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    Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    I noticed that the CHICAGO ELECTRIC 170 was in 2018 $170.00 today is $209.99

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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    I don't think it's just harbor freight. Prices are rising everywhere. Kind of like the value of our dollar is rapidly decreasing...

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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    Nooo, that would be inflation and the Federal Gummint has assured us that inflation is at 2%!

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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    I found circular saw blades at home depot 2 for $9 and at HF the cheapest was $7
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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    import tariffs put in place during the last administration are also impacting pricing on many imported goods

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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    The Harbor Frieght 170 at higher price still good price

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    FYI I like comparing to Hobart Handler 190 MIG Welder, 25A- 190A, 230V, 68 lb., 24 ga.- 5/16 in. Thickness, 40 IPM- 170 IPM Wire Speed Feed, 500554
    I had money I would buy Hobart it is no comparing to HF 170.

    Quote Originally Posted by filetobeef View Post
    import tariffs put in place during the last administration are also impacting pricing on many imported goods
    Last edited by smithdoor; 05-12-2021 at 09:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filetobeef View Post
    import tariffs put in place during the last administration are also impacting pricing on many imported goods
    Wait a minute, that would mean that Trumps import tariffs to punish china are being paid for...by..us?!??

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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    Seems like everything across the board has been rising steadily............
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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    Yes it punish us how can not afford the American made products.

    FYI over 98% of my tools are American made. I am retired now and do not have money like I uses too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walker View Post
    Wait a minute, that would mean that Trumps import tariffs to punish china are being paid for...by..us?!??
    Last edited by smithdoor; 05-12-2021 at 09:09 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walker View Post
    Wait a minute, that would mean that Trumps import tariffs to punish china are being paid for...by..us?!??

    Only IF one buys the stuff.
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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    In some cases it seems like the opposite of supply and demand. Demand went down so they all raised their prices to make up for the lower volume.
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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    I agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrporter View Post
    In some cases it seems like the opposite of supply and demand. Demand went down so they all raised their prices to make up for the lower volume.

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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    The rising cost of fuel, and fuel shortages probably has an effect on everything too.

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    Democrats are causin all the problems.
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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    The Government needs to put price control on fuel and electric power.

    We do not have shortages it is part of supply and demand, make shortage to raise the price.

    It is like latest the internet when down and oil companies could send a employee to turn the value off and on.
    Do not worry the power companies will use same excuse to raise the price, so will send a employee out to flip the switch.
    It probably save money to operate the values and switch to old fashioned way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob E. View Post
    The rising cost of fuel, and fuel shortages probably has an effect on everything too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    The Government needs to put price control on fuel and electric power.

    We do not have shortages it is part of supply and demand, make shortage to raise the price.

    It is like latest the internet when down and oil companies could send a employee to turn the value off and on.
    Do not worry the power companies will use same excuse to raise the price, so will send a employee out to flip the switch.
    It probably save money to operate the values and switch to old fashioned way.

    Dave
    think the valve and switch are made in china? gonna cost us more if they are.........

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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    Apparently it's worth $5 million to keep turning the valves remotely.

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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    Just think of labor at $7.35 to turn value.
    I think electronic is costing a lot.
    Maybe the old could be cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob E. View Post
    Apparently it's worth $5 million to keep turning the valves remotely.

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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    LOL, that's assuming they bought valves that can be manually overridden. It would not surprise me if they saved a few bucks and bought valves that don't come with handles to turn manually.

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    Re: Harbor Frieght raising Prices.

    A trip to Pep Boys jumper cables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pprobus View Post
    LOL, that's assuming they bought valves that can be manually overridden. It would not surprise me if they saved a few bucks and bought valves that don't come with handles to turn manually.

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