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Ag Zwin
Texas A&M Fan
Duluth, MN
Member since Mar 2016
7500 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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yes, YOU have caught him ... looking at his posting history, it's obvious he's a flaming liberal apologist who can't stand trump or anything related to the republican party and/or conservatism, and his entire story on here was certainly not to cast light on a very real, tangible effect in an industry that he is engaged in as an actual owner ... nope, it's to be a cuck and tell a lie to make trump look bad ...

well done, bulldog ... well done ...


Thank you.


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Ag Zwin
Texas A&M Fan
Duluth, MN
Member since Mar 2016
7500 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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what kind of machinery

Forestry, primarily.

Harvesters, feller bunchers, forwarders, loaders...


MrLarson
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2014
25191 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
What was the conclusion from the 2 hr phone conf?

You still pissed or did they make a case for the 11k hit you're going to take?


TigerFanInSouthland
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Aug 2012
18328 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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I do not advocate higher taxes. In fact, I was for lower corp taxes than what was passed. I do advocate for going after rouge nations in trade and making sure that the USA is self reliant.


How is hitting the consumer’s pocketbook being self reliant?

Slash taxes, end regulations, kill minimum wage, and blow up unions and guess what? We’ll fricking compete. Tariffs are weak and saying “we’re not willing to compete with you and you’re beating us too bad.”

frick tariffs.


MrLarson
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2014
25191 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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Slash taxes, end regulations, kill minimum wage, and blow up unions and guess what? We’ll fricking compete.


Go to a country where people live at the factory they work at and sleep on cardboard in front of the press they're running.

It might change your thought process.

I have

frick Kiaping City, China.


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RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
156301 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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frick tariffs.


They usually end badly.

Theyre one of those emotion driven policies.


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llfshoals
Alabama Fan
Member since Nov 2010
8928 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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Fair enough, but where (in this whole thread) have I said anything other than 25% of the gross margin dollars was the issue?
I didn't say you did.

How you're presenting the argument does.

While I understand it's not so simple as some would indicate, unless your materials cost is a very significant fraction of the overall cost the impact you're presenting does seem overstated.

Even if steel us used in other parts, they have the same corresponding issue.

Some here, some there adds up. But this math isn't working for me


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Ag Zwin
Texas A&M Fan
Duluth, MN
Member since Mar 2016
7500 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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What was the conclusion from the 2 hr phone conf?

You still pissed or did they make a case for the 11k hit you're going to take?



Ha! Neither. Was a completely different supplier and different issue. Zero overlap.

Introducing a new thing to the industry. 800k machine we were renting to our biggest customer. We were actually re-renting as we tent s from the distributor. Big ticket item with no track record here, so this was an “intro” deal.

We ended up renting for 3.5 months. Distributor insisted we owed 4 months, instead of prorated. In the heat and confusion of getting this thing in before season started, I missed their point that they would not prorate. I have rented a decent amount of machines, and have never not accommodated prorating months on projects with uncertain lengths.

My mistake. I missed that they included it (though they have never rented before, and were making up their contract on the fly). My point to them: The machine has no incremental wear on it and the only reason they are holding my feet to the fire is baecause they can. They agreed this was the case.

Again, my mistake, but I have MANY times adapted to the “real world” in the name of both what’s fair and what keeps trust in the relationship. You get legalistic with me, and that trust is gone.

There many other things in the call, but this is what frustrated me. Paying them another $15K is annoying. Questioning my integrity because I push back is insulting. The truly infuriating part is the idiocy of a “I’m gonna get what I can” mentality when this is the leading edge of what could be a huge opportunity. If my customer knew this was going, they would never consider this machine again.

Our customers trust us to do what’s right. This one sends us machines to rebuild that may generate bills of $100K, and never asks for a scope of supply or estimate up front. They just know we treat them well and send back a solid machine at a fair price. For me to insist they pay another half month would be very bad.

Again, my mistake. I just never thought someone would expect 10 days’ rental to precipitate another full month’s rent.

If it were not for the fact that this machine is a game changer, I might not be as ready to write the check. I would still have a hard time letting someone have ammo to say I walked on a deal, though, even if I knew I was being screwed. Reputation matters.


BuckyCheese
Wisconsin Fan
Member since Jan 2015
1139 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
At those prices I'm guessing it's not Manitowoc.


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Boatshoes
Member since Dec 2017
2553 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
That's a perfect example as to why narrowly applied tariffs are a bad idea. Now slapping a 1000 percent tariff on the work fabbed overseas as part of a massive tarriff on all Chinese sourced goods and services would do the trick. The manufacturer who chose to import the fruit of Chinese slave labor would be instantly noncompetitive.
This post was edited on 3/7 at 7:51 pm


buckeye_vol
Ohio State Fan
Member since Jul 2014
30194 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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Now slapping a 1000 percent tariff on the work fabbed overseas as part of a massive tarriff on all Chinese sourced goods and services would do the trick. The manufacturer who chose to import the fruit of Chinese slave labor would be instantly noncompetitive
Do you think that the more times you repeat an insanely stupid idea that it will somehow become less insanely stupid?


Vacherie Saint
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Aug 2015
15617 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
Were you in the business about 10 years ago when we were all getting hit with 10 cent per pound steel surcharges from the chi coms buying up all of the steel for the Beijing olympics?

Believe what you will philosophically about tariffs, but the idea of mutually free trade with China is fantasy.
This post was edited on 3/7 at 8:03 pm


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Ebbandflow
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
10393 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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You paid 1k per machine that runs 400k-600k holy percentages batman.

Is he really on here bitching about a 0.183% increase?


Says the party of 70 dollars a year back from taxes is winning.


Vacherie Saint
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Aug 2015
15617 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
That's a fair point, but why are Libs ok with embargoing the frick out of a country for Facebook trolling, but not ok with tariffs on a country that has atrocious workers rights?


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MrLarson
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2014
25191 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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Do you think that the more times you repeat an insanely stupid idea that it will somehow become less insanely stupid?


Have you read the entire thread?

It's a rerent issue dealing with the supplier not wanting to prorate the rent.

You get em life planner.


Ag Zwin
Texas A&M Fan
Duluth, MN
Member since Mar 2016
7500 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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Have you read the entire thread?

It's a rerent issue dealing with the supplier not wanting to prorate the rent.

You get em life planner.

Uh, I just threw that in as an aside a few posts up about a completely different issue.


Jjdoc
Columbia Fan
Cali
Member since Mar 2016
19666 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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Slash taxes


Check.... and you quoted me saying that.

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end regulations


Have been.

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blow up unions and guess what? We’ll fricking compete. 


No you won't. Unless our federal gov is going to pay a company from tax dollars to lower the price to below profit value you will not compete with a communist or socialist nation. That is a disadvantage of trading with them.

It is a nice thought, but its simply not true. Worded differently... if a Chinese company makes steel and sells it at a loss of 10$.... how does a USA company sell it for the same? Answer.... they can't without the US gov doing the same. So what's the answer?

The answer is you place a tariff to level the playing field. The result is that the US can compete is a level playing field. Or better yet.... stop trading with communist countries!

A tariff in this age works. Why? China needs the US market. Its why you see companies openning here.

In short, no. We can not compete with a nation who is selling products at a loss.


Dick Leverage
Georgia Fan
In The HizHouse
Member since Nov 2013
7639 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
Well. I am a little aggravated that you would publicize our business dealings via a message board. I wish that I would have known that you were a contributor here. We need to talk again tomorrow but maybe this go round face to face. Count your teeth.


buckeye_vol
Ohio State Fan
Member since Jul 2014
30194 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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Have you read the entire thread?
Yes. Multiple threads in fact. And somehow boatshoes and his 7900% tarrif on India import and 1100% tarriff on China imports have been the dumbest ideas presented on all sides.


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Ag Zwin
Texas A&M Fan
Duluth, MN
Member since Mar 2016
7500 posts

re: So, about that tariff: Just got hit with $11K adder notice
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Well. I am a little aggravated that you would publicize our business dealings via a message board. I wish that I would have known that you were a contributor here. We need to talk again tomorrow but maybe this go round face to face. Count your teeth.


Right, tough guy. Anytime. I’ll still have both of them afterward.


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