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Michael Barclay18/01/2020 17:25:30
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As most of our equipment seems to come from the far east, does the pannel think our hobby will become cheaper or more expensive as a result of Brexit?

Nigel R18/01/2020 18:42:26
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Lots of economic studies done on this.

It ain't gonna be cheaper.

PatMc18/01/2020 18:46:48
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Life in Britain is going to become more expensive due to Brexit.

kevin b18/01/2020 19:06:43
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Posted by PatMc on 18/01/2020 18:46:48:

Life in Britain is going to become more expensive due to Brexit.

Why blame Brexit ?

Don Fry18/01/2020 19:14:14
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Living outside the UK, Brexit has cost me, on average, IRO 15 % of my income since June 2016. As the worlds buyers and sellers of pounds reckon that it's worth about 15% less. No sign of it getting better, current forecasts suggest an interest rate cut is on the cards, the pound is still overvalued, so I expect another pay cut.

I am exposed to immediate market responses. You get it a bit later, when traders can no longer bear the strain, and keep in business. No one noticed how expensive an OS engine looks against a Laser?

kevin b18/01/2020 19:52:03
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Posted by Don Fry on 18/01/2020 19:14:14:

I am exposed to immediate market responses. You get it a bit later, when traders can no longer bear the strain, and keep in business. No one noticed how expensive an OS engine looks against a Laser?

Yes, but you can't fly a model using a waiting list !

Laser prices these days are good, but unfortunately there isn't enough profit in them for Jon's bosses to put them into mainstream production. Thus we have to be thankful that Jon can get any made at all.

If OS are charging more, it sounds like they aren't selling as many, which we all know anyway.

With regards to ic engines in general, what price nostalgia in 10 years time ?

"Buy em while they're cheap !"

yes

Don Fry18/01/2020 19:56:26
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Fair enough Kevin, but read anything made in the U.K., with a devalued currency.

PatMc18/01/2020 20:01:47
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Posted by kevin b on 18/01/2020 19:06:43:
Posted by PatMc on 18/01/2020 18:46:48:

Life in Britain is going to become more expensive due to Brexit.

Why blame Brexit ?

Because it's going to be the cause of new tariffs on goods coming into this country & loss of income for our exporters when the tariffs on our goods hit our largest market.

Nigel R18/01/2020 20:20:01
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Why blame brexit? As Don says. Markets worldwide have already shaved 15% off the value of uk.

This is relative to the changes in value of euro land currency.

Studies of GDP and so on paint a similar picture.

PatMc18/01/2020 20:55:28
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I'm referring to the medium/long effect term not the immediate.

wingcoax18/01/2020 20:58:31
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No need to blame brexit. Look back to when we went decimal, all prices went up to the nearest full coin or even more.

Steve Adams18/01/2020 21:06:06
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If Brexit is to blame then it shows how much the UK has become dependent on outsourcing products when we could be producing our own products selling to our own people. Digifleet radio equipment and Irvine engines being good examples of British modelling products IMHO there are always pluses and minuses of any changes, if the EU is that important and a roaring success why isn't its model copied on other world continents?

Steve

Edited By Steve Adams on 18/01/2020 21:06:53

Steve Adams18/01/2020 21:08:52
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Posted by wingcoax on 18/01/2020 20:58:31:

No need to blame brexit. Look back to when we went decimal, all prices went up to the nearest full coin or even more.

Exactly and the British taxpayer have been paying the price ever since! Remember the butter mountains of the seventies?

Kind Regards

Steve

alex nicol18/01/2020 21:30:03
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If you're of the school that buys everything new, then I'd say more expensive. Having said that one of the good things about the hobby is you can spend as much or as little as you like and it can be relatively inexpensive if you shop around in the 2nd hand/swap meet market place.

charlie holdford18/01/2020 21:32:04
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If

small word, huge consequences.

If devolution succeeds to its ultimate goal (with some)

pre requisite, We dump the EU (about to happen)

1. Scotland gets to break up the union. (United Kingdom dies)

2. N. I follows suit. (Great Britain & NI dies)

3. Wales capitulates (England alone) Football fans will be happy! (No disrespect)

4. Trump survives another term.

5. Hold on We are the 51st state of America ( sold as the Motherland )

Result erm... oh yes cheaper Chinese parts.

This is a Joke I hope 🤞

kevin b19/01/2020 00:22:05
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Charlie. yes

Relatively speaking our hobby and many others have never been so inexpensive. This I think will eventually change. However, most "traditional" modellers will have no doubt filled their lofts with kits (the foam will help with the insulation) and their sheds with components, materials and tools (solar panels on the roof to assist charging).

If it is so bad over here, why do so many people go to such great lengths to try and get here ?

And why do we stop them (misery likes company) ?

devil

Edited By kevin b on 19/01/2020 00:22:46

Lima Hotel Foxtrot19/01/2020 09:31:23
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Posted by wingcoax on 18/01/2020 20:58:31:

No need to blame brexit. Look back to when we went decimal, all prices went up to the nearest full coin or even more.

False equivalency. Brexit and decimalisation are in no way similar.

Hang on, I thought politics was banned on this forum?

Michael Barclay19/01/2020 10:23:38
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Seems to me that the EU is just a protectionist club, designed to keep competition away from inefficient EU industries, ie. French 2 hour lunch breaks, outdated French farming practices,high unemployment, etc. ( Before anyone contradicts me on that I lived in France for 15 years until recently so I know what I am talking about.)

So my take on things is that we should get the benefit of cheaper imports, but I guess only time will tell.

alex nicol19/01/2020 11:22:14
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With regard to the points above we could all waste lots of time we'd never get back debating them but I guess the answer is nobody really knows and we'll just have to "suck it and see"

To get back on topic, RC sets aside, its more expensive.

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