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|08-13-2016 05:36 AM|
Originally Posted by PSk View Post
Most parts for classic Italian cars are rightly made in Italy and Germany.
|08-12-2016 07:35 PM|
I intend to support U.S. suppliers but the savings from my recent purchase from Classic Alfa went far beyond the domestic purchase cost. Including credit card and shipping charges. Again, we need to support our U.S. suppliers, but I must be my own best friend...
Originally Posted by paulie123 View Post
|08-12-2016 07:02 PM|
|paulie123||The exchange rate looks good unless you look at the rate you are actually paying after the credit card company is done with you.|
|08-12-2016 07:01 PM|
Originally Posted by DPeterson3 View Post
|08-12-2016 06:30 PM|
|06-27-2016 01:59 AM|
I've already placed my order from the UK. i'm guessing once everybody gets used to it the markets will return to normal. I think it's just a knee jerk reaction. time will tell
|06-27-2016 01:21 AM|
Originally Posted by Alex View Post
|06-27-2016 12:49 AM|
Blimey, Pete, the Lira hasn't existed for about fifteen years! I keep a L5000 note in my wallet just for sentimental reasons, not in the expectation that I'll be able to spend it ....
But yes, you're right. Stock would have been bought from Europe at a certain rate, and it will be replenished at a less favourable rate. The moral of the story is invest heavily in parts now from these brilliant UK suppliers if you have a restoration project looming (or if your car is a keeper and you want to have the best quality items on the shelf for future maintenance), as it will save you significant money in the long term.
|06-26-2016 10:01 PM|
Unfortunately while the Pound might go down relative to the US $ and NZ $ (I live in NZ) it will also go down versus the Lira and therefore Alfaholics, etc. will have to pay more for their parts (as I assume most are made in Italy).
End result is I doubt whether we will see any cost savings.
But most definitely we need these companies to stay around!
|06-26-2016 06:31 PM|
|Spitfire||Thanks, I think. That could also be like patting an idiot on the back.|
|06-26-2016 05:06 PM|
|alfaparticle||Spitfire - what an awesome name.|
|06-26-2016 04:43 PM|
|Spitfire||Reading that article and a couple others, I have to ask the question. Why do they make it seem that everything must change? Are there no working aspects of government that can remain in place during this transition?|
|06-26-2016 01:47 PM|
Originally Posted by gprocket View Post
Earlier today I read a very interesting and quite plausible theory which casts doubt on the UK's proposed exit from the EU at all - see here if anyone wants to read more.
Anyway, I'm with Jeremy Clarkson on this one. We've had a long weekend of amazement and considerable discussion, not to mention the drinking of rather a lot of wine. Tomorrow is Monday and it's time to roll up our sleeves and make the thing work.
|06-26-2016 01:43 PM|
Originally Posted by maseratiguy View Post
The buying opportunity, if there is one, will likely be short. Markets always return to equilibrium sooner rather than later. I've been thrilled by the strength of the dollar over the past year or so, but trying to grab the recent plunge in the Pound or Euro is likely to be like trying to time the bottom in the stock market. "Like trying to catch a falling knife by the blade."
As for politics...
My view is that ideology misses the point. Whether or not a nation, or island, asserts its "sovereignty" is a concept more suited to feudal times. What we learn over and over again, however, is that justice and administration is more efficient and "just" the smaller it is, and the closer to that which is being tried or administrated.
I can call my local mayor or supervisors and make a change in their thinking. I can march into City Hall and get something fixed. I cannot get through to the President or any of my Senators or Representatives, ever. I cannot fathom trying to right a wrong when the responsible bureaucrat is in a different country, with a native language different than my own, and from a culture that views my ethical standards to be wrong, or worse.
I have many British friends. They are intelligent and not racist. They are fed up with having their lives yanked around by the peculiarities of bureaucrats in another country.
A related question...
Are you comfortable flying on an aircraft that was built requiring the British, French, and Germans to cooperate?
|06-26-2016 11:31 AM|
|gprocket||I don't think the states as a reflection of the EU model is accurate. The states grew out of an expansion of a seed population. Relatively homogeneous and while believing strongly in the rights of the individual were largely on the same page philosophically (well sort of). Europe it seems to me is enriched by its diversity of cultures and heritage and borders. It always seemed odd to me that Europe would be willing to give that up.|
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