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#1 posted 09-15-2018 12:54 AM



If tariffs push up prices for machines made in China, you d expect that the increase would be seen for all brands selling equipment made there.

If any company raises prices due to tariffs on their imported machines, and then the tariff situation gets resolved and the rates go back down, would the companies lower their prices back down? I doubt it.

- jimintx

You are seeing more of the prices go up on Chinese machines as time goes on. Besides Grizzly which went up out of the gate I think many of the companies were trying to hold prices as long as possible.

If the new sales volume post tariff is high enough to provide the company with more profit if they keep the prices up then they will keep the prices up. If the lower sales numbers (one would assume) don’t match profit levels at the lower price/higher volume levels then they will drop down.

Powermatic and Jet have fewer Chinese machines so they are a little better positioned. Grizzly immediately made orders for Taiwanese machines and planers from GeeTech (as an example) are already online, I think due in October.


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