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07-27-2018 09:09 PM
Subtle
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Originally Posted by oldcanuck View Post
Since when is Canada socialist ?
Just saw this one.
Since the 1930s when Canada copied the US socialist experiment called the "New Deal".
07-27-2018 09:05 PM
lgbalfa How is Paul Opiela doing?

Anyone know?
02-08-2017 06:16 PM
alfaparticle
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build nuclear weapons, fighter jets, missiles
These are not financed by sales tax, nor can they be unless we have a national sales tax. Government revenue from taxes increased when President Reagan lowered tax rates. Read about the Laffer curve if you don't understand how that worked. There is little doubt that current high tax rates have resulted in US corporations holding about 2 trillion dollars in foreign countries. Reducing the corporate tax will cause that money to be repatriated, boosting economic activity and generating more tax revenue for the government. That is the plan as I understand it.
02-08-2017 05:53 PM
GV27
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Originally Posted by kuni123456 View Post
I have a hard time believing that any country should have a value added tax. I would rather pay sales tax which depends upon the location instead of a value added tax which is nation wide. I buy parts from many places and do not pay value added tax for example from Alfa Stop or Classic Alfa. I sometimes do not have to pay sales tax depending upon the state.
VAT is essentially sales tax. In Britain it makes no sense to have a state-by-state tax - the whole place would fit easily within my home state. You don't pay VAT tax at Classic Alfa because you're not British. You can say goodbye to not paying sales tax within the US soon, especially with the trend towards lowering income tax and raising sales tax to shift the tax burden from rich to poor. Hard to plow the streets, fix the potholes, pay fire fighters, police, build nuclear weapons, fighter jets, missiles, etc., etc., etc. when you depend on sales tax for that and everyone orders their stuff from Amazon. Many states now collect sales tax on out-of-state purchases now for this reason and you can bet it will be the norm.

Nobody likes paying taxes but you have to pay for infrastructure and military somehow.
02-08-2017 05:44 PM
kuni123456 I have a hard time believing that any country should have a value added tax. I would rather pay sales tax which depends upon the location instead of a value added tax which is nation wide. I buy parts from many places and do not pay value added tax for example from Alfa Stop or Classic Alfa. I sometimes do not have to pay sales tax depending upon the state.
02-08-2017 04:49 PM
oldcanuck Since when is Canada socialist ?
10-30-2016 08:03 AM
Roadtrip "HST (harmonized sales tax)" and Import Duty?

Geez. And all these years I thought socialism was free.
10-29-2016 08:53 PM
lgbalfa
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Originally Posted by lgbalfa View Post
Whatever happened to the founder of IAP, Paul Opeila?

What is he doing these days?

Is he still involved with Alfa Romeo in some capacity?

Thanks
anyone know?
10-25-2016 08:54 PM
lgbalfa Whatever happened to the founder of IAP, Paul Opeila?

What is he doing these days?

Is he still involved with Alfa Romeo in some capacity?

Thanks
06-03-2016 12:34 PM
jdjonesdr Hi Richard, It would be great to get an update on your Alfa project? We haven't heard anything in ages!!
11-27-2015 10:43 AM
johnpair Would be very nice if we had AIP or Centerline, right here, in Canada. Instead, we have: Shipping and import handling charges (and UPS is by no means cheap), import duties (where there shouldn't be any on car or motorcycle parts) HST (harmonized sales tax, nothing harmonious about this) and, of course, the mighty Dollar difference, which all in all, makes something worth thirty three bucks turn into something like one hundred and ten. If we were to use "names" to appease our frustration, it wouldn't be AIP or Centerline (which, I must admit, have done a great job for me) we would direct them at. Very sincerely. John Pair
11-26-2015 06:13 PM
Carey I bought a starter from IAP and due to finding other issues with the car that needed attention before the starter was needed, it was almost a year before I was able to send the old starter back for my core charge refund. In the meantime, the acquisition had taken place. No problem, I returned the starter with the paperwork showing I was owed the core charge and Centerline honored it. Good on ya Centerline.
11-26-2015 11:40 AM
divotandtralee I rarely shop on websites. The phone is much more accurate and less time consuming. The other advantage is many of these websites are out of stock or enroute so you know exactly where you stand. If I need the product and someone doesn't have it, I find it gets their attention that I am going somewhere else and they understand with no bitterness...It's part of the thrill of an order and the agony of losing one. .... and many times the vendor has other interesting stuff not in the catalog or website. I also spread my business around. There are many sources without websites.
11-26-2015 07:33 AM
[email protected] Totally agree as the CL website does need improvement in how the user navigates around the site.

I want to support the US Alfa parts businesses but still have yet to find a place that has ALL of what I need - in stock at and at a good price. I am tired of ordering parts from different folks and therefore have been shopping overseas a lot lately.

More times than not - better pricing/availability from the guys in the UK and with the dollar being strong the price tag is affordable. Plus you can order on Friday and the box arrives Monday!

I still peruse the NA suppliers first and see if they have what I need and compare the price but I already know the outcome...
11-26-2015 05:44 AM
oldcanuck I already miss the IAP catalog...... not that I can't navigate digitally, it was just nice to thumb through and find parts that I wanted, and not necessarily needed. They got extra business form guys like me who possess that instant gratification gene.

I'm sorry.... I just don't find the CL website user friendly, and not all that accurate either. You can find parts if you are willing to scroll through the 'ALL' section for your model, that don't even show up, under your specific model. The fun part is.... when you are going through the 'ALL' pages..... if you look at the details of something on page 41, and go 'Back to Listing' it takes you all the way back to page 1. If you hit your 'Back' button.... its even worse..... welcome home !!!

My first real order from CL is due to arrive in a couple of days.....the jury is still out.

BG
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