moved their assembly plants to the US already or were planning on moving to the US. I know LG was moving some manufacturing in the US I believe that has been either put on hold or canceled recently. A program I was working on as a rep for LG was cancelled the moment the tariffs hit. Heard the Samsung reps were hit the same time too.
 
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steve149

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Sep 26, 2011
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The last US TV manufacturer shut down a couple of months ago because although it was Assembled here the parts came from overseas and were hit by the tariffs. So I would have to said No moving back won't happen. I worked assembling items when I was in college. I lasted one day the worse job I ever had and I worked as a dishwasher. The Big question is how will the tariffs affect the foreign companies who have moved their assembly plants to the US already or were planning on moving to the US. I know LG was moving some manufacturing in the US I believe that has been either put on hold or canceled recently. A program I was working on as a rep for LG was cancelled the moment the tariffs hit. Heard the Samsung reps were hit the same time too.
I agree .. phones, laptops, TVs, etc won't come back, but amps, speakers, maybe even some lighting just might.