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BREXIT For the Alfa fan?

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Is not the time to load up on all of the Alfaholics goodies? The pound is down and that helps us Yanks. It also would be a boost to them to increase sales.
Hmmmm.
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This makes sense to me more than stocks!

Anyway, seems they can inflate to stay on track or whatever. Hope all works out well there. Interesting times.

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In the short term, sure. But most of what the UK vendors sell is sourced from Italy and elsewhere, so I imagine as they restock they'll need to reset their GBP pricing to reflect the increased cost of goods they purchased in Euros.

Same thing will happen with UK built cars. The raw materials are mostly imported, so the weak pound won't give much if any competitive advantage vs the Germans et. al.

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I would have saved almost 10% if I waited just 1 day to place a large order with classic alfa.

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I would venture to say, the rate of exchange you get/use depends on the bank holding your CC. Now what the vendors charge is another matter relative to what they've got in the goods. I dont know the specifics but VAT here in Italy is 22% and I think the same in GB. When the exit takes place - 2 years or so from now you might see a good deal of that go away. I'm not counting this chicken until it's hatched. Ciao, Chris

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I voted no to staying in the EEC in 1975 and I have never changed my mind. It was always a bad deal for Britain. It's bad enough that we have buffoons in Washington micro-managing our lives, imagine what it would be like if they were in Ottawa or Mexico City.
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Yes, it turned out to be out.
It also turned out that no one had a plan for out - neither the live nor stay politicians have prepared for a live or the Scots and Northern Irishmen living the UK.
So, for observers it'll interesting to follow. For Brits in general it could end in a nightmare.
I'm a Dane and a great number of Danes think we should live, too. Personally, I'm for staying. But lots of thing have to be simplified or brought back to local governments and parliaments. As it's now many politicians hide behind Brussels, saying it's those in Brussels who passed this or that law.
Exciting times with president elections in France (Marie le Pen) next year and rumblings in the Netherlands (Gert Wilders) and budding nationalism in lots of the eastern countries. Not to speak of Greece and looming bankruptcy and unsolved refugee Problems. Germany's and Sweden's declarations "all are Welcome" and a Swedish politician declaring "Sweden is an humanitarian superpower". Two months later Sweden closed their borders for refugees and immigrants. German individuals, groups and parties revolting against the migrant and refugee laws.
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I'm going to plough up my grass paddock and plant vegetables and fruit trees. The most stunning own goal ever. Some things are just way too complicated and important to be left in the hands of the poorly educated who are swayed by half-baked opinions and hysteria. The country which will soon be known as the Dis-United Kingdom is a Parliamentary democracy, not Switzerland.

But this island has previous form. When the Romans left these shores, we abandoned their fine brick villas and underfloor heating to crumble and be choked by thorns, so we could revert to our familiar mud-daubed, straw-roofed hovels. Today, it feels that this ancient, inward-looking obstinacy is alive and well.

On the plus side, my parts just got cheaper.

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My son, born in England and moved to the US when he was two years old commented "".
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Ironically, the same elites who are terrified of the rise of nationalist parties in the EU are the ones who caused them to come into power. Nationalism is a natural response to the degradation of natural sovereignty.
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"poorly educated" does not equate to stupid. It's rejection by the more "common" folk of years of elitist thinking permeating every aspect of their lives. I hope it comes east as well. Ciao, chris
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The only thing certain is uncertainty!

Not sure if anyone truely understood the full complexity of both outcomes to the referendum, let alone leaving it to the common folk to decide.
It's democracy gone crazy if you ask me.

Good luck United Kingdom.
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"poorly educated" does not equate to stupid. It's rejection by the more "common" folk of years of elitist thinking permeating every aspect of their lives. I hope it comes east as well. Ciao, chris
Well said. As Calvin Coolidge pointed out, the world is full of educated idiots, and in politics and punditry, at least, idiocy seems to be the rule, especially among those who appear to replace common sense with faculty lounge political theory. If Boeing engineers were as wrong as often as politicians and pundits, their planes would regularly explode while taxing. While Nativist hysteria is never admirable, anti-EU sentiment seems to go much deeper than that, despite what idiot Christiane Amanpour her fellow hysterics would have you believe.

p.s., in light of what's going on in Europe right now, a little "Nativist hysteria" is perfectly understandable.

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I'm going to plough up my grass paddock and plant vegetables and fruit trees. The most stunning own goal ever. Some things are just way too complicated and important to be left in the hands of the poorly educated who are swayed by half-baked opinions and hysteria. The country which will soon be known as the Dis-United Kingdom is a Parliamentary democracy, not Switzerland.

But this island has previous form. When the Romans left these shores, we abandoned their fine brick villas and underfloor heating to crumble and be choked by thorns, so we could revert to our familiar mud-daubed, straw-roofed hovels. Today, it feels that this ancient, inward-looking obstinacy is alive and well.

On the plus side, my parts just got cheaper.
That is the best anti Brexit quote I have seen Alex. Very well said. My UK/EEC passport just got a whole lot less useful sadly, but I am truly worried about the fate of the land of my forebears and my wife's relatives who live there. My research on the topic so far suggests that the leave case is mostly based on conspiracy theories and xenophobia.

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Hi, I meant to start this post as how Brexit relates to the opportunity of buying Alfaholics and other companies parts at a discount, not as a whole for vs. against political discussion.

I am not British so I don't have a real dog in this race. However to those claiming it is all based upon racism xenophobia, stupid masses etc. Let me ask, "Do you leave the door to your house open for anyone to just walk in, do as they please, ask to live by their own house rules, welcomed or not? Vetted or not?" "Do you not believe in having sovereign states"?
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